So. I'm fashion blogging today and I feel nervous and excited and pretty silly about the whole thing. If that doesn't make you wanna read this post, I don't know what will.
When Audrey at Putting Me Together presented the idea of a link-up, I said two things to myself.
I said, "Self... you should participate. And. You should use your Orange Dress."
And so. It was decided.
This bad boy is just so versatile. I've worn it as a dress (can you imagine?), a swimsuit cover-up and have even slept in it on occasion. It's just that comfy!
Today, I'm going to show you how I've been able to wear the same dress through all 4 seasons.
I snagged this orange, print little number (brand: Rhapsody) at a Ross in Los Angeles a few summers back (trying to replace a broken suitcase)! I grabbed it while we were in line to check out, and didn't even try it on (which is very unlike me). For the next remaining week of our trip, I wore the heck out of that sucker (and have ever since).
I felt like this post was a little time consuming, and I made a huge mess out of my closet in the process...haha. How do you ladies make time for this!?!?!
One more thing...do you see those rosie cheeks? Yea. It has been in the upper 80's in Ohio...so...keeping my "cool" while wearing tights and boots was really difficult. Just a little fun fact about the "behind the scenes" aspect of this post! Shew-ey!
Here we go!
Purse: Old Navy
Flip Flops: Payless
I think this is a good look for a graduation party, rehearsal dinner, or date night. That was a real cell phone call, by the way. Needless to say, I just wanted to get this photo shoot over with.
Necklace: Gap Outlet
Shoes: Old Navy
Purse: Gifted from my days as a bridesmaid!
(brand, Daisy Fuentes)
This is one of my favorite looks for fall. These tights are really comfy. Tim bought them for me for Christmas, and they are more of a jersey/t-shirt material so they don't snag easily. They are just really wearable.
The Boyfriend Sweater: American Eagle Outfitters (a few years ago)
Tights: Wal-mart (gift from Tim)
Boots: The Gap
Tim bought me this scarf for Christmas. I didn't think I would wear this color often (even though I did love the scarf from the start), but man- he nailed it. I've worn this scarf so much! I wish you could see the boots. This post has really shown me what great taste my husband has- as these were ALSO a gift from him. :)
Jacket: Old Navy
Scarf: Charlotte Rousse (gift from Tim)
Boots: Dillard's, gift from Tim
(brand, Jessica Simpson)
Here are a few photos of other ways/places I've worn this. Definitely the most well-traveled clothing item I own! (Below, my friend, Fun James makes an appearance)
This post was a GIANT step out of my comfort zone! I truly believe the business of blogging should be personal. I'm trying to get more comfortable in front of the camera so we can all get to know each other a little better. ;) It's coming along.
Before I forget...the charcoal drawing of Tim and I in the background of my photos was a gift from my friends for my 30th birthday. Betsy the Kind's husband is a very talented artist and I cried when I opened it. (Tears of joy, Tears of joy)! It is definitely one of those "grab this if our house catches on fire" kinds of things so I wanted to mention it!
Also, I kept thinking of the part in Napoleon Dynamite where Kip is upset because his online girlfriend won't send him a "full body shot" because I rarely post "full body shots" only because they are hard to take with a self-timer!
Secondly, while taking the photo of me holding a coffee mug, I kept thinking of this scene from 30 Rock, and it makes me laugh every time...
"It's weird...what do I do with my arms? I've never thought of that before...is it...THIS?"
Lastly, I really wanted Scarlett to get in a shot. I don't know why, and I certainly should have known better.
With love & humility,