"" FutureLint (I have nothing to wear!): Maxi dress madness

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Maxi dress madness

I've had this '70s maxi dress forever but it was a little too long. I've been meaning to hem it a few inches since all my really tall shoes were too fancy for this dress. Yesterday:
Sweater - Free People
Dress - thrifted and altered (just sucked a few sizes out of it)
Shoes - thrifted (Deegow Boutique brand)

Then I found these mystery shoes at Arc's Value Village on 25% off day. No hemming needed, these babies put me up an extra 4.5 inches, which at only 5'3" is pretty amazing. Only problem is, when kindergarten kids some in, it's hard to get down to their level.

Today: Whooo! It's supposed to be 85 degrees today!!!! Yesssssssss!

Cardigan - it's a Jones NY I've had forever, years ago it got three burn holes in it from my idiot smoker friends (it was on a table while I was dancing and wound up on top of an ashtray, back when you could still smoke in bars), so I added a bunch of buttons to cover them up!
Tank - little boys Fruit of the Loom
Skirt - made by me (it's a thick white elastic top and the bottom is pleated black.)
Shoes - Dezario

Seriously, detail shots Christine! This skirt is so pleated and awesome, but you would never be able to tell (especially since an overhead light in my living room blew out this morning and I didn't have time to change it before I took this picture)! Am spending every available evening with the boy this week, he's leaving on Thursday with a few of the boys to go on a road trip out to D.C. and Syracuse to visit our friend Peter. I'm mad jealous, but it will give me lots of time to update the etsy while he is gone. I've also got a big order for 20 onesies for my friend Courtney who is out in Harlem, doing her residency in a hospital and apparently all her friends are popping out babies at once. Fine by me, they are gonna be so cute! Also, only 12 days of school left and I'm done for the summer! Only three more days until my pool opens and my condo complex turns into Melrose Place (not really, but there are some awfully tan people who LIVE by the pool... it's a little gross. The boys all think it's terribly funny when they come over to swim every Sunday before baseball.) Bye kids, I'm off to draw!


Sal said...

Those platforms are a major score! I love it when tall shoes save me from having to hem stuff.

Sher said...

I'm loving the maxi. Isn't great when something comes in trend again?

elena-lu said...

oh that second outfit is too cute you look beautiful in shorter skirts! congrats on that order! i bet those babies will be twice as cute now ;)

@wesome@bby said...

that's a good excuse to just take off the shoes and go barefoot when the Kindergarteners are around! :)that dress is GREAT!

Bek said...

Love the dress and especially those shoes by michael korr in the last shot. I am dreaming of shoes like that at the moment.

Tegan said...

Love see your cool and comfortable maxi dress!! Shoes are also looking so nice!!


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