Hello from the east coast! While I do important work things (or rather, take advantage of a business trip to goof off in New York), I'm having a few of my very favorite and most stylish blogger friends fill in for me. Today, I'm incredibly excited to introduce you to Devinne of Mox and Socks. I first discovered Devinne through her Instagram, and ever since, I've been a major fan of her perfect collection of dresses, adorable dog, and witty writing. Enjoy getting to know her, and be sure to check out her blog!
Sometimes, in the coldest, most bitter depths of winter, I think back on my ancestors and wonder why they had to settle in Chicago. Why didn't they head a little further south, to a part of the country where the wind and ice don't conspire to make you too miserable and defeated to leave your apartment? Sure, I could always move, but I have so many friends and family here that it would be heartbreaking, so I stick it out every December, January, February, March, and April.
And then spring arrives. I'll be walking Moxie, and all of a sudden, daffodils burst out of the grass, apple blossoms explode like fireworks, and everything around us turns a magical shade of green. It's always a shock, but it's a very pleasant one. The arrival of spring means so much: long hours in the park doing nothing, finding excuses to run errands just so I can be outdoors, and wearing my favorite clothes.
At my core, I really prefer to dress simply, so when the weather's nice enough to allow bare shoulders and legs, I just put on a dress and some shoes and call it a day! I thrifted this dress back in November, but no matter how I tried to layer it, it was way too thin to wear during the winter. I suspect I'm going to get a lot of wear out of it in the coming months, though!
Already I've worn it on two occasions--both on the same day, but still! I first wore it out to meet and have dinner with my boyfriend's sisters, and then we drove straight to a surprise party right after. I got a lot of compliments on it, but really, I have to give credit to Spring. Thanks for letting me wear it!
Dress: thriftedShoes: old, Seychelles