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March 20th, the first day of Spring.
Or as Atlanta seems to have it right now, the resurgence of winter. Oi! Seriously, it was sunny in the upper 70s just a few days ago and then the temperatures suddenly plummeted to the point that I’m currently typing this shivering like a maraca in a fur coat at a local Panera. I feel like my teeth are chattering in time with the music…
Anyways, let’s think of warmer times and brighter days! I’ve never been a fan of floral prints or pastels, so spring fashions have always boggled me. When shopping amongst an array of hydrangea printed skirts and bright yellow sundresses, I tend to stand dumbfounded at what to do with the brightly coloured frocks. Should I wear them? Can I take a Photoshop desaturate tool to them?
I’ll admit, I’m a dark colour girl (there’s a reason black will always be classic). But in addition to the dark jewel tones, I like (and look best in) forest tones. Earthy hues like greens, browns, rusts, and any other colour that might make one think that I am, in fact, an elf.
I stumbled across this pristine piece at Bebe before they closed all of their brick and mortar stores (still sad about that as they were one of the few stores that fit my odd body proportions. I’m one of those types that has to try things on first rather than buying blindly online, hoping it fits, and having to deal with returns. I’ll have to learn to get over that as online purchases seems to be the way most commerce is going).
While perusing through the racks, I saw a long piece of pale olive green fabric nestled in between the loud and/or pastel prints. My elven heart was immediately drawn to it and its silken feel. I tried it on, wrestled with the price, walked away for an hour to decide if I really wanted, decided I did, went bought, and smiled about it all the way home.
I wore it the next day while out visiting friends at one of Atlanta’s anime conventions, Momocon. I got stopped quite a few times by folks thinking it was a costume or just oggling over it’s formal, but casual vibe. A friend was kind enough to snap some photos outside by the 1996 Olympic Ring statue (or “incognito Stargate” as I like to call it).