Thursday, June 25, 2009

The Summer Reese Wears Dresses

There was a time in the not-so-distant past that the thought of wearing something that the majority of the population deemed ugly would have sent me into a panic. Not any more. With my 30's came a new-found confidence. Very little actually intimidates me as far as clothing is concerned. (Unless it's seriously immodest- I don't like to go there.)

I've wanted to find some dresses for the summer time; something flowing and airy, not too short (it gets awfully windy here), and low cost. I've dubbed this summer "The Summer That Reese Wears Dresses" but only had two that looked like they belonged outside a church. Today at the BX I decided to have a quick browse to try to expand my selection.

Since I've started a weird patchwork burn/suntan pattern on my shoulders and back, I decided to look for something strapless. Viola!

Sean's comment? "You're not going out in that are you?!"

Kristine's comments? "No comment." (Then she commented.) "You look like you're going to a luau." And: "I'm sitting here in the van. There's no way I'm going to be seen with you in that!."

Actually, as soon as I slipped it over my head in the fitting room I heard my friend Linda say (in her distinctive African-British accent), "I don't like it." She's very honest that way. She doesn't like the color of my hair either. But she loves me.

As for me:
  • Red hair? Bring it on!
  • Pigtails? Bring it on!
  • Wildly unpopular dress that drags the ground and is in a crazy design? Bring it on!

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  1. Okay, as soon as I saw this photo, I laughed. Why do you ask? Because it is so very you!! I love it!! I love how daring you are and how you really don't care what anyone thinks about how you look! I REALLY wish I was more like you in that way. The night you were bored and wanted us to go to St. Vincent's and pick out tacky clothes for each other, I about died!! I could use a big dose of your boldness!!

    In all honesty, I do like it. It looks super cute on you...would I wear it? Not on your life ;) (And, I mean that in a good way!) LOL!


  2. I think it's adorable, Reese! You'd be very popular stateside:) If you've been on my blog today you may have noticed my sis wearing a similar one in the beach trip photos:)

  3. I think it's kind of cute actually! I think you can totally pull it off!

    PS I have to say I wouldn't wear it though. .my boobs are just too big for strapless! hehe

  4. it's perfect.

    i have the same attitude in fashion. i've given my hubby many a scare since i met him. haha. that ain't gonna change either.