I probably wouldn’t wear this green sequin dress, but that doesn’t stop me wanting it
Do you ever look at an item of clothing and feel like, if you owned it, your whole life would be different?
That’s how I feel about this green sequin dress.
I mean, it’s not really my usual style, is it? Oh, the colour is, sure. Well, it’s mint green: and when did you ever know me to turn my nose up at a mint green dress? Never, that’s when. I should probably shy away from this one, though, because like I said, it’s not my usual style. It’s short, for one thing – not super short, but short enough for someone who almost exclusively wears midi lengths to feel like she’s wearing someone else’s clothes by accident. It’s also kinda lose-fitting, which, on my pear-shaped self, normally just makes me look pregnant. Oh yeah, and it’s covered in sequins: which isn’t the MOST practical look for someone who works from home, in a small village in the countryside, is it?
None of that matters, though, because when I look at this dress, I imagine myself as someone totally different. I’d have long legs, for one thing (I don’t have long legs). And a tan (I never, ever tan). I’d also have one of those effortless, Alexa Chung hairdos, which is all kinda mussed-up and sexy looking, rather than just… well, mussed-up, which is what my hair usually looks like. Oh, and I live in St Tropez. On a yacht. And I sit on sunlit terraces sipping champagne, before dancing the night away at some glamorous party, in a house with an infinity pool. And I wear this dress, obviously: I mean, I could ALSO wear it while sitting at home typing out blog posts, but it wouldn’t be quiet the same, would it?
(In this fictional scenario, I also have a little miniature pony, which follows me around like a dog. His name is Ralph. This has nothing to do with the dress, by the way – I just thought I’d mention it…)