One of my favorite things and simultaneously most frustrating things about my wardrobe is how things can hide. Garments tuck themselves into corners and no matter how much I wear them, they still manage to slip from my memory. But, on the plus, flipping through the racks means I get to rediscover them and fall in love all over again. This Trashy Diva dress and I shared exactly that moment this morning. Gone but not forgotten, with her French Quarter print and sounds of jazz swirling from her skirts. Our eyes met across a crowded wardrobe and with a slow smile, we found each other again, for the first time.

I know this dress is on many a ladies’ ISO, and I can see why. The print is everything – vibrant and muted at the same time, speaking to the bustling clash of cultures that New Orleans is known for. In my few trips to New Orleans over the years, I have to say it’s one of my favorite cities. The food, the music, the culture. And I always pop in and pay a visit to Trashy Diva, cause what girl can resist racks and racks of beautiful dresses? Not this gal…

The French Quarter - The Dressed Aesthetic

The French Quarter - The Dressed Aesthetic
Outfit styled using Dressed for iPhone

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It has been a full on week and there’s another full on half to go. We’re running an intensive course, which means lectures and labs and a lot of students streaming through the door. It’s been great so far and we have a really awesome batch of students, but it requires 100% focus 100% of the time (which is mathematically impossible in a career that requires you to focus on 20 things at once).

So, I’m charging into the fray today, both guns and scenic print blazing. If clothing can give you strength, I’m going to need this dress to work overtime today…

 

 

xoxo

Outfit Details:
Dress: Trashy Diva (similar here, here & here)
Bolero: Unique Vintage (similar here & here)
Necklace: Gift (similar)
Belt: Pinup Girl Clothing (similar)
Vintage Hatbox (as a handbag): Beleza Vintage (similar here & here)
Shoes: Miss L Fire via Modcloth (similar here & here)

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