Raquel Allegra slip dress | in white at La Garconne
Only Hearts second skins slip (underneath)
T by Alexander Wang cardigan | so very old…
Margot Wolf necklace
Everlane Petra tote | purchased with credits from Everlane
Robert Clergerie Frazzia Sandals | on sale at La Garconne
Wow. I’m feeling so conflicted and frustrated lately. What else is new?? I know I don’t have to do it, but it’s tough taking/seeing photos of yourself all the time. On difficult days, you struggle with the thoughts “is THIS (the photo) how I really look?” or is “how I see myself in the mirror how I really look?” Or is it some combination of the two? Or is it all an illusion? Does it really matter anyway????
I don’t want to get sucked down the rabbit hole of that never-ending argument today, so I’ll just say that I didn’t want to post this outfit, and don’t even want to wear the slip dress anymore, or any dress that shows my legs, after seeing the photos. But I’m posting it, and I’m wearing it. So there.
I will say that I wish I hadn’t bought the dress, or at least had taken it back before I shortened the straps on it. But I fell in love with the IDEA of the dress more than I did with the dress ON ME, so I’m paying my stupid tax on that one. Or not, if I just make myself wear it anyway. Because I do love it; especially the frayed hem, and layering it with other things. It’s really cool with loafers and a cashmere cardigan. And the quality/workmanship is amazing, as I know after shortening the straps myself. whoa. I just have to get past seeing/baring my legs.
As if it wasn’t enough that I made a “mistake” purchasing this dress, I also had a mishap with another purchase, the Only Hearts slip. I ordered two slips from Shopbop, this one and a Commando slip. The Only Hearts slip is a bit too small on me, so I was going to send it back, packaged it up and everything not 10 minutes after receiving it. But I forgot to grab the tag off my nightstand to re-attach (it was safety-pinned on and I’d taken it off so I could try the slip on underneath something) it and the next thing I knew, I found it shredded on the stairs. Dagny. Ugh.
So, now I have to keep the slip, and I did wear it with this dress, and I will wear it – it works, and it’s comfortable, but not the greatest slip ever. Because it’s small, it slides around and twists so it doesn’t look right underneath this particular dress, but it will work under my Acne Studios dress and many other dresses. I do like the Commando slip very much (it’s compressive, but not too), but think I’ll send it back, because I don’t need both.
As I have said over and over again, this is a journey, which means there will be some slip-ups along the way. Thankfully, this is nothing life-threatening, and has at least taught me two important lessons: 1. I have enough short skirts/dresses 2. be more careful about where I put things!
Oh!! I forgot to mention I’m experimenting a bit with co-washing (washing my hair only with conditioner), inspired by Ariana from Paris-to-go. I only really did it once, and one other time I just used water, but I’m not sure it’s for me; I’ve found it leaves my hair sort of weighed down looking, and dry. I might try a light leave-in conditioner instead of my Fekkai though, before I give up all together. Has anyone ever tried that before? What did you think?