Monday, December 8, 2014

Au Revoir

This weekend, the hubby and I threw a going away party since we are soon to depart from Ohio for the sunny shores of Florida. It was a great time to hang out with friends especially some who we don't get to see very often. We set up a background and lights for selfies and I just had to have a few outfit pictures.

And what could be more appropriate for hosting a party than a dress that screams 1950s hostess! Especially since this is not a dress that I get to wear very often. I love that it is Christmas-y without being too Christmas-y but it's silk so I have to be careful when I wear it.

If you are a long time follower, you may remember this dress from my last visit to Costume College (which is a costuming conference, not an accredited university) when a few of us made matching/not matching dresses from this fab silk taffeta that we scored in the Garment District in LA. We each picked a time period and made a dress to wear together.

I, of course, went with 1950s since it's impossible to go wrong with one of my favorite decades. I found a spectacular pattern that even featured green and pink plaid on the cover art so it was meant to be!

Anyways, it was such fun to run around in a plaid silk taffeta party dress which everyone adored. Plus silk just makes fun noises when it moves. :D Must make more silk dresses!


  1. First of all: you look absolutely smashing. And, ypur hair is growing out beautifuly, dear.
    Secondly: may you have a safe trip and a wonderful new life in Florida (oh, all that sunshine..)


  2. Congratulations on the big move!! That will be so exciting for you!! I love your dress! Somehow I'd be scared to death to wear it though! It is so beautiful! :)

  3. Oh my goodness! This dress is darling! I hope your move goes smoothly! And I can't wait to see pictures of your new sewing space that you mentioned in the comment section of my blog, once everything is settled!


  4. OH MY GOODNESS, You made that?!?! It is just absolutely a dream in silk. You look so fabulous in it. Your talent is so inspirational!

    She Knits in Pearls

  5. That dress is absolutely dreamy, I love the colors!