This photo is twenty years old. My son is only about six weeks old here and I am 27. I was still carrying unwanted pregnancy weight but I remember that I loved these clothing pieces, a blue broomstick skirt and a white peasant style blouse. More than the love of my clothing though, this photo is a visual reminder (not that I need one) of how precious my son is to me and how in some ways he will always be my baby. I have promised never to call him that in public.
Amazingly it also seems right to belt the waist in this case and so far I am tolerating it. Another feature of this dress which is an unusual choice for me is the collar. But the dress fits well and the belt loops are actually in the right spot and the collar is away from my neck where it would normally irritate me because of the open buttons. Given the fit and that fact that I just darn well like it, I might be able to forgive the wrinkles and lint. I think that if I can find some coloured leggings I could have fun with this.
I haven't mentioned anything about the shoes yet, but they are also a recent find at my favourite consignment shop. I adore mary-janes and have many variations on that style. With a regular width toe and narrow heel I have difficulties keeping shoes on my feet so I favour boots or shoes with straps, breaking that rule of not chopping up the leg line . The shoes are Hush Puppies and very comfortable, with a bit of white stitching detail on them and a wedge heel. I like a cute shoe that I could potentially run in and these meet the criteria, so I'm linking up to Sheila's Shoe Shine