Wednesday, June 13, 2012

consolation prize

  
Style & Co. maxi dress, Macy's 

     I attended a graduation party on Saturday night. Boy, it made me feel old when they started the slideshow and I realized the graduate was born in 1994 ... and, oh, I was a junior in high school when that happened! I consoled myself by winning the centerpiece, which was a basketful of snacks. They  were all from Japan and not available here, so I am looking forward to trying them out. :)
      A maxi dress is perfect for parties -- dressy but still roomy enough to let me eat my fill. This print is kind of busy, so I didn't add many accessories. I like the print, but now I realize that I own 2 printed maxi dresses and 0 solid-colored maxis. Solid-colored maxis are so versatile, but I guess I didn't learn -- I broke my shopping ban (a temporary lapse, I promise!) recently and bought a .... yup, you guessed right ... a third printed maxi dress. Shopping bans turn out to be so instructive when I stick to them -- not adding new things to the closet really helps me see what's missing.
      I didn't wear anything fancy for Sunday's party, because it was at a rec center and very hot. I know silly bands are out, but I still had fun picking up a complete set of Paul Frank bands.

12 comments:

  1. That dress is really cute, and even though the photo is small I can tell you looked stunning in it!!

    Graduations are the pits because they make me feel so old! I keep getting older, but my tenth graders stay the same age every year!

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  2. I love the maxi dress :) I own two printed and one solid color! They are great for summer!!

    katattack2000.wordpress.com

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  3. Thanks, Kat! They are so easy to wear. I'm glad you were smart and got a solid-colored one ... I've been seeing people style them in so many different ways!

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  4. Thanks, Katie! Taking photos at night = small photos. : / And you're right about graduations.

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  5. That is a very cute maxi dress and what a great consolation prize.

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  6. Maxi dresses are the ultimate comfort in the summer, but I don't have any print versions. I think I would've broken a shopping ban for another maxi dress too. Enjoy your Japanese snacks!

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  7. LOVE love love that maxi - such a pretty print! And they are great for parties - they hide food bellies very well :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  8. I'm the same, several solid maxis and no prints! Carrie, you must teach us the art of finding these print maxis...

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  9. Thanks, Annie! Yes, something that hides a food belly is a must when picking out a party outfit. :)

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  10. Thanks, Vang! The print is fun, the fabric is silk-cotton, and it was hugely marked down ... just couldn't resist. :)

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  11. Oh, Erin, I think it's so easy for me to buy printed things because I am obsessed with prints ... they just draw my eyes. :) I need to get disciplined and focus on adding some solids.

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