A couple of outfits I wore earlier this month, but did not share with you.
The long 1990s floral dress was found at Goodwill the very same evening I went to buy the red crushed velvet dress. It cost me $3 - now that's a bargain, isn't it? The dress is in perfect condition, colors are as bright as if it was brand new fabric. it seems there used to be a belt (a couple of belt loops suggest it), but actually I enjoy how loose it is on me - for a change. The dress got mixed reviews, from total adoration from a few strangers on the streets, as well as my daughter and husband, to not-sure-what-to-make-of-it from my parents - they are not used to seeing me in long loose dresses like this one.
To mix things up a bit, I also include this outfit with a new pinafore dress from ASOS Curve made of thick sturdy denim. I used to have a pinafore dress in my early 20s, only it was a long one, made of thick wool - I loved it. So it is both new and not so new style to me. I paired it with an old baggy "boyfriend" style cardigan - love the chevron design. To continue with the blue theme, I added my thrifted leather purse. This outfit was great for running errands - comfortable and practical, yet still far from boring.
It's rather unusual for me to wear blue, it has never been my favorite color, but I find myself attracted to it in the last year or so. While green is my old good friend - love it in any shade, always did and probably always will.
My romantic floral dress paired with textured tie dye denim jacket reminds me of 1990s movies. As I said, I have not worn this style before, but a lot of what beautiful Charlotte of Sublime Mercies talks about in her post 40s Frocks and 90s Grunge resonates with my perception. I must say it feels very romantic and feminine, even with such "tough" elements as a denim jacket and boots. Just perfect for a sunny promenade with my love.
Mt. Rainier as seen from Ruston Way, Tacoma
What about you - any 90s grunge or pinafore dresses lately? Or it's all things of the past to you?
Dress - thrifted (Goodwill)
Jean jacket - Chico's (sale, last year)
Boots - Born
Pinafore dress - ASOS Curve
Cardigan and T-shirt - old, Lane Bryant
Purse - thrifted (Goodwill)
Boots - same as above
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