Sunday, January 11, 2015
a smooth sea never made a skilled sailor
I have a love/hate relationship with my hair. It's insanely thick and knotty so I've always had relatively short hair. In college all I wanted was mermaid-long hair so I had been growing it out for the last 3 years. After my wedding (and then Amanda's wedding) I knew I was due for a good change. I had been getting length removed slowly, but recently I had about 4 inches cut off and I already feel so much better! My long hair became my security blanket over time so I feel slightly naked without it, but now that it's shorter, I'm hoping I'll find a lot of fun new 50s and 60s styles to try out.
When I saw this blue anchor print dress I instantly was inspired to do my best sailor impersonation. I had this sailor hat saved from a Halloween costume of Michaels so I couldn't help but wear it with this dress. Looking at the dress I knew I would love the pussycat bow at the neck, but I didn't know that I would love the drop-waist shape of the dress. It's totally not something I would normally gravitate towards, but the shape is surprisingly flattering. Also, I can't complain, because I know most of you ladies have it SO much worse than me, but after being outside for a little while I had to grab my red peacoat so my little shoulders didn't freeze. I don't know how y'all live with such cold weather! The peacoat didn't totally throw of my sailor vibes, because, in my opinion, red and blue looks nautical.
Blue Anchors Etta Dress c/o Heart of Haute
Red Peacoat | Old (Similar)
Sailor Hat | Halloween
Do you have any unconventional fashion pieces that you wear (like my sailor hat)?
If so, what are they?