21 May 2012
every year around this time i begin to mourn the loss of my jeans. which is funny because i don't consider myself one of those people that loves their jeans, turns out, i do. also it turns out that i really love them. i want to always wear them. always. but at the same time i am not a fan of over heating and dc in the summer equals overheating when wearing jeans. it is stupid hot here. stupid hot.
which leads me to the summer dress search. i've a few in my closet that have lasted me for forever but mostly i find that my tastes change on a yearly basis when it comes to dresses. this is frustrating because i find myself wanting to spend a cool five thousand dollars on light and airy swathes of cloth when my budget is approximately thirty seven.
this year i want tunics and relatively shapeless. also, apparently, navy. done am i with those elastic cinched waists* and belts**. though if eastern market this weekend was any indication of what is to come i'm in the minority because everyone was wearing a big ol' giant belt with their skimpy little summer dress. oh dc, why, WHY?
MADEWELL / VINCE / ZARA / ALEXANDER WANG
* i am fully aware that the madewell dress has an elastic cinched waist, i'm giving myself one, old habits die hard
** i've never really liked the super wide belts with dresses even when they were super popular ... three years ago