Good morning, ladies! How was everyone’s weekend? My Saturday was filled with laundry, but on Sunday we went to Chuy’s for lunch and then did a little home shopping. It’s hard to believe that I’ve lived here for 2.5 years and I’m just starting to decorate. Typically, I jump on decor, but I really wanted to take my time this go ’round and save for pieces I really loved. Also, I’m still trying to figure out what style direction I want to go in. Sigh…
I figure y’all didn’t click in to read about my decor procrastinations, so let’s move on to my new obsession, caftans. My style has always teetered more on the boho side of the style spectrum, but I always assumed I didn’t have the right body type for caftans|mumu’s. I’ve learned over the past few years that, much like food, I can’t make assumptions about clothing cuts until I’ve tried them. So I tried one on back in April and much to my surprise, I loved it. I wore that one to the Sustainer Fashion Show and the amount of compliments and questions I got about it were flooring!
Let it be known, though, that I’ve never dressed for anyone other than myself, but for the first time since gaining so much weight, I really felt great in that dress. One may even go as far as to say that I was “feeling myself”. Ha. But isn’t that what getting dressed is all about? Being able to look at your ensemble in the mirror and say, “Damn girl. You got this.”?
This particular caftan is what I wore to my friend Emily’s “white party” brunch Saturday before last. For the last three years, she’s thrown an all white brunch the Saturday before Memorial Day to celebrate. She invites a small group of women over for mimosas and light eats and y’all, it was refreshing. This was my first year attending, and it was so refreshing to chat about things with women that are in the same chapter of life that I am. I typically don’t jump right in with strangers, but I can’t explain it, it felt almost like old friends catching up. Does that make sense?
Anyway, I hope all of you have a great Monday. Thank you so much for reading!
Photography by Ryan Sherrod