Sunday, April 10, 2011

Dressing up

Well, Angela (over at Pickles on Pizza) made me think...AGAIN! She commented on my last post that she likes how we all get dressed up. And I thought 'well, I don't know that we get 'dressed up'...but she was right! Here's a sampling: Many years ago at the 'local' Renaissance Fair... The white dress I'm wearing is an old wedding dress I bought at Goodwill for $29!! I bought it to wear for my actual wedding, but then ended up in suede pants in Vegas. I have worn that dress SO many times (usually for Halloween), just adding different sleeves or going with the little cap sleeves it had versatile...the train is hooked up to make a bustle!!) I later used the same basic outfit for one of our themed family Christmas parties (Victorian themed. I'm hidden behind Grandma.) Here's the Japanese Christmas outfit from a couple years ago: And, of course, my '70's disco dress from my friend's birthday: While on Nantucket, the MSPCA (where I was working) had a sock hop for a fundraiser... I borrowed my sister's super cool shoes and sweater; that's my old colorguard skirt from high school; and I had long hair back then, so the pony tail was easy! Oh, and i used the petticoat from my old wedding dress!! This past year's cocktail party at Donna's...though, I'm pretty sure that party was specifically for me to wear that dress!! I wish I could wear that hat every day though! (is that weird?) ...Donna's birthday party a few years ago. And, just getting together on a summer day for a bike ride/pool party/late afternoon cocktails by the fire: How often do you get 'dressed up'? I had no idea I did it so frequently!! I'm usually in jeans and a tee (like now!), but it's fun to change it up once in awhile! Tomorrow: back to scrubs by day...p.j.'s by 7 p.m.!


  1. Cute post! I don't get dressed up nearly enough these days :( You know how some people do "What I wore Wednesday" posts? Well, every Wednesday while I am reading them I look down and realize that I am wearing something terrible! I think Wednesday might be my worst dressed day of the week!

  2. We do love to dress up and a theme party! I see this summer possibly having some fun 'themed' garden parties, what do you say? Maybe we can enlist some more people to go and really spread that 'dress up-virus'. Wheee!

  3. You are so adorable! I know I dress up with you, but you really do look fab in anything! *^_^*
    P.S.: I love, love, love that hat! So clever!!! Maaag Wildwood!