Do you remember this Fight for Flight Vintage dress from a recent "What to Wear to a" post? Well I snapped it up! And I originally wanted to style it in an edgy and downtown-sophisticated type of a way, one where I could see myself sitting cross legged at a trendy bar, eating the olive that came with my Manhattan as I try not to rub the red off from my lips.
But then I realized that I...owned...nothing....sophisticated. So.
That was a problem.
The dream had to be scrapped. But in the end it worked out because I found another way that I could style it without dying in the summer heat. And my answer to that is my answer to everything: pop a chambray over it. Seriously, this top is the workhorse of my closet. I have a hard time not wearing it. And I like how it basically acts like a vest but isn't one. And it's an easy layer to add on when it's hovering around 80 outside but you want to be a little more creative than just zipping up a dress. What do you think- would you try it?
And Fight for Flight Vintage is a fun little boutique that has a sharp eye for 80's and 90's items. Right now they have an abundance of grungy flower dresses, printed high waist jeans, and leopard dresses! Here are some of my favorite picks from there to give you an idea of what they're all about:
DRESS: c/o Fight for Flight Vintage (similar: here, here, here)
SHIRT: thrifted (similar: here, here)
PURSE: Forever 21