"I wished people still dressed like that..."
-An old man in a Dr.'s office when he saw my dress
I definitely felt playful in this outfit. I have really fallen in love with Texas over the last year, I don't know why or how, but it happened. My sister hates Texas with a passion, but I am really fond of it. I have friends there. Family there. My favorite pickles are manufactured in Texas. (Okay, I know, that's random.) And so, that's that.
I was super happy to find a cowgirl hat at a trading post last time I was up in Ruidoso NM and it goes quite well with several of my dresses.
The dress was purchased at Kohls on a killer clearance. I think I paid only two dollars because I had Kohls cash. It is a Lauren Conrad dress and I love her vintage-style designs. But, I never buy her stuff because of the price. Sales and Kohls cash saved the day! This dress fabric is intriguing because it has a fading effect towards the hem. I usually like to purchase clothes when I know there is not a fabric out there I can buy to make something similar.
But, as always, the dress was way too short so I added lace on the end. It works so well!
I had to rummage underneath the clearance rack to find the matching belt for this dress. Some of the dresses had belts and others had lost them. Fortunately. I found the one that was the same size and color as my dress so I scooped it up!
My favorite detail of the dress is not the belt however, its the cut-out back. Love the detail.
Blessings to you!