An Open Letter to Dresses

An Open Letter to Dresses

You really are a beautiful piece of fabric

This one is for you, dresses. You are the true MVP of the hot summer months. You and your cute designs, fun colors and all around pretty aesthetic make my life better. Not only are you adorable, but you are a better option to pants. Now, I know you might hear that a lot, but it's true. Pants are nothing compared to you. You make my legs feel free, you give me even more of a reason to shove my freshly shaved leg into people's faces to show off how smooth they are. All in all, you're just a wonderful addition to my closet.

Now I know that we haven't really had the best relationship in life. I thought I was once too "cool" for dresses, or that they were "too girly" for my style, but in reality, I just missed out on years of true comfort because I was above dresses. But I have learned my lesson and now, I am hooked for life.

Here I stand, looking at my closet full of floral dresses that can turn into little bells if you pretend you're a little girl and spin around a lot, and I think about how lucky I am to be able to wear these dresses without people mocking me. And I think about how lucky I am to be able to walk around in these pieces of comfort fabric for all the world to see how cute I feel.

Dresses are the most comfortable things next to big sweatshirts but in these hot months, sweatshirts aren't really the best option. And if you know me, I could live in a sweatshirt for the rest of my life and I would be happy. But you, dresses, you got me hooked. And needless to say, you fulfill my comfort quota. Sweatshirts in the winter and fall and dresses in the spring and summer, it's perfect. It's the absolute perfect completion to my life.

You've controlled my life, I'd like you to know. Now anytime I'm in a store or in the mall, I have to go into every store to see if there are any more beautiful styles that I don't have or that I want to try out. It's becoming a problem and you are completely the one to blame. Don't get me wrong, it's an addiction that I am willing to continue, but I just thought you should know that you are probably the reason why I have no money and my paychecks are only in my bank account for a few hours.

But all in all, I must say thank you. Thank you for being there to make me feel cute. Thank you for being there to make me feel beautiful and wonderful. Thank you for finally giving me an image I actually like to see in the mirror. I haven't been happy with my reflection in a long time and you have helped me combat that.

I can't wait to spend more money on you and take you on more summer adventures.

Stay beautiful, you gorgeous piece of fabric.

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I spent the entire summer before my freshman year of college so WORRIED.

I also spent most of my money that summer on miscellaneous dorm stuff. I packed the car when the time finally came to move in, and spent the drive up excited and confused about what the heck was actually going on.

Freshman year came and went, and as I get ready to go back to school in just a few short weeks (!!), I'm starting to realize there's just a whole bunch of crap I just don't need.

After freshman year, I threw out:

1. Half my wardrobe.

I don't really know what I was thinking of owning 13 sweaters and 25 T-shirts in the first place. I wear the same five T-shirts until I magically find a new one that I probably got for free, and I put on jeans maybe four times. One pair is enough.

2. Half my makeup.

Following in the theme of #1, if I put on makeup, it's the same eyeliner-mascara combination as always. Sometimes I spice it up and add lipstick or eyeshadow.

3. My vacuum.

One, I basically never did it. Two, if I REALLY needed to vacuum, dorms rent out cleaning supplies.

4. Most of my photos from high school.

I didn't throw them ALL away, but most of them won't be making a return to college. Things change, people change, your friends change. And that's okay.

5. Excess school supplies.

Binders are heavy and I am lazy. I surprisingly didn't lose that many pens, so I don't need the fifty pack anymore. I could probably do without the crayons.

6. Cups/Plates/Bowls/Silverware.

Again, I am lazy. I cannot be bothered to wash dishes that often. I'll stick to water bottles and maybe one coffee cup. Paper plates/bowls can always be bought, and plastic silverware can always be stolen from different places on campus.

7. Books.

I love to read, but I really don't understand why I thought I'd have the time to actually do it. I think I read one book all year, and that's just a maybe.

8. A sewing kit.

I don't even know how to sew.

9. Excessive decorations.

It's nice to make your space feel a little more cozy, but not every inch of the wall needs to be covered.

10. Throw pillows.

At night, these cute little pillows just got tossed to the floor, and they'd sit there for days if I didn't make my bed.

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5 Bathing Suit Trends That You Need To Get On

Be the best you.


Now that we are home for summer break, here is a way to stay in style while you're sitting by the pool this summer!

1. Yellow

You can never go wrong with a classic yellow bathing suit, it is the perfect summer color to show off your tan and happy spirit!

2. Leopard

Not only is leopard super popular for clothes in 2019, but it is also making it's a way to bathing suits this summer, and I am so hearing about it!

3. Tankini

You heard it here first, tankinis are making a comeback this summer. I get major throwback vibes for when I was a preteen and only used to wrong tankinis in the summer. But I am here for their rightful return to fashion, as this style can make any body type feel comfortable and confident.

4. Metallic

Nothing will make you more confident than a glowing bathing suit to match your glowing skin! Gold, Silver, and Bronze bathing suits are really in style this summer, and it will make for a stunning Instagram pic to go on your feed.

5. Embroidered

Flower embroidered bathing suits are really in this season. They are perfect to be able to show off anyone's girly side, this style is bringing back major 50s vibes!

Don't be afraid to utilize these trends into any style. Fashion is never limited, always strive to make things your own.

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