About a month ago, I started living alone for the first time in my life. I quickly learned that there are many perks to this arrangement, including waking/sleeping whenever I so desire, cleaning at my discretion, and, perhaps most importantly, not needing to be dressed.
I spend quite a lot of time in my apartment in various states of undress, which is exactly why I wanted to do an extravagant post like this one. I had been perusing my dresses and realized I’d already worn most of them for a post (sometimes more), until I came to this breathtaking, 1920s-style salmon gown.
Ten years ago, for a high school dance, I bought this dress for about $60 at the local Charlotte Russe. Can you believe it? That store is the very last place I’d ever think to purchase something like this.
Since that dance, I’ve worn it as many times as possible, most notably for the Yule Ball my Quidditch team hosted during college. In those ten years, the dress has survived remarkably well. No holes, no missing beads, just a few little stains here and there that can easily be removed at the cleaners’.
I wanted to do something special for the dress that had already done so much for me, so I shot at a nearby mansion. It’s normally in use for weddings, but I went during a weekday so I could make full use of the decorative gardens. Even though I clearly need to learn how to use light, I’m still very happy with how the pictures turned out. It felt almost like a fairy tale to take them!
What is the most beloved item of clothing you own?
Earrings: old, ModCloth
Dress: old, Charlotte Russe
Shoes: old, Seychelles