I really haven't even meant to wear dresses as tops so often this summer, but you won't see me complaining. I have an abundance of dresses and a pretty decent collection of skirts, but my closet is seriously lacking in the shirt department. Seeing as my cash flow isn't that great at the moment (how great are unpaid internships and cellphone/car bills, am I right?), I have to improvise for the time being. Fortunately, the dresses as tops thing is kind of my specialty. This red Modcloth dress is still one of my favorite pieces that I own, and it's just so versatile. It paired perfectly with this skirt, another thrift find from a couple of weekends ago. I can already tell I'll get a ton of use of this skirt seeing is it's a wonderful silhouette and an easy color to pair with anything. Versatile, easy pieces for summer are my jam.
I wore this the Friday before last to spend time with my brother, sister-in-law, and nephew. Leaving my family in Illinois (another brother, sister-in-law, two nieces, and a nephew) was seriously tough in May, and while I miss all of them like crazy, it's been really nice to get to spend time with my family here now. We'll all be going out to dinner this weekend for my birthday (which is next Thursday), and I'm pretty pumped to celebrate. I mean, I'm mostly excited to get to go to Disneyland on my actual birthday since I haven't been in a year and a half (despite living in the same city), but I'd say that's pretty understandable.
The night I wore this, I also hung out with my friend to watch The Wire, and I'm happy to report that I FINALLY finished the series. I probably started it about three years ago and having been watching it on and off since then. It's an amazing show, but it moves a little slowly and it definitely requires full attention to really appreciate it, so I've always taken breaks to watch other things. I can't even pretend like finishing it isn't something I'm really proud of, because this is a big moment for me. This means I can now be that person who makes everyone else feel bad that they haven't watched The Wire. You know the ones. So everyone in my life can look forward to that from now on.
Dress (worn as top): Modcloth
Skirt: Forever 21, thrifted
Belt, ring: c/o Born Pretty