dress: ModCloth | belt, shoes: thrifted | tights: Target
I have spoken before about my disdain for getting dressed in summer and late spring. (Seriously - what's the fun in getting dressed and not being able to use layers?) However, this is one instance where the simplicity was a welcome change. I adore this dress, but I've long felt that it couldn't really shine when covered up with coats and cardigans and scarves. The beautiful sleeves get completely lost. In these warm final days of May, though, they are free and breezy and perfect.
This dress somehow manages to evoke a multitude of different feelings in me. I all at once feel professional and put-together and a bit like a Monet painting and very 1970's and very much like a woodland fairy. On this particular day, my feelings were definitely skewed towards the latter. In front of the woods by my house, the dress looks nice...but inside the woods, it came to life.
My shoes were, as they so often are, wildly impractical for traipsing around in the woods. But I didn't care. It's nice to see the woods come to life in the spring. I used to poke around here often when I was 11 or 12, but then they knocked down a big section so they could put in a cell phone tower and I stopped coming as often. It was nice to see that they haven't lost their magic!
I hope you all are having a wonderful week! Work has been a bit frustrating this week, so I'm looking forward to the long weekend...I don't have any plans, but I'm excited anyway. I'll have to come up with something fun to do - even if that's just lying down in my hammock with a good book and some fresh-squeezed juice, or being a nerd and doing my new Alphonse Mucha puzzle (impulse buy at Target - what can I say), or going on some sort of adventure with Chris. Can't go wrong with that!