I got dressed this morning feeling like an ice cream soda jerk from the 1950s. The first job I ever had was at an ice cream parlor. I was 14 years old and much more apt to wearing jeans and grungy t-shirts than tidy button-ups and bow ties. Occasionally I wore an apron to work, but most of the time I took pride in leaving covered in chocolate stains at the end of the day. It is fascinating the way personal style changes over time. As a teenager I hated dressing up, wearing skirts, and doing pretty much anything remotely girly. Ten years later, I am much more comfortable in skirts and love dressing up. The skirt I am wearing in these photos was thrifted but I sewed the lace onto the bottom hem myself because let's face it, its fun to add personal touches to clothing.
Bow tie: Borrowed from my husband, Ben
Blouse: Found at my parent's house
Socks: PACT organic cotton
Boots: Steve Madden