When it comes to getting dressed, the dress has to be one of the most simple ways to look super polished without putting in a whole lot of effort. The shirtdress is one of those silhouettes that will always be in style and today I am featuring one I recently purchased at Target from the Who What Wear Collection.
Whenever I purchase an article of clothing, I try to imagine how many ways I can wear it with items already existing in my closet. My ideal is to be able to style a piece at least three different ways. When I got the black & white striped tulip skirt from the Victoria Beckham collection at Target, I knew the neutral colors would pair with the many colorful tops I have and that the shape would be fun enough for me to want to wear it again and again. Today I have styled this skirt four different ways to show how I am wearing it.
Looking through the latest fashion magazines, one silhouette that stood out to me strongly was the paperbag waist. The highwaisted cut of pants and skirts with pleats that gather around the waist with a sash belt is not a new idea as it has been cycled through trends throughout the years. For me, it is a cut that has always appealed to me, but in the past I have allowed insecurities about my body shape deter me away from actually wearing it. Now that I have fully embraced myself, I am overjoyed to be wearing the fun fashion of the paperbag waist!
One thing I did not expect when I began blogging over two years ago were the connections I would make with other women. For some reason, I expected to face controversy and mean-spirited people who would pretty much laugh me off the internet. Facing those unwarranted fears have gotten me in such a better place in my life and I now cherish the relationships I have with all of you.
There is something about this time of year that makes me want to always put on a dress. The change from winter to spring is like new life emerging in my closet too. This time marks the anniversary of my birth, so it is always a time of reflection of new things to come the year ahead. With me being officially 42, I take this time to explore new possibilities in my life as well as my wardrobe. Today I am sharing a new dress I recently got that has a new element for me personally: off the shoulder.