Catchy post title, eh? You know that phase you had in your teens when your curfew was so un-cool and your parents were even more un-cool? Yeah, your rebellious stage. Well, when I was shooting for this week’s post, my photographer Carl looked at me and said, “Alright, we’re adding some edge to this little southern dress, so let’s see it.” I suppose my face got a bit serious and I stared at the camera. Moments later, he busts out laughing and says, “Ok, you look like your mom just called and you’re in trouble for staying out past curfew. But you’re totally rebellious so you don’t even care.” Apparently my “angsty teen” look comes a little too easily. But hey, since I never really was a bad-ass, at least it’s fun to pretend.
Now on to the good stuff: the outfit. I was lucky enough for an awesome, locally-based company called Frill Clothing to reach out to me about doing a blog post featuring one of their new boutique wear dresses. Of course I was pumped after not only seeing them on the ABC hit show Shark Tank, but after watching their company grow with a founder in a fellow North Carolina State alumi. Not only is the company headed by one Wolfpacker, she’s also an alumni of the NCSU Greek system, just like me! Well it does make sense, seeing as the company began and focuses on sorority recruitment clothing. I know that sororities are often associated with preppy and southern style. If you know me at all, you know I had to turn this idea on its head for my look with the “Mint on my Mind” dress that I received.
I decided to go with an acid wash men’s button down with studded collar and pocket detailing from Urban Outfitters for my first accessory. Next, my staple white high-top Chuck Taylors were a given. I added a gold choker and some spike bracelets from fab’rik to set off the detailing on the shirt without overpowering or taking away from the simplicity of the shift dress. The awesome round, peach sunnies are from Forever 21. Now the back of this dress from Frill is what makes it really stand out. The low back and crochet detail catches your eye and makes for a great summer piece.
Next time you want to relive your rebellious, angsty teen phase, throw on some studded accessories, chucks, and make a real serious face. Apparently that’s as close to bad-to-the-bone as I’m going to get.
THANKYOU again to Frill Clothing for this awesome shift dress. I can’t wait to ya’ll to see how I style it next!
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