Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Worn: Calico Silk

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It's finally boot season! As much as I love my Birkenstocks, I'm happy that the weather is cool enough to be able to switch up my footwear. A new season always means new inspiration, something I've been in desperate need of lately.

With a new job that requires me to be taking photos for half the day (not complaining at all), I've been feeling a little stumped when it comes to personal style. I need to be comfortable, and for someone who is generally uncomfortable 85% of the time, that's a difficult thing to achieve. Even now, I'm wearing pajamas and I'm not that comfortable. My body just rejects any form of restriction. I completely envy women who choose to live in yoga pants and flip flops. If I didn't like color and pattern and clothes so much, I'd be right there too. But I do love those things. And so I must get dressed. This kind of lack if inspiration/fashion distress usually happens when I go through a big transition, it's a new job and new city, so it's only natural that I might start to desire a new look as well.

Instead of buying up everything in sight, I've been methodically purging everything in my wardrobe that doesn't matter and that I don't love. Which is, embarrassingly, a lot. I've become a bit of a regular at Buffalo Exchange, and as much as I've resisted buying anything while I sell stuff, I couldn't resist bringing home this amazing vintage silk mini dress. It's true, I've mostly been drawn towards neutrals lately, but I can't shake my soft spot for gorgeous patterns, and this dress IS IT. I'm looking forward to wearing it as a top with destroyed jeans and boots as we get further into fall.

Get the look: Dress: Vintage (similar) // Boots: Seychelles // Sweater: J.Crew (similar) // Bag: Omnia Vintage (c/o - similar) // Bracelet: Studebaker Metals.


Liz Lauren said...

love the look!

Jamie Rose D. said...

This dress really is fantastic! It looks nice and comfortable too. Especially when paired with that cozy cardigan! I love all the fun colors in the dress and your super cool boots too.

Jamie |

Nikki Williams said...

that dress is so beautiful!!

By The Shore, Life + Style said...

The most beautiful style, always. I love the simplicity and subtle boho vibe of this outfit. That dress is AMAZING!! And I love outfit idea number 2. I can imagine it perfectly!! xo

Marlen said...

Last year when I moved back to Chicago from Seattle I had to get rid of * a lot* of clothes because I couldnt afford to ship everything over, and I was shocked at how few things I actually genuinely liked and wanted to keep. I felt like I could get rid 80% of my closet with very little pain. It's a nice fresh start though- now I only buy pieces I absolutely need or am smitten with. I can't wait to see what youll come up with once inspiration hits- you always have such a fun sense of style :)

xo marlen
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Melissa said...

Oh my goodness, I am so in love with that dress!!

Melissa said...

Man, I'm truly infatuated with swing/trapeze/billowy babydoll dresses. They're been my favorite shape for ages. This one is SO perfect! Such a great find!

The Suburb Experiment said...

I can't wait to see you wear this with jeans! I think that's such a cute idea. P.S. Just because it's kind of funny - as soon as I ended the last sentence I had to get under a table with my kids for an earthquake. Then I came back to finish. 'Cause, priorities. :)

Brianna Mestre said...

That dress is perfect! Love all the patterns!

Ripped Jeans

Anonymous said...

Love this look! I'd steal that dress if I could. ;) How did you edit your pictures for this post?

Kristie Glenn said...

Beautiful dress!

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