As anyone with even a passing familiarity with this blog knows, I have a lot of clothes. Not surprisingly, I always have a hard time picking “favourites”. This is especially true when it comes to dresses; dresses are still my favourite category of clothing, and I have a lot of pretty ones. Still, I’m willing to go out on a limb and say that this one might just be my favourite. The one dress to rule them all. My preciousssss. But, seriously, it’s awesome.
I have worn this exact same outfit before (and cannot remember if I posted it on the blog or not), but it bears repeating. Again and again. The belt is an ancient H&M piece that barely fits (it never really did – it was the last one I could find in store, and I’m pretty sure its size is meant for someone with Dita Von Teese’s waist measurement), but the vibe is a perfect match for this dress. The dress is now a couple of sizes bigger than strictly necessary, so the belt is a must-have – it gives the dress much needed shape, and a slighly edgier vibe. Love, love. And a dress that goes with leopard print shoes? Sold and done!
You’ve seen this Boden dress before, and I’ll be honest: there is probably nothing new to see in this outfit. But it’s cute, and I get a lot of compliments when I wear it, and my blog standards are laughably low non-existent so … here we are. Enjoy?
In unrelated news, I have FINALLY updated the Work Capsules page with outfits from March-June, so if you want to see all of my monthly capsules in one place, well, you’re in luck. Talk about taking all the mystery out of fashion blogging. (Remember what I said about my blog standards?) However, I’ve never shied away from showing the good, the bad, and the ugly (have you seen my archives?!), and you guys might get a laugh – if not any particular inspiration – out of seeing the results of my remixing efforts.
Ever since I saw Lisa from Respect the Shoes rocking this Liberty print J. Crew blazer, I have wanted to get my greedy hands on one. After about a year of unsuccesful eBay stalking, I had more or less given up on finding one for a reasonable price. Consignment deus ex machina to the rescue! I recently found this blazer in like-new condition for only $35. Admittedly, it’s a size too big, but that’s something I can live with, in the circumstances.
A memorably floral blazer is not the most versatile piece ever, but this one is too cute for such considerations. The subtle hints of colour within the print make it fairly easy to accessorize … were it not for one tiny problem. I don’t have a lot of solid colour tops in my work closet. I usually stick to the formula of solid colour blazer/cardigan + print top, which makes the reverse a bit more challenging. Luckily, I do have a few tops that I think will work with it, so keep an eye out for more OOTDs to come.
The other thing you’ll be seeing a lot is this vintage brooch. I’ve suddenly taken to wearing it All. The. Freaking. Time. I don’t know what that’s about (I go through phases with my jewelry, so it may be that), but I do know that this brooch seems to go with everything, which doesn’t hurt. I feel like I’m getting a lot of side-eye from my other, much-less loved brooches every time I reach for this one. Moral of the story? Don’t anthropomorphize innanimate objects.