Outfit Details:

dress – Madewell

belt – thrifted

Nikki messenger bag – Ben Minkoff, borrowed from Bobby

Ampersand heels – Seychelles 

jewelry – Vanessa Mooney and Karen London
flower brooch – vintage, gift from my mom

I seem to wear this Madewell dress almost weekly, so it’s a little surprising that this is the first time it’s made it to the blog. I have a pretty extensive closet that teeters on the edge of insanity, but I seem to wear a lot of the same stuff, over and over. I can’t decide if it’s a matter of convenience or attachment. As long as I can remember, I’ve always had something that my mom referred to as my “old faithful.” In high school, it was a hideous pair of sandals, then a pair of flats, then a denim motorcycle jacket. It dates back to childhood, really, though my old faithfuls weren’t clothes, back then. She had to trick me into giving up my blanket (which I called my “bee-kon”), but even to this day, would never dream of doing that with Snowball, my panda whom I’ve had since I was a toddler. Some old faithfuls always make the cut.