Monday, June 27, 2016
summer dress 1
Hello! Summer heat and summer dressing are on my mind. These photos were taken a few weeks ago when we went to an outdoor party and I wore this dress, hat and sandals. I have so many thoughts about wardrobe and dressing these days--well, always! I think these photos are not so flattering and I probably could have chosen lighter colored sandals and I also think the hat looked cuter/more appropriate at the outdoor party than in these photos. I also think "flatteringness" is not necessarily the ultimate goal. Maybe the feeling of a garment or the emotion it evokes is just as or more important.
This dress reminds me of retro summery times--70's childhoods and also somehow grandmothers in "house coats" or house dresses. The fabric is a madras plaid and it has a built-in slip/lining. I'm hoping I get a lot of wear out of it. The summers get very hot here.
I'm hoping to have more outfit posts soon, but we are running out of places in our yard for photographing them. We are having some construction done, so the yard is a mess. But do look for more posts upcoming. And I also hope to post more about beauty and skincare as well. I feel like in these troubling times (we are living in scary times right now, yes?) that the topics of fashion, skincare, and beauty are so so comforting to me--like a smooth worry stone, as I go through lists of capsule wardrobe ideas or beauty rituals in my mind.
One more thing--if you like seeing these outfits, I'm also snapchatting my outfits on a somewhat daily basis over on my snapchat--@faeriemb--along with dinner ideas and podcast recommendations and thoughts and stuff.
dress--Bridge and Burn
sandals--old, Zappos (Franco Sarto I think)
hat--purchased online--Wallaroo hat company