What I Wore Today: 09/02/2013 (Looking Like a Picnic)

Picnic Outfit: Ruche blue gingham dress, vintage jellies, leopard horsehair skinny belt

I wore this gingham dress on Labor Day to celebrate the end of summer. The blue gingham always makes me think of Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, but Ryan's reaction to the dress was that I looked like a picnic blanket. "But in a good way," he promised.

I just read Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates, which is this wonderful novel about Marilyn Monroe, and I think reading about her put me in the mood to wear a wiggle dress. Although my hourglass body type is best suited to sexy, fitted silhouettes, I am usually drawn to a more boyish, gamine look. But, on occasion, a girl still wants to get her wiggle on.

FIY, that's not a real tattoo; it's just something I drew on myself. I'm digging trying out temporary tattoos lately to get an idea of what a real tattoo would look like.

Picnic Outfit: Ruche blue gingham dress, vintage jellies, leopard horsehair skinny belt
Picnic Outfit: Ruche blue gingham dress, vintage jellies, leopard horsehair skinny belt
Picnic Outfit: Ruche blue gingham dress, vintage jellies, leopard horsehair skinny belt
Picnic Outfit: Ruche blue gingham dress, vintage jellies, leopard horsehair skinny belt
Picnic Outfit: Ruche blue gingham dress, vintage jellies, leopard horsehair skinny belt
Picnic Outfit: Ruche blue gingham dress, vintage jellies, leopard horsehair skinny belt
Picnic Outfit: Ruche blue gingham dress, vintage jellies, leopard horsehair skinny belt

Blue gingham wiggle dress - Ruche

Leopard horsehair skinny belt - Anthropologie

Vintage jellies - thrifted

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