Friday, February 4, 2011

Bad Blogger

Mea culpa.  I have been a negligent blogger.  My coat has been a trial, and while it is almost finished I have not felt like blogging about it or much of anything else.   I will post it as soon as it's finished.
I got invited to a wedding with only 4 weeks to the date and I was in a panic over what to wear.  Weight gain has made my lovely brocade suit a bit on the snug side so that's out.  It's an afternoon wedding, and after consultation with my cousin who is also invited, it's not a particularly dressy affair and with 380 people invited it will run the gamut I am sure.  It's also an Orthodox Jewish wedding and calls for something conservative.  I made a list of possible patterns that I could make with fabric I had in my stash.  I wrote all this to Sigrid and sent her the list.  She wrote back with what about that black jersey Knipmode dress you made last year?  Duh.  I ran to try it on with my Spanx and I still love it.  It fits and it's perfect.  I have shoes and purse so all I need is an extra pair of Spanx (its one of those with the tights attached) in case of disaster and I am all set except for the gift.   To refresh your memory and to have a picture to add, here it is.

It looks good with my current hair as well.

15 comments:

  1. Look at my Nancy - looking marvelous!!

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  2. It IS stunning! I think your new hair suits you perfectly.

    Would you want to be a daring in the stocking department? While the black is fine, nothing at all wrong with black stockings - how about doing something a bit playful? Try a pair of red stockings layered underneath a pair of black lacy stockings? You could choose any sort of black lace - thick or thin, but I'd probably choose a thick lace so that only a bit of the red will peek through. I've been seeing this style lately and have experimented with it myself, and (aside from pulling on two pair of stockings) I quite like it.

    Do you have a standard wedding gift? I think mine is crystal vases (that can often be found on deep discount).

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  3. I like how you have fun with your hair. And the dress looks great.

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  4. It's a great dress, and very flattering on you. Isn't it nice to find and old friend in your wardrobe that you had forgotten about? Have a lovely time at the wedding.

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  5. I'm so happy to see this dress again. It looks so wonderful on you and now no stress about "what to sew" with short notice.

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  6. Great dress - you look wonderful in it.

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  7. Great dress and the shoes are worth it!

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  8. Such a wonderful dress, it looks gorgeous. The red shoes are perfect too.

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  9. Great outfit and so nice to know you had it ready and waiting in your closet!

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  10. That is a perfect dress for this kind of occasion. You look very sophisticated and elegant in it.

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  11. Four week notice...that's not a Jewish function! Your dress looks incredibly elegant. Are you wearing a hat?

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  12. Love the dress and the hair style. I had been wondering if all was well with you.

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  13. Sometimes some of our best looks come quick off the cuff! Looks fabulous.

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  14. Looks great and love the shoes!!

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