Look I can’t help it. I adore 90s fashion. I LIVED 90s fashion!
I started high school in the fall of 1988, we were just leaving the neon and shoulder pads of the 80s behind. Good riddance! In a few short months I was to dip my feet into the horrible world of Jersey-bred guido. Togs from Merry Go Round and Joyce Leslie. Z. Cavaricci anyone? Thank GOD that phase was short lived for me. Once I hit my junior year, it was men’s blazers and polka dots and crushed velvet and Doc Martens and chokers and daisy print!
I know there’s a fashion rule somewhere that states if you lived through the trend the first time around, do not, under any circumstance, partake in it when it eventually comes around again. Rules are made to be broken! And really, that rule appears super ageist by the way.
Long live daisy print!
I will say, my bff Denise actually made this dress first. She used our go-to pattern, the Moneta. Once she sewed hers together, she sent me a selfie of her wearing it. I instantly fell in love and had to, HAD TO, find my own daisy print knit jersey.
Enter Girl Charlee.
I took this baby on vacay* with me this summer. It was the best little dress! Packs easy, is SUPER comfortable and is totally adorable! I wore it both with and without the belt.
*One of the books I read at the beach this summer was Mindy Kaling’s Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?. I picked it up for two bucks at our recent Friends of the Library book sale. Mostly because I love funny women and I’m a bit of The Office superfan. Having lusted after my daisy print fabric and worn my newest Moneta with cheer, I couldn’t help but chuckle at the following line, found in her chapter: When You’re Not Skinny, This is What People Want You To Wear
“Daisy Print: I think there’s something about daisies or daisy print that stylists consider synonymous with cheerful, simple, fat woman.”
Probably somewhat accurate?
To thine own self be true.