A nip and a tuck, a ruching and a ruffle, it’s these elements, and their embellishment brethren, that add interest to a dress, a pant a top or shoe. Sometimes those details roar, and sometimes they make a quieter statement, as is the case with this simple black pencil dress. It’s the dress I wear when I want to be serious, but not severe. Proper, but not prim. It’s my not-so-basic basic dress and I rely on her plenty. We’ve been together a while now and she’s never let me down. Then again she won’t let me eat much when I’m wearing her. Ah well, I suppose all friendships require some compromise and to my thinking, she is most definitely worth it.