So, I spent a week miserable from sunburn and basically not wanting to go outside ever again. When I did go out on Saturday I decided I was going to be as covered up as possible while still looking cute. Which means: dress, cardigan, espadrilles, parasol, hat and sunglasses.
I bought this white dress a few months ago knowing I'd want something cool to walk around in and it really is perfect for a hot day. The good thing is I have a ton of cute shoes I can pair this with, from espadrilles to oxfords.
The dress is the "Who's That Girl" dress from ModCloth and the adjustable tie and straps are great, plus it's lined.
There are my shoes!
Wedge Espadrilles are the SUV of the shoe world. These are Mossimo from Target.
I got to break out my Cambridge Satchel, finally. It was going to go to New York but I didn't have the room, plus I wouldn't have wanted to take it out in the rain so I guess it's a good think it stayed home.
We went to a town event held at our Park. It's funny how stuck in a rut people get about clothes. This may not be true in bigger cities but here in North Carolina, I am a fish out of water fashion-wise. I was just walking around on the sidewalks and then running some errands but, even though I was dressed very comfortably and simply with non-fancy or pricey clothes, people were gaping. If you don't wear shorts/sneakers/jeans/flip-flops/t-shirts you are out of the comfort zone.
Not that I care.
The husband said I looked very clean and pretty and dressier then him but that's most of the time anyways. It doesn't bother me how surprised other people are but I do find it funny.
Do you all get this kind of response when you "dress-up" a bit out of the "norm"?