Oak NYC dress | GREY VERSION at OAK, black is sold out. If you missed this last year GET IT NOW YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT. I’m wearing a medium.
Robert Clergerie Pepo sandals | old, white version
Everlane Petra tote | purchased with credit from Everlane
Kristen Elspeth short layered chain necklace | 15% off with code GC15 at ARO*
Kristen Elspeth long bar necklace | mine is silver, sold out at ARO, gold-plated available at Shopbop and silver at Kristen’s site
I wear this dress all the time when it’s hot; I wore it twice last week. And I always get quite a few compliments on it when I wear it. It’s just one of those dresses that is so easy to throw on, but still somewhat “chic” – in my opinion anyway. It doesn’t look like I’m wearing a long oversized t-shirt like the ladies wear to bed in Orange Is the New Black (did you binge watch it this weekend like I did? honestly, I’m just watching now because I feel like I have to – I’m not very invested in the characters anymore), although the differences are subtle…
Anyway, I’ve been thinking I’d like another similar long dress (remember my thoughts last year on whether or not to buy the grey version also? I didn’t, and sort of wish I had) that’s drapey and easy to just throw on and go. But this is where I must stop myself. When I wear this dress, I think I want to wear it every day. But I really don’t; I just love it while I’m wearing it. Can’t that be enough? I must remember that I love other things too. Like the long Splendid dress I wore last week, or my harem pants, and my Shaina Mote dress.
See? I still struggle. I get caught up in the idea that if I love something, shouldn’t I have more of it? All of it? In every color? Then I must talk myself through it and remind myself that I love what I have, and that is enough. I can appreciate what I have while I’m wearing it and using it, without having to have a second one, or even a similar one. It’s hard though, because my mind goes back to that place of anxiety and the feeling of not having (being) enough unless I collect all the things…
So, I’m NOT going to get the long grey t-shirt dress by The Great I have in my hearts at Shopbop that’s been tempting me for quite some time. But I will recommend it to one of you if you’re looking for an easy long t-shirt dress. Or the Oak dress I’m wearing in grey, of course, although it’s only available in an xs and small. And the organic cotton tank dress by REWS I featured last week would be ideal for summer…
*A note on the jewelry – I thought it was WAY past time for an update, so I have partnered with ARO, a sort-of-local (Austin) boutique that carries Texas-based and other US-made independent jewelry designers I love. In exchange for advertising, I’ve received store credit to choose some new pieces to add to my jewelry wardrobe! Win-win! Use code GC15 for 15% off your order.