pleasant surprise.

I have a very special occasion coming up at the end of this next week and I needed a dress that would be cute, fun, and summery without being super expensive or overly formal. I went to all of my usual places and had no luck whatsoever. As I was about to give up and do some shoe shopping instead, I happened upon Abercrombie. I can’t tell you the last time I’d been in that store … I’d smelled it plenty of times, that’s for sure, it’s cologne creeps down the halls of the mall like a stalker, but I hadn’t been in that store in at least 10 years, I swear. So as I walked by, something caught my eye (surprising considering the low light levels in that place). What I found among the teeny-weeny shorty shorts and brightly colored polo shirts took me by surprise …

All of these surprisingly adorable dresses were totally affordable as well – what a pleasant surprise! I left with a smile on my face and a really nice dress (that actually fit!) at a more-than-acceptable price. I even had some money left over to buy some shoes. With so many similar but fun dress options, can you guess which one I picked?

style file: st. vincent.

Went to see St. Vincent the other night. Annie was amazing and a bit bizarre, just my type of person. She was rocking some really awesome black leather shorts with an embellished black blouse. Totally rad. Made me think about the power of the leather accent – can really add a bad-ass element to an outfit that could have otherwise been a little too innocent.