This dress was a hand-me-down from a lady at my church. One of the events at one of our women's retreats was to wear something crazy/ridiculous from our closest. She had picked up this vintage dress at Goodwill for a costume party and thought it was hideous. Our taste are obviously different because I told her I thought the pattern was fun...and next thing I knew I had a new dress.
This hat was on clearance at Target and I couldn't pass it up. I've worn it a couple times and it seems to attract a lot of attention. Not only do I get more smiles than usual, but it must make me look extra outgoing because strangers also seem more prone to engage in conversations with me. I find it interesting that the way we dress can have so much impact on how people interact with us.