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.
So I got this new Alex & Ani bangle today that I’m rather fond of and in the purchase process had a nice little moment where the universe aligned. The bracelet is part of a collection based on the four elements (earth, water, air, fire) and I was between this one (air) or the water one. As an Aquarius, I assumed that I must be a water sign and was going against my own element by eventually choosing the air bracelet. The design appealed to me a bit more and I liked the sentiment attached, “Air appreciates different perspectives, believes in the protection of higher powers and values expressions of love.” After posing the question to Google, it turns out Aquarius is an air sign.
The moral of the story: your instincts will probably be right. Go with them.
Can you tell I’m a girl in this picture? Not particularly. Was it still a perfect beach day? Most definitely.
And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction: ‘I served in the United States Navy.’
John F. Kennedy | August 1, 1963
Thank you to everyone who made my 21st birthday a wonderful weekend full of cake, friends, dancing, and of course, champagne.