Hi dolls, and happy Monday! I've been enjoying my freedom (and the better weather) and am really enjoying posting slightly more regularly (between applying for jobs and trying to organise moving out, that is!) Today I have another outfit post for you, I hope you like it...
Dress - Joe Browns*
Shoes - borrowed from Momma!
I remember exchanging amused glances with my coursemates when, in the first year of university, our tutors declared that often artists unconsciously end up dressing in a way that is reflective of the project they're working on at the time. Now, three years later, I know it's exactly the case. When I'm working on my preferred macabre styles, my clothes stay dark, but with my recent nursery rhymes project I've been craving feminine, playful styles and colours much more than usual. When I saw this Brazilia dress from Joe Browns, the first thing I thought was that the print reminded me so much of one of the drawings from my lookbook, and I just fell in love.
This dress is probably the most ladylike dress I own. I adore the fitted waist, the full skirt, the perfect flattering length. Although it is habit for me to try and balance girlie clothing with tougher accessories, I hope you know what I mean when I say that some dresses are so ladylike that a pair of DMs or cleated heels just isn't going to work with them. So I borrowed these cute shoes from my mum, given that all of my footwear felt just slightly too chunky to do this dress justice, and played at being ladylike. While I can wear this dress with sandals for picnics in the park, this dress is more than fit for a special occasion, and I found myself wishing I was attending a wedding this year!
Of course, there's nothing wrong with just a hint of tongue-in cheek... but don't worry, I promise I won't wear this necklace if I ever do wear this dress to a wedding! (Can't promise I won't buy shoes to go with it, however...) Find this outfit on Lookbook here.
One of the reasons I love clothes so much is the way they can completely change how you feel about yourself, and this dress made me feel so elegant and grown-up - which, now that I've finished uni, is perhaps a personal style goal I need to cultivate a little more. What do you think of this dress? How would you style it, and where would you wear it?