About this dress: This Bernie Dexter dress was released about a year ago, in late 2014 or early 2015 (I forget exactly...) and it became one of those instant classics and favorites of the pinup world. I nearly got it, like a billion times, but then different things would be on better sale or the Magic of Mary Blair collection via Pinup Girl Clothing dropped, and though I really wanted this dress, it kept hovering around just outside the priority wish lists. I feel like some Bernie dresses are selling quicker than usual and not being restocked as much and being discontinued (anyone else notice that or is it just me?). Because Unique Vintage had a site wide Black Friday sale, AND it was the last Bernie dress they are currently selling in XS (my size), I decided to take the plunge because I'd be heartbroken if I never got this dress. I'm sad about UV only starting at size smalls now too, as they dropped SO many amazing Bernie dresses over the past few months, but none are in my size. #sad
I think this is a classic and all seasons dress. The oranges make it summery and cheerful, sure, but the black with white polka dots are not only summery but also good for winter too. Plus fruit is never a bad spring print, and with so much of the color orange it can be a good fall print too. As I've been talking about winterizing my wardrobe a bit lately, a dress like this is worth mentioning as it's multi-seasons. I decided to do polka dots on polka dots, but reverse colors with my cardigan.
About the pieces: The cardigan and necklace are from H&M, the lizard brooch is from Erstwilder, the purse is Kate Spade, and the shoes are Nine West. Since I just spoke of Denver being deceiving in regards to winter weather, the behind the scenes with this post is that I took this photoset about two weeks ago when the snow was melting but it was 50 degrees out (and dropping as it was close to dusk). I was wasn't shivering too much in these photos, haha!
Positivity/motivational segment: Maybe because I encountered a lot of young death in my life while I was still young, but ever since I was a teenager I would get annoyed when people would act like there was all the time in the world to do things. I get that sometimes you have to let the cards fall and weight for good opportunities, but sometimes when you don't plan on things it's easy to never do thing. One of my friends recently posted this article that uses unique graphs and charts to demonstrate how time isn't what we think it is. It somewhat corroborates the point I've been trying to make, for like...ever, but the specifics used are slightly different. Here it is if you want to take a gander. So much about starting a new year is about aesthetic or superficial goals, so here's something to counteract that white noise and is food for thought about how to change from within. Please be safe this long weekend too, chickens! (I have one more post coming at ya before 2016 begins).
Music meets blog post segment: I love, love, LOVE the band R.E.M. I think they're amongst the most classic and timeless bands to come out of the past 30 years and their music catalog is endlessly full of radio hits and deep tracks that are hypnotizing. I'm actually surprised I have yet to name a song after an R.E.M. tune, in part because of how many songs they have, but also because they're probably a top 20 favorite band of mine. "Orange Crush" was a hella appropriate blog post title for this orange dress, no??
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