Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Central Park Sessions: Irish Eyes

 Dress: Swirl Keyhole Maxi Dress by Avenue (size 26/28)
Teggings: Re/Dress
Sandals: Fly London
Earring: Vintage 80s
Bracelet: Vintage, garage sale find
Photography: Super Boo & Me
Stats: 5'7" 55-50-64
Look at that pattern! And all those colors!!! I ended up wearing this lovely dress on two different days with Kate as she was quite smitten with it & extremely complimentary about how I looked in it. In fact, I will admit I did not fully fall in love with this dress until I saw it through the girlie's eyes. I thought it was too short & tight on me when I first tried it on, but now I never want to take it off! Aside from the fabulousness of the fabric...I adored the braiding detail along the neckline & the keyhole that added enough interest not to need a necklace (which would have gotten lost on this busy pattern), but was not low enough to turn into an unwanted boob window. Also, it has been AGES since I had a side slit in a dress...perhaps this means they are coming back in fashion? I rather liked that addition so my teggings could peak out a bit more...or just show off a bit of leg. 
I picked this dress out from Avenue after they generously said they would provide one for Marcy's feature on size 26+ bloggers. She had already spoken with them on our behalf & I was thrilled to get this dress. It's on clearance right now for ~$20, so you should grab it...I almost want to order another one for when this one wears out...I like it *that* much. 

I am posting this (& my previous post) out of order so that I can show off these lovely dresses that were given to me while they are still available. 
We are very fortunate here in Madison, WI to have so many opportunities to see free live music. This Irish Central Park Session opened with a local band, followed by The Nuala Kennedy Band from Ireland/Scotland & the headliners...Dervish (County Sligo, Ireland). We ate delicious African food from the Baraka truck & drank Door County cherry cider & Magic Carpet Ride (Mead with Orient spices). Dervish was particularly amazing...I always like an adorable & talkative lead singer. 
A few days later at the Saturday downtown farmers' market with the girlie. Apples!?! As much as I adore these antique apples...I'm not quite ready for it to be that time yet. Give me ALL the heirloom tomatoes. Several years ago Kate & I were at a smaller market & one of the vendors was giving away samples of their tomatoes. Before tasting heirloom tomatoes I did not think I liked tomatoes...I was SO wrong. The girlie is pained under her heavy load of amazing produce. 
After market lunch at a new Indian fusion restaurant, Om. Yum. While at the co-op, I sat & enjoyed this marvelous accordion player while reading the local weekly paper & enjoying the gorgeous 72 degree weather. Then I went home & read on the couch with the doggies (you can barely see Rye's paw). 
My make-up with this outfit included...Urban Decay eyeliner in Zero, Sephora liner in Brown, UD eyeshadow in Fringe & Jilted, Kat Von D eyeshadow in Fran & Legend, Bite Beauty lipstick in Blood Orange, Nars lipstick in Cruella, & Atomic Orange nail polish by OPI. 



  1. It is almost like one of those magic 3d art prints, isn't it? I wonder if you stare at it with unfocused eyes, if anything appears? ;)

    I wasn't so sure from a distance but up close the print is incredible. I could get lost in my mind, looking at that for quite some time. ;)

    1. Yes, the print is pretty *is* a bit like those 3D art prints ;)