I’m a huge Little House on the Prairie fan, so much so that I can (and do) make casual references to it in my everyday life. A friend got married? Well then, that’s the perfect time to mention how Laura Ingalls was a badass and told that Almanzo fool that she wasn’t going to marry him unless he found her a pastor who wouldn’t make her vow to obey him. My hair? Inspired by Laura’s passage into adulthood. According to her, big girls pinned up their hair. And they did it like this.
In all seriousness, I’ve been seeing a few bloggers here and there doing the milkmaid thing, and I think it’s super cute. It’s casual and easy when you get the hang of it, but it certainly looks like it took some effort. Since I have layers, I had to try a few techniques before I found one that worked for me. (I used Keiko Lynn’s tutorial in case you’re interested in trying it yourself!)
For some reason, this dress frustrates the hell out of me. I know it looks simple, but I always have a hard time figuring out how I want to style it. The color tends to clash–badly–with the rest of my closet, so I think the key here is to keep all the accessories simple and the hair polished. In the past, I’ve tried to do too much with the dress (think viciously floral tights, gladiator sandals, bib necklaces, etc.), and the whole outfit turns out overwhelming. Stone gray sandals and a little bag are all it needs. Well, that and a little Moxie!
Dress: old, ModCloth
Necklace: Stitch Fix
Bag: old, Ollie & Nic