Friday, February 19, 2016

2 Girlies, 1 Dress: Friendship

 Dress: Knot Front Dress in Navy & Red by Lucie Lu (size 5x & 0x) via Gwynnie Bee (use my link to get your first month free & help me earn GB credit)
Cardigan: Liz & Me, thrifted
Tights: Catherines
Shoes: Mossimo, thrifted
Necklace: Vintage
Bracelet: Cindy Forrester (works mostly in ceramics now)
Photography: Super Boo, Kate, & Me
Stats: 5'7" 55-50-64
I wore this dress to work & to 2 farmers' markets...I really didn't want to send this one back. Ever. Why did I? Well besides really not needing any more clothing...GB wanted $59 for this dress. I have several of this style from this brand that I bought for $15-25 brand new from GB. GB prices have become outrageous. These Lucie Lu dresses are worth no more than $40...used, $25 at most. I will wait until they are trying to get rid of this dress in the shop for $ is getting terrible reviews. I must admit my enthusiasm for this dress is mostly due to the red being so deliciously orangey. And look how adorable it is with that cardigan & shiny blue shoes! I don't care that it is a bit clingy & shows off my bifurcated belly. I love the sweetheart neckline & checkered pattern. 
I don't own any navy is that possible? There is also black in the dress. 
It is difficult to get a photo of Kate & I where we both look good. At this photo shoot...impossible. So here is a bunch of pictures of us looking starts out cute enough, but then...
I feel lucky to have 2 people in my life that I laugh so much with, Kate & David. Kate has been my best friend for nearly 17 years. She has taught me so much about myself & friendship. And never giving up. She is always there for me when I need her with kind words & the truth. I remember back in our first year of knowing each other...she called me a bitch. I was shocked. I told her, no one has ever called me that before...she responded...well, they've wanted to. I love you, girlie.
After photos...we went to Shük again for lunch...we both had sweet potato falafel, the girlie had hers in a salad, & I ate mine in a pita. It is unbelievably tasty. 
Then we went to wine tasting...the winemaker Barnaby Tuttle from Teutonic Wine Company in Portland was visiting...he was adorable, especially when telling us how some of the wines are named after Spinal Tap. Also, there was a woman there wearing elephant leggings! I need elephant leggings. 
The next day, Sunday, we went to Olbrich Gardens Conservatory so Kate could wear this summery GB dress. It was delightfully warm & humid...a perfect little getaway in the middle of winter. I wore sandals. 
It was even warm enough to wander in the outside gardens a bit. The hydrangeas were still covered in dried flowers & the girlie pointed out this lovely peeling bark...there is still beauty to be found in a winter garden. 
My make-up with this outfit included...Aja eyeshadow from Sephora's Jem palette as eyeliner, Sugarpill eyeshadow in Asylum, a mixture of NYX Russian Roulette & Bite Beauty's Toast on my lips, & OPI nail polish in Give Me Space (sparkly blue holo...sooooo pretty in person). 

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