Yep, I wore both of these outfits just about exactly a year ago, but have not posted either of them in my blog, decided after looking at the photos that they were nothing really special. Now when I look back, I actually like them. It happens in life sometimes that we appreciate things more when we look back, not as we actually experience them. Seems silly, but there it is. It also happens the other way around, and I guess it's just a natural part of being a human - insightful in some ways, and oblivious in others, we are sort of both, a sage and a fool all in one person.
When I look back at this combo, I just really like how patterns have a similar bold scale. I also like the way my little linen purse echoes the print in my top. Speaking of the top, it was found at Goodwill, and I thought that the print was just so very pretty, and the garment was well made, though just a little too tight on me. So I offered it to Mom when she was here. She loved it! She looks so wonderfully fresh in it. So from now on, this top, originally being produced for some cruise company which has probably seen the Bahamas or something like that, lives in Siberia - an unexpected twist in geography.
Thank you for your kind comments, dear friends. My parents have finally arrived home safe and sound, though terribly exhausted. It took them 3 airplanes more than 24 hours to get home. Now we are back to emails and Skype, the way it is for us for the past 13 years - we only had 4 visits together, three of which were long stays.
The pair of Converse was a Nordstrom Rack lucky find - I only paid $9 for these awesome colorful shoes. I wear them a lot, they give outfits such an easy modern vibe, and I feel happy just looking at them. Have you ever thought that shoes are often the only part of the outfit which we can actually see in full ourselves, while the rest is reserved for other eyes? Strange, but true. That is by the way another benefit of style blogging - we can see ourselves, and I think of it as being both therapeutic and enlightening, though some may argue that it's rather narcissistic.
The 1990s dress was another Goodwill find, I think it might have been the very first dress I thrifted, so I was really excited about it. It is stretchy in the upper part, so despite it being medium size, it actually fits me well and will probably fit well just about anyone. The floral design suggests a few complimentary colors - I went with teal and blue. I think I'll try to pair it with something more cheerful next time. I have not decided yet whether I will keep the dress or donate it back. I think I'll give it another go and just see how I feel.
Photos by Justin - May 18, 2014
Top - thrifted (via Goodwill)
Skirt - Target (shown in a bold stripy combo here)
Denim jacket - Chico's
Linen purse - boutique about 9 years ago
Abalone&silver earrings - gift from a friend
Vintage (arguably) dress - thrifted (via Goodwill)
Denim lace vest - Chico's
Suede shoes - Adam Tucker Me Too