|Welcome back, old friend!|
|Selfie from that ill-fated night in late December! I'm also celebrating my recent recovery of this dotted dress.|
Being reunited with this dress also reminds me that my partner has some pretty damn good taste. He picked this out as a gift for me on my 25th birthday, and I immediately fell in love (with the dress—loving him began long, long ago & did not hinge on his excellent gift-giving abilities!). The form-fitting nature of the dress reminded him of our favorite Mad Men seductress Joan Holloway, and with her as my inspiration, I found the confidence to rock a sleeker silhouette than I usually choose. K. had the foresight to purchase the dress in two sizes in order to ensure that I could choose the best possible fit, and it felt like an important moment when I chose to go with the one that fit much more snugly on my curves. But when it came down to it, I had to ask myself, as any self-respecting femme must, at least once in her life, WWJD—what would Joan do? The answer was clear, and I've never regretted my decision.
Denim jacket: Gap Factory (similar)
Necklace: Queens Metal
Bag: thrifted (winter 2012)
Boots: thrifted (Fashionista Vintage & Variety)