Saturday, July 30, 2011
Dress - Asos, cuff - antique, ring - made by me, shoes - Madewell via eBay
This is probably as close to manic-pixie-dream-girl as my style ever gets. Not that I'm really any sort of "dream girl," but wearing vintage inspired clothing makes me feel like I should be the (most likely) standoffish love interest of an alternative guy in some indie movie. Not that it's a bad thing. I love this dress!
If you read many style blogs, you probably read Annebeth's, so you might know she has this dress. I'd been stalking this dress on Asos for a while, but seeing her wear it made me take the plunge! So this outfit is partially inspired by Annebeth.
I really wanted a spinning photo, just because I've never worn anything so swingy. Unfortunately, the photos were not appropriate. Note to self: do not try spinning in this dress out of joy or excitement. Embarrassment will ensue.
Regardless, I like most of the photos from this set. I never thought to set up my tripod on a sidewalk, since it's rather public, but it was hot and I figured not many people would be outside. However, that didn't mean I didn't receive some funny glances and a "hey kiddo!" from a neighbor's friend. Oh, the daunting life of being a suburbanite. Kidding.
I really need to get on top of things - prepare for the big trip, leave my house during the day, deep clean my room, fix up the blog layout... but I've sort of become nocturnal. It's bad.
PS I'm having a bit of a predicament over a pair of beautiful Rachel Comey booties. I normally don't buy any new leather goods, but apparently her wares are free trade/ethically made in South America. They'd last longer than a cheap pair of boots made in a sweatshop from Forever 21 or so, but I'm still conflicted. My whole materialism thing needs to stop...