I will confess that I had a moment while wearing this outfit where I felt suddenly overwhelmed with the fact that I was just a little too close to channeling my inner Blossom. (Those of you too young to get this reference, I'm sorry.) The floral dress, the denim jacket, the hat - there was a whole lotta 1990s going on with this ensemble. Ultimately though, I was okay with this, because I felt all sorts of playful and summery and free while wearing it. I really did. Beside the fact that florals have made yet another big comeback, if you're going to take a walk in the park (which was literally what I did), I think having a little Blossom-style energy might just be the best way to do it.
I've actually had this dress for a couple of years now. I picked it up for $5 at a thrift store, wore it once, and then it somehow had the unfortunate fate of becoming buried in the depths of my closet for two years. A few days ago, while looking for a completely different dress, I saw a corner of pink and purple floral fabric peering out from behind my motorcycle jacket. And there it was. It's got a nice drape, the fabric is soft, and it's very summery. Now that I've saved it from the closet abyss, I'm looking forward to wearing it a lot over the next few months.
Speaking of things I'll be wearing a lot this summer, can I just say how much I adore my new Delmar Sandals from Blowfish? I've wanted a great pair of metallic sandals for a while now, and as soon as I saw these, I knew they were the ones. I think that the key to incorporating metallic fabric into accessories is pairing it with a clean, streamlined design. These shoes are the ideal example of this - they're simple and comfortable, and they have the perfect amount of sparkle. They'd do just as well with a dressier nighttime look as they do with this casual day dress.
Despite the crazy floral-ness going on with this dress's print, the cut is simple enough that I felt inclined to pile on lots of jewelry. I'll take any excuse I can get to wear one of my beloved Roots & Feathers necklaces. And the delicate turquoise necklace (made by the wonderful Miss Paige over at Oh Nostalgia) is quickly becoming one of my new favorites as well. I also have to talk for a minute about how smitten I am with this handmade leather cuff that I recently received from the talented Lisa Leonard. Aside from the fact that it was custom made to say 'Melissa + Robbie' (!!!), it is also amazing in its ability to be so simple and organic and beautiful and perfect. Seriously. The style is so me, and the fact that I was able to have it engraved makes me cherish it even more. I'll have this piece of jewelry forever and ever, mark my words.
|Dress: Thrifted // Shoes: c/o Blowfish // Leather Cuff: c/o Lisa Leonard |
Jacket: Ann Taylor (thrifted for $4) // Necklaces: c/o Oh Nostalgia and Roots & Feathers
Other bracelets: gifts // Hat: used to be wall decor in my mom's house (true story)
Okay, spill it. Which of you have also channeled your inner Blossom via a '90s ensemble recently? And which of you have no idea what I'm talking about?
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