what I wore : my most "revealing" dress - The Dainty Squid

what I wore : my most "revealing" dress

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

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dress - Solstice c/o Apricity
jean jacket - thrifted
sunglasses - Sienna c/o Moorea Seal
sandals - Lisson c/o Moorea Seal
phone case - In the Garden c/o Moorea Seal

Hey there. Long time, no see... or at least it feels like it. First there was the road trip which despite my best intentions didn't produce any outfit photos. Then I came back to Ohio, which is obviously considerably cooler (literally over 40 degrees cooler) but the humidity this last week has been stifling. The kind of humidity where you're sticky and just gross feeling no matter what you're up to. My days have been me sitting in front of a three fan system I rigged up without pants on at my computer desk. Even like that the humidity was still awful. Craigslist apartment browsing in other cities awful - West not South because I'm pretty sure y'all got it even worse down there.

Luckily the weather gave me a break so I could wear this beautiful new dress from Apricity! I've done a really good job the last few months ridding my closet of things that aren't easy to wear. Dresses that are a bit too short, are hard to style, don't feel casual enough or need ironed. Call it lazy, but I'm just being practical. This dress is a perfect addition to my "new" wardrobe. It's incredibly cozy, doesn't need ironed, and makes it look like I put in more effort than I really did.

It's kind of funny because this dress was actually a little bit out of my comfort zone at first. It's the v-neck! I don't what it is but I have always felt funny showing off cleavage. Looking at these photos I realize it wasn't as revealing as it felt the first time I put it on - like at all. It actually looks so normal in these photos that I'm wondering why I'm even telling you this. Every time I looked down though, it was like "WOAH, BOOBS!"* I felt good in the dress, maybe a bit like I was showing off the girls too much, but being able to see myself gives me the confidence to wear other things I might consider too "revealing". That's one reason I love taking outfit photos.

Hope you're having a lovely, not too humid, week!
xoxo 

*It's the view looking down, it always looks so much more dramatic. Right?!

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23 thoughts

  1. The color of the dress looks great with your hair!

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    1. Thanks! I think so too! Purple hair is always hard to me because I feel like it clashes with so many things.

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  2. you look amazing! you always do. i love your style!

    funny story, last July my fiance and I were in Cleveland for a few days and I actually saw you and of course recognized you right away! I was going to say something but I was too shy too!

    You rocked the v-neck and anything you wear!
    xoxo

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    1. Haha! That's funny! Where'd you see me? You definitely should have said hi, I'm shy too! We could have been shy together! :P

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  3. that dress is magnificent on you! so pretty.
    your new tattoo is lovely!
    and yes, looking down makes it seem much worse (or, ahem, better!) than most items usually are. you looked beautiful!

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    1. Haha, yep - depends on who you are. I think worse, I'm sure Jeff thinks better.

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  4. this v-neck accentuates your tattoos in such a nice way :)

    ... and those pins! so cute!

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  5. Denim jackets forevah! \m/ \m/

    Seriously, I love the easy, casual styling and the color!

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    1. Haha! Yeeeeah, my and my denim jacket are kind of inseparable. I want to be buried in this thing!

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  6. I'm laughing out loud! I TOTALLY know what you mean! I always cover up, but the other day I wore a scoop neck shirt and my boyfriend laughed at me cause he kept catching me looking at my own boobs. Oops!

    Your new tattoo is so pretty - love the colors! :)

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    1. Hahaha! Yep, when they're out I'm constantly glancing down!

      Thank you! :)

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    2. Me too, but I'm not perving, just making sure nothing is popping out where it shouldn't :-o

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  7. I love the peekaboo picture. (Also the outfit, obviously).

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  8. This color is excellent. Mint green everything, please.

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  9. The dress is awesome on you! The V-neck is super pretty with your tattoo (and girls :D )and I guess Jeff doesn't mind a bit more cleavage ;-) I also love the color and the back.

    Sometimes it's all about stepping out of your comfort zone to realise things weren't as bad as you expected ;-)

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  10. Gorgeous dress and hair! I always have the same worry with dresses like that when I look down. Were you able to get the blue dye out, or did you dye over it? (That's what I ended up doing before 😣)

    I empathise with feeling the humid weather. The UK is hotter than average, which is just horrid as we're very humid regardless of our weather. And I'm from Northern Ireland, which is supposedly the worst in the UK with its "temperate monsoon climate" 😢 It's only 23C / 72F, but it just constantly feels sticky. (Looking at Cleveland, I think we are having very similar weather at the moment 😄)

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    1. I bleached (to get rid of roots) then dyed over it. Blue is such a pain to get out so it was still mostly blue!

      Ughhh! Sticky weather is THE worst!

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  11. I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels weird wearing V necks! For the longest time, I was completely flat chested and felt weird wearing V necks and having zero cleavage to show. Now that I actually have boobs, I feel weird showing any cleavage at all! Damned if you do, damned if you don't, I s'pose.

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  12. I love the cut of this dress, especially the back. It really suits you!

    Lou
    naturallybeige.com
    xxx

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