I just had to share this dress, because it's my new favourite! I mean FAVOURITE piece of clothing. Soon, it won't be weather appropriate, but I'll enjoy it while I can...
|(Note: This is what my hair normally looks like...)|
STORY: My aunt and uncle and cousins have a party every September (for several years now), a sort of Fall celebration. In the North Country (The Northern Part of New York State that you don't know exists unless you're from there, which my family is, and I am, and shall hopefully soon be returning to... eff! This Albany crap... just two more years... just two.), it's cold this time of year, but that doesn't dampen the fun. There's good food, my aunt's homemade salsa (with ingredients from their garden), awesome baked goods, a roast pig, singer-songwriters and bands, homemade whiskey, great family and friends... and TIE-DYEING. This year was extra special, because my cousin and his girlfriend got married in a beautiful little ceremony right before the party, on the river beside the falls. Beautiful! Anyway, for tie-dyeing this year, I made this dress out of white organic cotton jersey (using a purple rayon hippie-style maxi dress my mom got me at a flea market a number of years ago for a guide). It's pretty simple. Front piece. Back piece. Ties sewn into the side seam at the waist or thereabouts. Obviously, my tie-dyeing skills are amateur at best (especially compared to the beautiful work my talented family members do!), but I still love the way it turned out.
It's so comfy that I wear it around the house. I wore it to work. I wore it to walk to the store for milk today. It went through the wash later today and as soon as it was out, I put it back on. LOVE IT! Need more organic cotton jersey dresses (I also sort of live in the nightgown I made out of teal organic cotton jersey last year... or was it the year before?). Best fabric ever for cozy, lazy about the house-ness!
To be honest, this is something I've wanted for a long while, a pink tie-dye maxi dress.
As Meghan would say, a 'dream outfit'.
Because of this...
|Can't find photos of this dress on the internet, so screen shots are what you get.|
Recognize the movie?
Meg Ryan's character in Addicted to Love, Maggie was the first individual whose fashion sense actually caught my eye. I never cared much about clothes before, at the time, or for a long time after, either. I just knew I liked her Bohemian, eclectic, unique, squatter style.
|Velvet Jacket, leopard print tank and goggles? Take that society!|
|Belted Robe as daywear with Blue Boa. Heck, yeah!|