Ahhh...the joy of resurrecting an old favorite. I haven't worn this funky vintage dress for almost 2 years, and guess who found it? My husband. The story goes a little something like this:
Me: "Bleh. I have no idea what to wear today. I want something super fun thats also really flattering and makes me feel good."
Daniel: (walks over to closet, and searches through dresses)
Me: Waiting on bed patiently...
Daniel: "What about this? This is really cool, I've never seen you wear this!"
At first, I wasn't convinced..I am not a huge fan of button-up collars, (unless they are peter-pan style which I love) but with this dress the collar doesn't really bother me. It's flattering and sits well, the pattern is guaranteed to make you smile, and the colors are so much fun! Add a belt for that extra little touch, and voila! I was feeling the winter doldrums today and I probably would have never thought to pick out this dress from the back of my closet, but it gave me the perfect "pick me up" to remind me of how much I love expressing myself through style, and why I was so excited to find this beauty on ebay in the first place!
Ever have a day where you're just feeling kind of down?
Know that you are so special and beautiful!
Treat yourself, get dressed up, pull out an old closet favorite and don't worry about what the world thinks!! <3
In these photos Daniel and I went back to an old haunt we first discovered almost 4 years ago when we got back in touch with each other and started hanging out. It was some kind of mill dating back to the 1800s. Now it's mostly concrete walls, boarded up windows and graffiti, but I still think it's beautiful, even if just for being nothing more than a nostalgic memory.
He took me there as a surprise on our way up to Glen Mills, PA to check out the new Whole Foods (hey, we don't have one around here!!!) and I could not have been happier to be there traipsing around and going on new adventures. The place just feels like it's "ours" :)
The windbreaker in the photo was made by Seattle turned New York City designer "RHLS" or "Ruffeoheartslilsnoty" I found these guys on etsy.com almost 5 years ago and they made me this fabulous windbreaker from deadstock materials completely to my measurements and liking. For the past few years I have worn it on and off since they (admittedly) actually made parts of it too small , (but it was too brilliant to send back!) and it seems to fit better now anyway. I love the flashy "Sars Guard" at the top that I can sling across my chest when I get cold! Too cool.
The New Year is a great time to start digging through your closet and resurrect old favorites with new pairings (and adventures) !
Here's a Battleplan to help you get started!
1. If you're like me, you have a "back of the closet". Rotate things from the back to the front so that they are the first options you see in the morning. Think of old things you used to love wearing and go find them. Have any new accessories you could rock them with?
2. Have a self proclaimed "80's week" (that's what I am having this week ;) or "60's week" or "Complimentary colors" week or "Animal pattern" week. This will give you a chance to pull out a whole slew of clothes of the same theme, and you are certain to find a few pieces you haven't worn in a while, and now you have the excuse to!
3. Theme your closet by color. This would take me forever and a year, everything is a hodge podge and mixed together and I have way too many "more than one color" dresses, but this is a good way to get organized and remember what you have!
4. Host a clothing swap party! *this is on my to do list* Go through your closet, find old flames that have burnt out and invite some friends over to exchange them with! You might end up with something fun and new for yourself too! This is also a great option if your clothes are a little too tight or a little too loose or just don't "feel like you" anymore.
Any old outfits your hoping to rock again this year? :)