Pitaya ombre pastel crochet tank maxi dress // H&M nude long tank top (underneath) //
Target pink beanie (gift from Dad) // Aldo nude pumps // Rue 21 wide woven belt //
Genius Outfitters dainty gold skull necklace (from Hawaii) //
Bracelets: Poshlocket Celeste gold and silver (c/o), Forever 21 pearl //
Rings: green amethyst - Oklahoma medieval fair, silver statement - Erin Wasson Low Luv (thanks Suzy), turquoise cluster - gift //
Island Girl Hawaii neon yellow nail polish in Aloha Color //
Photography: Cassandra Morecroft King
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So how did I acquire this dress? After the first few days of med school, I wanted a breather and ventured along the bustling street that lines Ohio State campus and there is my old boutique friend, Pitaya, inviting me in. I go in, frown at the prices like I usually do, and head for the sale section. Still too pricey. Then there's this huge bin full of heavily discounted pieces because of stains, tears, broken zippers, what have you. Like from Mary Poppins' carpet bag, I pull out this ombre crochet maxi tank dress and find it fun. After trying it on and noting the giant hole in the side, I think - this would be fun to wear to the beach. Oh ... except now I'm landlocked again. Deliberations about practicality aside, I finally decided with a slip underneath and some sewing skills I can patch this baby up and negotiated it down to $10. Not bad, eh?