WHAT I WORE | Shifty Lady

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One of my favorite parts of blogging is looking through my archives with a nostalgic sigh. Those were the good ol’ days, weren’t they? I think to myself. Ah, remember when I used to wear short, full skirts all the time? Ah, yes. Memories.

It’s fun to document personal fashion in this digital age. With just a click of the button, I’m taken on a whirlwind tour through personal trends I’ve enjoyed through the past four(plus!) years. I have a feeling this time next year I will remember how I obsessed over the shift dress in 2011. But seriously, I stalk online store inventories for the cutest sleeveless dresses of them all.

When you think about it, sleeveless shift dresses are really quite perfect. For starters, they’re awfully forgiving for any figure. Also, you can wear them just as they are on hot Summer days, throw a jacket or cardigan on for added warmth, or layer turtlenecks or interesting collared shirts underneath. I’m sure the options don’t end there. But yes. I think it is a love affair I shall diligently document for all the world to see. :)

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O U T F I T   D E T A I L S :

dress: thrifted (also worn here) | blouse: thrifted (also worn here)
tights: unknown | shoes: ASOS | hair extentions: Head Kandy

photos by Phil

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20 Responses

  1. Oh yes – I am such a fan of shift dresses! I love the long sleeved blouse you paired it with; you look gorgeous!
    x
    Lost in the Haze

  2. Oh my goodness, I LOVE these photos! Also the outfit… but, seriously, THE PHOTOS!

  3. Katrina says:

    You look utterly wonderful in this shift dress xo

  4. You look Dazzling Mandi!!!
    Anna

  5. Wow I love this look and you look so different with your hair that way.
    Nicolette xo
    http://archieandtherug.blogspot.com/

  6. Meanz says:

    Love your shift dress and how you layered it. I need to find more to wear! I think I might have only one and I don’t know where it is!

  7. Joy says:

    you look amazing here. so quirky and fantastic all at once.

  8. jodi says:

    So cute! I love looking back over my outfits too…although sometimes I do wonder what I was thinking :)

  9. Arielle says:

    You look cute in the glasses and plaid jumper! That bakery shop is too cool :)
    -Arielle
    http://www.humblepievintage.com

  10. Shannon says:

    You look darling! Love the shirt dress, and really love your shoes.
    xo,
    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

  11. Brandi says:

    love the dress!!!

  12. Katie says:

    I’m with you! Shift dresses are just the best. Versatile and flattering and cute as a button – what’s not to love?! I love this outfit on you :)
    Katie x

  13. Marie says:

    I adore that jumper, and you have totally convinced me to wear my gray tights with my little brown retro shoes. Merci!
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

  14. anastasia says:

    Ya look so cuuute in glasses!!!
    anastasia

  15. Jupe says:

    I am in LOVE with this outfit! The pattern mixing, the colours, the plaid, those shoes, your sweet face…girl, you have done yourself good.
    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

  16. steffy says:

    wow your hair looks amazzzzing and i love the shoes, the dress, the glasses, all of it. everything! perfection!
    Steffys Pros and Cons

  17. Kailey says:

    This is just too lovely! ^^

  18. It is interesting to look back through people’s old blog fashion posts from time to time. I really love the personality in these shots!!

  19. Zymeth Blues says:

    Awww.. You looked so pretty and innocent here. And those glasses are to die for! =) Would love to wear something like that on a date with my honey. Hihi!