dress - thrifted / belt - f21 / shoes - swedish hasbeens x h&m
My search for the perfect sleeved sundress has been put off. I rediscovered this pretty little thing in my closet. I feel like this dress embodies everything I hope to be and hope to dress like in the future: sophisticated, yet still cute and cheery. Everybody has to grow up sometime and I'm starting to outgrow wearing bows in my hair. Of course I still love bows and will still find ways to sneak them (ie. on a shirt, on a belt, on a ring, or on a pair of shoes). I want to give midi length dresses and skirts a try someday too. Maybe when I'm not on such a strict budget.
The reason I dug this out from my closet was Robert and I were having a deep conversation about dresses (Seriously is he not the guy for me? Or maybe he has just spent way too much time with me?). He told me that dresses are dresses--and shouldn't be worn as tops or skirts; but being the blogger I am, I have worn dresses as tops and as skirts before. I have a love/hate relationship with dresses. I love that they are so easy: you just slip it on, and you don't need to worry about finding something else to pair with it. But that's also why I hate them--there's only so many ways you can wear a dress...as a dress. When I discovered that you could layer things over a dress to make it something else, I thought it was the coolest thing ever and was overwhelmed with new possibilities. I don't think either of us are really wrong. Not all dresses can be worn as anything else, but not all dresses are condemned to stay just a dress. I don't know which category this particular dress falls into, but I cannot wait to find out.
Until next post,