striped dress: H&M
vintage leather purse: thrift store
vintage leather boots: thrift store
polka dot bandanna: thrift store
So last weekend there was a labor day/ international street fair over in Old Town Orange and Grant and I decided to check it out. I had bought this striped dress at H&M earlier this summer and I'm not sure what I was thinking but at the time the dress didn't strike me as being tooooo form fitting slash verging on bodycon territory. Yet again my unwillingness to try things on inside dressing rooms got the best of me and when I finally did try this dress on (in the privacy of my bedroom) I kind of hated the silhouette. A lot.
Don't get me wrong, tons of people do tight dresses right and can pull them off amazingly but frankly, I don't really have the confidence for that sort of thing so I usually gravitate towards more forgiving cuts.
Anyway, long story short, I decided to wear it to the street fair because I knew it would be dark and there would be a million people milling through the area. It would be easy to get lost in the crowd and become anonymous.
And the verdict after all was said and done? I guess it was nice to step out of my comfort zone, style wise, and wear something like this out and about. Definitely a once in a blue moon thing. I already plan on wearing this dress with a skirt on top with tights for fall so all is definitely not lost.