Dress: Audrey via Plato's Closet, $10 // Vest: Forever 21, gift // Tights: Urban Outfitters, borrowed // Shoes: Forever 21, $28 // Belt: Thrifted, $1
I can't remember whether I've featured this faux fur vest on the blog, but I've worn it on quite a few occasions. Every time, I say never again! While I tend to wear what I like regardless of what others might think, it's hard to feel chic and confident when people literally think you look comical (and aren't afraid to say so). My feelings have never actually been hurt, but comments I've received have caused me to ponder to what extent my fashion choices are driven by trends. I suppose I either need to suck it up and flaunt my faux fur with confidence or accept that I can't make bold fashion choices where I live without eliciting reactions. When it comes down to it, I'm not losing any sleep and will probably continue to rock the vest on occasion.
On to the dress... My relationship with this frock seemed doomed from the start. There were so many factors working against it. It was terribly wrinkly (nothing a good ironing couldn't fix, but it does wrinkle very easily). It was snagged in many places. Because of the low-cut back, the shoulders refused to stay up. Despite all of that, I just couldn't bring myself to leave it behind. The long, voluminous sleeves, gorgeous color and cool exposed zipper (not shown) were just irresistible. Oh yeah, and it was only $10.
After yesterday's sort of emo post, I'm feeling good this week. I've eagerly brainstormed several outfit ideas including this one and others you'll see this week. The spark may be back. Fingers crossed!