I'm pretty much sweltering right now as my non-air conditioned apartment likes to hold in all of the heat just like a sauna on these hot days. Boy, do I have the vapors!! With that being said, I wanted something flowy and non-constricting to wear to ward off all the sweat driplets that had been accumulating.
Voila!! Slight kimono with some of my favorite colors...yellow, marigold, spring green. I was loving this palette. I wasn't loving the length or the size.
My first step was to make this a little bit shorter. This was key - hot day, short dress, done.
After cutting off the length, I took care of the random holes that had formed on a bunch of the seams.
I pinned the holes together and did a little bit of sewing to close 'em up!
Now this friends, is my secret cinch trick of the day. I took a bit of thick elastic and safety pinned it inside the dress on one of the torso sides.
I then put the dress on myself, took the edge of hanging elastic, wrapped it around my body and pinned in on the other side at the torso. This fitted elastic acted like a little belt and gathered the dress like a charm.
I threw on some boots to take this down a more evening route and then got them wet (but of course) as I stood in grass that had just gotten sprayed with sprinklers. Story of my life. Park on the street by the neighbor's house who has a sprinkler that goes off on Wednesday nights right after a car wash...sign me up. I can't even count on my hands anymore the amount of times this has happened.
I tried to grab a pic in the bathroom at dinner, but it didn't showcase the dress as much as I would have liked.
I guess that's my auteur shot to close out the day :)
Off to Eat Pray Love inspiration land! Today's comes from one of my most favorite places...Costa Rica.
My gal Luisa sent me this...