Thursday, September 10, 2009

A Confession & Some Planning

Sorry for the major delay in posting. At my very core I am a lazy lazy girl. And on Wednesday, I met Erin for dinner and a clothing swap planning session. So I got home a little later than usual, and I just didn't get around to it. Let me just say, you know a couple of daily fashion bloggers are getting together when the deciding factor on whether dinner was over was the light outside. We both had to rush home and take pics before it went away completely. ha! Anyway, as always I had a ton of fun with Erin. And we've got plans set up for the Dallas Clothing Swap. We're thinking the late-middle of October, but more on that soon.

What I Wore While Being Unzipped:

2009-09-09 combo

  • grey plaid wiggle dress (Merona, thrifted new Goodwill)*
  • grey vest (Lane Bryant)
  • black patent belt (Nine West via Ross)
  • grey patent pumps (Steve Madden via Ross)
  • turquoise earrings (Ross?)
  • turquoise necklace, extended by me (Lane Bryant)
  • aqua bead bracelet (TJ Maxx?)
  • blue rafia purse, redyed by me (thrifted, St. Vincent DePaul)

* confession time: I had to have this dress. HAD TO. I adore it and I've been looking for something like it. It fits perfectly in the waist and skirt. BUT it's way too small in the bust. Major pancake boobage. And I could tell that even with a minimzing bra and even with some major weight loss, it was never going to fit in the chest. But I bought it anyway. I told myself that I would cut it off and make a great skirt out of it. And I might do that. But first, I had to find a way to wear it as a dress.'s totally unzipped from the waist up and that is hidden by the vest. I wish I could figure out a way to wear it as a dress without covering it up. Anyone think I can get away with turning the zipper into a ribbon/corset type thing? LOL

What I Ate While Planning with Erin:

2009-09-09 food

(my stuff is the two plates this side of my water glass)

  • breakfast: cheesy egg, bagel, pear
  • lunch: leftover beef stroganoff, leftover mexican veggies
  • snack: cheese stick, thinkOrganic bar, apple
  • dinner: 1/2 c. calamari, 3 cheese croquettes, 2 glasses sparkling sangria (Sangria)

See Erin's planning notes on in the dinner pic? It was totally official business, even if there was sangria and tapas involved!


Sher said...

Hon, you can't even tell! You look so pretty with all the turquoise accents.

Penny said...

Now that's some confession;) lol....let me tell you though, you totally pull it off. The dress looks like it fits you to a tee and you look great. Have you thought about taking it to a tailor? Perhaps they can add in a panel up on top with similar fabric....not sure if that would kill it for you but the end result might still be unexpectedly fabulous.

Diana said...

Love the touches of blue here.

hillary said...

I know why you had to have it because I had to as well! I call it my joanie dress. I need to pull it out thanks for reminding me.
You look quite darling.

Kaylyn said...

That is genius! I can't blame you at all for needing that dress. It is super cute.

BAM said...

That is too too funny! When I saw the photograph I was just impressed at the vest + dress combo, would have never guessed.
I'm excited about the possibility of a swap in the Dallas Area

TexNYQueen said...

Absolutely brilliant!

Work With What You've Got said...

Oh my gosh. I had no idea!~ It looks so good on you!~ Ahahahaha. Perfection.

Seariouz Biznezz. There was even a spreadsheet!

Honeybunches of Roses said...

LOL...I thought I was the only one who bought stuff that didn't fit because I wanted it so bad. You have no idea how many sweaters and/or jackets have been used to fit into a blouse or dress.

I love the color combo, grey is my favorite neutral and it looks so good on you :)

The other tina said...

OMG! I have that dress and I also have it a solid black! I love the vest with it --it looks totally different. I always throw a little cropped sweater over mine--old navy--It's OK but I really love what you have done with it!!

Sheila said...

You can't tell that the dress is unzipped and it looks AMAZING on you, Tina! I love all the turquoise accents!

I am so jealous of your clothing swap. I wish I could come!

Brooke said...

This dress really fits you perfectly from the waist down! And the fabric is lovely.

I think Penny's idea is great -could you (or a tailor) add some gray fabric to either side of the zipper in the back? Of course it would probably be simpler (and cheaper) to just make it into a skirt...

Tina said...

Sher - thanks!

Penny - that is a brillant idea! I'm going to have to look into that. Thanks!

Diana - thanks!

Hillary - thanks! I felt very Joanie-esque too. Can't wait to see it on you.

Kaylyn - thanks!

BAM - thanks! We've got most of the swap details settled. I should be posting soon.

LeShaune - thanks!

Erin - serious indeed. I loved the spreadsheet. You're a girl after my own heart.

HoneyBunches - Glad to know I'm not the only one. :)

The Other Tina - you have 2??? I am jealous!

Sheila - Thanks! Well your tales of going to a clothing swap was inspiring. It was time to have one in Dallas.

Brooke - Thanks! Yeah, I'm debating Penny suggestion or just making it into a skirt. Both are such tempting options.

Audrey said...

you should own that vest in very color... it is my favorite thing I've seen you wear...very slimming and classic.

Also, I agree with your friend about the belts. You look better without them...or with a thin belt like the one you wore with that fluttery skirt and shirt...