Monday, July 16, 2018

A Place to Hang Clothes

 Dress: Fit & Flare Tulip Hem Maxi Dress in Fuchsia Plum by Lands' End (size 3x) via Girls of GB RAK (Random Act of Kindness) 
Sandals: Nickels, thrifted
Earring, Necklace, & Bracelet: Wendy Baker
Photography: Super Boo & Me
Stats: 5'7" 55-50-64
It feels like years since I've worn a Lands' End dress...this one comes from a RAK in the Girls of GB group & this is my first time wearing it. This bright magenta color is gorgeous & I think this is the only garment I own in this shade. I wish I had a dozen dresses in this style in crazy prints...it was so comfortable & the cut (including the placement of the waistband) was wonderful. 
Years ago, GB used to carry a lot of Lands' End dresses in the summer...they were a go-to staple for me. I still have half a dozen of them...I guess I don't reach for LE as often because Effie's Heart now fills that category of easy effortless summer dresses for me...in cuter quirkier prints.
 I thought the green looked rather nice with the Fuchsia...
My make-up with this outfit included...Urban Decay eyeliner in Mildew; Anthem, Swoon, Lemmy, & Vinyl eyeshadow from Kat von D; UD lipstick in Big Bang, Firebird, & Speedball; & Greenwich Green nail polish by OPI. 
I wore this dress on a nearly 100° day with 90+% humidity to go to a friend's birthday party...where I took practically no photos. I never did understand what this game was that Toby & David were playing. 
The rest of that weekend I spent in our air conditioned house hanging stuff up in our new closet! Some in progress pictures of the closet being built...& a little section of colorful dresses hung up. I am so excited to have a place to hang every piece of clothing I own! I will do a whole post just on the closet when I finally get finished setting it up. 

Sunday, July 15, 2018

On Your Feet!

 Dress: Bluebell Print Fit & Flare Dress by Melissa Masse (size 4x) via Gwynnie Bee Try Then Buy
Footless Tights: We Love Colors in Olive
Sandals: Jambu
Earring: etXarte
Necklace & Bracelet: Wendy Baker
Photography: Super Boo, Kate, & Me
Stats: 5'7" 55-50-64
It's another gorgeous print of this Melissa Masse Magic Dress...such a fantastic style & cut...this dress looks good on everyone. I immediately bought it...it looks like a vintage botanical print from a book...exquisite. It is basically the perfect dress, I just wish the waistband were up higher for me. 
I own several of these dresses...some of which I haven't worn yet...I last wore this style in thistle bohemian border (my favorite pattern), also in...claret mandala floretpink & black (the original), orange kaleidoscopetangerine prismmidnight plaid jacquard (I wish I would have bought this one)...I know there are more, but those are all I could find. 
David bought me these sandals over a year ago at a shoe garage sale a woman has twice a year...I'm not sure where she gets them all, but I usually find at least one pair I have to have. If you enlarge the photo above...you will see the cute flowers on the side.
I packed this dress to move before I could take pictures of the make-up & jewelry. 
I wore this dress to attend Kate's summer work party...look, the capitol! We went to the Overture Center to see the play, On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan. Not something either of us would have thought to go to...but, free. 
Cute Kate tries on my necklace...
You all know how I like to sit nearly on the stage...so this was a completely different experience for me...up in the balcony. My May Play! box...& my favorite mascara & Ulta birthday gift of Nars Orgasm blush...so pretty. And! I bought my first (& only?) pair of LuLaRoe leggings for $10 on eBay. 
No make-up & resting bitch face Torrid dressing room photos. I went in to pick up a legging order...& they had buy 1, get 2 free on all clearance items. That white skirt was too lovely to pass up...I'm going to dye it...orange? yellow? purple?

Thursday, July 12, 2018

B*tch not Beans with Lowest Pair

 Dress: Kate Dress in Woodland Friends Floral by Cherry Velvet (size 4x) via Gwynnie Bee (use my link to get your first month free & help me earn GB credit)
Teggings: Re/Dress
Shoes: Born
Earring & Necklace: Wendy Baker
Bracelets: Vintage
Photography: Super Boo, Jason, & Me
Stats: 5'7" 55-50-64
Adorable baby animals on this cutesy cotton dress. I find the Kate to be the most roomy of Cherry Velvet's dresses...& it is lovely, except for the button detail on the front...the fabric doesn't care to stay put. The first time I wore this style (in a button print), I fashion taped the ends down...but I've also found that tucking them in, even for 1/2 an hour, allows them to take a flat shape. Alternately, I've also just worn them tucked in so I don't have to think about it. I could wear a size 3x in this dress, but I appreciate the loose fit in the summer heat. 
From a distance, it looks like these green teggings aren't matching anything...but they are a perfect match for the foliage in the dress. One of the two times I wore this dress out, I paired it with navy teggings...but that seemed too boring. 
I spy...baby woodland creatures...foxes, owls, bunnies, & birds...
My make-up with this frock included...Urban Decay eyeliner in LSD & Deep End, UD eyeshadow in Dragon & Freeze, Flamepoint eyeshadow by Sugarpill, NYX eyeshadow palette in Warm Neutrals, Hippie Chic lipstick from NYX, Habanero lipstick by MAC, & OPI nail polish in Go with the Lava Flow. 
I first wore this outfit to get my hair cut by Gen at Cha Cha...it's across the street from a St. Vinny's, so I always pop in there to browse. I hardly ever find anything for me...but I usually pick out a few plushies for the doggies...best $2 dog toy ever. That same day we hit Savers for the very last time before they closed...the day before everything went to 50% off...we wanted to beat the rush. Also, an eShakti dress from GB that I sent back unworn...my usual size of 28 was just too tight for me...I think the seams would have burst if I tried to sit down. 
Rye LOVES stuffed animals...& this hippo was his favorite yet. He chewed on it, but left it intact for three weeks...he carried it around with him & snuggled with his friend...it was precious. I wonder if it was because it looked like him? Olive is not into stuffies, but I get them for her anyway so she doesn't feel left out. 
The second time I wore this dress was to go to The Shitty Barn with Kate & Jason...we decided to pack a picnic. I typically talk to Siri over my stereo in the car...lately, she's been going downhill with her word recognition skills...how exactly does beets sound like beans or bitch?

