Hello, everyone! I’ve decided that since I’m going to be adding a lot of my blog posts to my main website, it might be a good idea to change the topic of this blog so that I’m not alternating between sites to put my written content on. I still might post occasional random thoughts on this blog but I decided I’m going to start writing fashion posts as well.
For my first fashion post, I just had to show you all this adorable collared dress I got from Brooklyn Industries. I’ve wanted a dress like this for the longest time, gaining inspiration from Mindy Kaling and my various online shopping experiences. The problem is, I typically don’t order clothing online unless it’s something easy to fit like a sweatshirt, or it’s something that I already know my size in because I have a similar garment from the same company. Long story short, I was in Brooklyn Industries and I knew I had to buy this dress!
I wore it for the first time on an uncharacteristically warm Sunday in February to go to my stepbrother’s birthday brunch in the city with my family. The only photo I got that day was badly lit so I had to take pictures the next day during a time period where the weather was all over the place. Hence the photos of me pretending not to be cold in the snow. I figured since it was coat weather, I would at least add a cardigan, so I added a peach-colored cardigan from my mom’s closet which looked surprisingly good with it.
I paired it with a red belt that I got handed down from my stepmom as well as some thick brown tights and some black pseudo-combat boots. The brand of my boots is Born, and I most likely got them at Nordstrom although I don’t remember. I also wore a gorgeous bracelet from a Brooklyn boutique called El Milagro, which I got for Christmas. I topped it off with my new favorite lipstick, which I also got for Christmas and have worn probably every day in 2016 that I have worn makeup. It is a Too Faced La Creme Color Drenched Lip Creme and the color is “So Berry Sexy”.
If there are any lessons learned here, they are the following:
- Wait until you find the right piece to match your clothing desires.
- You don’t have to be a “waif” (AKA very thin with a small chest) to wear this kind of dress. (My mom said this before I tried it on and was proven wrong.)
- If want to get good pictures, don’t take them with the sunlight behind you because then you will have to go out in the cold the next day to take pictures.
- Your mom’s clothes aren’t always that bad.