Hello, friends! So I'm almost a week into being twenty-five, and I have to say, the age is sitting well with me. I've been nothing but smiles, especially considering how my birthday night went. It was all champagne glasses, spinning bear hugs, laughs that hit the air like bubbles, uncoordinated dance moves, drunk midnight chats on strangers' front lawns, warm night breezes that felt like promises, and thousand kisses from my favorite people. When you hit a quarter-century in that fashion, there's no time to feel antsy.
Also, being a scosh older made me hit this new-found motivation that's kicked my butt out of sloth mode. It's like my brain went "k, time to go make things count. go conquer shit." I've been staying up till one am with my sleeves rolled up, sinking my hands into new projects and being impatient with the way the sun just has to go to sleep for twelve hours at a time. Lazy sun. There's a more intense gleam to the day when you feel like that- I really hope it sticks around. Is anyone else feeling that way? Maybe it's a combination of new beginnings and that warm summer air, and the way it flirts with you whenever you step outside. Whatever it is, it's workin'.
And speaking of workin, let's talk about this look. Some of you might remember this dress from one of my "What to Wear to a" posts, and I loved its romantic edginess so much that I snapped it right up from Hey Viv! Vintage. I love how it's sheer and floral, but also very dark. The contrasts of it make for some fun styling. In this look I decided to play up its colors by complimenting it with some dark green and mustard, and then creating a silhouette for the look by cinching it with a belt. And Hey Viv! Vintage is an awesomely 50's Etsy boutique that has everything from poodle skirts to Betty Draper frocks and novelty print dresses. If you jones to look like an extra out of Grease every now and then, then I think you'll die a little when you see this store. They also have another site with even more options outside of Etsy, which you can check out here!
And here are some of my favorite picks from Hey Viv! to give you an idea of what they have- that vegetable print dress just may be too cute for words.
VEST: Old Navy
BELT: Calvin Klein (thrifted)
SCARF: French Connection
SHOES: Urban Outfitters