Finding fancy summer dresses can sometimes be a daunting task, but sugarcube in Old City never lets me down. Weddings certainly do not sneak up on you, but I was silly and put off buying a dress for….months. Then, there I was, a week before my friends’ big day, with nothing to wear. I couldn’t have been happier (and more relieved!) to stumble upon this dress. I shop at sugarcube when I’ve got some extra cash to throw down (they’re a tad pricey) but their clothes and accessories are gorgeous and worth browsing through, even while on a budget, simply for inspiration. I try to treat myself to a purchase there every few months.
I tried on about three dresses total, and this one was easily my favorite. A closer runner up was a one shouldered black & white dress, which my boyfriend LOVED. I can rock a one shouldered dress - I feel my body was made for them. But with all the dancing I knew I’d be doing, I had a feeling I’d run into trouble. I needed to be able to wear both bra straps, not just one, and I knew that in all the photos my bust would be lopsided. Also, it’s a rule that I always get sunburnt in a tank top the day before I wear a one shouldered dress. Also, the pattern was pretty but somewhat washed out against my porcelain hue and the belt loops, made out of flimsy thread, were already falling apart.
My dress of choice for the shindig was The Dresden Dress by Dear Creatures. In person, the color was a darker, more blueish green, and the small fit like a glove with plenty of room for my bust and a lined skirt, with sleeves to boot! The cut wasn’t too low, and I paired it with brown open toe heels to show my seafoam green nail polish and gold jewelry.
We had an awesome time celebrating the marriage of Kate & Deen! I danced the night away with some of my oldest and closest friends and neighbors. A gentleman at the wedding told Scott he looks just like Justin Timberlake. I was flattered WAY more than I should have been - but seriously, how exciting is it for a girl to be dating a JT doppleganger?! (I should note that Scott was looking pretty dapper himself in a sweet J. Crew tweed suit…my man!)
So I bought this adorably cheap shirt from Forever 21, and it’s becoming my Marge Simpson shirt.
Everyone has that “Marge Simpson” outfit - you remember, the episode when she joins the country club and buys that pink Chanel suit. She can’t afford another one so she just keep re-wearing it and altering it, until the other ladies catch on. My BFF and I call our standby, never fail, favorite clothes our “Marge” clothes.
ANYWAY. Back to the shirt - it fits fine, and is adorable, but there is a gap in the bust bewteen the buttons, and I cannot be bothered with it. So let’s fix it.
I can sew, but what good will that do when I have to take the thing off at the end of the day. I’m not an advocate of fabric tape…usually, but in this case, it does the trick.
A few weeks ago I signed up for (and later canceled) the biggest scam of my life, Birchbox. Yes, 10 dollars for a bunch of samples you can get for free. I’d heard good things, but unfortunately, it was a waste of money. “Dramatic eyeliner” that was worthless. A sample one-time use bronzer (hello, I am see through, PASS). A “could have gotten this for free just by walking through Macy’s” sample of Juicy’s latest perfume (yes, I liked it, but should I have paid for it? no.) And then these fabric strips. OH WAIT, I’m forgetting the *free* download from a band I have never heard of. WOW. THANKS A LOT. I want my money back!
Getting back to the fabric strips. I found a use for them with this shirt - and luckily, hadn’t thrown them out. They did the trick. Worth ten bucks? MEEEHHH. I only had to use one, and it lasted the entire day, but then again, so does duct tape. Here are some stupid photos of me putting it into action. Thanks to Scott for taking pictures (he’s the bomb <3)
EXTREME CLOSEUP. WOOAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
Mission accomplished. WAHOO!!!