I'm back! There aren't enough exclamation points in the world to express how glad I am to have my life back after two weeks of working non-stop. But I made it through somehow, and now I have a lot of catching up to do!
Because I didn't get a chance to properly do so before I was thrust into crazy work zone, let me first say a heartfelt thank you to you all for the wonderfully kind comments on my wedding photo post. I'm so happy I was able to share that with you. Of course I don't know very many of you in person, but I do feel like my 'readers' (seems a cold term, doesn't it?) are part of my online family. :)
Anyway, since I did nothing but work for two weeks I really have little to share! I still have to do an outfit post from prior to my crazy two weeks of work, but instead here's an outfit post from this weekend. We packed a lot into yesterday and today since I was able to do nothing for so long. Today's outing involved a lovely brunch at our friend's house complete with champagne with a smidge of St. Germain, savory casseroles, biscuits and cobbler. Oh my, was it ever yummy! So I'm featuring the outfit I wore for today's adventures.
In the last couple of weeks I received two parcels in the mail that I didn't even get a chance to really open until this weekend. (Isn't that crazy? How can you be too busy to open goodies from the mail?!) One was a vintage sundress all the way from Latvia with a 'folkloric' feel. The other was an order from beltmaker Cassie Stephens, whose Etsy shop I've always drooled over. I tend to be one of those people who hem and haw over something for so long that it takes me forever to make a decision. I knew I wanted one of her belts but could never seem to decide on what buckle or what fabric. I finally decided on two, and boy am I ever pleased! Not only was she a sweatheart to work with, the belts were packaged wonderfully, and they are beautiful. I just love, love, love them to bits!
So of course, my outfit today featured my two new purchases.
The dress features contrasting blue bias trim and two large pockets. I swapped out the self belt for one of my new belts. I have a difficult time pairing prints together, so I'm trying to learn to be a bit more daring. I think it worked!
I also tried another thing that was a change from my norm. I am usually a red nail polish girl, but I know women in the 40s did venture out into other colors, so I thought I'd try a periwinkle blue. It was really fun to do a half moon manicure this way! I may have to try this out with some other colors.
I particularly loved how it tied in with the belt!
I've been really into yellow lately, so I threw a bit of that in with my Bakelite bangles and Sven clogs. I definitely need more yellow accessories.
I carried a vintage sadle bag style purse that fits a lot more than the handbags I usually prefer. But it even fits my new DSLR camera, so it's gotten a lot of use this summer.
It's too hot and humid here to even think about setting my hair and wearing it down (I admit, I can't stand having hair on my neck when it's hot out!), so I twisted the front up in a bit of a pompadour at one side and wore a bun. The navy flower earrings I made myself.
All in all it was a fun day, in a fun outfit. I went outside my usual style boundaries a wee bit and feel pretty good about it!
Look out soon for a couple of giveaways. I was planning one already, and another awhile later once I hit 300 followers, but it seems I reached 300 while I was off working. (Wow!) So keep your eyes peeled for some fun things, soon!