One Dress Two Ways

I’m definitely wearing more dresses this summer. Usually, I don’t worry much about my summer style, because at this time of year, my work would be winding down as we prepare for the summer break, but due to the pandemic, we are still playing catch-up and it looks like we’re going to be working all summer. This means I have to step up my style a little, but dresses are an easy way to look put-together. Before, I used to stay away from dresses because one dress is just one silhouette, but now, thanks to all these cotton dresses I recently thrifted, I can vary my looks without feeling like I’m repeating myself.

I Don’t Want To Wait

Here’s another piece I’ve been wanting to style for a while – it’s a cotton vintage dress I bought earlier this year, and I’m waiting until summer so I can wear it more regularly. But now, stuck at home and bored, I thought, why wait? I could wear it now. Plus, I need to take it to a tailor’s before I can wear it on its own, so it’s a good excuse to try the old “layering with a sweater” trick. What I did is to belt the dress, tuck the sweater into it, and pull it up and let it drape down to hide the belt. I quite like it, and now that I’ve learned that trick, hopefully I’m going to wear more dresses in the winter.

(The post title is kind of a Dawson’s Creek reference, but I was never a fan. I preferred my teen dramas with a bit more sci-fi – I remembered watching shows like Roswell and Smallville. I think I would’ve loved Buffy if it was shown in Vietnam back then, but by the time I saw it in college, I’d outgrown those shows. I do like the Dawson’s Creek soundtrack though, hence the reference to the theme song.)