|Everybody, Everwear: The Maxi|
Maxi Dress – Target
Lace Top – Forever 21
Necklace – Gift from my Mom
Jacket & Heels – Jessica Simpson Collection
Belt – Macy’s
I love costume jewelry. I wore tons and tons of it as a little kid, along with a pair of my mom’s heels, and some lipstick she let me borrow. As I clomped around the house, I felt like I was all grown up, acting like a big girl, wearing high heels, jewelry, and lipstick. Little did I know I was just a silly little girl dressed in over sized shoes, way too many necklaces, and lipstick smeared on my mouth. I still felt like a grand lady. Playing dress up was one of my most favorite things to do when I was younger. I loved dressing up in whatever I could find out of the wooden chest that was filled with my mom’s old clothes, old hand-made halloween costumes, and more. As I got older, I wanted to start looking “pretty” (I called it that). After my grandmother passed away, I was in my grandparents’ basement and I found some old costumes and clothes that she had. One item in particular I fell madly in love with, the princess gown. It was an a-line dress, made of ivory deadstock material, very heavy. It was floor length and more (I was only 12 or 13). It had an old fashioned U neckline with gold trim, a little pearls and jewels along the top of the neckline (it came up pretty high, like a turtle neck on me at the time), along with the same gold trim at the bottom of it’s lovely long sleeves. I must’ve worn this dress every chance I got, whether it was 50 degrees outside, or 95 degrees. I didn’t care. I felt like a princess in a fairy tale while wearing that dress, and that was all I wanted.