Vintage dress: Dane Vintage (eBay)
BAIT Footwear spectators: ModCloth
Orange belt: ASOS
Auctions on eBay used to scare me. Actually, they still kind of do, but I've lucked out with a couple of great vintage wins. This dress was one of them, and although I wasn't initially thrilled with the fabric (it might be more of a vintage reproduction, since the material has a synthetic feel to it), it really looks nice and the quality is there. Plus, any dress with a button-down front that fits without gaping AND is flattering in the waist is a rare find! This dress worked with a petticoat, but I kind of liked the shape even more without it, so I opted for a more practical styling (if you can call this practical). The colors are so pretty too, and the pink matches these BAIT Footwear spectators perfectly!
We're in summer hours for the next month or so at work, which is really nice because it gives me more time to do other things and still enjoy some daylight hours. I've been driving a lot more lately, but I'm still riddled with anxiety every time I drive somewhere. I was taking private lessons for a while, but stopped back in the fall, and I just wanted to get some basics under my belt before starting again. I've been going out with my mom, which has been okay, but she isn't exactly a calming presence (sorry, Mom!) and I need someone to actually teach me how to do the harder stuff. Even when I get my license, I don't know if I'm ever going to really like having to drive. The independence factor is obviously nice, and I know I'll make for a cautious driver, at the very least... but I'm certainly not at the point where I can relax at all. I'm such a stickler for rules, and I feel like I don't know nearly enough of them with this. I guess I'll have to go back to taking some private lessons this month. Wish me luck.
Have a great Thursday!