Hello Blogland !!!! I hope everyone is having a lovely evening!!! This shall probably be a quick post as I have some paperwork for the town I need to get done.
Monday was a busy work day with a couple of site visits to construction sites so I dressed accordingly. Sometimes I have to wear a hard-hat and construction boots when I go out!!! I’ve found a maxi dress looks stupid accessorized like that!
I ADORE this blouse–I brought one in every color (hot pink, navy & aqua mini ginghams) on sale a couple of years ago. They are a stretchy cotton and fit so well. Unfortunately they’ve changed the pattern a bit for blouses like this and they no longer fit as well. Of course, everything looks fabulous with bubblegum pink shoes. I never imagined I would get so much wear out of a pair of PINK shoes!!
As I blogged yesterday, I received a package of wonderfulness from the amazing Vix!! In the box was a gorgeous piece of 50′s bark cloth fabric!! I immediately whipped it up into a maxi skirt!
I received loads of compliments on it!! The print is stunning and SO 50′s. However–here’s where the itching like a bear up a fuzzy tree comes in (hey that’s a 50′s Elvis song!!) I am apparently sensitive to whatever the fabric is made of. I broke out all over my legs with a rash–even where I was covered in a half slip!!! BUMMER BUMMER BUMMER-I don’t believe heavy tights would help because my hands itched, too after a while.
All is not lost. Remember the wallhanging I’m making for our daughter’s family room?? Her colors are silver-grey, aqua, black and pale yellow. I’m going to make pillows for her–the colors and print will be perfect!!
Here’s the blingage:
I had to take snacks for our homeless feeding into town after work so of course since I was next to the Goodwill I stopped in. LUCKY DAY for me! I found a gorgeous late 70′s early 80′s rayon challis dress for 2 bucks. AND IT FITS THE BOOBAGE!!! I was going to buy it for the skirt part figuring there was no way I was stuffing the gals in a size 18. Boy was I wrong–there is more than enough room even when I inhale. I’ve got 4 or 5 cardigans that go with it. Can’t wait for cooler weather to wear it with tights and boots!
Here’s a close-up the print–gorgeous magentas and plums and gold metallic. I notice I’ll have to tighten my belt when I wear it! I need to soak it in some woolite as it smells cigarette-y but it’s in wonderful condition. AND IT FITS THE BOOBS!!!
Hope everyone has a great evening and I’ll be back Thursday!