Dress: Banana Republic. Shoes: Steve Madden. Shades: 80s Purple.
I don't know what it is with this dress. It and I have a confounding relationship. It was actually picked out for me by my Sweetness, and-- as the compliments that flow from him whenever I wear it would lead me to believe-- it's probably my best look evarrr. But the thing is like a hologram. I love the color, and in front of the mirror at home, it's a-ok. But throughout the day, I'll catch myself in reflections and the frumptastic, overly-boobish, pooch-exemplifying nature of this dress flashes maliciously back at me. In fact, as I was driving home, I thought-- that's it! This thing is going straight to Goodwill. I'll take outfit photos and entitle my blog post RIP Nightmare Dress. Then I took a couple of photos and thought-- eh, this thing isn't so bad! Maybe I judged too quickly! And that is the ordeal I go through every time I wear this dress.
Probably it's because it's out of my normal range of thing-wearing, in that it ties further up than I'm accustomed, highlighting the girls, which typically I try to keep as streamlined as possible. Also, I kind of hate jersey for its clingy properties, and typically go for wovens. So maybe, if I put Sal-like logic to the problem, it doesn't matter what I actually look like in it-- its outside of my boundaries in a way that makes me not feel my best when I wear it. So I toss it out on its ear.
Something that is going right today??
These Wang-esque cat-eye shades. The other night, I was paralyzed in front of the computer with 4 pairs of sunglasses in my shopping cart, but with 2 sunglasses worth in my Paypal. None of the pairs would budge and I resigned myself to the sad thought that I may, in fact, just bite the bullet and buy 4 pairs of sunglasses. When, lo and behold, an Etsy order came in right at the moment for the exact amount of all 4 and the "buy" button was gleefully clicked-- though not without finally ruling out one pair. I don't know about you, but it's easier for me to not spend money when I actually have some. Hmph! So this is the first of three-- I can't wait to present them all to you in moving photo-essay format...