If I would get a euro each time I hear (or read) the word “Influencer”, I could quit my full-time job. To be honest with you, I wanted to say this for a long time, but I dislike this word. It gives me bad vibes. Because when you think about it, it means that someone has the power to influence you to buy things you might not even need or like. The word “inspire”, “innovate”, “research” sounds much better. Because inspiration is something more innocent and genuine. It gives you a good feeling and sparks joy.

Power of Social Influence

When I was a kid, and this is the story I wanted to tell you in this post, I was really affected by fashion. Yup, even then. But we all were in a way! I don’t want to sound like Amanda from “Devil Wears Prada”, but even people who pretend to dislike the fashion do not understand how they are also unconsciously a part of it. So, back in childhood, I was influenced by fashion from regular places (Instagram wasn’t there yet). Yet mostly I was influenced by social life – in the school or yard. 

Maybe this is why fashion influencing is actually really working better with simple people rather than celebrities or expensive fashion magazines. As someone who has constantly analyze human behavior at my work, I can say this insight would have opened a door to so many opportunities back in the day. 

Mom, I want that dress!

I can still remember that sunny early summer midday. My friend went out wearing this amazing dress. It was black, midi slip, spaghetti strap dress. It looked absolutely gorgeous! I came to my mom saying that I want the same dress. My mom said that this is not the dress to wear for my age (I was maybe 10 years old), especially because black is not the color for the children. I couldn’t understand this! It was such a stunning dress! It was the most beautiful piece of cloth I have ever seen on anyone!

Of course, now I understand very well my mom. But back then it was a premium fashion innovation! A mind-blowing style! We came to a compromise with my mom that I can wear it, once I get older. But in my head, it stayed as a never satisfied fashion desire.

Since then years have passed and I didn’t get my dream spaghetti strap black dress. The other week, when I was on the plane and we were held for 1 hour before departure and started Instagram-shopping. I saw a similar slip dress on Pinterest and I really wanted one. This is when I remembered my epic childhood story and wanted to tell you.

Bringing Black to my Closet

Nevertheless, black wasn’t one of my favorite colors. I like to have a few black pieces in my closet when I need something more neutral, elegant. Maybe because I always find black to be a very safe clothing choice. You know you go to an event, you’re not sure, and then you just take out the LBD (little black dress) and you’re set! But I like to experiment. I love the colors and patterns. I love to put pink together with turquoise and blue together with yellow! 

But what I truly wanted to buy this season is a simple black, spaghetti strap dress. You have no idea how happy I was to stumble across this one beauty! And even better – it was backless with the straps! It’s also not that hot to wear it, because the fabric is linen. In the end, my childhood dream came true.

black dress with straps and open back
black dress with straps and open back
black dress with straps and open back
black dress with straps and open back
black dress with straps and open back
black dress with straps and open back
black dress with straps and open back
Dress: & Other Stories | Bag: Furla

If you don’t own a dress like that and want one, here are very attractive options that I have found:

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