Dress: Fresh Floral Dress by City Chic (size 24/XXL) via Gwynnie Bee (use my link to get your first month free & help me earn GB credit)
Sandals: Born, thrifted
Earring, Necklace, & Bracelet: Wendy Baker
Photography: Super Boo, Kate, & Me
Stats: 5'7" 55-50-64I am in love with this style of dress...the tea length, sweetheart neckline, & 50s silhouette. I have worn it in Climbing Floral, Purple with green, Purple with burgundy, & I own it in Red, but have not yet worn that dress. However, this is by far my absolute most adored...those colors!!! I had planned on buying it from GB the moment it arrived...but there was a pull on the front...slight, but GB prices are not as reasonable as they once were for used clothing...so I ended up purchasing it on sale at City Chic brand new for less than GB wanted for it. These dresses come with a wide belt the same color as the dress, but I don't usually wear belts. I feel extra extraordinarily feminine in this dress. Also, it makes me smile.
Gaze upon those Dr. Seussesque flowers! Kate informed me they were most likely hibiscus...& she was correct. In fact, later that week I encountered them for sale in a variety of colors at farmers' market. Too bad I have a black thumb. They are FABULOUS!
Kate & I at The Shitty Barn...a kind stranger took our photo. This day was particularly hot & humid & I had sweat dripping down my face from the moment I put make-up on. I just felt like sharing that.
Enos Farms makes delicious food, but lately we haven't been thrilled with their offerings so we've been bringing our own picnic. Nomming on yummy carrots. Also, notice how nicely my bra matches my dress as it crept out every so often.
Both of these bands were good live...I *think* the top one is Simon Balto, which makes the bottom one Josh Harty. Josh was playing with some local musicians including the husband/wife duo from The Stellanovas, who really need to update their gig schedule on their website because I think they're amazing & want to see them perform.
David surprised me with a new camera! Taking these photos of me was his first time using it. We went from using a Canon Rebel to a Nikon D7200. The lighting on this day/time was extremely harsh, but we managed to get decent pictures anyway. David is so sweet to me...he has zero interest in photography, but he supports me in whatever makes me happy. I am very grateful to have him in my life. Also, he doesn't read my blog often...so I can say all the nice things about him I want without embarrassing him.
My make-up with this outfit included...NYX eyeliner in Deep Purple; Kat von D eyeshadow in Vinyl, Echo, Swoon, & Anthem; Urban Decay eyeshadow in Jilted; Bite Beauty lipstick in Aubergine; & OPI nail polish in Who the Shrek Are You?