Thursday, December 28, 2017


 Dress: Varo Dress in Houndstooth by Effie's Heart (size 4x) via Gwynnie Bee (use my link to get your first month free & help me earn GB credit)
Cardigan: Avenue
Leggings: Torrid
Boots: Fluevogs
Necklace: Wendy Baker
Bracelets: Vintage
Photography: Super Boo & Me
Stats: 5'7" 55-50-64
I was expecting this to be the typical black & white houndstooth dress, however, when it appeared pink to me...such a light shade that I thought perhaps it had been washed with a red garment. After consulting with The Girls of GB, it appears it was meant to be pink & I paired it with red to bring that out more. Great swingy fit & flare, good length for me, pockets, & the fabric is more substantial than the typical heavy cotton that most EH dresses are made out of...verging on a sweater dress. The only negative for me was the zipper down the front, which I'm personally not a fan of. 
The dress appears most pink in photos when the cardigan is off, so much for the red helping with that...
Why do I like this dress so much more without the cardigan? Is the cardigan too long? Too bulky? 
My make-up with this outfit included...NYX eyeliner in Jet Black & Oxblood, Sugarpill eyeshadow in Love +, NYX Ultimate Shadow Palette in Warm Neutrals, Russian Red lipstick by MAC, & Ruby Pumps nail polish from China Glaze. 
I wore this dress to attend our realtor's Christmas party at the tree farm with Angie & Toby (they recommended Pam to us). They cut their own tree down, but I chose to get a wreath instead since neither of our houses are homes with room for a tree this year. Angie & Toby neglected to mention to me that we'd be having our photo taken with Santa...they kindly let me join in their family photo since David was out of town...& a week or so later...we got a Christmas card from Pam with our picture on it...Santa! Also...the duck mobile! This is the third car this couple has covered in rubber duckies & I hadn't seen the latest model yet. It turns out Pam sold them their house too. 
I also wore this dress to take the dogs to the park to sniff & chase...& pick Kate up from work during this glorious sunset. I *think* I may have worn it to have dinner at Angie & Toby's? I can't remember...but, cat in a bag! David came home from California with suitcases loaded with Meyer lemons & mandarins from his grandma's trees...heavenly. Some mosaic steps next to where we took outfit photos...I took this because someone mosaic-ed the steps & foundation of our new house...very poorly...this is how it looks properly done. mosaic at the coffeehouse. 


  1. No, the cardi is neither bulky nor out of place. It makes the outfit along with your totally amazing leggings! You look swell. Happy New Year.

    1. Aww, thank you, Annie! Happy New Year to you too <3