muumuu or maxi?


I know what you're thinking. "Oh, honey, no. You did not go out like that." You're right. I didn't. This was a work from home day, so I was stuck in the house typing and dressed up only for myself. I did not go anywhere that I might be seen in it.

But I wanted to.


dress: my grandmother's
belt: Forever21
sandals: Nine West
bangles: gift
sunglasses: Windsor

I often want to wear things that are maybe a little too eccentric for daily life. So much that I might as well start a feature titled "Wish I Could Wear It," full of weird costume pieces and other questionable bits that I'm not entirely sure I can pull off. (Half my belongings could fit into this category.) This one comes from my late grandmother's closet. It is polyester, sloppily altered, has a too-big-for-me floral pattern, and I love it.

Granny's wardrobe usually included head-to-toe black, nightgowns as house dresses, and a whole bunch of costume jewelry. I saw her in this particular gown all the time when I was little, but there were several others I'd also recognize instantly (my sister has two of them.) The sudden impact of sense and place and memory colliding when I put it on was a little unsettling. And a little sad.

And a little wonderful.

I feel weird having this hang in my closet, unused.

Becky  – (May 8, 2011 at 11:18 AM)  

Now I don't know much about fashion, but I think with the belt, glasses, and jewelry, you can really pull this off. And since it resonates with you so strongly of time and place and love, I say who cares!! Rock it :)

Here from Comment Love Day :) Have a great day!

Lucy The Valiant  – (May 9, 2011 at 4:32 AM)  

I don't know... I think it totally works for wearing out and about! If I saw this outfit on someone out in public I would be jealous!

The Cat Hag  – (May 9, 2011 at 11:28 PM)  

I love this dress, you look absolutely fabulous in it!!

I know what you mean bout wearing stuff that might be a bit different out. I am not a big fan of the inquiring stares from strangers myself. :)


xoxo,
Addie
The Cat Hag

the nyanzi report  – (May 11, 2011 at 3:47 AM)  

i love this! such a great job with the styling and the photography.

Robyn  – (May 15, 2011 at 10:20 AM)  

I work from home everyday, so I get to dress in ways I wouldn't in public all the time. It makes having an internet based job worth living for. I adore this look btw.

Jennyboo  – (May 15, 2011 at 3:20 PM)  

LOVE the dress! I often play dress up as well and *sometimes* wear my especially bold creations out of the house. But this dress is just a beauty and you styled it so well with the belt. xx

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