Dress: Lane Bryant Outlet (spring 2008)
Cardigan: Target (summer 2011)
Earrings: Fashion Bug (spring 2009)
Tights: Lane Bryant (winter 2011)
Shoes: Candie’s (summer 2004)
I’m going to let you in on a little secret, but I don’t want you to take this the wrong way. See that dress I’m wearing today? It’s cute, right? It’s a maternity dress, and I’m not even pregnant.
I bought this dress on a trip to Franklin Mills a few years ago. The Lane Bryant outlet has a lot staples and basic essentials, but they also have some cute items that may not be in the regular stores. I spotted this dress, tried it on, loved it, bought it, and took it home. As I was hanging up the day’s purchases, I realized this dress was a maternity dress. Mortified what people would think if I wore this in public, I stashed it in my closet and moved it to two separate apartments before finally wearing it.
After three years, I pulled this out one day and thought, “Seriously? This dress is super cute and who the hell cares if it’s a maternity dress?” So I wore it to work and got many compliments. I confided to two of my coworkers and we all giggled over the fact.
I was without my photographer today, but I think the 10-second timer worked pretty well. It took some time to get a proper angle and figure out just how long 10 seconds really is. The photos of my earrings were much easier to take myself. I ordered these through the Fashion Bug website a couple years ago, when I browsed the clearance section last minute before hitting “submit order”. I think they ended up being $2, or something similarly cheap.
Mary janes are a weakness of mine. I’ve got at least 8 pair, which may be tame by most shoe-lovers standards, but is pretty high for mine. This particular pair was my first purchase from Zappos.com, and they are Candie’s. Oh boy, how I wanted a pair of Candie’s since junior high, but my parents got most of our shoes at either Payless or Fayva, which were never name brand. I was in my mid-twenties before I realized that spending more than $20 for a pair of shoes was perfectly reasonable.
Oh, remember Fayva?