Dress: Maggy London;
Tank: Aeropostale, stolen from Nikki;
Silver bangle: gift, from Mom;
Jade, black bangles: from Finder's Keepers.
How I've worn the dress: here.
How I've worn the shoes: here.
Thank you for your nice thoughts on my last post, and for your encouraging words about The Dress Project. It was really comforting to hear that many of you associate lots of memories (good and bad) with your old clothes. I think I have quite a few pieces like that, so as Katie from Tinda Keelie commented, it's kind of therapeutic to wear them, which is a great way of thinking about it. The verdict is still out on the dress, and in the meantime it's hanging in my closet, where I'm envisioning some new life for it. I'm thinking I might take it in and get rid of the sleeves so I can wear it year round. I've decided not to change or get rid of any of the dresses until the Project is over, so I'll have some time to reflect on which ones to toss, alter or keep.
So about this outfit. I wore it out to lunch with my mom and Jeremiah because tomorrow's Jeremiah's birthday and she took us to Sydney's, which is a big Asian seafood buffet. Jeremiah loves that place, and I usually just keep to my General Tso's chicken, rice and miso soup because I'm allergic to certain kinds of fish (not like, fake-allergic, which is what I sometimes did when I was little when I was way picky about my food, but swollen-lips-swollen-throat-scary-kind of reactions).
Still, it was great to see my mom and catch up on life, and I think my outfit reflected that because she was with me when I got this dress for my birthday and she gave me the silver bangle. I haven't worn this dress much because the zipper has given me a lot of trouble because it will skip over some of the parts on the track. I finally remembered a trick from some women's magazine and I sprayed hairspray on the zipper track (it acts like a glue) and it hasn't given me trouble since. Yay! Now I wish I had known that before I got rid of certain dresses years ago that had this problem...
Sorry there's only one picture in this set. We went to the park that's about 1/2 mile from our apartment and it was hopping. Like at least 100 people or so there. Nice weather will do that. All the picturesque places were occupied and I felt really silly and prissy wearing heels to a park, so this one was taken on the sidewalk just before we almost got run over by some dude on rollerblades.
We're going to trivia for the first time in forever. Remember how I told you we won trivia prizes at the Best Picture Showcase? We're going to be sportin' them at Taco Mac tonight: Jeremiah and Vargas in their "This is It" Michael Jackson shirts, me in my "Team Jacob" shirt. Should be fun.
Hope you have a great night!