One of the greatest Christmas gifts I received this year was a Visa gift card from my mom, with a note that read, “Please buy something that you’ve had your eye on…”

To me, the instructions were clear – I was to buy something extravagant. This gift card was not to be used for bills or food shopping or for anything even remotely resembling practical. If I even dared venture towards a cleaning implement or a petrol station, the card would self-destruct. It was supposed to be used to spoil myself. Hmmmmm….challenge accepted!

Pleats on Pleats - The Dressed Aesthetic

Pleats on Pleats - The Dressed Aesthetic
Outfit planned using Dressed for iPhone

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Pleats on Pleats - The Dressed Aesthetic
I love this dress so much, it might make me explode into glitter…

Now, like most of you probably have, I have a wish list a mile long with endless beauties bookmarked, saved to gaze longingly at on lazy Sunday mornings. The same way we all look forward to that far off day when money is no object and all of the pretties can be mine. But, the minute I spied this dress, with its soft turquoise hue and pleats on top of pleats, I knew she was the perfect way to follow instructions and spoil myself. And then she arrived and fit like a dream, which is how I always rationalize when a vintage dress was meant to be…

I think the greatest gift you can give anyone is the opportunity to step back from all of the rules and responsibilities and just indulge in something for themselves, be it a weekend away on a deserted beach, an afternoon at the spa, or a dress so full of details and intricacies that you can’t help but stop in all of your daily franticness to marvel at her beauty.

How have you been spoiling yourself lately?

 

xoxo

 

Outfit Details:
Dress: Adored Vintage (similar vintage herehere or similar modern)
Handbag: Gift from my mom (similar here & here)
Shoes: Poetic License via Modcloth (in gold here or similar here & here)
Belt: Alannah Hill (similar)

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