Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Heels at the park, or Dress #23

Dress: Maggy London;
Shoes: Target;
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!

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  1. I hate it when zips do that - the problems Ive had with zips over the years :)

    I think this may be one of my fave dresses you have worn so far - I really like it!!

    CC xXx

  2. Oooh, I love, love, love this dress!

  3. I love this dress. I agree with CC - this is my favorite dress so far in your collection.

  4. LOVE this dress on you (and that bangle!). Very much enjoying the dress project!

  5. Love how you wore this dress. And the heels are just right!

    Thanks for the zipper trick! Now I have another use for my hairspray. I use it mostly as fixative for chalk/charcoal drawings, but now it's got another use!

  6. I love the print on the dress! Its so pretty!

  7. Thanks for the zipper tip! I really need to try that out because the zipper on one of my favorite dresses always sticks.

    And I love this dress too. And shoes!

  8. Ohh this is my favorite so far!! I ADORE the dress... the seaming detail on the shoulders and waist are divine, and the pattern is lovely.

  9. You can always replace a zipper too! But good to know the hairspray trick.

  10. I like the dress... and hairspray on the zipper..genius!

  11. LOVE LOVE LOVE this dress. I am picturing it with a red cami or even blue under it and bright shoes!

    it looks good as you have it now- but I'm picturing brights with it too!

    what a great silhouette!

    taco mac! fun! love that place in the atl. ;)

  12. I love this outfit! cute shoes!

  13. Oh that dress is so pretty and I love the nostalgia that your dress project is churning up!

  14. Those shoes are just adorable!

  15. Great shot for just one pic :) LOVE the print on that dress!

  16. This dress is so cute. I love the print, the defined waist, everything.

  17. this dress is amazing!

  18. aww... it's so sweet that my words meant something to you. thanks.

    and you do TRIVIA!?!?! i've always wanted to do some sort of pop culture trivia because i'm a Scene-It GOD!

  19. I love this dress :D


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