dress: Francesca's Collections | belt: vintage | tights: Target | shoes: Charlotte Russe
If there's one color I gravitate towards more than any other, it would probably be this shade of yellow. (My family is probably laughing right now: they would say it's definitely this shade of yellow. You should see my closet.) I've never really been one to pay attention to what colors actually look good on me...mostly, I just pick out colors that I like. Chances are, if I like the color, I'm going to feel good in it. And that's what counts.
This is definitely one of those feel-good dresses. It was another Cinderella story: I walked into the dressing room with an armload of things to try on, and this dress was draped over a chair. There may as well have been a beam of light coming down on it from above: it was not only made of pretty lace, but it was yellow, and it was my size, and there didn't appear to be another dress like it in the store. Trying it on was really just a formality, since I knew I was going to buy it regardless.
I've been making an earnest attempt as of late to get rid of things I don't need - especially in the clothing department. As a result, my closet is now neat and organized (and more or less color-coded - one of my quirks) for what is probably the first time since I moved into this room. It's funny; I'm the strangest mix of sentimental packrat and total anti-materialist. It makes getting rid of things into a huge mental ordeal. I would feel really weird getting rid of all my cast T-shirts from all of the plays and musicals I did in high school...but really, are they serving any purpose in my wardrobe? I wore them while doing mission work in Romania, but that's about it.
Really, it's my goal to know and love everything in my closet. So while getting rid of things is hard, I'm trying to focus on loving what I have, and rediscovering forgotten treasures: flowered sandals I bought in Spain, a genuine hippie dress with an Alphonse Mucha print that I bought on Ebay but never wore. It's time those items saw the light of day, I think.
I hope you all are having a beautiful summer! It's hard to believe that the longest day of the year has already passed us by. I may not be crazy about these sweltering days, but I'm determined to enjoy the time we have left. Chris and I made our summer to-do list, and I can't wait to get started on it.
What's on your summer to-do list?