i remember several summers ago before i started my blog, i would spend almost every day wearing one of many little mexican wedding dresses i’d collected over the years. i was drawn to them after seeing a haunting image of my mom as a teenager standing in her backyard wearing a softly glowing full length dress covered in embroidered flowers. she’d picked it up on a trip to visit family in mexico, a story she would tell from time to time involving bus rides with squawking chickens, and a month without the modern convenience of regular showers and safety razors, in which her armpits grew fuzzy.
so perhaps it’s no surprise that i find myself so drawn to this cute embroidered dress, a lovely gift from lauren moffatt that was waiting for me at my hotel when i arrived in new york for fashion week this february. it evokes just a hint of those ever-popular 1970s frocks, but with a much more modern update. i love the peter pan collar and low back, and i love that i can simply throw it on with a pair of sandals and call it a day.
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