Monday, March 12, 2012

irregular patterns

When I'm browsing the racks at the thrift store, I try to keep my eyes peeled for stripes, dots, and other classic prints.  At first glance I thought this was a basic polka-dotted print but upon closer inspection I realized that the spots are totally irregular and random.  Despite this observation, my brain continues to search for a regular, repeatable pattern in the print, even as I'm typing up this post.  I find the tireless efforts of the mind to make sense of the nonsensical amusing and curious; even when we've accepted that some things aren't the way we expected them to be, our brain keeps working to make them fit our preconceived ideas of how they should be.  Or that's the case with this dress, anyways.  And speaking of making it fit the way it should be, I hacked off several inches from the original hem and it made a world of difference in terms of wearability.  I expect that this dress, with its modernized length and ever-so-slightly unusual print, will be a major player in my spring/summer wardrobe.
In an effort to give this blog more depth (and because sometimes there's not much to say about a daily outfit that you can't already tell from the photos), I want to start sharing more about my day.  Nothing too detailed, just maybe a high point and a low point of my day.

High: Leaving work early thanks to a light workload and taking outfit photos after work (as opposed to over my lunch break at high noon).
Low: Working out for the first time in ages and realizing how out of shape I am.
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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

what a differnce some inches off a dress makes i love thrifting and seeing results like these :)

Frannie Pantz said...

This is a great before and after! I got some polka dot dresses from the thrift store this weekend too. Love your double dots today!

Sam said...

Love the mix of dots! Great job on the dress too, it looks so much cuter now! Awesome outfit!

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Celynne said...

I'm not usually big on polka dots, but I really like the randomness of this print. It looks ever so much better shortened too.

Cammila Albertson said...

Girl, I haven't worked out in like three years. You're one up on me. Oh, and your hair is AWESOME and the dress is perfection. So make that THREE up. So there.

fourseasonsonewardrobe said...

The dress is so cute and I like how you mixed it with the polka dot cardigan. The ring is fantastic too! Happy Friday!

Weesha said...

the cardigan and dress look so good together, such a cute outfit!