Rain, rain, go away… Confused? Not if you live in LA. Right now it’s pouring rain, and I mean POURING. This naturally seemed like a good post for such weather because 1) it’s sunny in the pictures and 2) the colors are reminiscent of rainy day attire. Right? Well, you can wear black any ol’ time like I discussed in Pattern Play, it just seems majorly appropriate when it rains. I think it’s mostly because you can go outside without fear of taking part in natures wet t-shirt contest, but who am I to judge?
This dress, which my boyfriend immediately deemed a teacher’s dress, is another one of my finds from Fiery Finish Vintage. Remember the green and blue floral one? YEA you do, because it was awesome. Anyway, it’s another lovely vintage score. Want to revisit the “teacher dress” comment? I sure do. This dress, does in fact, remind me of something a teacher would wear. Probably because of the clock/tree/house situation and also because it’s rather large and flowy. I always picture teachers in some sort of oversized dress or skirt/sweater combo, with something ridiculous printed (or maybe embroidered with bead detailing) on it. Santa, crayons, flowers, turkeys, you name it and it’s been emblazoned across some teacher’s outfit. I however, am not a teacher of the grade school type, but think it suits me just as nicely!
The important thing about pulling things like teacher dresses off, is to update them with something kinda spunky. Say… pointy boots and a weapon of a bag! Add in a little gray-white hair and… well.. maybe that is leaning toward the teacher end again… But I’m over here, and I’m doin’ it! Besides, what are the chances I’m going to run into someone wearing the same dress as me? (I don’t make a habit of hanging out in teacher’s lounges.) Pretty slim! And this, my friends, is almost always the goal.
So, what do you say? Would you wear it?
Photography by Randy Tran