Shift dresses are a relatively new sartorial venture for me. For a long time, I was too worried about making sure everything I wore was “flattering” to allow myself to enjoy the relaxed awesomeness of a shift. Being part of the fatshion blogging community has helped me let go of the obsession with looking as small as possible – a goal which was often attained at the expense of truly expressing myself through my personal style.
Gwynnie Bee has also been a big part of this aspect of my personal style growth. Knowing I can wear new things without commitment has led me to be more adventurous with my clothing choices. This perfect springy abstract animal print shift is just one example of something I wouldn’t have ordered without GB, but I ended up loving. I paired it with a sharp shoulder blazer and neutral flats for a casual Friday at work, and it would have transitioned perfectly for weekend drinks if I wasn’t feeling sick that day :/ But hey, I still felt great in my outfit!
Blazer: Kenneth Cole (via Lord & Taylor)
Opaque tights: Hue
“Izabel” flats: Matt Bernson (available in other colors here)
Moto-esque handbag: Cole Haan