Monday, May 31, 2010
Black V-neck jersey dress: Target
Vintage scarf: thrifted
Green flip flops: Colin Stuart
Silver hoops: gift from mom (remixed)
This is my beach dress. I wore it today because B. and I went to the Shore with some friends. Now, in the spirit of full disclosure, we actually ended up going to a beach NEAR the one that I linked to, because we got there after the park was already full. Bad timing on our part. Also, I lost the scarf (figuratively) at some point on the trip because we had the windows down and it's silky so it kept sliding around.
I've had this dress for about four or five years, which is significant because I lost something like 30 pounds, what, three years ago? It's the one piece that has fit me throughout the years. This dress has seen the world, too: Guatemala, PR, Vietnam.... It's the dress I wore for my first date with B. (also to the Jersey Shore. Good man.) It's all faded, the elastic is stretched out, and it's crazy nubby and pilled.
It really is great for beaches, though. It never wrinkles, you can shake the sand right out of it, and it covers me up pretty well. So this is much of my beach ensemble as I'm willing to share with the Internet. While I love my suit (it's vintage inspired, polka-dotted, and cost about $19 at Marshall's in PR), I don't like the idea of sharing pictures of myself in a bathing suit with the world.
I decided today that I need to learn more ways to tie scarves around my head and hair. Also, how did women keep these silky scarves on their heads?! I asked that in the car, and our friend A. was like, "Well, they didn't wash their hair," and I was like, "Well, there goes that theory because I haven't washed my hair since Friday." Bobby pins? Teasing? Hairspray? I must know. I love this scarf, but I want it to stay on my head. *sigh*