Raquel Allegra slip dress | sold out, I got mine last year
Everlane cashmere cardigan | Mine is a couple years old
Freda Salvador Lock D’Orsay flats
Admonish curved leather tote | sold out, but he has some great new arrivals
Kristen Elspeth silver necklace
This slip dress by Raquel Allegra is such an easy, essential piece IN THEORY, that you’d think I’d be wearing it all the time. Not so. (of course) It’s partially my body type that keeps me from really embracing the dress (I definitely prefer more fitted, narrow dresses/skirts than a-line), but for a slip dress, it’s a bit more “fussy” than I’d like.
For example, I have to wear a slip with it because it’s rather sheer. Or wear it as a slip itself, which I feel weird about, because I’d NEVER pay this much for a slip! I’ve worn it once or twice with jeans, but overall, that’s not a look I really embrace much lately – it’s a bit too art teacher-y for me. The slip dress overall borders on art teacher, but hopefully I can skew it more edgy-chic with shoes like my Freda Salvador flats, or Robert Clergerie platform sandals. And I love it layered over a white tee, 90’s style.
I really love the dress, though, and think about wearing it a lot. But when I put it on, I take it off again. Story of my life…I’m working hard to overcome that though, and I think figuring out ways that I can wear this dress more often will help, as will just doing it, stupid body image issues be damned.
Oh, and I’m so over my leg tattoo. Honestly, I forget it’s even there until I look at these outfit pictures. And even then, I don’t hate it, but I wish I didn’t have it. I’m not sure it bothers me enough to try and have it removed though. I don’t know. Again, of course everyone who told me I’d regret my tattoos were right. Funny how that works !! We think we know everything, until it turns out we really don’t…
Happy Friday! I hope you have a great weekend. My step-son arrives tomorrow for his spring break next week. We’re staying in town, but I have some fun things planned; I hope the weather stays nice.