I haven’t blogged in a while, but that’s a good thing. If I had kept up with a 1-2 entries per week schedule, this would be the third entry that features this maxi. I scored this Rachel Pally dress at the Salvation Army 4/$15 sale a few weeks ago, and I’ve worn it preeeeeetty much everyday. I wear it on the weekends, I wear it on the weeknights, I’ve worn it to church, I’ve worn it to the grocery store. It is, apparently, the one item my closet was missing, and now my closet is still technically missing it because it’s on my body all the time.
This dress is just another reason why I love thrift shopping. Had I ever heard of Rachel Pally before? No. Would I have? Not likely. But am I grateful to know there exists a woman who has devoted her life to making comfort stylish? Yes, yes I am. Now that I have a chic maxi dress supplier, all I need is for someone to make cheese sticks healthy and I will no longer want in life.
My enthusiasm over this dress is obvious. So why did I take so long to put it on the blog? Eh, mostly because wearing a tent of jersey makes me want to eat those unhealthy cheese sticks and watch TV. But also because every time I’ve worn it out of the house, it’s rained. Not just piddly-widdly rain: pouring, constant, ain’t-no-outfit-photos-happening-today, rain. Now that this entry has finally come together, though, I hope you’ll agree it was worth the wait.
The first time I attempted outfit photos in this maxi was a few weeks ago at a massive antique fair with Yen. It rained so hard, though, all I got was a lousy selfie. HOWEVER, that rainy-day excursion resulted in the two lovely necklaces you see me wearing today, bought from a soaked antique vendor for $5 each. So, it’s a good thing I waited.
The second time I wore this dress out with the intention of an outfit post was, again, with Yen for a little vintage shopping in Hamilton’s International Village. I wore my two new necklaces from our previous outing, and brought an umbrella. The rain came, and didn’t leave, but we were able to take shelter long enough to get some photos.
…And we had company.
Right before we started snapping, Yen noticed a poor little squirrel who had also decided to take refuge under the bus terminal, but had grossly overestimated his tight-rope abilities. Friends, I have taken a lot of photos in my day, but I don’t think I’m over-stating it when I say this is one of my best.
LOOK AT HIM! HE’S SOOOO CUTE! AND HE LOOKS SO SILLY!
Real talk: all the junk I wrote in this post previously was just to get to this point. This baby squirrel is adorable. I don’t know what his name is but I hope he’s ok. You see, just as Yen heroically grabbed the bag that housed her new (and poofy) vintage purchase to soften his inevitable fall, his little hands (claws?) slipped off the wire and he took a tumble. He missed Yen’s makeshift landing pad by a couple of feet, and scampered off to a corner where he basically just hyperventilated to himself until the weird blonde ladies left him alone. Before we headed back out into the rain, he was feeling good enough to growl at us, which we took as a good sign. I promised Yen he would be OK, and she claims she hasn’t gone back to look for him yet, but I have my doubts.
Funny, huh? When I started this post it was all “quality comfort maxi dresses hooray!” and then it took a crazy twist and now you’re reading about a tight-rope walking squirrel. Who saw that coming? This entry has more twist and turns than next week’s Breaking Bad finale. And now I’m talking about Breaking Bad! Man. Who knows what’s next? Open forum.
Before things get further out of hand (claw?), let’s recap this route of the crazy train and call it a day. Maxi dresses, especially when thrifted, are nice. Rain is not so nice, but rain might lead you to antique necklaces and adorable squirrel photos, and that adorable squirrel might go through some tough times but we all hope he’ll be OK in the end, just like…JESSE PINKMAN.
…I think my squirrel friend has a name now.
Dress: Salvation Army | $3.75
Necklaces: Christie’s Antique Fair, $5 each
Purse: Talize | $7
Jacket: Talize | $12.99
Shoes: Talize | I forget.