A few weeks ago, I took myself to Anthropologie on a Friday after work. I hadn’t done a lot of shopping recently, and the wedding invitations were piling up in the mail reminding me that I will need a nice supply of dresses for weddings of all levels of formality in the coming months. For me, walking into Anthro is like setting a bag of crack down in front of an addict. The smells wafting from those perfect candles. The colors. The well thought out and creative aesthetic of the entire place. I am pretty sure if I were a shop, I would look just like this den of books, flowers and texture.
I decided this trip was a reward. I don’t have as much time for leisurely strolling through shops as I once did, and I missed it. I decided to break my usual habit of self restraint and pick up anything I felt a fancy for. So I did. Then, I found this dress.
Anthro currently has a the most lovely hues of yellow, mustard and orange on their racks. Not exclusively, of course, but it is still there and this color palette and I will always be deep in a love affair. I know that my aura is yellow. I don’t know that I really believe that people have auras, but if they do, mine is certainly yellow. I also don’t know if a yellow aura would be a good thing - but oh well.
I picked out the most perfect dresses on that Friday afternoon, and this is one of them. It’s comfortable, cool and appropriate for my office. It gets hot in Tennessee, and I would rather drape myself in nice, breathable, natural fabrics than walk around naked to defeat the heat. I see myself wearing this dress a lot.
Let’s be honest. The breathability of linen can not be matched when the sun is beating down on your shoulders, but the stuff wrinkles like no other. If you are the type of person that irons out every wrinkle and requires your clothing to stay flat pressed, I don’t know how you could wear this lovely natural fabric without having a panic attack. Never the less, I love linen - and I don’t give a damn about the wrinkles - even though they are very evident in this dress. I broke it out of the closet on it’s maiden voyage to celebrate Mother’s Day with my family while brunching and strolling through downtown Chattanooga. Wrinkles or not, this dress is my new go-to.
What pieces in your closet can you not wait to break out?
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