Last night, I was picking through my wardrobe looking for things that I haven’t worn in a while. In my travels, I turned up a white halter-neck dress that is a part of my Marilyn Monroe costume. I spent quite a bit of money on it, and I felt immediately regretful that I haven’t worn it more often. I sat on the floor for quite some time, staring at the dress in front of me and thinking, “There really aren’t that many ways that you can wear a Marilyn Monroe dress in everyday life”.
And then I set out to prove myself wrong.
I read an article earlier in the week on Yes and Yes about Wearing Everything All the Time. I wanted to share this article with you guys because it succintly set out some ideas that I have been trying to get across for ages. There is no point having a gorgeous wardrobe filled with special pieces if you only wear a handful of them on a regular basis. I make a point of not really having ‘special occasion’ clothing, and trying to work every article into my wardrobe into my regular outfit rotation. This article explores ways to wear your fancier gear in an everyday context, and nixing common excuses for not doing this. I adore this article and I urge you all to read it.
Anyway, in the wake of that article, I decided to make my Marilyn dress work for every day. I absolutely love this outfit:
I am wearing:
– White Marilyn Monroe dress from Costume Box costumes.
– Red Sequinned beret from Sportsgirl
– Red cardigan from Cotton On
– Red star earrings (gifted)
– Amethyst ring
– Red and white gingam heels from Scooter.
I am so pleased with how this outfit turned out. On my shopping trip this morning, I got so many comments and compliments. It has given me a real boost, and I think I will be getting a lot of wear out of this dress over summer.
I want to buy a massive crinoline petticoat to wear with this. As it stands now, the skirt is very full and swishy, and is perfect for twirling:
I love it.
What do you think?