Yesterday, I was driving home from court after a hard day of unpleasantness. I was tired and utterly out of enthusiasm. Since my favorite thrift-store is on the way, I figured I'd stop in for a look. I wasn't planning on buying anything and didn't expect to find anything special.
I was wrong. I discovered a dress so pretty that it turned my whole day around.
The dress, shown below, beams like a ray of sunshine. It was amazingly priced at only $19 and is large enough to fit on my body. A triple win.
Reflecting on it, I realize that this dress is fashion for its own sake. I have no idea how to describe this dress, or what category it inhabits, or where one would wear it. But I love the dress. Love love love it. The vibrant colors, the adorable flowers, the tulle underskirt. Just putting on the dress is a thrill. Oh, and while at the store, I found these Steve Madden platform pumps for only $14. (Size 11 -- ouch!)
Destiny certainly played a role -- the same day my friend Lynne sent me the pretty orange flower-ring I'm wearing. It matches the dress perfectly.
Do you ever wear clothes that you love for the pure sake of their beauty?
Since I have no place to wear this dress, how 'bout we throw a Bloggers' Party? Pull something pretty out of the back of your closet, toss on some fancy jewelry, and join me in smiling at the mirror. Let's enjoy fashion for its own sake.