Veda for the Women’s Prison Association “Thank You” tee (small)
Elizabeth Suzann linen Florence pants (medium, regular)
Birkenstock Arizona Sandals | secondhand
Since this is the place where I disclose my deepest, darkest secrets, I have a confession to make:
I’m sort of tired of wearing all black, white and grey
Yeah, I know. I say that now and then I get a color or a print, and never wear it.
I don’t want to wear more color necessarily, I want graphic prints, and patterns.
I have another confession to make now, one which follows from the first one. I didn’t actually realize (well, yes, it’s been a bug in my ear for a little while) that I was interested in incorporating more prints into my wardrobe until I was enjoying an AMAZING lunch yesterday ALONE at my favorite place and observed two women (in a sea of yoga pants UGH) who were wearing beautiful printed dresses. They looked radiant. And interesting. I wanted to tell them that I thought they looked beautiful, but they were with other people and I felt weird about it.
One of the ladies had platinum blonde hair, looked to be about my age, wasn’t wearing any makeup and had on this Ace & Jig dress. I DIED. I could not concentrate on anything else the rest of lunch (I was trying to spend that time writing). And then another woman walked in wearing a white peasant dress with multi-colored embroidery. Stunning, but still very casual. They both looked very casual, and like they were just out, nothing fancy. And there I was in my jeans and black linen shirt. Comfortable, but boring.
Ugh. So my other confession is that I have now literally spent the last 24 hours going down the internet rabbit hole searching for a long, flowy, cotton or linen dress with a print. Honestly, if I knew that the Ace & Jig dress wouldn’t be a million inches too long on me, I’d have ordered it and called it a day (this one is also good, but not long…and this one is long, but not a print, or with sleeves LOL). I am that obsessed. But, it will be too long, and I don’t like the idea of interrupting the pattern of dress and cutting at least half of that bottom panel off.
You might be thinking now, doesn’t she have that beautiful palm print Sunja Link dress? And yes, of course you’re right, but – please don’t kill me – I don’t like it as much now that it has a v-neck and side slits. *ducks* It’s more practical, in that I can walk in it, and sit in it without choking myself, but now the shape is just meh. I got an un-altered version of that dress in for slowre recently and wore it for an instagram stories and liked the shape of it so much better.
So, yes, I have it, and yes, I will probably wear it the weekend we’re in Charleston, but I also wanted something “pretty” and just really stunning to wear one day, and for our anniversary dinner. I have looked EVERYWHERE and at EVERYTHING and haven’t found the right dress yet. It must be midi-length and with short sleeves. I don’t want a cinched waist, but having the option to tie at the waist is okay. I’d prefer it to be linen, or lightweight cotton poplin. I thought about this one by Rachel Comey, but it might be too much?
Of course, this also has me wishing I’d bought the Georgia midi in linen (ivory) as I’d planned to this summer, for when I want a flowy dress with sleeves. No, I don’t really like the Georgia sleeves, but I might be able to handle them on a long dress.
If anyone has any other ideas, I’m open to them 🙂
I get so excited when I see “older” women (and by that I mean my age…) wearing interesting things; prints, cool shoes, an amazing bag, I saw a women at dinner the other night with long grey hair, wearing a simple white button down and slim black pants, carrying a slouchy tan Humanoid bag (yes, I recognize things immediately and know the brands, and usually when they were produced. It’s a sickness) and immediately started searching The Real Real for it.
Nothing wrong with that, but it’s the age-old problem I have of trying too hard to incorporate things in to my own wardrobe that I admire on others; it doesn’t always work for ME. I need to get better at admiring from afar, and not immediately getting sucked into trying to find the item for myself – as I have done since lunch yesterday – but that is still very hard 🙂
Are you better at admiring from afar? Or do you try and seek out things you love that you see on others??