The Fitting Room Chronicles: Going Wild for a Toga and Stuff

You know what I hate? Gladiator sandals. Actually, scratch that. It’s more of a dislike. Perhaps I’m being overdramatic, but I don’t need to look like I’m heading off for the last supper.

Yup.
Yup.

You know what I do like, though? Toga dresses.

Now hear me out. We’re not talking about a usual frat fest where your neighbor Johnny Hearts PBR rocks a soiled bedsheet. I’m thinking channeling my inner Grecian goddess, whether it be seductive Aphrodite or headstrong Athena (literally – ask Zeus).

I told you she was a hard-headed woman.
I told you she was a hard-headed woman.

So when I found this silk dress by Calypso St. Barth at my usual vintage shop, I had to get it. It made me feel confident enough to strut down the streets of New York City, as if I conquered a tiger in the arena.

Seriously, are you not entertained?

I believe Maximus would have approved, iPhone and all.
I believe Maximus would have approved, iPhone and all.

I couldn’t find this piece as part of the resort brand’s latest line, so I believe it’s from a earlier collection. Their dresses go for nearly $200 and up, but I found this piece for $30 in excellent condition. Not too shabby.

As for the next ensemble I found? Apparently, I wanted to channel aย kaleidoscope.

No, really.

So. Many. Colors. And. Shapes. And. Sizes.
So. Many. Colors. And. Shapes. And. Sizes.

I found this Japanese shift dress for less than $20. Normally I’m not a fan of shift dresses because they’re designed to lay flat without creating a specific shape on the body. They can be super comfy, but on a curvy figure, it can be like wearing a potato sack. ย But if Marilyn Monroe can make a shapeless dress look fab, so can I!

Actually she was really wearing a potato sack.
Actually she was really wearing a potato sack.

I decided to solve the problem by adding one of my usual corselet belts to enhance my waist. I felt better. But on bloated days? You best believe that belt’s coming off!

I feel better.
I feel better.

Don’t be afraid to try on things you normally wouldn’t wear because hey, you never know. And if it’s not working out, just make it your own. Whether it’s adding towering heels, Converse sneakers, a massive top knot, whatever – have fun with your wardrobe and stay true to what makes you feel amazing.

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