Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Sunglow: ootd

    Sometimes I'm drawn to a dress that is just kind of impossible.  "I really like it, but what would I wear with it?"  Ever ask yourself that?  That sort of thinking used to make me decide against things, but now, I really like the challenge.  I've admired this Sunglow dress from Anthropologie for years on the resale sites, but I've never had the guts to buy it.  Beige?  Fine.  Coral?  Fine.  Teal?  Totally Fine.  Neon Yellow?   Uuuuuuuhhhhhhh.....
    It turned up on ThredUp last year and I had it in my shopping cart for about a week before I gave up.  I saw it in the background of a glossy magazine ad for organic cheese or something and I felt the buyer's regret over not snagging it for a bargain price when I had then chance.  A week later it popped up on ThredUp again and this time I had to buy it.
    It felt like a victory until it arrived and that neon yellow was practically screaming MISTAKE!  I showed it to all the people in my life that I turn to for advice and they either hated it or to spare my feelings asked, "what will you wear with it?"  Starting to lose faith in my ability to spot the potential in a crazy dress like this.  I hung it up on the wall and briefly debated returning it.  But, no, I couldn't.  I really do like the dress, so I knew I could figure out how to wear it.  The solution came and I wanted to share it with you.  
    For a piece like this, it's the neon yellow that really presents the problem.  So my answer to What To Wear With a Crazy Print or Color is  Keep It Simple.  For this outfit I added just two things: Some metallic beaded sandals (I ditched those in order to wade in the water, but I'll post a pic below) and a chunky turquoise ring that matched the teal stripes in the dress.  That's all.  So, if you fall in love with something really bold, don't worry about what you'd wear with it.  Don't wear anything with it.  Stick with neutrals, or small coordinating accents and let the piece speak for itself.

Shop the Look:
Sunglow Dress from Plenty by Tracy Reese.  Find it here in Size 0 for $65 and Size 4P for $49.99 on Ebay and here in Size 2 for $125, Size 12 for $75, and Size 14 for $160 on Poshmark
Summer of Love Turquoise Ring is from my Etsy Shop BlueSunEmporium.etsy.com 






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