What I Wore: Tribal to the Max


Small glimpse into the inner workings of my mind: I have been thinking of this dress as a tribal print, since the pattern has a sort of hand-drawn quality to it up close (see the detail shot farther down). So I named the post accordingly. Then I went to link to the dress below, and saw it was called ‘geometric’ print on the product listing. And there was this whole back and forth in my head as to whether that was just the store being PC or if I was wrong in filing the dress under the tribal category to begin with. Or if it was a moot point, since ‘geometric’ and ‘tribal’ aren’t mutually exclusive. There were a good 5 minutes spent on the internal debate as to whether to re-title the post or if this kind of specific semantics even matters. And then I just said ‘to hell with it’ and left it as-is. I will continue to think of this dress as a tribal print. Featuring geometric patterns, natch.

All that aside, this dress is super comfortable (have you noticed a pattern yet in my clothing choices? haha). It now has a solid place in my ever-growing rotation of summer maxi dresses. Possibly TMI: a maxi dress is my preferred summer go-to when it’s my time of the month, because it’s another excuse not to shave my legs those few days and I still feel put together even if my innards feel miserable. Everybody’s happy. Except my uterus, but she’s kind of a harpy anyway.

What do you think: tribal, geo, both, neither? What’s your feeling-less-than-stellar outfit go-to?






Colors: Black, Turquoise, Red, White

Dress: Kohl’s, by Apt. 9
Shoes: Ideeli, by Unlisted
Belt: Lulu’s (sold out)
Rings: NYC street vendor, and an Etsy shop
Necklace: have owned so long I don’t remember

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy, Transatlantic Blonde, Kiwi Women’s Style, Style Elixir, Because Shanna Said So, Lena B Actually, and Two Thirty-Five Designs.


Hi, I’m Amanda!

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