Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Cookout

On memorial day I went to a family cookout. Which wasn't as terrible as they usually are. My uncle forgot my name. I decided to look very 50s. In my mind, the fifties was the age of cookouts. Usually I wear heart glasses to match my outfit but I couldn't find my blue ones. I remembered I got a black pair from prom.Dress-made by me,shirt-thrift,shoes-Old Navy, Glasses- promI haven't worn this dress in while. I don't know why. It has a great shape but it needs something over it because the bodice is a bit weird. Today I'm going to pick up Tina Fey's book and a cookbook. I'm also going to start my undersea dress, which I'm going to attempt draping.

36 comments :

Couture Carrie said...

What a great look!
Love that dress!

xoxox,
CC

Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

Gorgeous dress! Love it :)

Courtney Erin said...

What a great dress! I also can't wait to read Tina Fey's book/

xoxo ~ Courtney
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Annabel said...

that skirt is really really amazing-you look so cute and summery!

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Closet Fashionista said...

Love that dress!!
and XD how can your uncle forget your name!!? How sad
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Liza said...

That's a great dress, and it's even cooler that you made it. That is so funny/depressing that your uncle forgot your name. I think that happened to me once. Such a cute blog!

x

Tink3rbell said...

u're a nice designer

Zarna said...

you made this dress?? it's amazing!

oh, and sorry your uncle forgot your name!!

LyddieGal said...

Love those wedges, and i think you are right - cookouts have such a 50s vibe.

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Bad Joan said...

Love that dress, looks so good on you!

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Josie said...

The perfect outfit for Memorial Day -- you look darling!
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Absolutely Mrs. K said...

oh girl what an amazing dress, i love the movement and it fits you perfectly. i adore the brigth blue because it looks fabulous; you know how to wear dresses like that

Cafe Fashionista said...

I just love this look on you, Jess! That top looks phenomenal worn over that dress! :)

sacramento said...

Did you really make that dress, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh so jealous!!
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Jennyboo said...

I love cropped tops over dresses or the summer. I love your little frock. It is wonderfully styled and it looks like you had quite a fun Memorial day! xx

are you dressing up or dressing down said...

This is gorgeous.

Helen, X
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fashionwise said...

you look great !!

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Gertrude said...

That dress is so cute and adorable :) xo

then she'll carelessly cut you said...

Very fifties! Love it :)

Rosie x

Melanie said...

That dress is lovely! I can't believe your uncle forgot your name! Aww, lol. I think I'm going to add Tina Fey's book to my summer reading list :)

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Natalie said...

I loved Tina Fey's book! Enjoy!

I love the dress.

Natalie Lord said...

I just red Tina Fey's book! Really fun, light read! OXO Natalie

Fashion Cappuccino said...

Wow, you made the dress! It's so pretty! I love the first picture! Tell us what you think about Tina Fey's book! I was thinking about getting a copy as well! xoxoxoo

Claire said...

love the dress. it looks great on you. if you hadn't said anything about the bodice i would've never known. looks great with that shirt over it!

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Erin said...

Love the wedges and the dress, such a lovely 50's look! Thanks for checking out my blog, I hope we can be blog friends! -^_^-

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piapia said...

such a lovely dress! love it :) so vintage

Meagan said...

You look adorable! That's a great cookout outfit!
-Meagan
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Meagan said...

You look adorable! That's a great cookout outfit!
-Meagan
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MyStyle said...

Hi there-wow, a gorgeous outfit, I love your dress x

Ana said...

This dress is lovely - I love a full skirt! I'm really inspired to start my own sewing projects this summer. I've already got some fabrics, I just need to carve out some time, sit down and do it! Can't wait to see more of your projects!

Vicki said...

love the full skirt part of this dress, lovely photos too :) x

April said...

that's a pretty great dress. and i totally need to get my hands on a copy of bossypants too. :)

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Raquel said...

You look gorgeous, I love your outfit.

wardrobeexperience said...

so cute!!!

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Nnenna said...

Such a pretty dress! I love how it has such a full skirt and it looks great with your wedges =)

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