Top: Banana Republic, found at Crossroads
Dress: Forever 21
Shoes: thrifted vintage
I was thinking the other day that I should try wearing some of my older, “lazy day” Forever 21 jersey dresses as jumpers. This one in particular seemed like it would work well because its fabric isn’t quite as clingy as that of my other jersey dresses.
I considered wearing a floral top underneath, but then I thought maybe I could make this ruffled top work. The ruffles cascade all the way down the front, and I wasn’t sure if they would cooperate with being stuffed under the dress and pulled out a bit on top. But I really liked the final result! The trim on the top is an “is it black or is it navy?” shade, so I figured if I wore navy shoes it would make the trim seem more navy and less black...and thus less reminiscent of Halloween.
I visited Natasha and Mike in Santa Monica today, which meant I had to drive through downtown Los Angeles. L.A. may be sprawling and smoggy and not particulary romantic, but the tall buildings and palm trees and bridges in the downtown area can be sort of beautiful, especially around sunset, so I felt like taking the photo below as I was driving home.