I'd sort of forgotten about this dress! I didn't like how it looked on me for a long time. The proportions seemed "off" somehow, and though I've worn it a couple of times before on the blog (here and here), I always had to style it with another layer. But now I really like this particular styling. Funny how time can change your perspective (and how true that is for so many different things).
In other news, I'm leaving for NYC today! I really need to just get out of this town for a little while, and even though it's only for a long weekend, I'll take anything I can get! I've actually been really gun-shy about going back to NY under any circumstances; not only do I have some bad memories from when I lived there, but because my ex-boyfriend still lives in the area (not to mention his new girlfriend...), there's kind of a negative connotation with that, too. But I realized that I can't allow those things control how I choose to live my life. I can't let the bad stuff from my past continue to have such a huge effect on what I decide to do in my future. So I am determined to enjoy myself (I'm meeting up with a few blogger friends, as well as some friends from college that I haven't seen in a long time), and I'm determined to think very seriously about the possibility of moving back to the area. It's obviously where I need to be, it's where I have connections, friends and unfinished business. It's going to take me a while to feel financially-secure enough to make actual plans, but as long as I'm moving towards a goal, I think that's what's important.
My Sweet Art Dress: ModCloth (no longer available)
BAIT Spectators: ModCloth (on sale!)
Cupcake ring: Claytime Designs UK
Sunglasses: ModCloth (free w/purchase)
White belt: eBay
Have a nice Thursday!