Okay, enough of being scared over the week’s bad news. Time to do finally do something I’ve been meaning to do on this blog: Show off my moneymaker:
On Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, I finally got around to dolling myself up, putting that blonde pixie hair on my noggin, and hauling this pink dress out of my closet. The dress comes from Charlotte Russe, but I did not buy it at Charlotte Russe. I found it in the women’s section at either Goodwill or St. Vincent de Paul, I can’t remember exactly which (though I’m starting to think it was the latter). The feminine cut and pink color was the main attraction, of course. It was also a size medium which can sometimes be an iffy proposition when it comes to looking decent on me.
But I was really, really falling in love with this dress. So, thinking I had a chance to squeeze into it just right, I made a covert mission into the store dressing room (with nobody looking, of course) to try it on. Perhaps it’s the smooth polyester stretch fabric the dress is made out of, but the dress fit perfectly! Like a glove! Yeah, I was pretty giddy by how it fit me.
Of course, you notice in the above photo how the dress hugs my figure so wonderfully. But there’s something else dramatic about this dress:
Not only does it zip up in back, the straps come up the front of my shoulders, meet around in back, and go straight down to form a crisscross pattern with the strip of fabric holding the zipper in place, along with another strip going straight across the back. For me, it’s an added bonus about this dress that I love. I admit that my pose in this photo doesn’t do the back of the dress justice, so I’ll show you how it’s like in this bonus photo:
Oh, you notice my cool accessory I’m wearing? Here’s another view:
I spotted these sunglasses at Ragstock, which specializes in selling recycled clothing for retro looks. Ragstock has a location on State Street in Downtown Madison that I like to go to every now and again, and they have a whole rack of sunglasses at the front of the store. Their sunglasses section is quite varied: Many different designs from simple to stylish, nerdy to cool. this particular pair I’m sporting here has what I could best describe as a holographic effect on the lens coating. Allow light to shine on them just the right way and the lenses go from shaded black to eye-catching blue. I find sunglasses allow the wearer to have a bit of mystery, and the effect on these shades adds to that a little bit. Don’t they look cool?
You can find a few more pictures of yours truly in this awesome dress on my Flickr feed, which you can check out here. Feel free to leave your kind compliments there if you’re on Flickr as well, or you can leave them below this post if you prefer. By the way, I trotted out and snapped photos of another outfit that weekend; keep an eye out on my feed for I’ll be adding those pics very soon (well, once I get around to it anyway). Thanks for checking me out! *wink* *grin*