This dress is by far one of my FAVORITE thrifted finds, so it kind of surprises me that I haven’t worn it during this Thirty for 30 yet. I think the issue is that I LOVE it so much I don’t really want to remix it, I want to let it stand on its own. Hence the simple braided belt and nothing else. I think I love the simpleness of this outfit and the fact that it makes me feel like I should go run into the woodlands and chase Demetrius.
On another note, I received a compliment while wearing this outfit on Tuesday. Yes, that is something that happens so rarely that it is blog worthy. Unfortunately, this compliment came from a total creeper. While I was strolling around Goodwill looking for odds and ends for some craft projects, an old scary looking man came up to me and said, “I like that dress. It’s really beautiful with all of that lace detail.” My mind immediately said, “Stranger DANGER!” but I convinced my vocal-chords to choke out a, “Thanks” before scurrying off. Maybe it’s just that I am so not used to receiving compliments on my weird outfits, maybe it is because I just watched the interview with Jaycee Dugard (YIKES… I totally had nightmares), or maybe the guy was just a total creeper… Either way, looking back I am going to say a compliment is a compliment, creepy or not.
-A Midsummer Nightmare Having Kelley