I know a lot of you were feeling the warm today! It was in the 80s here in LA and I heard from friends in a bunch of other parts how it felt like summer. Sorry Chicago, I don't think you were a part of this group today, but don't worry...heat and humidity will be showing their hot and sticky faces soon :) I was thrilled to get the piece below ready for some non-tights or boots wearing action. Hello sandals, please find your way onto my feet today.
A pastel candy-striper is the look right now. Slightly like Lisa Turtle in that Saved by the Bell ep where she was a candy striper at the hospital where her mom worked when Zack was admitted to fix his knee? Remember? Yeah, a little like that, so I needed to make some amends.
Let's begin with that left sleeve which had some dirt or something gross on it...
Not so hot, so I decided to cut both sleeves off. I gave each sleeve a brand new, dirt-free hem as well. Wasn't really into the length either, so it worked out perfectly to go short on the sleeves. Speaking of short, the skirt came next. I brought it up a good six inches to make it more of a mini.
There was also this lining that made the top of the dress a little pouffier. It was very 80s, and I'm not just talking about the weather here. I took my scissors and cut it all out.
I still had to get to taking the whole dress in, but I got sucked into the Yankee/Red Sox game. Honestly, I had no idea what was actually going on at this moment as I was completely entranced by the Dunkin Donut Coolatta signage behind the action. It was so hot and all I wanted was some cool, deliciousness which I can't have because DD has boycotted the West Coast for some reason I cannot grasp. Chick-Fil-A figured it out and set up shop in Manhattan Beach, why can DD do the same? Anyway, the signage quickly changed to UTZ potato chips (Salt & Vinegar!!) and I got back to focusing on both the game and my dress.
I took in the sleeves, body and skirt to make it fit me to a T and it was ready for the rays.
Short and sweet. I got to catch up with my gals H & A with Mr. C over iced teas before remembering that today was the day the money I owed to the government from '09 was going to be withdrawn from my account. Oh 1099's. Single tear.
Let's hope that this coming year (for all of us) provides a lovely little refund...we'll rendezvous in Vegas or Hartford, CT, it doesn't matter, as long as there is a Dunkin Donuts waiting.