Day Sixty-three 10/30/2009
Dress: Pink Grandma Dress
Purchased From: Super Thrift
Year or Era Purchased: Spring 2007?
Accessories: pink on pink striped socks, black mary janes, black lace short sleeved blouse
Hair and Makeup: down and wavy with a black lace headband, black eye makeup and pink lipstick
Comments/Compliments/Complaints: I think I got 6 or 7 compliments on my socks.
I slept in until 9:30 today even though the cats were protesting the fact that they didn't have any food. Flea set up shop on my back and slept there for at least fifteen minutes. The joke was on him though because we were out of food. Oops. I finally dragged myself out of bed and drank coffee while I washed massive amounts of dishes. I wrote some yelp reviews because I'm addicted to them right now and then I got dressed in my ridiculous outfit. I mean, don't get me wrong, I loved every ounce of its ridiculousness, just know I was aware of it. The dress has actually never been worn. It was one of those weird thrift store purchases that I never quite understood and it's so not flattering. It had sleeves, long sheer pink sleeves that cuffed at the wrists, but I cut them off because they drove me a little crazy. I added the lace blouse because the top of the dress is really not so flattering. Pink on pink striped socks definitely saved this mess of a dress. I also dug into the back of my closet for my old chunky mary janes that have holes in the toes. I forgot how much i love those cheap shoes. I think they were under $10 and I wore the crap out of them back in the day. Since it was the day before Halloween I didn't get too many weird looks today but I did get a lot of unexpected compliments on my socks, some even from strangers. Awesome.
I worked for a few hours today and then went home and immediately started in on my costume. Kristin came over and brought her sewing machine and I made my dress for tomorrow. Yay! It was my first dress! It looks like a costume but it is supposed to so that's okay. It's also made of felt and fleece so it's not exactly the prettiest of most flattering fabric but it looks just right for the part. After a few hours of work we went over to Mike and Jody's for dinner (Jody made polenta, pasta with spano's sauce and sauteed peppers and mushrooms and I made vegetarian chicken parm) and a viewing of Trick 'r Treat. My god that movie is great. It is rare these days to get a good horror/halloween movie but this one was fabulous. I highly recommend it! We hung out for a bit and then I came home and charged through another two hours of costume time. It would've been quicker but we ran out of thread on the bobbin and Michael had to figure it out for me. He eventually did and I got my sleeves/armwarmers done. Yay! He also had to help me with some gluing that actually required liquid nails. Oh dear this damn costume is complicated!!! I am off to bed now with many hours of work to do tomorrow to prepare for the 10th annual bonfire Mike and Jess Halloween party. I am so very excited!