Tempering a Sweet Floral Dress
This is one of those dresses that I have had forever and will likely keep until I am dead. Perhaps even beyond that, if technology advances in such ways, or perhaps if I have the misfortune to turn into a zombie or vampire. But I digress.
This is a dress that I bought from a department store I was working in part-time to make an extra buck while I was in the Air Force. Here it is au naturel. You may remember it from a previous post.
I've always been a bit wary of floral prints, and this was probably the only one in my closet at the time that I bought this. I think a part of me is worried that they can be fussy, and in the back of my mind I worry that I will look like somebody's mad Auntie at the garden party; especially now that the hair has the silver streaks. You know the look....instant crazy, just add cats.
But I'm getting better now. I have many floral print things. I tend to go for larger more retro-looking Lilly Pulitzer or Diane Von Furstenburg kind of prints. And I really gravitate towards Asian-inspired florals, like this dress. But like most of the things I wear, I like to mess up its hair a little bit before stepping-out by adding some tougher-looking bits here and there. Keeps things from getting too saccharine, you know? And then you go out...walking around the highlands in five-inch heels. As one does.