Woman With A Parasol

I had so much fun pairing my saddle shoes with socks and dresses that I tried it again with this dress, again adding my own funky twist with these printed socks instead of the traditional white bobby socks. I had thought about saving these socks for SIA someday (they are printed with Monet’s “Woman with a Parasol“, hence the post title), but truly, I’ve been wearing these artwork socks for SIA at least twice already, so I didn’t want to use them as a crutch. They’re fun in their own right, and I should wear them more, not just for SIA.

In other news, my dress could really use a good steaming, but I figured it’s just going to get wrinkled anyway, so why bother?

Almost Perfect

I told you there would be more green things on the blog, didn’t I? When I first saw this dress at the thrift store, I hesitated because it has a polyester lining (why would you do that? Make a dress in cotton and line it with polyester, thus negating all the benefits of the cotton?), but then I saw that the lining can be removed quite easily, and well, you bet that I snapped it up right away. It’s pretty much the perfect dress for me – the length, the style, the color are all right up my alley. The only demerit is that it doesn’t have pockets, but well, you can’t have everything.