Listening to: Jolene- The White Stripes (Live)
Today me and Chris are going to enjoy a VERY lazy day at home relaxing after a hard day at work (in which I forgot to release my shifts to be paid next week- oh) and the weekend. Friday night we went out for a curry (which for the first time in my life I couldn't finish) and drinks with friends. It was a fantastic night (up until a bit of drama from an argument which I still have no real idea of what happened) but resulted in me getting home at 5am. My parents went away at 6:30am so I stayed up and regretted it all of yesterday. I was in a bit of a mild doze all day.
After buying those wedge sneakers in my previous post which I wouldn't usually wear (but have worn pretty much all week) I felt like trying a few other items I wouldn't usually try.
I used to hate halternecks- like seriously hate them anywhere near my body. I was convinced (quite rightly too) that they emphasised my chest and as such made it look bigger and generally get oogled by men more often. I never bought or wore one since I turned 12 (which is the time i started to develop a chest and was an uncomfortable 34C). I even hated bikini tops and refused to go uncover out of the water.
This all changed meeting my new mint dress.
Floating around Camden at the weekend my boyfriend once again pointed out a beautiful array of pin-up style dresses- and in particular 3 or 4 halter necks. (Its important to note he was NOT shopping for himself and does know my fear of halternecks but also knows how I like the style). Before I could pull him away the kind stall holder had reached for the dress were were staring at most fondly (in the size I needed) and was forcing me into it. Once it was on I had to have it (and thought if i really hated the halter neck I could just remove it).
This is Chris and me- exhausted after our day trip in London- out for his cousins birthday drinks (other than me being the sober one there was many sore heads the next day).
Bag: River Island
I love the dress- the way it compliments my curves, and gingham print, and the fullness of the skirt.
Maybe I've been ever-so-slightly converted. There is something about the way pin-up clothing is cut that is almost modest across the chest. Is it possible that I might like halternecks? maybe I should branch out a bit more and try a few of these examples. Such as this leopard dress, or this tiki dress, or the red number.
If any of my family is reading this- I particularly like the blue dress.