Ha! I forgot to mention my hair.
So I changed my hair. It's fun. I actually didn't even cut it. I just straightened it and whadya know, my curly flat top turned out to be a straight mushroom cut.
I really do adore short hair. I think it has so much more attitude and style - buuuuut it's time I grew it out (for real this time). I've wanted long hair for so long but always got distracted with edgy short do's. And also, I would get impatient, which is beginning to feel like a crutch, the need for immediate results. Because it's far more satisfying to cut a cute look than to trudge through time and space waiting for your locks to just get past your shoulders. Not anymore!
It's time for a lesson in patience.
So settle in while I
tolerate celebrate all the (many, many) stages it takes to get to waist-length locks.
And in other news, remember this big ol' striped thing? Though this dress has become a seasonal piece, mainly because the stripes make it look so Summery, its particular design is still going strong! It's part of my Spring/Summer capsule, this maxi - and I'll be sharing my capsules with you in their entirety as soon as I can.
But anyway, believe it or not, I've never paired heels with it. It just never seemed appropriate, although... when I made this dress for a friend of mine in grey, she wore it with a pair of espadrille wedges and it was perfect. I've been waiting for the right shoe, the right vibe to come along I guess. When I got these modest little suede sandals, mainly to wear with my jeans, they ended up going rather swimmingly together, don't you agree?
So of course with this new style addition, I've broadened its venues.
Meaning, this maxi has gone from a lounge-y day dress to a resort-y casual evening piece! Some glossy red lips, gold earrings and a gold cuff and this baby's ready for dinner and drinks... I'm pleased.
I need to be on a boat or something, right? I mean it looks so nautical! I love this design to pieces but I think it truly comes alive with this particular print - it is truly a Tiny Closet gem that I had to post about again for you. Seasons and tastes change but this dress seems to stay a relevant piece in my Tiny Closet. What do we think? Still like it?
It's been a couple years so you can see the first post I wrote about it back in 2014 here. I also made this dress in black. Very different feel. Not as gasp worthy in my opinion but it's beautiful in the Winter. Picture reading a good book on the couch on a rainy day... If you missed that post, you can view it here.
I hope you enjoyed this reprise! Have a relaxing weekend and don't forget to give mom a big hug! I am hugging mine from all the way in California.
Happy Mother's Day to all of you!
and to you most of all, mom! Love you.