I Used To Be Cool

There was once a time in my life when I could have been accurately described as a hipster. I had, and regularly used, a record player. I drank Pabst. I wore ironic T-shirts (my favorite was one with a picture of Mount St. Helens erupting that was captioned "Volcanic Panic!") and Sauconys. But those days are over.

So it was with some befuddlement that I contemplated today's Style Me April prompt, "We're So Brooklyn." I literally have no idea what this could possibly represent, but I know enough to know that it signifies a certain sort of hipness that I no longer possess.

This is OK, though; much as I feel like an old person sometimes for not recognizing the names of "cool" bands, I am generally all right with not being hip. In fact, it is kind of easier this way. I don't have to worry about keeping up with anything, because I am so far behind to begin with.

Instead, I chose to take on yesterday's prompt of "Flirty Florals" by modeling this terrific dress I have for sale in my Etsy shop. I strongly suspect this is a housedress, but I have no problem wearing it out in public and neither should you. I added a floral necklace to compound the floral theme, and a teal belt to bring out the blue accents in the dress. And I hope you are proud of me for not reaching for my ivory cardigan! It was tough, believe me.

Today's look made me think I should do a separate post about other uses for the fabric sashes that come with dresses ... I use them for other stuff all the time. They're like a secret weapon.

Can I just say, too, how happy I am to be entering that season when I can wear an easy-fitting dress, cardigan and shoes — and nothing else? (OK, I'm wearing underwear ... but you know what I mean.)

Brown cardigan: ModCloth, gift
Pink butterfly print dress: Vintage, for sale in my shop
Teal bow belt: Thrifted
Cream and tan Mary Jane pumps: Antonio Melani, thrifted
Total cost to me: About $18


  1. Very pretty! I always fall for the florals ~
    If there was ever a point when I was cool, I missed it. Maybe I haven't entered that phase yet.


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