There’s absolutely nothing nineteenth-century about this dress–the vintage reproduction company from which I purchased it touted the style as 1940s-inspired, I believe, and collar dresses are sufficiently popular at the moment for my look to pass as something simply romantically contemporary.
Maybe it’s because I’ve been spending an unprecedented amount of time in a house inhabited by a nineteenth-century poet, but for whatever reason, I feel like this simple dress captures some of the Victorian aesthetic nonetheless. At any rate, I’m thinking it will be most suitable for leading historic house tours in the future, assuming I won’t have access to authentic Victorian period dress!
After a long winter of surprising strangers and acquaintances with soft pinks and pretty lace, I’m happy to say that spring is here–and pastels are back within the realm of normal attire! While I would have been hard-pressed to find anything lavender or mint a month ago, every store is now stocked with enough Easter colors to attract a whole flock of garden-party-goers. What a time to be alive!
Though I’m still waiting for a few more weeks to pass before I start picnicking and passing the happy evening hours outside, I’m nonetheless taking the opportunity to dress in my dreamy March best!
There’s nothing like that moment when you first meet your fashion true love–and I make no attempt to hide the fact that my two wardrobe beloveds are pastel colors and dainty lace. Because of its beautiful blending of the two, I am relatively certain that this magical dress is not from our Earth, but rather emerged from some alternative Wes Anderson-y dimension, where twee clothes conceal hard truths about living. Or something.
I don’t know what I’m trying to say here, to be honest: I’m just so distracted by my great passion for this little fit-and-flare. Can someone please just invite me to a winter tea party already?
Consider this a charming sequel to my thrift haul post from the weekend–one that shows some of my newest acquisitions as part of an actual ensemble! As I prepare to journey into warmer climes, I’m gathering up lots of soft-colored clothing that will lend itself better to weeks in the tropics than snow and ice. It just so happens that the olive tones of this maxi dress are a perfect complement to the ultimate shoulder-dragon accessory…