So, I bought this dress from the Christian thrift shop near my house like a million years ago. I happen to love floral as long as it’s not too girly or kiddish, so when I found this dress I fell in love. The length was just not working with me.
|A little too much skin for my personal taste.|
Everyone has their own opinion on how low, high, revealing, etc they will go. And it also tends to depend on their body shape . . or the weather. But anyway, for moi. I needed to do something before I could go out in this, because right now, it just looked like a nightgown. And it was kinda cold outside.
I love nylons or tights with short dresses. They’re also good for girls who maybe play rough or are clumsy (like me) and are always bruising their shins. Or for a lazy no-shave day, perfect for winter.
Something about wearing dark tights under a short dress changes the skin-showing, nude appearance to actually silhouetting the curve and slender of your leg. (No one said that being modest means you can’t look good.)
For shoes, I wore strappy black heels. Huh, it’s kind of funny how your tastes change in a short amount of time (I actually took these pictures months ago – you can tell from the old house – and somehow I THOUGHT I already posted on them, but I guess didn’t). But anyway, if I was choosing today, I think I would’ve picked the ballet heels instead. Though, back then, my reasoning was that I didn’t want to draw too much attention to the shoes. Given the choice, which would you pick?
|Hehe, I just realized I’ve been naming off body parts in all my captions. . . Hate to stop now I guess.
The color of this v-neck matched the dress so perfectly I just had to try it on. I also needed some extra layer on top since the dress is such a soft thin cotton it tends to slide down. But it gave the dress too much of a casual feel that it clashed with the heels. . It was too cold for a tank top, though. (Kind of depressing too, because I have a real nice creme colored one that would’ve worked nicely.) But, I moved on to the next best thing for a strap or sleeveless dress: dee cardigaan.
|I know this looks like your grandma’s sweater but keep an open mind now.|
[Okay, for a side note, please excuse my hot mess of a hair style this morning. My hair naturally has some curl and looks fluffed up like that after I’ve blow dried and haven’t brushed it out. Okay, I feel a little better now that I’ve made an excuse, haha. Now I can get back to the style. Ps, I’ll probably be starting hair posts also. Yup, moving up in the world.]
So when it comes to clothes from generations past, always, always, always keep an open mind. Young people + old clothes = style. I am very sure of this. Because whenever I wear my grandma’s clothes I always get compliments (bam. I just made a little intro and cliff-hanger to my post for next week, pretty smooth, eh?).
With that cardigan, all I had to do was adjust it a little in the front and I tugged the sleeves up my arms, then ended up rolling them for a neater look. You can tell I’m still wearing the v-neck underneath (for that added modesty layer), but instead of the casual look, the cardigan borders the shirt perfectly, making it look like it belongs and maybe even looks like a part of the dress.
Now I just need to do my hair and I’m good to go. X-)