None of us ever want to admit we have a type. No matter how much our friends say we’re predictable, we want to believe that we’re all open minded and never shallow enough as to gravitate towards a formulaic list of characteristics. And yet, when you look back at your track record, chances are there is an inevitable pattern…

Although it took me awhile to get to a place where I felt comfortable enough to admit this, I definitely have a type. And I’m not talking about tall, dark, and handsome. I’m talking about border prints, glitter, and fit and flare. And I have to say, this outfit is one of those rare trifecta moments that hits all the right buttons and leaves me weak in the knees.

When I first spied this stunning dress at Butch Wax Vintage – made from a covetable California Hand Print – I was on a self-imposed spending ban (they can last anywhere from a few weeks to a few minutes, but the intention is always good). Usually I remain strong willed and kick myself later when the one-of-a-kind garment has been snapped up by another discerning vintage huntress. And yet, weeks later, spending ban lifted, there she still sat, miraculously still available. Fate intervened and she zipped straight across the US and into my hot little hands. Clearly we were simply meant to be….

Just My Type - The Dressed Aesthetic

Just My Type - The Dressed Aesthetic
Outfit styled using Dressed for iPhone

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I also make no secret about my love for novelty bags. The quirkier the better, I simply can’t resist the charm of a fruit-shaped bag or a vintage basket with velvet trim. Which is why I have been lusting after pretty much every handbag Mary Frances has ever made. She suits my aesthetic perfectly, because I feel she has a “more-is-more” mentality (hey, I can relate). And I could literally drown in her selection of bejeweled, beaded, bewitching novelty bags.

Although it was nearly impossible to narrow it down, I was instantly smitten with this typewriter bag. Although my natural tendency is to go towards more toward fruit-themed purses, I decided to go a bit against type (or a bit for it, as the case may be…) I loved the beaded frame, the scroll of paper, the bejeweled keys, hinting of stories yet to be written. There is just something about the care and attention to detail that goes into a work of art. Be it a painting, performance, a concerto. Or a perfect hand printed vintage dress paired with a glittery hand-beaded evening bag.

Hey, every gal has her type….

 

 

xoxo

Outfit Details:
Dress: Butch Wax Vintage (similar modern or vintage here, here & here)
Belt: Alannah Hill (similar)
Handbag: Mary Frances
Shoes: Betsey Johnson

Lip Color: Ruby Woo

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