Sunday, January 16, 2011

bridesmaid's dress revisited.

(paula, that title is for you. since i know you are probably my only friend who has read brideshead revisited. and i'm pretty sure you dislike it. thoroughly.)

i'm introducing a new segment called uncomfortable words. my dear natalie sent me the dictionary of uncomfortable words and i can't help but share a few choice entries with you from time to time:
wang- noun: sounds unpleasant without its friend Chung.

today i wore the dress i wore for my sister's wedding. i love a long dress. it goes right along with my all black gothic tendencies. the dress definitely lends to a more formal feel so i tried give it a more casual, but still dressy enough for church kind of vibe.
dress- shabby apple cleopatra
sweater- my fave cardigan of all time amen, gift from my mom
belt- fossil
boots- gianni bini

and an artsy/action shot. i  call it "slipping in the snow trying to avoid dog poop":

and a bonus outfit, my saturday-mom-about-town uniform:
faux leather jacket: kohl's
chambray button-up: thrifted
skinny cargo pants- target
flats- maxxstudio via tj maxx

7 comments:

The Elegant Bohemian said...

Too cute! Ya gotta love a long black dress....so great when you can rewear a bridesmaid dress. They don't exactly have a reputation for being highly wearable! LOL ~Serene

Brittney said...

the artsy shot = two very enthusiastic thumbs up. i hope you succeeded.
and i think you very successfully casualized the bridesmaid dress quite perfectly for church. you look fab.
-brittney
http://adayinlifetoo.blogspot.com

Lisa (aka sweetie) said...

I am loving the maxi dress in the snow. you look cute..nice to see another fashion mommy about.

XO Lisa

p.s. I am gonna follow u..

Tessa said...

woah! Hot mama comin' through. Work it girl. You look FABULOUS in both of these oufits!

-Tessa
www.totallytessa.com

kristine said...

Love how you styled that long dress! Very classy!

Kristine. Or Polly.

Paula said...

Oh WOW! I got a shout out on Heidiluxe. That made my day! Seriously. You are correct my friend in saying I did not care for Brideshead Revisited. I have a low tolerance for books that have the main male character enthralled by a crazy, heartless woman. Great Expectations, The Great Gatsby,and tons others like it just aren't enjoyable books in my opinion.

Kiki said...

The dress...GAH I love it! I'm so jealous! I wish I were taller so I could actually pull those off. It looks so great on you! :)
-kiki
anewoutfitaday.blogspot.com