Happy Modcloth Monday, guys.
Every day I see all these lovely pin up gals on the Internet and especially on Instagram. And I really do envy how committed they are to a style or to vintage but I can’t seem to do that. I love vintage dresses and I love swing dresses but then I go on Modcloth and I see shorter lenght dresses in amazing prints and/or colours and styles and I just can’t help myself. So my wardrobe is an eclectic and rather confused combination of old and new, short and long, extremely dressy and pretty casual. And especially Bea and Dot dresses have a special place in my wardrobe and in my heart even though the fit seems a little inconsistent. I’m usually an XS but I got a dress that I couldn’t even zip up O.o
I seem to have accumulated a lot of B&D dresses especially in the last sale and I even have a few more on my wish list (I have mentioned this dress before I think). I didn’t do it on purpose, it was just the dresses I was attracted to.
This is one of the dresses I flirted with for so long but decided not to get as it wasn’t very rockabilly or pin up-py. But I am also a practical gal. I really like my clothes to be comfortable and it can be a hassle with huge petticoats and and full skirts, girdles and stockings. So when this went on sale I started wondering why I was trying so hard to be one thing when I clearly didn’t really want to be just one thing. I mean when I am so attracted to shorter lenghts and different styles than just the one, why not go with it?
I love the sleeves on this dress. And there’s hardly anything that makes me happier than a good novelty print (except of course kittens and nachos) or in this case a novelty embroidery and if you throw in pockets and a sweetheart neckline you have a recipe for love in my case. And add some polkadotted!! tights and a hat? Well, I for one am smiling away on this cloudy Monday.
The tights are super cute but sadly I’m tiny (4’11”) and they are really long so they so stretch over the day and I have to pull at them. But polka dots and scallops? I will pull all day if I have to, I’m not taking them off.
A very lazy summer have made my dresses a little tight around the waist (ahem, better start running again soon) but you can’t really tell in this dress though as the waist in on the bottom of my rib cage rather than on my waist. It’s not my favourite fit but it’s still a really cute dress and I am happy it’s in my life ^.^