Valentine's day was a week ago, but the feelings from that day are still lasting.
Isn't it weird that we have a day dedicated to forcing us to express our love for one another? I typically don't enjoy this holiday, because to me it has become a huge marketing campaign. But this year I decided "what the heck?!" by feeling all the emotions that Valentine's day brings, and I thought I would spice things up by wearing a dress.
And if you know me, I never wear dresses.
I feel like it might sound strange to say, but dresses typically make me feel uncomfortable. There is something about them that make me feel restricted. Like I can't sit how I want without be cautious of showing too much. I typically have to layer it with something to make sure I don't get cold. And it's an item that people expect me to wear because I am a girl. All these reasons, and more, had held me back before. But I decided to break those lies and walk in freedom by wearing a dress I feel comfortable in.
However because this feels so new to me, I knew that hunting down a dress would take some time. And after a few hours of walking around Buffalo Exchange to find the perfect dress, I finally found the one. It was a beautiful wrap dress (the kind of dress that I have had my eyes on for a while) stylized on one of the mannequins placed in the store. Originally the dress did have bell-shaped sleeves and was a little loose around my waist. But I had a specific vision for this dress and decided to take it in to be tailored. And man, oh man...why haven't I ever been to the tailor before?!? Granted it did cost a bit, but it was so worth it. Tailoring your items is such an amazing option to have that perfect thrift find become even more amazing. And as you can in the pictures above, I am very stoked about this dress.
I think now I have found a new love for dresses and I am glad Valentine's day has rekindled my passion for them.
Dress: Buffalo Exchange // Jacket: Friend Swap // Shoes: Cotton On