I've been avoiding halter dresses for years. YEARS. I see a halter and I think "danger, arm fat, avoid". But, I've been running several miles a day + working out for a couple months now and recently, I weighed myself and realized I'd lost 15 lbs. Holy shit! I wasn't really trying to lose weight so much as I needed an outlet for my stress and I've always loved running. But, I feel like I met some unspoken personal goal because I feel great and it's REALLY helped with my stress level. Needless to say, I'm trying to force myself into being slightly more adventurous and rounding back to styles I tend to avoid, I'm glad I tried this dress because I really love it.
The strap on this Black Hawaiian Print Halter Dress is a little wider and more offset than a normal halter so it sort of guides itself over the areas that would typically be unflattering because of a halter style strap, I made sure to include a photo with my hair pushed back below. The little pique foldover collar (which I thought would annoyingly flap up awkwardly all day) actually stayed in place and I really liked that it added a little something to the dress. Also, the print was lovelier in person than I expected it to be and I was pleasantly surprised.
I had so much fun wandering around town in almost 70 degree weather! Do y'all see that there's still snow on the ground in the photo above? THAT'S how fast weather changes here in Nashville. We went from our office being closed for inclement weather to 60-70 degree days since. Anywho, I wandered into a new antique shop and completely fell in love. It's called Wonders on Woodland and I got to hold and see Bakelite pieces I never thought I'd see in a lifetime (though I'd never be able to afford any of them). Also, I've started a Things to Do in Nashville label on our blog since I've started to get asked more frequently what there is to do here. I snagged that sunny yellow Bakelite bangle on the end for myself and I think I'll be going back for more very soon. ; )