Jurassic Frock

Like lots of kids, I went through a dinosaur phase when I was little. Unlike most adults, I went through another as a grown-up. Since I haven't outgrown it yet (and probably won't), clearly I had to have this dress.  

What I'm wearing: dress from   Modcloth  , thrifted   Pour la Victoire wedges  , necklace from a clothing swap, rhinestone sunglasses from   Avalon Exchange  .

What I'm wearing: dress from Modcloth, thrifted Pour la Victoire wedges, necklace from a clothing swap, rhinestone sunglasses from Avalon Exchange.

I paired it with an enormous necklace and purple suede wedge heels because I get great pleasure from ignoring the conventional styling tip that "less is more." And since there's nothing banning dinosaur-prints in my work dress code, I tossed a blazer on over it and proudly sported this getup to the office.

YOU GUYS! Not only does this dress have dinosaurs, but it has pockets! POCKETS! It's like the holy grail of dresses.

YOU GUYS! Not only does this dress have dinosaurs, but it has pockets! POCKETS! It's like the holy grail of dresses.

I ordered it online just before leaving town for vacation, so it was like having a "welcome back present" waiting for me when I got home. Speaking of vacation, I'll be posting pics and links to the awesome places we visited on our trip to the Smoky Mountains and Nashville, so check back soon for that.

"  T-rex? You've got a T-rex?!  " Why, yes. Yes, I do. Right on my crotch.

"T-rex? You've got a T-rex?!" Why, yes. Yes, I do. Right on my crotch.

And here's me doing my best Chris Pratt in Jurassic World impression.

And here's me doing my best Chris Pratt in Jurassic World impression.

My Current Obsessions:

Listening: "Dinosaur, Dinosaur " by CSS. This song from Yo Gabba Gabba is technically for kids. I don't even care. It's so good.

Playing: Warning! Monument Valley is highly addictive. Recommended to me by a friend for its gorgeous scenery and problem-solving fun, I plowed through the entire game in two sittings while on vacation.

Reading: Sort of like X-Men if they'd been created by Neil Gaiman and set in war-torn 1940s London, "Hollow City" by Ransom Riggs, is the second novel in the Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children series. Actual vintage photography inspired the bizarre characters and the story, and is interspersed throughout the book. I'm really looking forward to the third book's release this fall.

Drinking: I'm still on a gin kick, but this time it's lavender infused gin and tonics. To make lavender-infused gin, add 1 tablespoon of food grade lavender buds per cup of gin. Leave it overnight in a sealed jar, strain out the buds with a coffee filter, and get drunk!