Am I this person? Dôen Sol Dress, $305, available at Dôen
I feel like there’s an image of a particular kind of California girl who always has long, perfectly highlighted, beachy waves and tanned skin and only wears gauzy, effortless, light-colored, “Virgin Suicides”-y dresses and is incomprehensibly chill and seems to have no real obligations or pressures in life.
And when you move here, there’s a feeling of wanting to be that girl, even if it doesn’t really align with your job or personality, and there are brands like Dôen that make it easy (if expensive) to at least dress like her, and whose imagery can be very convincing.
I mean, am I the sort of person who buys something with “full fairy tale” right there in the description? If I put this dress on, would it feel natural or like I’m dressing up in a costume? It’s so pretty though, and might be good for special occasions. I may just have to buy it, try it and see if I still feel like myself.
Dôen Sol Dress, $305, available at Dôen