Tangled Up in Plaid
Behind the dress: Lately I've been feeling plaid more and more. Plaid never really goes out of style, so I've been investing in some plaid staples. I LOVE green, so when my favorite dress designer, Bernie Dexter, put this piece on SUPER SALE in her eBay store towards the end of 2015 I more than couldn't resist. It's the Chelsea style, which in my opinion runs a little bit large in the bust and arm pit area (XS is as small as Bernies go so I can't size down). It's not awful, especially with cardigans, but in my humble opinion this style of hers runs the largest. I'm overall very happy with this dress however; I also got it with two floral halters that I thought I was more excited about, but I think this one if my favorite of the trio.
Styling details: It's hardly a secret now that purple and green are both my favorite colors as well as my favorite color combination! I paired this dress with my Banana Republic cardigan, Erstwilder hippo brooch, mixed prints a bit with my Kate Spade polka dot bag, and my new purple-ish BCBG Max Azria pumps via DSW.
Positivity Time: When a bunch of international shootings happened towards the end of 2015, I tried to be upbeat (as much as one can) about the situation because I had read that there were certain biases about the world at large...meaning only the bad shit gets reported and the world is in fact becoming safer and better. I know it's hard to believe, because perception is everything, but I finally found (one of) the articles that breaks down the ways the world is improving that most people don't even realize. It covers everything from violent deaths, to hunger, to intelligence and how they're improving. Read about it HERE if you wanna feel good about life.
Music o'clock: "Tangled Up in Plaid" is a Queen of the Stone Age song, and that seemed fitting for this blog post, no? Admittedly, Queens of the Stone Age are a band I'm aware of and like, but don't know every last thing about them or several of their songs. Funny story though, as one of my friends 4 years ago tried to get me to go out while my health was crashing because Queens of the Stone Age was playing a secret show somewhere in Denver. Though I'm not a mega fan, I thought that'd be cool so I was tempted to go out. At the last minute I decided stay in, and I'm glad I did as my friend had incredibly bad intel and the Queens of the Stone Age were NOT playing in Denver. Within a year later, I was going to go see Megadeth and Motorhead on the same bill and this same friend texted me the day of to say that Motorhead had to bail out of the show because Lemmy lost his voice. I didn't believe him because of said Queens of the Stone Age incident, but within 20 minutes I heard the news on the radio confirming my friend's scoop. I was bummed...and even more so because I had never seen Motorhead live...and now I never will. I was pretty sad to hear about Lemmy's passing last week. Though I'm talking about Queens of the Stone Age in this post, it's hard not to interject Motorhead because of my friend always hearing things about bands in town and being right some of the time but not the rest of the time. I wish he was wrong on the latter account! And may Lemmy rest!
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