Greetings readership! It was not my intention to be gone form the blog as long as I have. As per the usual Standard Operating Procedures of living in Scotland, the rain has been on almost nonstop on my days off, and I only finally just got out to shoot some hasty photos.
However, I am happy to report that it's actually warm enough here today to actually wear a thing like this. I know most of you reading this are likely embroiled in the heat wave that have been seeing on my New York Times newsfeed, but that type of thing is as rare as unicorns here. But I digress. Let's talk about this plaid shirtdress.
My husband always likes it when I wear something plaid - it's a Scottish thing, so he tells me. Any time I put on something with a tartan print, he comes to life, like some sort of Highland Manchurian candidate. Lucky for him, I still have a bit of a soft spot for clothes that channel American Prep, so every once in a while something uncharacteristically pink and green and pastel and plaid and…dare I say…conservative comes out. This is a dress by Land's End that I found with the tags still on at the Goodwill in my hometown in Wisconsin last summer. I've not worn it yet (again, the weather), and it will likely end up a permanent resident in our house in Florida that is due to be finished at the end of the week (more on that in another post).
I liked the kind of 1960s backyard barbecue vibe of this dress…it evoked an image of a bunch of similarly-clad 1960s ladies all standing around the backyard smoking and gossiping while we ignore the kids playing with the ill-advised and deadly toys of the era like Jarts or the Swing Wing.
Land's End plaid dress, similar / Aerosoles denim wedge sandals / Ray Ban Jackie Ohh II sunglasses / Honora sterling and freshwater pearl studs