I saw this dress in the window at Red Pony, and I had to try it on right away. Lucky for me, it fit perfectly. Very lucky, considering it was NWT, and only $30. For someone who loves florals as much as I do, this one was a no-brainer. And, of course, I couldn’t wait to wear it. Since I was wearing it to work, I had to throw on a blazer. But, look — still cute (and now, office appropriate):
I love how easy it is to accessorize bright prints like this one; there are so many options. The sage bag and jade shoes were a nice, non-matching but non-clashing option. These J. Crew Dulci pumps are quickly becoming favourites, and I really wish I had bought them in more colours when I found them on sale. I’m afraid to look online to see how much they cost regularly… #sadface.
As for the dress, I’m not super familiar with the New York & Co. brand, but judging from what I’ve seen online, they have a ton of cute dresses in this “scuba-like” material in a variety of lovely prints, and reasonably priced. I will be keeping my eye open for more, both on eBay and consignment stores. One can never have too many loud florals, after all.
I loved this outfit, you guys. You can usually tell how much I like my outfit from the number of photos I put up, so consider this your warning – it’s going to be a picture-heavy post. I thrifted this Simply Vera dress at Goodwill (which meant it cost me a whopping $7 – yay, Goodwill!) and there’s nothing too special about it, I guess; I just adore the colours in the print. A friend of mine said it reminded her of camouflage, but I see watercolour-like florals. Regardless, moody green is where I’m at, currently, as far as colour goes so this dress is totally my jam.
I also thrifted the boots and bag – for under $20 together. Not bad for leather boots and a Longchamp bag, right? In fact, the most expensive single item I’m wearing here was probably the belt, which cost something like $30.
Another thing I’m loving at the moment is displaying my vintage brooch collection on chunky knits. This mild fall has been fantastic for that – no heavy parkas in sight.
Ok, a few more photos for the road. Happy Monday, y’all!
My 2015 casual summer uniform is the same as my 2014 casual summer uniform. What can I say: the heart wants what it wants. And what my heart wants this summer (apart from Brandon Flowers 80s-inspired pop songs) is cute floral Anthro skirts, and this Old Navy top.
Since stripes and florals is such a safe combo (sez the fashun blogger), I decided to add another print into the mix. This J. Crew Factory belt has an elastic back, so it’s nicely accommodating, but I’m not sure if it’s as versatile as I originally thought. The (ikat?) print is interesting, but maybe a little busy? I don’t know, help me out here, peeps.
Speaking of things only fashun bloggers probably understand, the nice thing about posing in my parents’ extra long driveway is that I can engage in all manner of twee poses without feeling quite as silly as I would on my own, considerably more exposed property. Of course, my husband-slash-photographer is always there to remind me of just how silly I look. He’s awfully reliable that way. (Love ya, babe!)