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60’s Princess Dress

The fashion lover in me is always interested in see what was fashionable to previous generations. As a millennial with baby boomer parents searching through old family photos isn’t just to take a trip down memory lane. I do it to also get some style inspiration. Recently I came across a few pictures that reminded me of an old dress I haven’t worn in years. It’s this yellow floral 60’s princess dress.

I purchased the dress years ago at H&M. At the time hippie chic was popular. Peasant tops, mod dresses, and embroidery were in every store. I came across this groovy dress and was immediately excited. The floral pattern is totally reminiscent of the 60’s. A dress Daphne from Scooby Doo might have worn on a date with Fred.

What sold me on the dress completely was the bottom half. The princess ruffles are exaggerated by the use of structured tulle and darting. I never have to worry about the dress losing it’s shape. The stretch spandex material is extremely comfortable. Not to mention that’s the only reason I can fit this dress after all these years. It’s one of few dresses I own that allow me to twirl like a ballerina. Perdect with flats during the day or sandals at night.

Dress//H&M , Shoes//K&G , Bag//Forever 21 , Watch//Movado , Earrings//Burlington

Velvet Lace Slip Dress

Long time no blog, huh? Pardon my absence loves, your girl has been doing some serious soul searching. I’ve been thinking about the direction of the blog and the content I’ll produce for the remainder of 2018. Not to mention finding a consistent photographer. I’m so grateful that Hubby and sister have held me down these last three and a half years. However, I’d be selfish to monopolize all of their free time by insisting they follow me around Philly. This month I’ve reconnected with Adam Martin for some brand new #ootd looks I think you’ll love, starting with this velvet lace slip dress!

Temperatures are still in the forties. Snow is still on the ground in some places so I’m in no hurry to pack away my warm clothes. However, I can still transition into spring by layering. I purchased this velvet slip dress back in December to wear to a holiday dinner party. I love all things velvet but the fact that both the neckline and hem are trimmed in lace made this dress a must-have. The sheer floral design pops against the black velvet and allows the dress to easily transition from winter to spring.

I knew I wanted to mix masculine and feminine with this dress. I chose a leather motorcycle jacket and gray derby hat to contrast my lace tights and high heel ankle boots. Adding a plain turtleneck underneath kept me from entirely freezing my butt off as we shot in the Jeweler’s Row section of Old City. The neon signs and gritty backdrop add another dimension of city chic to this look that I absolutely love. This is one of many shoots to come where I am challenging myself to get out of my artistic rut and stop playing safe.

One of the best things about this dress is that I can totally wear it with sandals and a wrap come holiday season or dress it down with sneakers and a denim jacket. Nothing makes me happier than getting the most out of my clothes. Leave me a comment below and tell me how you’d style this dress.

Jacket//Kmart , Dress//Marshall’s , Tights//Target , Shoes//Ross

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