Jacket: H&M, Dress: Vintage, Sweater: Vintage, Tights: J. Crew, Shoes: J. Crew, Bag: Vintage, Pin: Vintage
I'm really struggling with this self timer thing. I sort of hate it a lot, but I've been wearing all sorts of outfits lately and have pictures of none of them, even though I dressed with intentions of documenting them. I'm trying to be better about it, honestly I am. I just need someone with me to tell me to stand up straight, stop scrunching my shoulders, and for Pete's sake close my mouth! The above picture was the only one even close to acceptable of me with the trench on, and even then I start to feel it's really insipid the longer I look at it.
I really had to do a post today though, not only because it's been so long, but because I've worn this dress about half-a-dozen times and it's never seen the light of blog.
I got it three or so years ago at a vintage shop for a steal. It was was all wrinkled, having been balled up at some point, but it has nary a flaw on it! And the print! It's tiny buttons! So I call it my Other Mother dress, after Coraline. The sleeves are a little bit weird, and it was a bit too big for me so my genius mother took the waist up in the most clever way--not that you can see it, because of the sweater--but I really do love it. It was one of the dresses I brought with me to New York and didn't wear.
The sweater is one I snapped up while having a thrift date with Jess. She spotted it, and the poor thing had been sitting there on the rack for weeks. It's quite old but it's riddled with holes in the back and along one of the arms. I took it home, along with a skirt full of holes, because I get that thing that you have as a kid where you feel bad for stuffed animals that can't all fit in your bed at once, or the heels of bread that get left behind in the bag because no one wants them so you eat them even though you don't even like that part of the bread.
So I've rescued it, although I haven't entirely finished mending it before wearing. There are still a few holes that need some invisible mending or patching. I was pretty mad that I had to wear a sweater to begin with, I want spring and warmth so much, so I decided I would wear what I wanted and that's that.
And my little mouse, another pin from etsy.