I feel a little like someone has flipped a switch inside my head. Suddenly, the heels and fit-and-flare dresses that have been my wardrobe staples for years seem … done. Not done for good, but definitely in need of a little break. Lately I’ve been living in skinny jeans and floaty tops, or slouchy pants and lightweight jackets. And although this outfit features a fun pair of (thankfully comfy) heels, I’ve been all about flats for weeks. I’m still processing and exploring, but once I have a bead on where this desire for change came from and what spurred it on, I’ll share more.
Anyone else feeling the need for a personal style change-up? Are the shifting seasons monkeying with your dressing desires, or is something deeper at play?
Anyone else feel like just about everything polka-dotted looks at least slightly retro? Even brand-new stuff in relatively contemporary shapes and cuts just makes me think 50s diners and Betty Boop when polka dots come into play. And not in a bad way – not at all! I love me some retro and repro as much as the next gal. Just strikes me as odd since plaids, stripes, and florals are easily as common but don’t feel as closely associated with a past era. Anyhoo, this cotton voile dress is a late summer favorite. Lightweight, comfy, and retro-cute.
I’ve loved the look of head-to-toe white for summer, but it’s just not a terribly practical dressing formula. Especially for a food-accident-prone owner of two shedding kitties such as myself. I wore this outfit for a recent TV segment about maxi dresses and felt glamorous all day – even got stopped in the parking lot by a gal who said I looked beautiful, bless her heart – but can’t imagine doing it on the regular. I’m a stain magnet already, and wearing white always highlights my talent for splashing salad dressing on my clothes.
How do you feel about all-white looks for summer? Great in theory, not in practice? Or do you just go for it and deal with any mishaps in the laundry room?