“Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life. What are you wearing?” -Byron

So, today I flew off the handle and ordered an orange maxi dress because I’ve never HAD a maxi dress and when in St. Louis live like the St. Louisians do, which typically means just eating a Gus’ pretzel and washing it down with toasted ravioli and a Ted Drewes at the Cardinals game. An orange maxi dress doesn’t seem THAT far removed.

Shortly after I went all Hey Ho, Maxi Dress!, I continued to shop around, and I ALMOST got this skirt. Because it’s One Size Fits Most. Because I think I could wear it with a white t-shirt. Because it’s 1995 and my belly button is freshly pierced and my ankle is tattooed and wait a minute. That can’t be right.

I’ll stick with the maxi dress. (I hate the word Maxi. Years worth of unreliable feminine protection will do that to you.) I’ll step back from the hippie skirts. For now.

I really like this dress.

I wish I had one of these for every day of the week.

Oh, how I wish I had the body and guts for a strapless dress, because this one is perfect.

These shoes make me stupidly happy.

I once picked up the phone and some guy asked me what I was wearing and I said, “Byron?” and he said, “Yeah. It’s Byron.” and then we talked and talked for about twenty minutes because it had been a long time since I had spoken to Byron. As we spoke, it sort of started feeling like Byron wasn’t himself, so I decided to see if it really WAS Byron.

Me: How is Andy doing?

Byron: Oh, you know. Andy’s fine. Same old thing.


Byron: So, what are you wearing?


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12 thoughts on ““Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life. What are you wearing?” -Byron”

  1. I live in maxi dresses during our miserably hot summers. They make me feel like I’ve actually made an effort to get dressed when really all I did was put on a dress. I love them.

  2. I am too tall for the maxi dress. They never hit at the right point on my legs.

    Right now, I want to wear anything that is not maternity wear. And yes, I know that I will be wearing maternity clothes for a while after this baby arrives (eviction next Friday) but damn if they aren’t the ugliest things. It doesn’t help that I have worn most of them through three pregnancies. That is 27 months of the same clothes. Ok, not 27 consecutive months, but still.

    Also, the peeing all the time is annoying and inconvenient, but has nothing to do with my wardrobe.

  3. I do not love summer either, although I’m a fan of spring. But yesterday I left 87* weather at home to come to New Hampshire where it is fully 47* colder. I had to go to LL Bean this morning to buy a trench coat because I wasn’t warm enough. And I did pack a stylish jacket that I thought would be perfectly adequate to the situation.

  4. That summer dress I wore for my snow white picture? I love that dress, but it’s still too cold to wear it.

    I like all of those dresses you linked to.

  5. New rings and necklaces from Bali on South Grand & a bunch of fun earrings from various places on the Loop.

    Oh! and an amazing sterling ring from The Bug Shop.

    (obviously, I accessorize for the season!)

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