The Blog Formerly Known As Practical Paralegalism
When I saw this 1970s maxi dress in a thrift store in June, marked down like crazy, I thought I would just try it on for grins and giggles. Because I’ve never bought anything remotely close to this orange or, er, this print, in my conservative office dressing little life.
But when I tried it on, the empire waist made me feel like a princess, and I was suddenly reminded of how much I enjoy Curtise’s wildly beautiful vintage maxi dresses. So in it went with the rest of my amazing thrift haul. I didn’t know where I would wear it exactly – except
probably certainly not to the law office. (Robin, all of the attorneys I work for are not as fashion forward as your boss 🙂
I thought this dress would be a killer photo op on the beach, where my mom took me for a short getaway last week. (We got caught after two days and had to come home. I also discovered the world does not end with no WiFi signal.) But the wind was blowing so hard, and dear hubby had cautioned me so much about taking the Nikon out in the sand, that I chickened out. Plus, I was so chillaxed, I couldn’t be bothered with make-up or heels high enough to keep the dress from dragging.
Or even shampoo after swimming in the ocean. Because I forgot it. True story.
Instead, I decided to blow the minds of the three elderly people we’d likely see in the local restaurant, and trailed out to dinner wearing just my adult acne and flip-flops, plus my $4 thrifted denim jacket ’cause I was cold. My mom urged me to get a picture of the dress anyway, so we found a very glamorous blue boat trailer to stand in front of instead of the blue ocean.
To my fave style bloggers, thank you for inspiring me to step outside of my quiet little comfort zone every once in a while, even if I do chicken out and run right back in. Still, those exciting moments on the bright and beautiful side feel amazing.
This one is definitely going into Not Yet Dead Style’s weekly feature for ageless, stylish peeps,Visible Monday.