I have this vintage red dress that I have absolutely no idea what to do with. And before you read on, yes. This isn’t a deep thought provoking post on my feelings or where I am going. Its simply a post on what am I going to do with this dress while the CD “stockings by the fire” that I bought from Starbucks is playing in the background (I’m a sucker for christmas songs even when its not christmas).
Anyway, I bought this dress from ebay way back when I was on my ebay-kick. Its a lovely dress. Well preserved. Maybe a tiny spot on the back which you can’t even see unless you have like super bright lights or something designed to look for each and every flaw (which I do not possess because well, I have enough flaws and pointing them out doesn’t help!). Anyway, the model had white go-go boots and really nice long legs when she modeled this dress. The problems is that a) i have no go-go boots b) my legs are ugly, short and stumpy. And I’m not going to a 70s costume party anytime soon. I want to incorporate this into my daily wardrobe somehow. The question is how? I also have a feeling that when I go back to the hospital, I’m going to go back to wearing my usual boring uniform of slacks and a button down shirt (ok, fine, button down shirts uniform normally only last for like the 3 or 4 days after I return from Singapore where my mom has dutifully ironed everything (she irons everything including underwear!) but after I’ve done my laundry, I don’t wear button down shirts anymore because I _can_not_iron) or nice sweater or plain t-shirt that under not-so-close inspection can be passed off as looking professional (esp in the hot hot summers of Chicago!)
Anyway, I want to keep this dress. Its so red and so who I wanted to be when I was a kid (except I was fat and short and only wore jeans with t-shirt when I wasn’t in my school blue uniform). Help?