A week ago I found myself torn between two dresses–or more specifically two versions of the same dress from Urban Outfitters. A knee-length baby doll with a slightly mullet-cut hem, a beautiful floral pattern and peekaboo lace cutouts along the shoulders. The dress by Kimchi Blue was equally lovely in the two colors it was available for purchase in, purple and black. But I couldn’t justify spending the money on both at this time so I got the one in purple.

Nevertheless I couldn’t stop thinking about the black version, as well as the one I actually have hanging in my closet. But then before I knew it, it was sold out in my size! So what did I do? What any obsessed artist would do. I created illustrations inspired by the two looks. Think UO would let me create watercolors for them in exchange for clothes? Because… I’m available!