Outfit details: vintage lace dress, Free People earrings (also love these!), Nasty Gal suede pumps, vintage wool blazer, vintage patent top handle bag.
Sometimes you have really pretty vintage dresses hanging in your closet and no occasion to wear them. Eventually, you have to throw caution to the wind and wear whatever you want, whenever you damn well please. There's no reason you can't wear a Victorian mourning gown to go pick up some matzoh and La Croix at Publix.
I have to remind myself of this sometimes – when in doubt, go for drama. I’ve never been like, “whew, I’m so glad I decided to embrace my social awkwardness and wear something obsequious! I really rocked that beige hoodie!”
TO BE FAIR, if you feel awesome in jeans and a tee shirt yes obviously rock it and do your thing. My point is that dressing up – especially sans occasion – can sometimes bridge the gap between how you’re feeling and how you want to feel.