outfits spring style

oxfords + stripes | round three

dress & necklace: thrifted // jacket: Nordy Rack // oxfords: Aldo
Lily of Fifth Freedom Fashion does this cool feature on her blog called Last Chance where she wears a few pieces she’s on the fence about getting rid of to give them one more shot at salvation. She’s inspired me to take a closer look at my closet and commit to give up of those things I just never wear.
This dress is another piece I bought a long time ago and never really figured out how to wear.  I got it for just a couple of bucks because there were a couple buttons missing, which I later found in the pocket and sewed on myself (it never hurts to ask for a discount on ‘damaged’ items!). the straps are a little too tall for my shoulders, so the whole bodice of the dress fits me kind of wonky. Then, there wasn’t originally a button right at the waistline, which made an awkward gape behind the sash. 
The dress is too pretty to give up, but I think it might be time to pass it on to someone who . I think of this dress as being a bit longer, but I think because of the torso issues, it still falls quite a bit above my knee, at a pretty unflattering place. As much as I love orange, I don’t know that these colors are so cute on me either. I honestly felt pretty uncomfortable all day in this dress, which should be the number one indicator that an item has run its course in my closet.
Ugh, I just realized that in the last photo it looks like a little jumpsuit on me. I’m still loving the stripes and oxfords look, but it’s time for this dress to sashay away.
I’m working on setting up a shop my closet, where this dress will certainly be hanging for anyone who wants it. You know, now that I’ve done such a great job selling it to you…
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