Today I tore my house apart because I was positive that I couldn’t find anything to wear for church. I tried this dress on five times and on the fifth try I knew that if I didn’t get myself in gear we’d be late for church.
I hit up the thrift store this week and I found this dress in a heap on the floor. It was definitely my kind of dress: different, bright touches of color, a long hem, and long sleeves. I dropped this bad girl in my washing machine and after I hung her up to dry overnight, she was good as new.
I know many people turn up their noses at vintage dresses because they seem “old fashioned” or “matronly”, but it’s all about how you choose to wear the dress. I tend to roll up the sleeves on printed dresses so it doesn’t look as though I’m drowning in the print. I also like to add a belt to break up the print.
I’ll be on vacation in Portugal starting tomorrow and I hope to post some pics here while I’m there!
Dress: Thrifted/vintage, oldie but goodie belt, Old Navy clutch, Jessica Simpson shoes by way of Buffalo Exchange.
Linking Up With: Plane Pretty
One thing that I’m going to try and get better at is posting my more “casual” outfit of the days. I seem to post my “Sunday Best” outfits on a regular (for me) basis. I’ve gotten a few emails and comments requesting that I document more casual outfits, or outfits that I wear without heels. To be pretty honest with you, I wear many of my Sunday Best outfits to work the following day and on Tuesday. I usually just wear flats with the same outfit on Monday and then wear the top with a different bottom on Tuesday.
I’m going to start packing for Portugal tomorrow and I’m pretty sure this top is making the cut. I paid $12 for it at Wal-Mart and I’ve worn it at least two times a week since February.
Speaking of clothing from Wal-Mart… After the terrible tragedy that happened in Bangladesh I’ve been attempting to be a more aware of what clothing I’m buying. It’s no secret that stores like H&M, Forever 21, and Wal-Mart are able to offer cheap clothing because they’ve got thousands of people working in factories overseas to crank out the latest and trendiest fashions for first world consumers.
I don’t plan to make promises I can’t (or that will be difficult) to keep–NO FOREVER 21! NO J CREW! NO DENIM SHIRTS FROM WAL-MART! I do plan to remind myself that less is more and that there is no need to be bound by consumerism and the terrible need to have more, more, more. It’s a ridiculous cycle and one that I’m interested in being apart of.
What are your thoughts?
Linking Up: Faith in Fashion
The first day of summer break! I woke up early and hit the gym and did NOT like the instructor. He was too touchy feely and I did not like that AT ALL. It wasn’t as if he singled me out; he was giving rub downs and pats on the shoulders to all the women, and, uh. No. I ain’t about that life (I left the class early). I’m not a fan of gyms, but I recently joined a new gym and this instructor reminded me why I’m wary of gyms. Aside from Mr. Touchy McToucherson all of the other instructors have been awesome! I’ve been going to spinnig, cardio kickboxing, and different strength/conditioning, and balancing classes.
Do you mind if I introduce you to another ASOS skirt? No? Well, without further ado–another ASOS skirt! Last week I wore the skirt with a mustard blazer and this time around I wore it with a denim skirt I purchased from Old Navy a few months ago. I also bought the sister to this skirt two months ago and I hope to share it here on the blog sometime soon.
I’ve been practicing with my camera and something went terrible wrong today and I couldn’t fix the photos! One of my summer goals is to learn some new photography tricks, so I’ve obviously got a lot more to learn.
My other summer goals include decorating our living room, bedroom, and second bedroom. So of course I stay on Pinterest looking for inspiration!
June 7th! It’s coming! The end of the school year! I am stoked. This school year has been a very difficult one for me, and one day I’ll have to blog about it. The people and situations I have encountered since last June has been all kinds of ridiculousness.
At any rate, the last day of school is Friday and I’m counting down the days.
Brandon and I are going to Portugal for three weeks in two weeks, so I’m starting to get prepared. Since I bought three comfortable maxi dresses for Fiji back in March I’m planning on taking those to Portugal. I also bought some fabric in February and I want to make myself some maxi skirts. I went to Ross on Saturday to look for some pillows and a gift for a friend and ended up getting sidetracked. Ross is actually hit or miss when it comes to clothing (for me). I did find some affordable modest dresses and skirts on the racks this time around. I ended up buying this striped dress because I figured it’d be good for the beach while we’re in Portugal.
ALSO!! I went to my friend Yvette’s wedding on Memorial Day and a very odd thing happened. I was chillin’ and mindin’ my business when this beautiful girl came up to me and said she read my blog or knew I had a blog. I wanted to choke on my drink. Ha! At any rate, Yao is married to a friend I met at church camp years ago (Hi, Ben!) and we ended up sitting next to each other at Yvette’s wedding. Good times! I told Yao that we needed to take a picture because she was wearing a great maxi dress that she bought from Forever 21. I didn’t find the dress online, so if you like it you’ll need to hit up your local Forever 21 store. Forgive the photo. I wish it was a better photo.
Last but not least…more ASOS love.
I wore this last Sunday and I already posted this pic on Instagram (did the filter give it away?) and Facebook, but forgot to share on the blog. If you like the skirt you can buy it here. Be sure to order a size down. I ordered my regular size and the skirt was a lil’ big in the waist.
Outfit 1: Ross dress, Cotton On top, Guess heels