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Aspirations Are Possibilities

Certain clothes seem as aspirational as the posters we like to hang on our walls...well, I actually do hang my prettiest dresses on my walls--I like watching the light catch sequins on party dresses I barely get an excuse to wear and a breeze from an open window making a vintage prom dress dance in a way it hasn't been allowed to do in years. It certainly saves me the price of framing things and gives my clothes another use for when they're not being worn. Other times though aspiration comes in the clothes we put in our closets and wear on our backs--dressing for the job we want or perhaps the life we want. When I apply a coat of red lipstick I'm not just accessorizing my face, I'm smearing the war paint of femme fatales that have smoldered at me through the silver screen--they promised that when I dress for adventure that adventure would find me and if I follow their lead, when it does I will be a woman to be reckoned with and remembered. And a longer skirt immediately affects the way I carry myself; those few extra inches usually neglected seem to whisper against my knees of ladylike poise and the allure of hints and secrets...

Outfit details:
vintage Coach purse

8 comments:

Katie Easter said...

I love this skirt! Your nail and lip color pop off the black so well. Looks like it'd be Audrey Hepburn approved :)

meredith said...

This is such a beautiful post. I love how thoughtful you are about your outfits. Clothes definitely have a way of making a person feel closer to someone they admire. A little, sometimes intimidating, red lipstick always makes me feel closer to the days of Ava Gardner and Hollywood glamour.

samlovesmakeup said...

Oh my gosh, you look stunning! So lovely and chic and Audrey Hepburn-like. ADORE IT. And your writing is beautiful as well. You're always a great source of inspiration to me, sartorially and otherwise!

- Samantha
http://samlovesmakeup.wordpress.com

My Hideaway said...

Love the vintage silhouette. A lot of petite girls think they can't wear longer skirts, but you are proving them wrong! :)

Natasha Atkerson said...

I LOVE your skirt! So vintage cute!
Natasha
A Modest Fashion Blog:
www.natashaatkerson.blogspot.com

Mini Me Style said...

I love the idea of hanging dresses on the wall! That top is incredible, and the scenery is just beautiful.

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pigsy said...

lovely post