Wednesday, July 27, 2016

New Styles & Old Habits

So... I've been thinking of exploring a more romantic/feminine style as I gear up for another year-long shopping hiatus (more on that to come). I'm looking toward fall and hoping to find a few dresses that push against my usual striped/androgynous/blazered aesthetic. Here's two I've picked up thus far. 

Floral Maxi Forever 21

I rarely wear maxi dresses. I think for busty gals like myself a maxi can obscure the figure, but this wrap version seems promising. And even though I'm not huge into florals, these dusty-pink roses against a black background aren't too busy and tend toward the romantic side that I'm trying out, stylishly speaking.

Just In Timeless Dress ModCloth

I've been thinking I sorely lack a versatile cute, printed dress that's a bit 90's-esque and I'm hoping this number will fit the bill, and be the kind of piece I can throw-on for work, dinner, church, whatever. Sure, I have my fair share of wear-anywhere striped shifts that get the job done, but it's time to try something new. We'll see how this frock fairs once it's delivered later this week. 

Textured Cotton Dress Mango

Okay, this knitwear dress is NOT a new aestheric for me, by any means. But, moreso a tried and true kind of piece I wear all the time. But I love me a black, pocketed, knit number and couldn't pass up this textrued version, which will be a mega go-to this coming winter. 

And speaking of sticking to my style wheelhouse, I also picked up this men's graphic tee becuase it was less than $10 and freakin' hilarious, amiright? 

Mens' Tee Forever 21

Going back to trying "new" things, I'm also eyeing up this vintage-feeling, normcore-esque flannel dress from The Vermont Country Store

Flannel Dress Vermont Country Store

Granted this company is right up my Grandma's alley, but looking towards a retail-free year come September, I feel like I need to stockup on some experimental items and this button-down dress is kind of fueling my 90s fantasties, which is ironic that I'm looking to explore new style, but doing so with a vintage sensibility. AND, I'm wondering if I'm "allowed" to dive into the 90s nostalgia stylistically since I DID sport his kind of thing unironically back in the day... deep thoughts, eh? I just wish it had pockets.... 

If I pull the trigger on buying this dress I'll let you know how it works out. 

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