Off the Shoulder, Part 2

Off the Shoulder, Part 2

Off the Shoulder, Part 2. It’s no secret I’m into all looks that feature my bare shoulders. I did one last winter with a long-sleeve, off-the-shoulder knit top from H&M. I paired it with black straight leg jeans and my “ding dong the wicked witch is dead” patent leather booties from Aldo.

Alex Duffy of Duffy Dossier

Alex Duffy of Duffy Dossier — Off the Shoulder, Part 2

Off the shoulders is also very 90s, if you ask me. It’s also very 70s and 50s, and then I’m sure, some decade before that, and another decade before that. Where the off-the-shoulders look actually originated, who really knows what decade they come from!?

I’m sticking to my 90s vibes.

This dress I bought at the beginning of the season at Zara. I have issues shopping at Zara, you guys, I can’t lie to you. I feel like every time I go in there, I think to myself, “That’s too overpriced for what it is.” or “That’s not at my style.” or “Where are all the size 6 shoes during your big sales?!”

Alex Duffy of Duffy Dossier — Off the Shoulder, Part 2

Alex Duffy of Duffy Dossier — Off the Shoulder, Part 2

Seriously. Every year, I go into the Zara on State Street and all the size 6 shoes are picked over. It’s funny, because anytime I tell anyone I’m a size 6, their first response is, “Oh, you’re lucky. Your size is never picked over.” WRONG, kids. My size is always picked over … especially at Zara and Nordstrom Rack!

My size is always picked over … especially at Zara and Nordstrom Rack!

Alex Duffy of Duffy Dossier — Off the Shoulder, Part 2

Alex Duffy of Duffy Dossier — Off the Shoulder, Part 2

Anyways! Let’s move on. This dress, I bought at the beginning of the season, and I was so excited!! I saw it, tucked away, behind another piece and I felt like I won the lottery. Finally! A piece I actually liked, was worth the purchase AND was my size …

So, the summer has come and gone (it’s basically over, am I right, Chicago?!) and while I shot this look back in June, I didn’t get to sharing it until now. Big mistake. Every other blogger and their mother sported a dress like this, this season. Some from Zara, some from Old Navy … UGH. I guess that’s the business though …

Alex Duffy of Duffy Dossier

Alex Duffy of Duffy Dossier — Off the Shoulder, Part 2

My styling of the dress does add a different element than all the other bloggers, though.

My styling of the dress does add a different element than all the other bloggers, though. I paired it with a beautiful vintage embroidered bag. I think it may actually be acoin purse. Cool story – when I was growing up, there was a woman named Mrs. Mason who lived at the house next door. When I was little – she gifted me this bag. At the time, I thought it was lame … what was a 5 year old going to do with a coin purse that looked like her Grandma knitted?

Haha. I’m laughing at myself. Cause that 5 year old grew into ME and ME loves ME some vintage. Particularly when it has a story like this one. If I didn’t mention, the shoes are Steve Madden and sunglasses are Cole Haan

xo, Duffy

photographer @heronbank

About Alex

Founder, editor and content creator of DuffyDossier.com, launched June 2013.

One Response to Off the Shoulder, Part 2

  1. mimi says:

    I remember her! What a sweetheart! I LOVE that you kept it all these years

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