I’ve never said this to anyone, but sometimes I look through these posts and try to find the story that it’s telling. It seems like I’m making it up as I go. I wouldn’t consider myself a great writer by any means. Call it Imposter Syndrome or whatever, but I have this blog despite all of that. If I get better over time, sure, I would consider that a win! Since I’m not the writer I thought I’d always be, I’ve wondered if people can tell what I’m trying to say or what I’m thinking by the pictures I choose to highlight. This is something I’ve been wanting to ask Veronica for a long time. I like to think that she can tell my mood or my feeling, but am I consistent? Do I change year to year or by months based on the photos?
Does posting one photo lead me to want to post the photo afterwards? What if one photo had led me to choose the next photo differently?
For the first time ever, this collection post only has photos from one source.
Marina Dress – $295
There once was a period of time recently where I saw my closet embracing menswear like pieces. I loved all things oversized and I strayed away from appearing “too girly.” I’d like to announce that that period of time has ended. These days, my eyes are doing double takes on all things lace, floral, and pink. One brand that has caught my eye in the last few weeks is LoveShackFancy. It is every girly girl’s dream and likely what a younger me envisioned myself wearing well into my 20’s. The pieces are a bit pricey so if you consider purchasing, look at it as an investment piece. Get creative in finding new ways to wear it to give it a second, third, or fourth life. Your bank account will thank you for it! Here are just a few of our favorite pieces that we’re drooling over:
Who: Lupita Nyong’o
Wearing: Tom Ford
Where: 2018 Governors Awards Red Carpet
Denim Jacket – Gap / Dress – Nordstrom / Booties – Vince Camuto / Sunglasses – Marc Jacobs
When it comes to clothes shopping, I’ve never been much of a scavenger. Thrift stores are overwhelming to me. Even discounted stores like Nordstrom Rack make me feel like I have no idea what I’m doing. My favorite place to live these days though is a very specific rack at Nordstrom – “Final Few.” Earlier this year, I found myself in a pinch looking for last minute wedding guest dresses. They are easily my favorite and least favorite pieces to shop for. It’s my favorite because I try to be intentional with the dresses that I select making sure that they are appropriate for the style of wedding, setting, and has a bit of the bride’s personality sprinkled in. They are my least favorite because you never know when you’ll wear it again. I’ll consider buying a dress for a wedding a win if I can find another use for it.
When I saw this ruby red velvet dress on the “Final Few” rack, I knew almost immediately that I would love it. However, it had a lot of details in it that made me convinced I wouldn’t. First off, it doesn’t scream “spring wedding.” The style makes it more appropriate for winter. I was afraid the silhouette of the dress would age me in the opposite direction and make me appear younger. It also wasn’t a maxi – a dress that I’d been gravitating towards for the last few weddings I attended.
Maybe wearing this dress out for a lunch was a little bit much. I like to think that the denim jacket brought it down to casual, but who knows! Another tip I like to try to re-use some of my wedding-guest dresses is layering. The fall and winter seasons are perfect for it. Throw your dress over a turtleneck or long sleeve or make everyone think your dress is a skirt with a chunky sweater on top.