#flashbackfriday // merrill field

Looking back on these old outfit posts can be such a crazy memory jog.  I remember I was driving around with my dad in his truck this day and we had stopped by his airplane for some reason and I asked him to stop for a sec so I could do my outfit photos.  It was still pretty cold out and I remember being super careful walking on the ice in my crazy heels to get the shot above.  My dad waited in the truck with the heat blasting while I did my weirdo outfit photo thing and then we went about our day.  Also, for whatever reason I had the most perfect bangs in 2009-2010 and I cannot for the life of me figure out how to get them back.  Every time I see photos from this era I'm like, "WHAT DARK MAGIC DID YOU CONJURE, GIRL?" and you'd think I'd have the answer because it was me, damnit, but no.  My perfect fringe will forever live in the past.

Merrill Field 3/20/10

Do you guys ever buy something thinking, "oh man, I love this! It's perfect!" and then you get home and you're like, "I have no clue how to wear this..."? I bought a black bodycon dress with lace sleeves back on black friday thinking how I had wanted one for a while, but it turned out that it was just a little bit too big so unless I get it altered, it doesn't really fit just right and makes me feel uncomfortable. But! A couple nights ago I decided to try and layer it underneath other dresses and it was like a whole new universe opened up before my very eyes. I want to wear it every day now with all my other dresses. I love how the lace just makes any frilly dress just a little bit edgy. Amazing! When I got this rainbow dress from the Delightful Dozen swap, I just knew I had to wear it with my lace bodycon dress.

It's funny how one little thing can totally spruce up your wardrobe, or make you see your wardrobe in a whole new light. I like that it's getting warm enough now to wear bare legs without people thinking I'm totally crazy. Okay, I realize most of you would consider below 40 degrees "crazy," but I feel spring in the air, people! The eau de printemps is slight, but by jove, it's there, I say! Look! Dry pavement!

Dry pavement means greater latitude in my footwear choices! The days of wearing snow-practical shoes are nearly behind! I found these shoes at F21 on sale for like ten bucks.. which wasn't the best part. Best part: they actually fit my feet. What?! Okay, well, they're technically a size and a half too big, but they lace up, which means I can lash them down to my baby feets! I really want a pair of these cute Seychelles, but they are a size and a half too big at their smallest size too, and I'm not willing to spend a hundred bucks to find out if they'll fit. Alas.

dress/modcloth (via JenLovesKev) :: 
lace bodycon dress/lulu e. bebe :: shoes/F21 :: necklace/shop in Kihei