black and white polka dot dress pink belt
Dress – Buffalo Exchange, Shoes – Burlington Coat Factory, Belt – Thrifted, Cardi – Boscov’s

I wore this to see Namasya at the Arts Bank for this year’s Philly Fringe/Live Arts FestivalShantala Shivalingappa’s performance was hypnotic, with her rhythmic, intense, intricate, and at times awkward movements. A few times during the show, she danced in complete silence, magnified by the size of the venue and the hundreds of people in the packed audience. I was lucky to get a seat – it ended up being standing room only and someone was kind enough to offer me his.

This is one of my new favorite dresses, which is really a skirt. It reminds me of the 90s, one of my favorite fashion decades. The 90s hold a special place for me – I really had time to dedicate to figuring out who I am and what I like. It’s been a long time since I’ve had black and white polka dots in my wardrobe, but I’m glad I do.