Sometimes an outfit post is just an outfit post.
Sometimes the hills are alive.
Sometimes I’m ready for my close-up.
Sometimes the wind can be a jerk.
Sometimes I look like an escaped mental patient* from the 1950s.
My Friend Who Shall Remain Nameless and I went down to the beach to do outfit pictures but THAT DARN WIND had us seeking higher ground. This is one of those outfits that has me going I REALLY NEED TO GET A FULL-LENGTH MIRROR. Lately, in the absence of said mirror, I have been taking full-length cell phone selfies with the timer. I think that image is even better than a mirror. Sometimes while looking at your picture in your mirror you can sort of rationalize your way into believing you look better than you really do. You move this way and that, you smile, you inject a little personality into the reflection and you feel prepared to leave the house thinking, “I’m looking pretty cute today.” And then you see a PICTURE. And it’s like those dreams where you’re at school naked and you’re all WHY DIDN’T ANYONE TELL ME I FORGOT TO GET DRESSED THIS MORNING cuz you suddenly realize that it looks like you’re wearing a nightgown to work???
It’s really a very sweet little dress. It’s not the dress’ fault. I’m sure if a willowy blonde with protruding hip bones wore it with a tiny black leather motorcycle jacket, it would be all over the street style blogs as The Only Dress You’ll Need This Summer. And it was delightfully comfortable. The thinnest lightest silky poly, sleeveless loose-fitting shift. The print was adorable. But now that I’ve seen the photographic proof, I feel I should make a disclaimer to everyone I saw yesterday, “I WAS NOT WEARING MY NIGHTGOWN, I SWEAR.”
Fortunately I did not invest money to OWN this dress, I merely rented it from Gwynnie Bee and now I can send it back and get something more appropriate for wearing outside in the general population.
What I’m Wearing:
- Ditsy floral print shift dress by Alice & You, via Gwynnie Bee, size 24
- Dayglo salmon ruffled cardigan from Avenue (old), (similar not similar here)
- Lauren Conrad gold flip flops from Kohls
* I hope “mental patient” is not one of those newly politically incorrect terms. I don’t mean anything derogatory towards them. I apologize if I’ve once again made an inappropriate and tactless comment (making inappropriate and tactless comments is my special gift).
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