This is just my opinion, but I believe that many important life lessons can be derived from desserts. Granted, many important life lessons can be learned from wretched, undesirable things as well (like mayonnaise) but today we’re sticking with deserts. Key lime pie, to be exact, and the lesson it teaches us about clothing.
Think about a piece of key lime pie. What first stands out to you? For me, it’s the color. That frosty, pale green beckons with a force I’m not equipped to say no to.
Lo and behold, that’s exactly the first thing that stuck out to me about this dress by Darling Clothes. What a unique, fresh color! The color is what catches the eye, but there’s much more to it when it comes to why this dress is so delectable.
Back again to your imaginary piece of key lime pie. It’s not only the color of the filling that makes it so wonderful, right? In fact, if you handed that stuff to me on a plate, I would probably mistake it for nursing home jello and run away.
Because see? It’s the details that make the key lime pie, well, key lime pie, like the perfectly-crumbly graham cracker crust and fresh, fluffy whipped cream. Not just the color.
In the same way, it’s not just the color that makes this dress such a knockout. Any designer/retailer could (and often does) douse a cheap-looking, detail-lacking number in a bright, trendy color or pattern, cram it into their stores, and tell you it’s in style.
No thank you. I think I’ll hold out for the real deal before I go off spending my calories (money) on green goop.
It’s the detail in the illusion top cascading into a thick cotton lace overlay and the complimenting pleats giving the skirt swish and sway (never underestimate the power of swish and sway) that make it truly unique and exceptionally sweet.
The temptation to settle for the sake of a trendy color always gets me, but this frock reminds me to hold off from the cheap fabrics, overly-simplistic and overly-copied patterns, and to wait for something truly… yummy.
Dress (out of stock, but crushing over these similar Darling items: dress, top, dress) | Gold & Gray Tassel Bracelets | Wedges (old, similar here)
More key lime pieces I’m loving:
And now stomach is telling me the same thing. Dessert for lunch, anyone?
I hope your week is involving lots of desserty things! Mine has included a wonderful week of interning, a few
hundred popsicles, and dinner with my fairy godmother who inspired my key lime pie ramble. :)
If you missed the post on Monday, I made a little video about fun beachy things that I hope you’ll enjoy. I’ll be posting another tomorrow!
Now for that piece of pie!
Love from Texas,