Monday, September 26, 2011

when the waters receded

I'm back! We've finally moved back into our apartment and unpacked all our things- what a task!  We moved out on Saturday and back in on Wednesday, and all weekend Ben and I have been sorting out our things.  There were a lot of great things that came out of the flood; we got rid of our nasty old carpet in exchange for ceramic tile, we re-arranged our furniture and deep cleaned our house (both needed  to be done) and we made friends with our neighbors.  I'm not saying this week has been easy but I know that there's always a reason things happen and you have to stay positive, even when things don't go the way you planned.  Our home is 150% more awesome since we've re-organized- I have a new craft corner!  There's been other improvements as well, but that one is my favorite.   

I took the week off from blogging and outfit photos but these were taken last Saturday, the day after the flood*.  My husband's company hosted a huge picnic and it was the first time I'd be meeting all the characters he works with so I put a lot of thought into my outfit; I wanted to represent him well.  I asked Ben to pick out what he'd like to see me wear (barf, I know. So sappy, so sorry) and he chose this homemade dress.  I added the diy jewelry- he's told some of his co-workers about my sewing hobby and blog so I had a reputation to uphold as a crafty and somewhat stylish wife.  I don't know if that's the impression they got, but anyway I had a great time.

This dress is so easy to remix with primary colors; so far I've paired it with blue, green, red and yellow.  One of my major remixing tips, although it seems pretty obvious, is to choose a print that contains three or four different colors.  The opportunities to wear it throughout the year with colored tights, flats, cardigans and skirts will be endless.


*(I talk about The Flood like it was some epic experience... but it was, for me)
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13 comments:

CindyRex said...

I really like how the yellow int he dress pops out when paired with the yellow cardigan. Looking at the other looks, I barely noticed there was even yellow in the dress. I think this is my favorite outfit with the dress yet!

Marielle said...

You're so adorable. :"> I love the floral dress.

~Marielle
http://mariellespeaks.blogspot.com

LauraJane said...

This outfit is so sunny and adorable! I'm glad to hear things are getting back to normal :)

Tanii said...

I love how you make things always homemade and the look great!xx Tanja

Nikki said...

Great to hear you are loving your restyled appartement! I missed out on the news about the flood but I hope everything is solved now! Your dress is really cute :) I am always very carefull about what I'll be wearing when I'm meeting my boyfriends uni friends too :) Love how you styled this! x

Frannie Pantz said...

You know what they say, when life hands you lemons . . . Glad to hear that everything is better than normal for you now! What a mess! I, of course, love this dress and always are amazed at your sewing ability. I'm sure you were the bell of the picnic! Love all the bright fun colors!

Celynne said...

You look fantastic in this outfit. Love the sunny yellow cardigan with the dress. I think this is probably my favourite remix of this dress yet.

Gertrude said...

Glad everything is okay now :) The stairs match so well with your outfit hehe x

Mommyblogger said...

He has great taste- That dress is fabulous! I'm sure you impressed :)

Kirstin Marie said...

Hooray! Glad you are all settled back at home. I love this dress of yours - it looks really great with the yellow cardi.

Cammila Albertson said...

Oh my dear, I'm so glad not just that everything has worked out okay, but that you have a good, positive attitude. I would never wish anybody this kind of stress, but life is always preparing to eff your shit up, am I right? Your only chance of emotional survival is to have a good outlook. This is why sassy chicks always come out on top when life throws them curve balls.(heh, I said balls.)

Daisy said...

I am glad you are back in your flat now :)

aliciamichelle said...

ooh this one is adorable! I love the combinations you create! so lovely!