Flouncing Around

By definition, the word Flounce means to move in a lively or bouncy manner, or to move with exaggerated or affected motions. However, when in terms of fashion, a flounce is simply a strip of decorative, usually gathered or pleated material attached by one edge, as on a garment.

So how does one tie the two definitions together to create an cohesive and inspiring style story?  

Here is where my story began. One day, while passing idle time, I resorted to an activity that many of us engage in - I decided to window shop by way of my laptop. As I scrolled through the various images, a particular garment, and the young model wearing it, grabbed my attention. There she was, a younger version of myself, poised in a dress that looked fun to wear. After a few moments to mull things over, I made the decision to add the Button Neck Flounce Dress to my wardrobe. After all, who doesn't want to look like they're having fun when they're wearing clothes? I surely do!

A few days later the dress arrived to my doorstep. Whippee! I ripped the package open and slipped the dress on. I stood in front of my mirror and smiled with gleeful delight. I rocked and swayed back and forth. Swoosh!! The dress flounced around my body. Within those moments, I knew I had made the right decision. Like in the definition, my new flounce dress gave me the feeling of wanting to move in a lively or bouncy manner. I understood how the young model must have felt when posing in the dress - I felt like flouncing around!

Enjoy the rest of the story and images and I'll meet you below in the comment section.

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Shopping List Links:
Lou & Grey Ponte Leggings
LOFT Square Sunglasses
Damask Card Case via Amazon
Fist full of silver and gold toned bangles were picked up at Charming Charlies. Great option of interlocking bangles at Target in gold and silver


Sartorial Savvy:
  • There is such an ease and sophistication when wearing an entirely black ensemble. Often what comes to mind is the word - Chic. Chic is an over-used term that many have equated to meaning well-dressed. When I think of chic, I think of clean lines; or an edge. An uncomplicated silhouette that still captures our attention.
  • A careful use of accessories brings an added element of interest to this already playful look. I wanted to create a mood of artful whimsy, without complicating the mood of the dress. I selected to wear, on one arm, a fist full of silver and gold toned bangles. See the video below on my thoughts on accessories.
  • Dress over pants is very popular. Pairing a dress with leggings gives the dress a more relaxed feel - which is exactly what I was striving for in this style story. However, with the removal of the leggings, and wearing a sleek heel, the dress instantly transforms to serious. 
  • I'm not really a handbag kind of woman. In the many instances I choose to forgo the bag, I like to carry my identification, etc, in a sleek card holder.

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  1. I love your take on the flounce dress! So chic and you!!


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