seriously, who do i think i am with all these stripes? i have no explanation other than: this is what i'm into right now.
my fantasy regarding this dress is that some large-ish party would be thrown in my honor, for once, not at my own bidding, and i would appear in this dress and someone would hand me a bouquet of balloons (visual aid below) and i would be gracious and all, "oh! my! for ME??" then i would twirl around, letting the skirt flare up (modestly, unlike the Flashing Incident of My Birthday Party 2006, *ahemjustinmeredithkristin*), and then pause gracefully while everyone moves in closer for hugs. general merriment ensues.
i've had this dress for 3+ years and this scenario has never come to fruition. so here's to keeping the hope alive.
dress + belt: Kohl's; shoes: BCBGirls.
perhaps there will be a summer version. who knows? the month of may is extremely busy, including a move out of DC and into statim temporalis, eliminating my fancy kitchen studio. so. yes. you just never know what one good bird is gonna throw atcha.