This dress is both old and new. I bought it about two years ago, excited because I had wanted it for such a long time. It was a bit snug but I made it work. It collected dust in my closet until after Bianca was born. In a postpartum depressive state, I hastily sold it because it wasn't even close to zipping up at the time. I regretted that decision ever since. I scoured the internet for months until I found a used one in a size up. It was a miracle! This one is a little loose but I'm just happy to have it back in my closet. I'll never take this dress for granted again!
Shoes- Chelsea Crew (similar)
Tights- Forever 21
I was really hesitant to post these pictures for a very specific reason: I'm wearing tights. It's unfortunate and absolutely creepy, but almost every outfit I post on my blog that includes tights ends up on tight fetish websites. It's actually something I've been dealing with for years but I've never mentioned here. To be honest, it makes me feel violated when someone uses my photos without my permission on a non fashion blog or site (even if they credit the source). It makes it a million times worse when it's on a fetish site. I hate that I have to think twice about posting certain outfits because of the idea of my pictures being stolen from me and used for disgusting things. Because I'm involved in such a positive blogging community, I often forget that the internet can be a really dark and scary place.
I had to write this post in advance because yesterday was Bianca's first birthday party. I'll write a separate post about it once I get the pictures back, but I can say that I've never worked so hard on anything for anyone before. She was worth it! Although she won't remember, I'll have the memories and she'll see the photos that were taken. She deserved a special first birthday and I hope she enjoyed it as much as we did.