Laughing girlies at the barn...
Kate & Jason...
Dinner before Lowest Pair, who opened for Mipso...
The Lowest Pair...fantastic as always...they are amazing live...


Monday, July 9, 2018

I Wear This Crown of Flowers

 Dress: Meredith Dress in Rouge Amour by Igigi (size 26/28) via Gwynnie Bee Try Then Buy
Leggings: Torrid (size 4x)
Shoes: Born
Earring & Necklace: Wendy Baker
Bracelets: Vintage
Photography: Super Boo, Kate, & Me
Stats: 5'7" 55-50-64
I last wore this dress during autumn of 2015...again with the orange shoes...but all my other accessories were different. Such gorgeous colors in this Igigi dress...my only issue with it is the surplice neckline is too big on me & gapped open without the use of fashion tape. Putting a few stitches in would solve that problem. 
I'm sort of in love with these leggings with this dress...& pretty flowering trees. 
Hi, Bucky! There are 85 Bucky Badger (University of Wisconsin-Madison mascot) statues across the city for the summer...jazzed up by local artists. This one was done by Emmalee Pearson...she's a mutual friend of Angie & Toby...& the person responsible for getting them together. 
My make-up with this outfit included...Alkaline eyeliner by Urban Decay; Anastasia eyeshadow in Primavera, Venetian Red, Love Letter, & Realgar; Love+ & Flamepoint eyeshadow from Sugarpill; Habanero lipstick by MAC; & Now Museum, Now You Don't nail polish by OPI. 
I'd been eyeing this chick's fabulous collection of vintage Selro jewelry for sale on etsy & eBay...& finally decided on orange, the color of fun...& yellow, the color of happiness. So gorgeous!
Another Bucky on my way to Monona Terrace for the Mini Maker Faire. Metal fire breathing dragon!
This absolutely lovely woman, Mary Jo...grows flowers on her farm, sells them at the Westside Farmers' Market, & designs fabulous floral creations. Kate & I were looking forward to taking her class on making flower crowns, however...they told her they didn't have the space for that...so it was only a demonstration. But! At the end she picked 3 numbers & those people could pick a prize...one of them being the flower crown she made in the demo. The first woman picked a succulent...what?! I was the second person!!! Guess what I picked?????
This gorgeous crown was mine...all mine! I was giddy with excitement to be able to wear it the rest of the day. 
It felt natural...like I should always be wearing a crown of flowers.
Wine tasting group...Kate's contribution...
I'd grow flowers on my head if I could...girlies tasting wine...so much wine.
Look who joined us at wine tasting! David & Kate share the flower crown...

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Abby Jeanne // Rose of the West

 Dress: 3/4 Knot Front Dress in Midnight Rose by Lucie Lu (size 5x) via Gwynnie Bee Try Then Buy
Teggings: Re/Dress
Shoes: Born
Earring: Wendy Baker
Necklace: Babil & Bijou, former etsy shop
Bracelets: Vintage
 Photography: Super Boo, Kate, Jason, & Me
Stats: 5'7" 55-50-64
Oh, how I loved these Lucy Lu knot front dresses with the sweetheart neckline. Luckily, before they went out of business, I snagged quite a few through GB. I last wore this dress in the fall of 2014...both times with these orange shoes...I guess they are a perfect match. 
This was back in May when it was still a bit chilly...spring weather...& all the pretty trees were in bloom.
I wore this dress twice, the first time to an evening concert at The Shitty Barn, & then again to work. I wore it a bit differently to work (when these pictures were taken) since I wasn't going to be outside at night. 
My makeup with this outfit included...NYX eyeliner in Gypsy Blue, Too Faced eyeshadow in #selfie & Pink Pearl, Flamepoint eyeshadow from Sugarpill, Urban Decay eyeshadow in Freeze, Habanero lipstick by MAC, NYX lipstick in Orange County & Hippie Chic, an an unknown OPI nail polish. 
Kate, Jason, & I went to see Abby Jeanne, with Rose of the West opening...we ate some yummy sunflower seed tacos & drank beer. 
Rose of the West was good...but Abby Jeanne was amazing! She's from Milwaukee & you should check her out if she comes to your town. We are going to see her again in a few weeks with one of our favorite Madison bands, Seasaw...at The Memorial Union. 
Here's a video, but it doesn't compare to her in person vibe...