Dress: Glimmer Ankita Dress - Size M
Shoes: Steve Madden Seeri Sandals
"It's okay it's your right, come on and take a chance...Everybody come together. Free." - Cat Power
I realize the Glimmer Ankita Dress is not for everyone, but it's MY style and totally worth $200 to ME. I find it so frustrating that people think a frou-frou, structured, Stepford wife dress is worth $200 (remember the Mullany Dress frenzy? If you don't, just Google it, every blogger and her sister bought that dress) or some plain black pumps with red bottoms are worth $500, but not the type of things I like. People can blog about that shit and the masses eat it up with a spoon. Not one single comment judging them for spending that much money on material goods. Oh, didn't you know? Those pieces are "classic" and "timeless", dahling.
I love the style and spirit of the 70's. I love free-flowing dresses in hippie-inspired patterns, and The Glimmer Ankita Dress is the epitome of this style. I don't give a shit if Mrs. Roper would wear it or if it's a "OMG muumuu." I love it, and I chose to spend the money I earned wasting away in a desk chair on making it mine. If it helps, think of it as my version of the Mullany Dress. In my world of long haired freaky people, this is a classic, timeless dress.
I'm sure many of you think I'm crazy for so passionately defending a dress, but like I said, it's about more than a dress. It's about choices and our rights as individuals to make whatever choices we damn well please without having to hear judgment from others. Why do they care so much? Maybe because condemning someone else for their choices makes them feel better about their own.
You want to spend $200 on a dress that sucks in your waist, pumps up your boobs, and makes your ass look like you could bounce a quarter off of it? Knock yourself out. I'm not going to call you out on false advertising. You want to live a super structured life, never deviating off course, never making a mistake, and always doing the right thing? You'll find no judgment here. As for me, I'm going to wear my muumuu's, make mistakes, pick myself back up again, and taste everything life has to offer. I don't need to put others down to validate my life choices. I like my life just like my dresses - free, flowy, and with enough room for everybody.
Cat Power - Free