dress: French Connection; shoes: Rebecca Minkoff; jewels: DANNIJO & TopShop
This summer has been go-go-go for me and show’s no sign of letting up. With a long list of things on my to-do list last night, I naturally decided to ignore them all and catch up on the new season of Project Runway (this was partly inspired by seeing Heidi Klum over the weekend at lunch looking absolutely amazing sans makeup…life is so unfair). The first episode featured a quote from Betsey Johnson that completely hits the sartorial nail on the head:
Girls do not dress for boys. They dress for themselves and, of course, each other. If girls dressed for boys they’d just walk around naked at all times.
I was actually at a party a few weeks ago where I got into an odd conversation with a bloke who was arguing that the party would be much improved if we were all naked. I could comprehend his motivation but I felt the only appropriate, ladylike response to this comment was a universal, unequivocal NOOOOOOOO! (Don’t fret, dear reader, I escaped from his reach unscathed and still fully clothed!)
Back to the clothes, I absolutely dress for myself. I dress to make myself happy and hopefully transmit that joy out into the world and this outfit makes me HAPPY! The dress is fun and flirty and made for twirling (WHEEEE!). The addition of the pearls and Dannijo bling is for the little girl that used to pile on my Gran’s jewels for larks. The pumps are for the grown up who thinks everything is better with a little animal print (ROAR!). When taking these snaps I think I could actually have stayed out on the street frolicking for hours…fun times!
So, my pets, who do you dress for? If you dress for yourself, what makes you happy like a pig in sh–? Is it a particular color? A silhouette? A ‘je ne sais quoi’ sense that you can’t predict but can only feel? In short, what floats your sartorial boat?! To the comments…