#3, Buy a flowered dress
In the Spring, I often imagine that it would be lovely to throw on a flowered dress to go to the farmers market, or go to brunch, or attend a baby shower. I like the idea of wearing something feminine and light and cheerful. When I go to an outdoor concert or stroll through a garden or zoo, it seems like it would be the perfect thing.
But somehow years go by and I don’t seem to buy one.
When I’m out shopping and I see floral dresses, they always seem a bit… much.
I put a flowered dress on The List as a way of making certain that I would buy one this season.
I went shopping recently to find a few new things for a conference that I’m attending, and I ended up coming home with two floral dresses instead.
They’re okay. They’re not perfect. I don’t love them. But they fit perfectly and they’ll be good placeholders until dresses I love show up.
In the mean time, I will have something to wear if I am invited to an alfresco lunch on the Italian Riviera or perhaps asked to a Spring picnic in a sunny vineyard in Sonoma.
If I get an offer to sip margaritas in a cantina in Baja, you know what I’ll be wearing.
It’s my belief that if you have the right outfit, the occasion will present itself.
274 days to go!
(Incidentally, I took the cover photo of the two ladies above last November at the Arboretum. There was a Victorian Lawn dance going on and everyone was dressed in period costumes.)