Sunday, February 7, 2010

rule breaker

There are a few dresses in my vintage collection that are a bit over the top; that is to say,  I don't feel like I can wear them just anywhere even though I adore them.  But maybe I could?  It's funny, the set of personal "rules" you put on yourself and your style.  For example, I classify this dress as a "daytime" dress because of it's Prairie girl meets Alice in Wonderland feel.  I would also probably never wear it to work. Not that I wouldn't be able to pull it off but I like to feel at least 95% confident in what I am wearing at any given time (the 5% is often inevitable and may include:  bad hair day, wrinkled clothing, breaking in new shoes, or just the occasional bad mood).
 

I think I've gotten braver in recent years and my tastes are generally more eccentric than they were when I was in my teens.  I've embraced wearing tights with peeptoed shoes - I've also been known to mix brown and black in the same outfit (breaking the "black plus brown make a frown" rule. I know...quel rebel!)  So, what about you?  What are some of the fashion rules you have placed on yourself? And what's at the edge of your fashion comfort zone?

dress: vintage 
shoes: UO
bracelet: gift

15 comments:

Q's Daydream said...

that dress is adorable! i think when it comes to breaking fashion rules mine are a lot like yours. brown and black together, tights with open toes....

Q's Daydream said...

oh yes, and white all year long! :o)

reckless daughter said...

ooo! yes! that's totally one of mine ;)

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

That dress is adorable! I've definitely gotten more adventurous as I've gotten older. Though now sometimes I worry about looking really young instead of my age b/c of silly/fun clothes.

Vagabondiana said...

beautiful post.

Tatiana Landim said...

adorable dress!

Faux Naif said...

you always have the best vintage dresses.

hurrah for breaking fashion rules! i don't really have that many... skinny pants and heels are a sure no for me, but that's just because they give me carrot legs... i also staunchly refuse to wear ugg boots or leggings as pants. i don't think i'll ever break those rules, heh.

Penny Lane said...

what a dreamy dress!! I am so envious! you look fabulous ^^
(BTW, "the holiday"'s cottage was built in two weeks! can you believe it?)
PL ♥

Hannah Sadie said...

I love the dress! But I know what you mean about not wearing it out...there are a couple of pieces in my closet that I absolutely adore but am not brave enough to take beyond the mirror in my room haha.

Kyra said...

i love your dress, so beautiful... ;)

hannah & landon said...

adorable dress! i've never been one to follow fashion rules and was unaware that black + brown = frown until i overheard a couple discussing my shoe + stocking combo on the metro! the only rules worth following in fashion are your own. xo

reckless daughter said...

^ I couldn't agree more!

indigotangerine said...

such a ridiculously cute dress. I feel like you should be peeking out the window of a dutch windmill.
-indigo

hannah & landon said...

adorable dress! i've never been one to follow fashion rules and was unaware that black + brown = frown until i overheard a couple discussing my shoe + stocking combo on the metro! the only rules worth following in fashion are your own. xo

Q's Daydream said...

that dress is adorable! i think when it comes to breaking fashion rules mine are a lot like yours. brown and black together, tights with open toes....

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