I wore this on what was technical the first work day of spring, and it was about as spring-y as our Edmonton weather. Which is to say, it snowed. I was cooped up at my hearing most of the day, but I did get to enjoy our “glorious” spring on the 5-block walk to and from my office. Brr. The snow also forced me to resort to some babushka-approved scarf-head-wrap maneuvers to keep my hairdo intact during said walk. My assistant laughed for a good minute as she saw me off, but my waves got to limp along for another few hours, so it was worth it. Right?
This time of year, grey skies seem particularly cruel. Mother Nature keeps toying with us — warm temps one day, snow the next — and I’m close to my wits’ end. It doesn’t help that the whole family has fallen prey to a pretty nasty cold bug that’s taken us out of commission, one by one, for two weeks and counting. I need some help here, Mother Nature! Bring on spring. Bring on colour. Bring on the sun!
I promise to do my part, and ease up on the grey and black. Well, maybe. It’s just … so darn easy. And when you’re dealing with the toddler plague, easy is where it’s at.
This Zara dress was a total impulse thrift buy, but I’m glad I “splurged” the $11 to buy it. It’s definitely a conversation starter. It’s also quite versatile, and has a boho vibe that’s passable at the office. Bonuses all around. Here, I paired it with lots of shiny gold-toned accessories because … well, the magpie instinct is hard to repress.
I did tone it down a bit for my hearing. Bathroom selfie ahoy:
All in all, I’m happy with this thrift find, even if the fact that the pattern on the bodice and skirt doesn’t line up still bugs me. And even if I occasionally feel the urge to burst into a certain Disney ballad whenever I catch a glimpse of my dress in the mirror…