Vintage Indian cotton dress: Birthday present from MC
70's wooden sandals: Vintage via Etsy
Tooled belt: Vintage via the Getup
A few months ago, MC and I were looking at vintage photos of Bo Derek when we discovered that she was frequently seen in the same dress -- a lovely long-sleeved cotton midi with a subtle but ornate pattern, drapey balloon sleeves, and a high, square yoke. We both noticed how beautiful but simple, breezy but sexy it was. Smash cut to my birthday, and MC has tracked down a gorgeous vintage 70's dress from India with an uncannily similar style. He made a few modest statements about how it was more a gift for him because he just thought I'd look so dang hot in it, he would get me another dress if I wanted something else, blah blah -- OH PLEASE. This dress is so beautiful and the shared moment behind it, squirreled away in MC's brain for the exact moment he could unleash it, is even more precious.
Any gift I ever give Cammila, no matter how big or small, ends up being a gift for me in that Cammila's reciprocal love knows no bounds. That said, I think I nailed this one. I love that dress and I love the way Cammila looks in it even more. Exploiting the fact that I know Cammila will take joy in wearing something I myself find beautiful on her is a delicate privilege of our trust and attraction, something not to be taken lightly. But I have to be honest: the fact that we have such similar taste makes it pretty easy. -MC