Posted two more dresses today!
She comes first ’cause she’s my favorite. The problem with clothing purchased for occasions is that they are often chosen a tier above one’s ‘regular style.’ Like, you’re not going to wear a wedding dress every day (but if you do, I think you’re awesome and I wanna know you). Same here – for my HIGH SCHOOL graduation my Mom and I searched high and low for something that would be cool in the June heat, modest yet still young and ‘hip’ as the kids are calling it these days. I wore this dress under my white graduation gown with strappy Etienne Aigner high heel sandals with little, white leather flower details. Eventually the shoes gave in but I cut the flowers off and they are buried somewhere in my ‘stuff.’ I couldn’t bear to get rid of the dress, too. But then one day, like a bolt of lightning, it hits you that you haven’t worn something in 10 years but you have, indeed, been moving it from apartment to apartment. Time to let such a pretty thing grace some other woman’s body for a special occasion. And repeat.
Click on the image for the Etsy listing and more pictures. This was one of many thrifting finds where I didn’t totally have the time to try on the garment before I impulsively bought it. “I’m sure it will work!” and it did, like once. I wish I was a lady who felt comfortable in belts. Is that weird? I look good with a belt, it just feels weird. In any case, this lady needs a belt and someone who has strong enough cheekbones to counteract that super duper long 70s collar. Dyno-mite!