The train station where we shot these photos has these two benches which I think are funny… and this, Friends, is the closest you’ll ever get to a political statement from me on this blog.
Today’s post is different from anything else I’ve posted before… I’ve never done an outfit post which is strange because I love the creativity behind putting an outfit together. I love brainstorming how to make the most out of my outfits without spending a boodle on new clothes (even though I’d love to go on regular shopping sprees me not working doesn’t allow for that. :)).
Recently Shabby Apple, this completely amazing online clothing retailer, contacted me about modeling one of their dresses. After screaming and jumping up and down I calmly wrote them back and told them I’d love to.
I chose the Pretty Woman dress for a wedding AJ and I have at the beginning of September… it’s dressy enough for the wedding and yet can be worn with more casual accessories for a normal day. Especially in the summer I wear dresses constantly, I find them so much more comfortable than shorts and look more put together.
Clothes are different now than they were pre-children. I have pretty much nothing that requires dry cleaning now. My bills would be ridiculous based on the amount of times I change my clothes throughout the day.
You know what I based the photo shoot around? The bag. It’s a vintage American Tourister from my Nana that I love and thought it would look terrific with this dress for a photo shoot at a train station.
I love the geometric pattern on the dress and how it’s fun but not too crazy… subtle enough to work with the nude shoes (which were an Overstock find I got for free thanks to their Club O points).
Let’s talk for a minute about the sizing of the dress. Shabby Apple said that their fits are similar to a retailer like J. Crew. I found that they fit a little differently than that. My measurements were right in between a 4 and 6 on their website even though I can easily fit into J. Crew’s size 2 dresses that I own. When I received the size 6 it was bit big but I wasn’t sure what the 4 would fit like so I just popped the dress in the dryer and it did the trick.
One way I save money is by getting my hair cut by someone in town out of her home. She doesn’t have to pay salon fees which means she can charge me less. I rarely wear my hair straight in the summer because of the humidity (anyone remember that episode in the last season of Friends when Monica’s hair went crazy with the humity? that’s my hair.)… curly hair is just so much easier on hot humid days.