Drawing a Blank

Is there anything more evocative of a blank canvas than a plain white shirtdress? (Besides, you know, an actual blank canvas…) Honestly, I do not know that there is. I mean, I’m no artist (just ask my unrecognizable stick figures), but I do find myself simultaneously inspired and overwhelmed whenever I am confronted with something so full of possibilities as a clean, white, shirtdress.

As a professed over-thinker, such a multitude of options usually leaves me totally dumbfounded. My instinct is to try on literally everything I own to make sure I picked the perfect pairing. But rather than let myself drown in a sea of “what if” and “how about that?”, I try and embrace the artist buried deep (deep) inside and remember to keep it clean and simple. So I grab my new favorite accessory (the bandana, a girl and cowboy’s best friend), throw on a pair of sandals and boom I am good to go. And while I may not be a work of art, I like to think those with an eye for these kinds of things would approve of how I took my blank canvas and made it my own.

Dress: Target x Who What Wear

Bandana: Madewell

Heels: Circus by Sam Edelman

Earrings: Gorjana

Stark Raving Mod

When it comes to fashion, I can get a bit obsessed with new new new. New trends, new ideas, new…clothes; it’s easy to go a bit overboard. But sometimes, I like to step off that crazy carousel and take little trip back in time instead.

There is nothing like dipping your toe into the mod fashions of the 60s that makes a girl want to throw on a mini skirt, chop her hair into a pixie cut and do the mashed potato. Don’t worry, only 2 out of those 3 things are likely to happen…but I must say this dress does give me a definite Far Out vibe. And hey, it is always a gas to have a little blast from the past. So perhaps I will forgo the new for just a bit and instead focus on the vintage (aka old, but a nicer way to say it). But if you see me walking around with a flower crown in my hair sporting a crop top and bell bottoms…well, let it be, I’m probably just at some festival or something. What can I say? I was born to be wild.

Dress: Milly c/o Byrd Designer Consignment (Similar)

Necklace: BCBG (Similar 1, Similar 2)

Sunglasses: LOFT

Wedges: Steve Madden