I own a lot of romantic pieces in my closet, but dare I say this dress might be one of thee most romantic things I own? It is so divine. It’s a cream, silky midi dress with flutter cap sleeves and ruffles around the waist. It is so feminine, so gorgeous, so dreamy. I fantasize about old-school, classic Hollywood-type romantic situations occurring while I wear this dress alllll the time. Like, this dress alone is a reason to book a trip to Paris, how can you own a dress like this and not wear it around Paris? (I’m an extreme but I refuse to believe I’m the only person who thinks like this.) I feel on the level of Ingrid Bergman or Lauren Bacall in this dress, which is delusional, but I swear, it’s like magic wearing it.
I also love how it cinches my waist, I have high hip bones that sometimes make my waist seem to disappear, so I love when I find things to help define my figure properly.
A romantic dress needs a romantic song attached to it, and “Elenore” by The Turtles is that slighty intense, overly romantic song. To start, I love the tune of it; the verses kind of sound like they could be the background music of an episode of Scooby Doo, they’re a little uneasy in an intense, mysterious way. The lyrics are over-the-top romantic, almost cheesy, which is what the band was going for; this song was actually written as a parody of 60s pop love songs, but it sounded so good taken as the real deal that it became a hit. The chorus is my favorite part though, when the tentative sound of the verses builds up and bursts into this passionate, overwhelmingly romantic confession of pure love. I like to envision it as two people making their way to each other, and then bam, ridiculous embrace upon sight.
There’s no one like you, Elenore, really
I mean, besides the fact that one of the lyrics is literally “You’re my pride and joy, et cetera,” you’d never know that it was supposed to be a sarcastic song. The music itself is just so heart-swelling and happy, lyrics be damned. I love “Elenore,” and I love the passion it evokes from me. Cette chanson will definitely be on my playlist quand je marche dans les rues de Paris!*
*(Just for fun–I’m fairly fluent in Spanish and French and my boss pointed out that I will speak in these languages interchangeably throughout the day without even noticing. I love this!! He’s right, I don’t really notice, but it makes me so happy to know my brain thinks in three different languages without prompting. I hope to further strengthen my Spanish and French, and add a fourth language to study soon–I’m still narrowing it down if anyone has suggestions!)
Listen to it here! “Elenore”-The Turtles