Sunday, January 31, 2016

2 Girlies, 1 Dress: Chevron Wrap

 Dress: All Work & Play Wrap Dress by Kiyonna (size 0 for Kate & 4 for me) via Gwynnie Bee (use my link to get your first month free & help me earn GB credit)
Tights: Catherines
Shoes: Bandolino, thrifted
Earring: etXarte
Necklace: Christine Wallace, gift from Kate
Bracelet: Vintage
Photography: Super Boo & Me
Stats: 5'7" 55-50-64
I wore this dress 2 Saturdays in a row...then bought it. I nearly sent it back, but then the girlie told me it was on its way to her & we have not worn the same dress since May! Obviously...I love this dress...great wrap & length...but's all about the pattern & colors...shades of pink, red, burgundy, black, & coral in this fabulous chevron print & wonderfully textured fabric. I felt this Kiyonna fit me slightly smaller than that brand usually does, but mostly it felt tight in the arms. Otherwise, stunning. 
Kate & I are laughing or being silly in most of these pictures...above, we are making fun of me because I kept thinking I was going to fall while walking out to this location. While I love this abandoned decaying building (that they are restoring)...I'm not sure why I felt it was necessary to trek through the snow to have photos here among the weeds & orange poles. 
The first Saturday I wore this dress was the week David Bowie died. We listened to my favorite album, Ziggy Stardust, at Kate's place (also, Pin-ups, because it was there). She got this record from her dad's collection & we think it is the original 1972 release (my copy is from the 80s). David Bowie was the one for me...stranded on a desert island with only one artist's music...I'd pick David Bowie (followed by Billie Holiday). I discovered him through a book on Andy Warhol at the library...then when I saw this album at a record store in 8th grade...I had to have remains my favorite. David Bowie's always been with me...through the difficult teenage years, he gave me strength to be matter how ridiculous I wanted to dress or cut & dye my hair. I know his death doesn't take anything away from me...I have his music...but I liked knowing he was out there...happy & having a good life. Still, I am mourning him the way I would a friend. Thank you David Bowie for all the times you've been there for me & the misfits of the world...& for all the gifts you've given to the world of music...none of it would be the same without you. 
The day David took our pictures...Kate & I went to farmers' market, then out to lunch after photos to a brand new restaurant...Banzo Shük. It is my new favorite we were eating, I was dreaming of when we could come again! We shared 2 pitas...the Batata Falafel (sweet potato) & the Seasonal Veggie...O!M!G! SO good! They were amazing together, but if I had to pick was the sweet potato. Delicious. 
What's local? The girlie. 
My make-up with this outfit included...Stila eyeliner in Deep Burgundy; Kat von D eyeshadows in Rewind, Destroyer, Swoon, & Love; MAC lipstick in Dubonnet Amplified, & Skyfall nail polish by OPI. 


  1. You both look gorgeous. I love this colour scheme - it calls to me! I can see myself wearing this.

    1. Thanks, Leah! I am in love with it...I have embraced my love for pink in the last year.

  2. Besides loving the fashion shoots, I have to say you make me want to move to your city. You have awesome restaurants, entertainment, and shopping. I will definitely have to visit at some point!

    1. Madison is a great mid-size town...we have a lot going on here. I wish I liked to leave the house more :)

  3. I can see why you decided to buy this dress - what a stunning print and color. You look great in it! Lovely intricate jewelry too, you have a great eye for details!

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