I am fully aware that the print on this dress is borderline garish. It combines seafoam and purply-blue with mustard, orchid, and neon pink and then says to me, “What? This all makes total sense. Especially the swirly bits.”
It’s been hanging in my closet all summer daring me to wear it, and I finally stepped up to the challenge, throwing a dark belt and neutral shoes into the mix in a feeble attempt to tame it. The last time I wore it was on the day I cut all my hair off, so it feels like a significant – if slightly hilarious – dress.