hope you all are doing great! i’m really excited about these photos because they are some of my very favorite that i’ve done for the blog. delaney and i went somewhere we’d never gone and explored long hunter state park for this day of shooting, and got up extra early to see the beautiful morning light. i was really excited to show you this easy, pretty dress in hue-of-the-moment blush.
i had a crush on this frock for a long time before finally snagging it on sale. i was really excited about it because for me, dresses are one of the easiest and most versatile things for me to style. i love that this dress has an easy swing shape, the pretty cutout in the back, and, honestly, a sleeve. it may not seem that important, but a dress with a sleeve can be more versatile than one that’s sleeveless; you don’t have to worry about your arms or a tan, it’s more modest for any kind of occasion when you might not want to go bare-armed, but you still get the femininity and comfort that comes with wearing dresses. i chose to dress this up more girly to do something a little different, but i think this baby will look adorable with a denim vest and flat boots or sandals, too.
one of the reasons why i really liked this dress was i was pretty sure it would be flattering on. the neckline and sleeves are different, but the shape is really similar to the for love and lemons dress i wore a few months ago; the shapelessness and swingy silhouette make me look a little taller. if you have a garment that you really love and feel confident in, or feel that it is especially flattering on you, try to identify what makes it so and look for items with a similar cut. ask a friend for help because their perspective is often more accurate (we are all so hard on ourselves!). this will help you choose the right items for your body and keep you from feeling discouraged when you’re shopping. you can also try going the opposite way and identify the items that you know don’t work great on you, and avoid them. for example, i tend to avoid anything with a drop-waist because it brings your eye down and draws attention to my (lack of) height. this doesn’t help you identify the good stuff, but it can help you avoid having a dressing room meltdown because none of the items you tried work.
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