November 20, 2012

Zig Zag Wrap Dress

It was a long day and honestly, I was ready to change and eat.
I was tired of waiting for JB and he decided that's when he'd start taking photos.
But this is how I wore the dress all day - with a red cardi.

I wore a black slip under the dress and grey tights and pumps.  Can you believe I don't own a pair of black pumps?  I know - me either.  Must be time to go shopping. 

Looking at the photos - I can see that the cheater step I took to hem this dress isn't holding and I need to add some stitches. 

This is the 3rd version of B5454 and with the exception of the ties - they are way too long, I love this dress.  It's comfortable,
easy to wear, and I feel cute and stylish.  There will definitely be more versions of this dress.

While I did an okay job matching the print across the waist seam and shoulders - I did a really crappy job matching the print at the side seams.  Don't believe me?  See below.

November 15, 2012

Thankful Thursday

All over facebook - people are writing a little post of the things they are thankful for daily during November. 

Honestly - for several years now, I've tried to be conscious of the little things in life that make a difference.  The things that not everyone has.  I started a Thankful Thursday series, but honestly - I haven't been very good about posting.  But I think remembering the big and small things in life that make getting up are important.

So today, I wake up my Thankful Thursday series again.  Please share your thankfuls in the comments - I love reading them.  Today, I am thankful for:

*friends, sitting and knitting, laughing and visiting
*healthy dogs and the ability to pay their vet bills when they aren't
*the ability to fill my gas tank - that's no small thing these day - no lines to get gas and I can afford it.
*having a job - it may be stressful, but most of that is my own doing.  Plus I only work 4 days a week.  I do put in long hours regularly, but not 10 hour days. 
*weekend get aways

November 5, 2012

The Border Print Wrap

There's not a lot to say about this dress. It's another version of B5454. .
The fabric came from Girl Charlee and it's thinner than I expected,
but still worked great for this dress

Photos taken in our hotel room while we were in Vegas.

JB is getting better - but um, hon?  Could you tell me when I'm all wrinkled across the back?
I'm sure he didn't even notice.

Border matching at the side seam.  This side is better than the other.
The border print is a wave - so matching was difficult.
But I didn't too horrible of a job.
In Vegas I threw on sandals and went out with bare legs.
At home, tights, boots, and a cardi.
I love this dress and am wondering how many wrap dresses is too many.

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