I just bought this dress. (Pre-#30DayChallenge, mind you)
Scene: Me. My Mother-In-Law. Old Navy. Sale Rack. Easter Sunday. Baaaaasically, this dress was $15 dollars and it’s probably going to be worn too many times this summer. I also foresee me looking at a picture of myself in it 30 years down the road and feeling like I could still pull it out of my 2044 closet for a spin on a hot July day. It’s not trendy and it makes me think of a dress my grandmother would have worn, so there’s a familiar and homey feel about it. I just finished reading a book about Paris Street Style (in fact, that is the title of the book) which profiled some tres, tres chic women of Paris. Were these ladies decked out in Chanel, Celine, and Louboutin? NO! Head to toe vintage or second hand, with a great shoe or Dries Van Noten silk jacket thrown in the mix. And of course, they all looked magnificent, further mystifying the French feminine style. Why do all French woman just look amazing??
Effortless, lived-in fabrics often make for the most lovely of looks because when you are comfortable in your own skin, you are, in fact, beautiful. Comfort is irresistible to others. I truly love a piece that is a palette and can be worn a million different ways before anyone realizes you’ve been wearing the same dress for 2 weeks on end. The hero of my closet, always coming through when I’m coming up with nothing.
Here’s a short list of how I’ll be styling my new stripey dress:
– Blue Blazer with Nude Heels for the Showroom
– Grey Tee layered over top with a Tan Belt and Sandals for my Day Off
– Leather Jacket and Moto Boots and Shades for…any day in Soho
or as shown below,
– My All-Time Favorite Spring Jacket tied around my waist with the best Nude Wedges
Good times ahead for me and my new dress, guys, good times ahead.
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And yea, I’m probably wearing this dress tomorrow.