Outfit of the Day
I paired this purple Bohemian lacy dress with my 1970’s inspired platform wooden heels, and a needle-felted clutch I purchased from the Art Institute of Chicago’s museum store. Side note: if you’re not going to a thrift store, museum stores have the COOLEST stuff! Much of it is created by artisans as well, so you’re not contributing to sweatshop labor. Double-check, though, that’s a case-by-case basis. This would be a perfect ensemble for an outdoor summer wedding, so you can file that away for next year, or if you’re in Florida like me, file it away for any invitations you receive next week.
I bought this dress 30 pounds ago, and at the time it was tight and showed off my curves on a date night. When I lost weight, this dress transformed into a more modest ethereal floaty confection. It looks good both ways, just in different ways. But I didn’t have a fashion blog then, so this is the way you get to see it now. That’s how my thrift store obsession really took root. I’d been shopping for piece here and there, but when I gained some weight during an injury that I call “The-Year-of-the-Knee,” I basically needed a whole new wardrobe. Then, I lost the weight, but had gotten rid of a lot of clothes from before. I’m not complaining, though. I enjoy this quite a bit!