Happy Wednesday everyone! I'm excited to finally show you this fantastic dress I found at Forever 21 a few weeks back. It's unlike anything else I own so I was looking forward to featuring it here. This was one of those purchases that happened because I stumbled across a silhouette I'd never tried and just wanted to see how it looked. Obviously I was happily surprised at how cute this dress looked so it came home with me! I love the retro late 60s/early 70s feel it has with the bell sleeves and square neckline. (If you want to find a true vintage version of this look, I found this adorable vintage 60s dress on Etsy and a vintage 60s pattern to make a similar dress.)
This dress is also super comfortable because of the loose - but not too loose - empire waistline. I tend to stay away from empire waistlines these days since I wore them in high school when those empire waist tunic tops were popular. It wasn't that flattering and it can make people look a little pregnant. However, the cut of this dress is perfect on me. For its debut I paired it with some white heeled sandals and a vintage ring from the collection of stuff I got from Great Grandma.
dress: forever 21 | shoes: bongo - kmart | ring: vintage from great grandma
Making this post just made me want to wear this dress again ASAP because it's so flow-y and vintage-y and comfortable. I didn't realize how difficult eating with bell sleeves was. It was a struggle to keep my sleeves non-pizza'd during dinner. It's worth it though!
I hope you guys are having a fantastic middle of your week!