Given this general delinquency in terms of my blogging consistency this year, I almost feel like I don’t deserve to pepper this coming week with unwarranted “round-up” posts–but I hope the nostalgic alchemy of year-end reflections will transform my posting malaise into something golden.
Thus, in what has now become a biannual tradition, I’ve selected nine outfits that I feel best capture the style transitions shaped by 2017. You may, perhaps, notice a vague evolution. I’ve finally discovered those few elusive retailers that actually design tea-length skirts that suit my long legs, and I’ve favored lace, floral embroidery, ocean-themed prints (that’s nothing new, but at least I have a sizable collection now!) and the remarkable innovation of wearing shirts under dresses.
- almost-mythological moonlit rabbit dress by Lindy Bop
- pastel seahorse and shell extravaganza by Hell Bunny
- dogs-in-space (a.k.a. the dress that once made everyone do a double-take in Stop & Shop) by Lindy Bop
- true vintage (oh how magical to use this trendy phrase!) yellow striped dress found in Lewisburg, PA
- dreamy pink mermaid embroidered dress by Hell Bunny
- celestial sea creatures skirt by Lindy Bop
- non-celestial (but still pretty great!) sea creatures dress by Lindy Bop (are you noticing a trend?)
- that same pink mermaid dress by Hell Bunny restyled for winter with an embroidered floral sweater from TJ Maxx
- burgundy overall dress by Collectif (and although I adore this dress, I have to admit that one of its buttons fell off days after I acquired it–an incredibly frustrating situation for a garment that retails for a high price!)
As my taste does change, I’ve found that I have a number of older, rarely-worn dresses in excellent condition that I’d rather like to sell secondhand (I do have a wedding to save for!): if you’ve enjoyed positive experiences on any particular online sales site and have any tips, I’d love to hear them!