Lord, I love dresses. You don’t have to think you just slip it on with the right accessories and go. I am not exaggerating when I say that 99% of my wardrobe is made up of dresses. The majority of the dresses are vintage (20+ years old), some which are custom made from Ghana or the Democratic Republic of Congo or things that just catch my eye in random stores. These are some of the dresses I love, I have to shop my closet more often!
I bought this dress from The Limited in River Oaks Mall in Illinois right when I got back from Singapore. It is so simple, but when paired with a necklace I purchased from Cha-Cha Boutique in Bloomington, Indiana and shoes from F21 it was the perfect early fall office outfit.
I love this dress. A couple months ago, I gained about 40 pounds and could not fit in to this dress. But now that I am half way to my weight goals this dress is practically falling off. I got it made in Kinshasa-Congo out of some cloth I found in a Samedi Market. It was the first 5 yards of cloths I purchased in the DRC. It has criss-cross back which I love. Here I am wearing it in Puerto Rico for my friend’s birthday celebration.
I love DC. Mostly because it is a city of sexy lounges. There has been a recent explosion of roof-top lounges which makes me feel like really cool 20 something in the city. Here I am wearing my newest dress during a night at the Donavan Hotel in DC. It is a pink five tiered dress that I got on sale from H&M. It is not sold in stores any more. But I have never gotten so many compliments on one dress before. I paired it with some diamond studs, a costume pearl necklace from Eastern Market in DC and some black patented leather platform heels.
My newest vintage dress. It was my mothers dress. It is so amazing but I am not sure of the designer because the tag is gone. I wore it to my sorority convention in Los Angeles in September 2010.
My line sister (Someone who went through a greek letter organization membership take with me) went to India in the Summer of 2009. She asked if any one wanted anything and of course I asked for a saree. I went to a tailor and got my measurements and sent them to her. She sent me the saree and I made sure to save it for a special event. I wore it to my 2010 graduate school prom. So elegant. I need more! I wish I didn’t pick such a safe color. My next saree is going to be epic.
My sister came to visit me in DC this past October to see the Drake Concert at DAR Constitutional Hall. Excuse my closed eyes, it was bright outside. During the morning we went to Eastern Market to vintage shop and explore a new neighborhood. I got this dress from H&M. The necklace from F21 and the boots for $15 dollars the winter of 2009 at Shoe Carnival.
Trust me this isn’t even a sampling of the dresses I own. Hopefully I will have more events during my last month in DC. But of course you will be the first to know about it!