Ok hiiiiiiiiiiiiii, I'm back from my Holiday Hiatus! I didn't even really mean to take one, but I always get hit with a little end-of-year ennui around Christmas and I just went with it. Plus, I was eating non-stop from beignets to gumbo to po-boys and taking photos of anything but food seemed like a nightmare idea in the midst of it.
While I was away, I learned that my hometown has some pretty decent to stellar street art happening. My mom actually took me around to all of them because she knew all of them! Isn't she a peach? I knew I wanted to come back with something as feminine and vibrant as this dress, and thanks to mom - I found it.
I have dubbed this dress from Tidebuy as "Victorian Vintage". It's the ruffled collar and sleeves married with the butted up single-breasted top that really stands out to not just make this dress feel retro, but almost antique. It's also crazy soft and velvet-y, and heavy in the best way. You guys know by now - I love clothing that has some heft to it. It assures me of quality and makes it feel more real almost. Like I'm wearing something subtantial and thought out. I'm not prepared to give up my florals, even in winter - so I am very much in love with these flowers that are practically exploding out from the dark background of the dress. I love all the detail work in the flowers too, you can see each petal, leaf, and stem. I'm just mad for all the motifs present here, and very excited I finally have one winter appropriate garment in my closet. Expect to see this on repeat.