Friday, July 7, 2017

Terrarium

Tara Starlet Brigitte Dress in Tara's Terrarium Remix Vintage Shoes Picasso Sandal in Brown Suede

I know I wasn't gone for too long but: I'm back!!!  It's not really a frequent thing, but sometimes an unplanned/unexpected outfit blogging break is exactly what I need.  It's when I find myself excited to pick up my camera again that I know it's time to get back to the grind.  And I'm pretty sure this gorgeous dress was the inspiration behind it!

Tara Starlet Brigitte Dress in Tara's Terrarium Remix Vintage Shoes Picasso Sandal in Brown Suede

Tara Starlet Brigitte Dress in Tara's Terrarium Remix Vintage Shoes Picasso Sandal in Brown Suede

Tara Starlet Brigitte Dress in Tara's Terrarium Remix Vintage Shoes Picasso Sandal in Brown Suede

Tara Starlet Brigitte Dress in Tara's Terrarium Remix Vintage Shoes Picasso Sandal in Brown Suede

Tara Starlet Brigitte Dress in Tara's Terrarium Remix Vintage Shoes Picasso Sandal in Brown Suede

Dress- Tara Starlet (no longer available)
Shoes- Remix Vintage Shoes
Lipstick- c/o Besame Cosmetics in Portrait Pink

I hate to be a tease but this Tara Starlet dress is no longer in production.  In fact, Tara Starlet closed up shop for good last year.  It's such a shame because their clothing was adorable and impeccably made.  This Brigitte dress features a stretchy ruffle neckline that can be worn on or off the shoulder, spaghetti straps for added support, fitted bodice, a-line skirt with a ruffle hem, and a long side zippered closure.  This terrarium print is my absolute favorite and I feel like it's perfect for summer.  While you won't be able to find this dress in store anymore, I have seen them pop up on eBay from time to time.  It took me a little while to find mine but it was worth the wait!

I think one of the reasons for my brief blogging break is not feeling inspired by my closet.  It may or may not be totally obvious, but I feel like the "pinup" style is becoming less and less of my everyday routine.  Don't get me wrong, I still love my circle skirts and my vintage treasures!  I just don't feel as attached to the aesthetic as I once was.  To be honest: having a face full of makeup and hair perfectly set to go along with my outfit everyday is exhausting!  So I've been experimenting with different hairstyles and outfits that just aren't as "fussy" as my usual (like the one I've featured today).  There will still be days where I want to be totally done, but I'm not chaining myself to the aesthetic.  After all, this is a personal style blog and I've gone through many changes since I started almost seven years ago!

xoxo

Ashley

3 comments:

  1. I totally feel you. I have days where I stare at my dressing room full of beautiful clothes but feel totally uninspired and end up throwing on jeans and a tshirt or a casual dress. It's hard work trying to maintain such a high maintenance style on a daily basis and it often sends me in the complete opposite direction.
    This dress looks stunning on you btw - I wish I'd bagged one before they disappeared!

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  2. You look lovely Ashley! I was so sad when tara starlet announced it was closing for good. This dress is beautiful on you :)

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  3. I've been feeling the same way lately with my look. The main reason I've stuck with my current look for so long because I still haven't lost my baby weight and a lot of my old clothes don't fit (pants, shirts, pencil skirts) and I feel like the pin up look is a great way to hide my flaws. But I do miss more classic and profession looks and I miss wearing form fitting darker clothing. I'm finally on my way to lose the baby weight that I've held onto for the past 6 years and I'm excited to mix up my style again! I'm excited to see your fashion evolve through the next year.

    Also, good luck on your interview!!!

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