Slingbacks . similar belt . dress 1 // dress 2 // dress 3
Guys, fashion is so important in life. I wish everyone understood just how much it affects our lives. Even when you make the decision to not follow the trends or ‘not care’ about what you’re wearing, guess what, you are in fact making a big fashion decision and an impact on your life.
She may not say it in a nice or even appropriate way . . . but I think Miranda Priestley from The Devil Wears Prada (movie//book) says it best . . .
” You think this has nothing to do with you. You go to your closet and you select… I don’t know… that lumpy blue sweater, for instance because you’re trying to tell the world that you take yourself too seriously to care about what you put on your back. But what you don’t know is that that sweater is not just blue, it’s not turquoise. It’s not lapis. It’s actually cerulean. And you’re also blithely unaware of the fact that in 2002, Oscar de la Renta did a collection of cerulean gowns. And then I think it was Yves Saint Laurent… wasn’t it who showed cerulean military jackets? I think we need a jacket here. And then cerulean quickly showed up in the collections of eight different designers. And then it, uh, filtered down through the department stores and then trickled on down into some tragic Casual Corner where you, no doubt, fished it out of some clearance bin. However, that blue represents millions of dollars and countless jobs and it’s sort of comical how you think that you’ve made a choice that exempts you from the fashion industry when, in fact, you’re wearing the sweater that was selected for you by the people in this room from a pile of stuff.”
Fashion is a part of how we present ourselves, how we’re viewed (whether we like it or it’s fair, or not), it’s even part of our Reverence for God, and it most definitely affects our view of ourselves. Wear something that doesn’t fit you right, and you’re not going to think highly of yourself. Take your hair out of a braid so it’s all wavy and voluminous then put on a sexy dress and you’re a vivacious lady read to take on the town . . . see above pictures for evidence.
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Every month I come up with a wishlist of things I’m craving. Basically it’s all things I don’t need, but really want. It’s like shopping without actually spending money for me. And let’s be real, it’s mostly about the shopping. I know I don’t need it. I know it will barely be used. But I want it. I want the thrill of spending my hard earned money. So, anyway, here’s July’s wishlist. . .
Rifle Paper Co Books – I can’t get over how pretty these books are. I would probably keep other copies of them to read, and just leave these out to be pretty.
vip makeup bag – I saw this on so many ipsy reviews, and I just need it guys. I need it. I don’t even know why.
cami – Old Navy has several things in this pattern and I just love it. black, white, purple . . . nothing better to me.
tassel earrings – I feel like it’s about time I jump on this train, yea? It just seems a bit much, but I trust the way Lauren makes all of her jewelry.
camera strap – Finally got my first DSLR and it obviously needs a stylish strap. I don’t think anyone excepts anything less. I just can’t decide which one. A neutral color with the floral, this awesome green, or the orange! The orange is surprisingly amazing!
What’s on your wishlist?
Monday I shared what I wore for Easter Sunday. A fun, bright, easy, pastel poplin dress. What I love about a poplin dress is how versatile it is. Almost as much as a fit & flare. But a poplin keeps it versatile when it comes to the fabric – it can be dressed up or dressed down, dressed for a movie or dressed for a wedding. So today I wanted to share 3 more ways I dress my poplin dress.
Faux Leather Bow Handbag Vintage Bib NecklaceAnne Michelle Sandals
Monday I shared a classier way to wear it so let’s start with yet another. On Monday’s look I wanted to be a little more covered up for church or even work, but this one would be good when you can show a little shoulder. I think I’m going to wear something just like this to a wedding we have in August. I love that the statement necklace brings in a little darker color to contrast all the bright, and it welcomes in warm blues so the mint in the purse makes perfect sense.
Denim JacketChinese Laundry SandalDrawstring Crossbody Bag
For days when you want to look nice but still be comfortable a dress is always a good option. I love adding jean jackets to those quick and easy choices in the spring. The denim, of course, keeps the look casual, but warm in the mornings and the evenings when the sun isn’t all the way up. That even happens in Florida believe it or not. Backpack/drawstring type bags like this are popular right now, and I can’t decide if I’m ok with it or not. But this one makes me think I’m ok with it.
Envelope Crossbody BagFlip Flop
Sometimes you just want to be really casual, but still look put together. With a poplin dress, I’d throw on a comfy graphic tee. I might even knot it at the bottom, but that might make me look pregnant. It still might be worth it though so I’ll be trying it soon. Another warm blue purse to add some contrast and keep things colorful, and some super cute, super comfy flippy floppies bring this look together.
What’s a way you’d rock a poplin dress this spring?