I always envy people who are very into one thing. As a bit of a lifelong chameleon, I find something admirable in a person knowing themselves well enough to be able cleave to one specific style, hobby, or way of living without ever changing. I have a coworker whose sense of style is like this…. View Article

Witch Dress

Season: Fall

DRESS – BeachLunchLounge
SANDALS – Vionic
RINGS – Many Hands Trading Company
EARRINGS – Charming Charlie (similar)
HANDBAG – StyleWe (similar)

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I always envy people who are very into one thing. As a bit of a lifelong chameleon, I find something admirable in a person knowing themselves well enough to be able cleave to one specific style, hobby, or way of living without ever changing. I have a coworker whose sense of style is like this. She wears amazing rocker-chic ankle boots, chunky sweaters, and nothing but black, gray, and muted shades of dark colors. She also has a collection of flowing black dresses that I love. She likes to describe them as “witchy.” This fall I’m feeling particularly envious of her style, so I went on the hunt for a witchy dress of my own.

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As per usual, I found a whole series of fabulous dresses at Nordstrom Rack. This was my favorite due to the embroidery and the length. The one issue I consistently had with trapeze/swing dresses like this is that if they’re even remotely short, when you bend over you run the risk of exposing your choice of underwear with the world. For this reason, I liked that this dress was just long enough to save me from that type of embarrassment.

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The other thing I really love about this shape of dress is that it’s comfortable and forgiving while still feeling stylish and put together. I’m seeing more and more of them in stores these days, so hopefully this trend will continue.

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A note about these rings–I found them when visiting my new niece, Julia Rose, in September at a fair trade boutique in downtown Corvallis called Many Hands Trading. They had a ton of amazing rings for sale there at very reasonable prices. I wish I lived closer–I’d be in there all the time. If you’re ever in Corvallis I highly recommend them.

I really love looking down at my hands, seeing these rings, and thinking of that trip and all my happy memories I have of it. Since purchasing these rings I’ve decided to make a commitment to buy less cheap jewelry that happens to be in style and instead purchase unique items that carry meaning in addition to being beautiful.

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