blog where I guest posted yesterday, welcome! It was a fabulous experience and the fact that you thought I was fun/weird/crazy enough for you to come by here today kinda makes me blush... in a good way!
But a note of irony: I rant and rave yesterday about the fact my office is too casual, and today I show up in a beach dress. However, I always feel a jacket classes it up a bit. Ok, even I know I'm stretching it!
No regret though, thus far... not only is it Maxi Dress day for EBEW, but I also made this using the DIY instructions (which you can find on the site). It's patterned after the "Le Sac" (yes, I realize "the" and "le" mean the same thing, just in different language, but AA doesn't necessarily follow grammar) from American Apparel, but made in maxi length. Since I love my bandeau dress from AA, which follows the same idea (multiple styling options), I figured it was a pretty safe bet that I'd get some wear out of this one. It retails up here for $45 for their standard length (which hits about knee), and I spent less than $15. Of course, it did take me about 90 minutes to get it all together (which included re-arranging the storage closet to get to my sewing machine, among other things), but what's the point of having a sewing machine if you're not going to use it!
I always thought that maxi dresses would make me look short, and maybe it's just the angle of my full length mirror propped against the wall, but it might have the opposite effect! I might re-think my plan to cut it shorter!