Old Dress, New Twist
Vintage Dress, Necklace c/o Lisa Benson, Longchamp Bag
Although I tend to complain that my mother never throws anything away, when it comes to clothes, her reluctance to purge has proven to be beneficial to my own closet. Some of my favorite pieces have been permanently borrowed from both my parents, and this dress is the most recent addition to that wardrobe category.
Though it probably dates back to the 80s or earlier, its simple silhouette, bright goldenrod color, and durable cotton fabric make it a timeless piece I could have easily purchased in the current season. Its length (tea length or just above the ankle) means it also loosely fits in to the maxi dress trend that is still having its moment. Paired with a statement necklace, it was the perfect outfit for some summer cocktails with family at Castle Hill.
“Liars at best can be highly engaging in the short term but, like a reality television star-du-jour, get trite very quickly.” - Muffy Aldrich
The point she makes in this piece is akin to the people claiming to be “from Newport” when in fact they’re from the Newport area. Though my zipcode has always referred to Aquidneck Island, it has never been 02840. As such, when trying to explain the part of RI I’m from to out of staters, I never claim to be a Newport resident, championing the fact that I simply live “on the Island” instead. Perhaps that makes me as bad as some of the people Muffy references who claim a family home as their own? I’d like to think though that I’ve spent enough time walking cobblestoned Upper Thames over the years and enjoyed enough sunsets with the bridge in the background to legitimize my Portsmouth residency as being deserving of a close-to-Newport label.
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Ocean Drive, Newport, RI | The Newport Bridge from Goat Island | 43 Slocum
Probably the only strong difficulty I’ve had with living in New York — I know exactly what summer activities I’m missing out on by not being in Rhode Island. I can understand why people love the city, but honestly, I love the ocean a whole lot more.
Someone remind me why I’m not home this weekend? #AmericasCup2012
I will always take the picture, when given the opportunity to incorporate an American flag into the shot. We have here a few proofs of this assertion, Second Beach and Bannister’s Wharf, taken pre-move to NYC. There are less flags here, but I suppose that by being New York, the America part is kind of implied.