Obligatory quick recap: Participating in AcademiChic’s Dress Your Best week. It ended last week but I was about half a week behind, so this post is actually right on schedule. Albeit my own belated schedule.
I’m taking this “Dress Your Best” thing in a slightly different direction. One of my assets (if you can call it that), is that my figure hasn’t really changed in the last 8-10 years. And seeing as I’m only 24, that means I’ve looked pretty similar since I was 14. I’m not particularly well endowed, which I’m more than okay with. I weigh nearly the same as I did in high school, which is impressive considering that I lived on dining hall food for a few years (I think I can thank my switch to vegetarianism for that one). I haven’t gotten any taller, or thankfully, wider.
Today I’m strutting my stuff in a dress that I’ve owned since…I don’t remember. However, I do know that I have had it since before I got my contacts, which was freshman year of high school. To prove this, I’m about to show you a really embarrassing picture of myself from many summers ago (August of 2001) alongside me wearing the dress today. Please, my hair in both looks awful. The “today” picture I can blame on humidity…the “before” picture I suppose I can just blame on being an awkward teen.
From a Cingria 2.0 standpoint, this is a true staple for me, a lasting piece. It’s a nice cut, and I get compliments on it every time I wear it, so I think it’s still going strong. It has retained its colors, probably because I don’t wear it a heckuva lot and don’t need to wash it frequently. Skeptics may be concerned that I haven’t removed it from my rotation after a decade of use, but it’s not really out of style. It’s just summery!
You be the judge, it doesn’t look so bad on me today, right? I was going to accompany it with pearl earrings, to try to make is a little sophisticated, but I dropped my earring back under my dresser and didn’t have time to find it, sigh.
So that’s my asset…being able to wear the same clothes I wore in high school and still having them fit the same way. I just wish the rest of the things I owned back then were nice enough to keep, but those t-shirts I stenciled myself and my bellbottoms just didn’t hold up as well.
Sidenote: Bellbottoms shows up as being misspelled. I thought it was a compound word..what is it? Bell-bottoms? Bell bottoms? Interesting!