OOTD: A Birthing Confidence
Dress: Billabong (old) - XL
Skirt: Musee de Cluny skirt via Modcloth - 1X
Tights: Cuddlduds (wow, I wear these a lot)
Shoes: Lengthy Farewell Heel via Modcloth - 10
After experimenting with taking outfit pictures in various areas around the house, it finally occurred to me that I could utilize the red curtain in the living room as a backdrop. It's also nicely lit up during the day, so it doesn't look too dark either (it's actually a pretty dark red). I might try out different curtains or backdrops in the future, as well.
So... this dress! I bought this dress just under 2 years ago, and as I was standing in the dressing room I thought, "This hugs my body great! How flattering!" However, when I was looking at it in my closet the other day, all I could think then was how I had only ever worn it once. It's great that it hugs my body so nicely, but then that is the part about it that I also felt slightly uncomfortable with. It's also pretty short, which I never took into account in the dressing room. It's interesting how these simple observations can be overridden by the impulse to just buy whatever clothing item it is and take it home with me. Since then, I've become a lot more observational when trying on clothes, and thinking in terms of future wear or use. Like I said, I've only ever worn this dress out in public once. That's why when I saw it in the back of my closet, I decided that it had to be put to use.
|Look how completely still I am... yes, so still.|
Treating the dress like a really long shirt, I paired it with this skirt and it matched rather nicely. As I put it on it was one of those "Why didn't I think of this before?!" moments. Instead of spending its days rusting in my closet, I can now comfortably wear this dress layered with other things. I honestly don't think I would have come to that conclusion had I not started reading more personal fashion blogs. Right before I started this blog, I honestly didn't give it much thought.
School starts again tomorrow. I am always nervous the first day, but after that it's a lot easier and definitely a lot of fun. Here's to the beginning of a great semester!