For somebody who doesn’t like to wear sleeveless, I sure do own a lot of sleeveless dresses (6 in total.) I guess my thought process when I bought them was “Eh, I can just throw on a cardigan, it’ll be fine.” What I didn’t think about was warm summer days like this, when a cardigan is quite out of the question and I need to utilize this dress as a top. So I took the plunge and wore the dress anyway (I did bring a cardigan with me, but that was just for my air-conditioned office.)
I also took a risk in pairing this blue brooch with the pink dress – a color combination that screams “baby shower” – but I wanted something that stands out from the print, plus the colors are dark enough so they look more like the Flickr logo than a baby shower.
Interesting tidbit: while looking for something more inspiring than “blue and pink” to title my post, I discovered that, allegedly, pink was once considered a color for boys (because it was viewed as a pale red, hence a “stronger” color), and blue (a softer, and thus more “dainty”, color) for girls. I don’t know how correct that info is, but I think the whole gender-specific color thing is just a bunch of codswallop anyway.
Dress worn as top: thrifted, remixed
Skirt: Banana Republic thrifted, remixed
Shoes: Madden Girl thrifted, remixed
Brooch: vintage via Collectible Glitz
For my last entry for Dress My Best, I decided to highlight my hair. Since I don’t have the time and skills to style it any differently, this is more of an “appreciation” than a “dressing up” of my hair. Basically my hair style boils down to “keep it out of my neck and face.” Not that you can do anything with my hair – it doesn’t curl, it refuses to stay pinned, mousse or gel doesn’t have much effect on it. But then again I don’t want any hair style that requires more than 30 seconds, so yeah, my hair is perfect for me 🙂
I also want to talk about my necklace. It’s filled with amber collected from Hiddensee, a lovely little car-free island off the northern coast of Germany, near where my sister lived (it’s so cute, my pictures don’t do it justice.) My sister, her husband and I went there for a day trip, and when we saw people combing the beach for amber, we did some picking too. It was so smelly digging through the seaweed, but we did get a palmful, and my brother-in-law even found a piece with a bug inside (which, of course, he keeps.)
I always remember that trip to Germany as one of the best summer vacations I’ve ever had (even though it rained half the time.) Alas, now that my sister and her family have moved back home to Vietnam, I don’t know if I’d ever have the chance to go back…
Blazer: thrifted, remixed
Loafers: Payless thrifted, remixed
Necklace: self-made with amber collected from Hiddensee
(Named after a song by Keane.)
I went to a different Goodwill today and had a pretty good haul, so this might be my last shopping/thrifting trip for a while. Here are what I got:
Let’s see now. Colored cardigans? Check. Dresses? Check. Skirt? (with pockets, finally!) Check. More prints? Check. I think I’m good.
What do you guys think? Any suggestion as to how to pair these pieces with what I’ve already got?