Socially Awkward Penguin
About the dress: Oh my goodness friends, I'm in love with this dress! It's from Retrolicious and was sold at ModCloth (it sold out during their super sale earlier this, by others and myself) but can be found at current retail price on the Folter/Retrolicious site HERE. This is the first of two dresses that I'll be showcasing over the next month that I'm in the minority with, as so many women read this dress as a "holiday" dress. It has polar bears and penguins on it, and since it's winter-y I'm sure it would make a good holiday dress. But I saw it as a straight up winter dress with the polar print. And, with the pinks and whites and the print being kind of subtle, I think it would be easy to wear in the summer without being too eccentric!
I need to do a second on the fit...as it's possibly one of my favorite Retrolicious fits. I think I own another dress like it, and it's just so flattering and comfortable! Though this is a vintage reproduction dress, it's on the shorter side so it doesn't feel as vintage as other dresses and I think it can pass for a modern dress (depending on styling). But I was watching Mad Men or something that had 60s fashion in it recently and I recognized the asymmetrical line above the breasts with buttons and got excited to mentally piece another clothing item from my closet in an appropriate and historical context.
Style details: The head scarf is from Forever 21, the cardigan is Old Navy, again the dress is Retrolicious, the penguin brooch (that matches perfectly!!!) is Erstwilder, and the shoes are Nine West!
Motivational: It's almost March!!! I said this in the beginning of February, but I think it's time to say it again: it's not too late to make this year be the kind of year you want it to be. So many New Year's resolutions fall by the wayside within the first few weeks, when in reality 52 weeks is a long time. I won't say this EVERY month, but reality is that right now you can totally still get on track with any goals that are specific to this 2016 year.
Music time! I was actually stumped for a moment trying to figure out what song to name this post after and I punched into Spotify "penguin" and a Bloodhound Gang song came up called "Socially Awkward Penguin." The title made me laugh and because I remembered loving the band in high school, I clicked on it. The song is from their most recent album, which was in 2015. I 100% lost track of the Bloodhound Gang and had no clue they were still making music! I gave some of their other songs a listen and I dig the new album (Hard Off) so far! This album reminds me more of Blink 182 (but sillier) then I remembered them sounding like. As a (reformed) music snob and punk lover, I spent a good portion of my life pretending to hate Blink 182, but I'm too old and exhausted for that sh*t so let the record state that I actually kind of like Blink 182. This means that the Bloodhound Gang reminding me of them on their latest album is a technical compliment, haha. Here's the silly song if you want to listen: