Sundae Best

When I was young, I remember very vividly the dresses that were saved for a special occasion. The dresses that lay tucked towards the back of the wardrobe, to brought out on holidays, when the day took on a certain reverence. My favorites were always my Easter dresses. Usually some combination of velvet and tulle, those dresses really epitomized the concept of Sunday Best.

It’s funny, as the ingredients that made up a dress saved for Easter are still the very ingredients I look for in a dress today. Plush velvet and floral appliqué. Full tulle skirts and bows and shiny patent leather Mary Janes. And these aren’t the makings of the dresses that are tucked towards the back of the wardrobe, tulle quivering with excitement, waiting expectantly for that special occasion. These are the dresses I now reach for on a Monday. For a Thursday dinner out with the Mister. Because why let those dresses lay dormant, when they were clearly meant to be worn and loved?

Sundae Best - The Dressed Aesthetic

Sundae Best - The Dressed Aesthetic
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I dashed out of the house this morning, resplendent in my Monday Best, and I had to pop into the shops on my way to work to pick up cupcakes for a celebratory morning tea. After I skirted through the aisles and waited in line to check out, lost in my own thoughts, the woman in front of me interrupted, “I don’t know how you’re not freezing, but you look amazing! Like something out of Alice and Wonderland.”

I sometimes forget that my Monday garb is probably reserved for the rest of the world on special occasions and that my normal is a bit to the left of most other people’s wardrobes. I smiled and thanked her, as she grinned and discreetly pointed over my shoulder, where two little girls, blonde curls tumbling, were peeking out from behind their mother, gawking. Whether it was the shoes, the crinoline, or the fact that it was nowhere near Easter, I’ll never know, but I winked at them and skipped merrily off to work.

And I have to admit, it put a little spring in my ice-cream sundae clad step today.

Have a great week lovelies!

 

xoxo

 

{By the way, have you entered my GreaterGoodsVintage giveaway yet?? Full details can be found here.}

 

Outfit Details:
Dress: Vintage, from She Loves Dresses (similar modern here & here
or vintage here, here, here & here)
Collar: Mimco, Gift (similar herehere & here)
Bag: Forever New (similar herehere & here)
Shoes: Shoe Bakery

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6 comments on Sundae Best

  • char

    I was asked last week if I actually own any “normal” clothes. I guess the answer is no. Once, I did used to keep all of my pretty clothes to special occasions, but I hated wearing jeans and tops every day like some kind of weird zombie fashion victim. I decided that I could only spend my money on shoes and clothes which made me happy if I actually wore them instead of hiding them away in the wardrobe waiting for a “what if” situation to arise.

    • kara@dressedapp.net (author)

      Haha – I’m right there with you! People always ask me that and my first thought it, “What is normal anyway?” If it’s what everyone else is wearing that season, count me out. I can’t imagine you in jeans! Actually…I can sort of picture the two of us in jeans in some weird alternate reality horror movie. 😉 I love that you wear what makes you happy – and you look awesome daily! xxx

    • Caterina Elisabetta Pilato

      You are brilliant. Life’s too short for clones. Kara’s wonderful blog makes me so happy and so desiring to be so svelte so I too can wear all those beautiful original vintage.

      It’s people like you that make the world a happier place.

      Here here.

      • The Dressed Aesthetic (author)

        My love, you absolutely CAN wear all of the beautiful vintage. Trust me – you deserve all of the beautiful things. Thanks for dropping by and always being so lovely! xx

  • Silvia

    So cute! My favorite outfit to date. Love the pink, the style, the shoes…wow! 🙂

    • kara@dressedapp.net (author)

      Awww thank you so much!! That really means a lot to me…I have to say, I felt pretty amazing all day wearing it, which is always the sign of a favorite outfit! 😉 xxx

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