Outfit: Melting in the Dark

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After weeks and weeks of terribly cold weather, Chicago finally had a little relief this weekend.  I woke up on Saturday morning to the warmest temperature so far this year, and instead of dreading my weekly shoot, I couldn’t wait to be outside in the sunshine.

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It was truly a joy to take these pictures.  The sun was so warm that I didn’t mind slipping off my wool coat and frolicking through the gardens of a nearby mansion.  It was such a different feeling from the last time I wore this dress, which was at my company’s holiday party at the beginning of December.  Back then, I had to wear thick tights and carry around an emergency cardigan, but this time, I think would have even been perfectly happy going barefoot!

I do want to point out that this is one of those outfits that I wore specifically for a shoot.  A lot of the time, the clothes I wear to a shoot are ones that I’ll be wearing for the rest of the day.  There are a few reasons I do that, chief among them being my horrible laziness, but with the weather behaving the way it was this weekend, I just had to put on something that captured that springtime feeling.

I ended up wearing two other outfits that day, actually!  Normally, I pick out something in the morning and wear it all day long, but Saturday was full of events that called for lots of costume changes.  Shortly after taking these pictures, I buttoned myself into one of my favorite Emily & Fin dresses for my aunt’s birthday party, and later in the evening, I put on a little hot pink number to go dancing with my boyfriend.  The sole constant was my hairstyle.  In fact, the curls held up so well the next day that I was able to do a little Brigitte Bardot ‘do!  Maybe I’ll do a tutorial on that soon.

What about you–do you often change your clothes throughout the day, or do you wear one outfit from day to night?

Dress: old, Delia’s

Booties: old, Seychelles

Bracelet: ModCloth (This bracelet is perfect for ladies with smaller wrists, like me.  FINALLY, something that won’t slip right off my hand!)

 

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20 thoughts on “Outfit: Melting in the Dark

  1. You look like an angel with those soft curls in your hair and that lovely sheer white dress. You really are a dream! Sooo beautiful.
    I do change my outfits during the day, quite a lot actually. I have clothes that I only wear at home (comfy and quite ugly clothes)
    The bracelet is beautiful and goes brilliantly with the rest of the outfit.
    Much love,
    Mona

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    1. Thank you so much, Mona!! I wish I could wear it all the time, but it’s back to winter in Chicago, I’m afraid. Speaking of comfy/ugly clothes, I’m wearing some right now! Tattered old shirts and sweats are the best, aren’t they?

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  2. I’m so glad you guys are getting some sunshine! I’m definitely ready for spring to come this year. Your dress is absolutely beautiful, and I love your whole look! 🙂
    -Lauren

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  3. Oh what a lovely dress, Devinne! It would have been perfect for Valentine’s Day, if you were going somewhere fancy or so. But, really, it’s perfect for all occasion to me—which is why I don’t understand why you had to change to go to a birthday party and dancing.

    Personally, I really prefer fashion/personal style bloggers to take photos of clothes they do wear on a daily basis—or for special occasion, when it arises—you know, so that the post will seem less staged. Authenticity is number one! That being said, I have been guilty of wearing something simply for a post myself. It’s for various reasons, mostly comfort, really :’)

    Alive as Always

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    1. I think it’s nice to document both “everyday” outfits as well as those that are worn only for shoots. I LOVE playing dress up, and the blog is a great way for me to do that! So I don’t think that’s being inauthentic–it’s me having fun in something I might not have an occasion to wear otherwise.

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  4. That dress makes you look like a sprite or a fairy! It feels so ephemeral. I’m pretty similar to you in that what an outfit I post on my blog is something I was planning on wearing that day anyway, but on the weekends I often change outfits depending on what I’m doing that day! Although I do feel like I always have to wear something “dressier” (like literally, a dress or skirt) that seems more worthy of a blog post. I have more casual outfits without dresses but they don’t seem as interesting to photograph!

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    1. Thank you very much! That’s exactly how I felt in it. I definitely understand the feeling that you “should” wear something more dressy for blog photos, but at the same time, it’s just more fun to twirl around in skirts and dresses! Once in a blue moon, I’ll wear my jeans for a shoot, but I absolutely have a preference. 🙂

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