For me, March is a “free” style month.
It’s not quite spring, but not quite winter. I wouldn’t say March welcomes spring. Because in all honesty, on the first day of spring, we could get a massive blizzard. I would know. My birthday is March 16th, and I had many childhood birthday parties ruined by the blizzards of ’93 and ’96 in rural Pennsylvania.
So, back to this concept of “free.” Because March warrants no expectations, I’ve decided that neither does my style. I can dress however-the-heck-I-want.
THE LOOK: Expectation-less & Waiting for Spring
THE SHIRT: Hamilton Shirts, made-to-fit shirt dress
THE EARRINGS: Sammy Davis Vintage
THE NECKLACES: Twitter handle, @sammyd22, by Survival of the Hippest. Pearls, gifted consignment.
THE BRACELETS: One is made from recycled materials, the others are gifted consignment.
THE BELT: Guess, Beacon’s Closet circa 2006
THE TIGHTS: Free gift in my Independent Fashion Bloggers conference goody bag, We Love Colors
THE BIKER SHORTS: The SDV running collection, duh
THE BOOTS: HUGE sale at my local Bon-Ton in Lancaster, PA [the equivalent of a Macy’s for us]. I bought these boughts because I needed something practical rugged and waterproof, but more stylish than my leopard galoshes that I just … can’t keep semi-hating on.
I had to add a back picture, because you can see just how much um, “thigh” I’m showing here. I grabbed lunch with a friend [shout out to Erin E!] in from California, and she was admiring my legs on the street, i.e. literally touching and quite honestly, almost caressing them. A man walked by laughing and gawking. I guess he liked our girl-on-thigh action.
I received this shirt as a free gift back in my big-name-media-job days. It was made to fit as a shirt dress by Hamilton Shirts. They even monogrammed it for me! I feel like such a prep — and I have to admit, I understand how once you go prep … you never go back. It really can be flavorful and fun.