What I Wore: Thrills Me Still

Thursday, September 18, 2014

skirt, pleated, yellow, black, sweater, the giver, never fully dressed, withotuastyle,
skirt, pleated, yellow, black, sweater, the giver, never fully dressed, withotuastyle, pealrls
skirt, pleated, yellow, black, sweater, the giver, never fully dressed, withotuastyle,
What I Wore: Sweater (Similar Here), Dress (Modcloth; Similar Here), Shoes (Old Navy), Purse (Similar Here), Necklace (Similar Here)

I wore this out the night when The Boy took me out on the town. A year married and he still thrills me- and going out together is still a thrill too. Maybe a different sort because it is not that "getting to know this person" phase first dating is. Rather the "what new thing was learned" or "how did his day go?"sort of thoughts.

How about you? Would you wear this on a date? It's actually a dress, but while the dress has featured on Never Fully Dressed before, I"m not sure I'd ever worn it as a dress...

Speaking of going out- we went to the movies this past weekend, to see The Giver. The book was required reading for my middle school self- likely a lot of you too, though I get the feeling it has been overlooked more recently in the onslaught of YA novels being written as the niche's popularity rises. Which is really too bad because though it shares some similarities to many popular series today- The Giver too is a sci-fi story set in the future that deal with a world that is less perfect that what is seems (not unlike many other novels that have been made into movies recently). But it is truly closer kin to it's sci-fi roots than its YA ones...and Lois Lowry's novel has always stayed with me, in a way that is startling even for this avid reader. The Boy is just enough older than me that it wasn't written when he was in school, but I convinced him to read it through the past weekend. That was a book devoured if ever I saw one! Always nice to be proven right about books, but his reactions made me think on the book all over again. It was written (and won many awards) in 1994... for a decade or so, it's ambiguous ending has inspired many essays and heart felt thoughts. Lowey herself had made speeches refusing to reveal what she thought the ending meant... and then she in the last five years or so, wrote three more books to form a quartet. I'll be honest, the movie is horrid. The sequels are not so bad, though nothing matches the perfect ending of The Giver. If you've ever read the story, what did you think- about the film, about the ending, about the sequels (which I'm reading on my Kindle reader)? Bookworms- Unite, and share!


  1. So pretty! I love how you wore the dress as a skirt. I don't think I've ever seen you in this dress. I love the color on you!


  2. That's such a cute outfit.. I love the sweater over the dress :)

    I've heard mixed reviews about The Giver. I definitely want to read it again before seeing the movie. I've probably read it 2-3 times in school and I can't remember a decent amount from it anymore!

  3. I need to read The Giver. It's on my to-read list! It's too bad that the movie was awful.

  4. I love that dress's flippy skirt! And the pretty color.


  5. I have yet to see it, but I want to get around to it. I've heard such a mix of reviews now that I'm curious. I would definitely wear this for a night out. I love the dress as a skirt and even more, I love how it kind of matches your hair. It's a really pretty contrast against the black top. Happy weekend Kristian!

  6. This dress makes a cute skirt- I love the color and the pleats. This is a perfect date-night look!

  7. Ooh, I absolutely love this outfit! This dress as a skirt is just so pretty. And you and the boy are so sweet :)


  8. I love your necklace, how gorgeous is that! So perfect with the yellow.


  9. I love the black sweater layered over the dress (those pleats are so cute!). You always manage to look so put together and sophisticated ^_^

    I never read The Giver in school, but I saw the trailer and read the synopsis recently--I really think it's something I'd like! I'm gonna look for it at the library and read it before I see the movie. :)

  10. Haha "bookworms, unite!" I've actually never read it and am surprised it's been assigned in schools- why did I miss out on this?! Maybe I'll be like the Boy and hop on the train late. I really, really enjoy ambiguous endings (they make you so pensive afterwards) so I'm very curious to see what it is.

    And that's so sweet the Boy takes you out on special dates! I think this is a lovely outfit fr it- I love the flippy pleats.

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

  11. The Giver is a fantastic book! It crushes me every time I read it. I love this simple and classic outfit - what a gorgeous dress-turned-skirt.

  12. I love how you wore a sweater over the dress for a completely new look. It's such a good idea and I've yet to try it. You look so cute!

    xo, Serli

  13. I'm a huge fan of micro pleats, so the fact that you have a micro pleat dress in mustard makes me so jealous! I love it! <3

    - Anna


  14. Sorry to hear the movie was disappointing. :(
    Love hearing about your date night though! Love you two!


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