Friday, June 10, 2016

Tropical Storm

As temperatures get higher and higher the motivation to doll up gets lower and lower. Even on days I leave the house other than to work out it seems I just toss on a maxi and a hat and just a smidgen of powder and maybe mascara. Let me tell ya gals, it's been hot, and it takes a lot for me to say that. I got a mild sunburn yesterday just on my daily walk. This weather really makes you feel bloated, sweaty all the time, and all you want to do is eat ice cream and ice pops. Monday we got a brief respite from the heat but we had to trade it for 20 hours of rain from the tropical storm. Luckily since we are inland a bit we only got a small amount of flooding in town and none near our house. The garden enjoyed the rain but the wind damaged one of our favorite tomato plants, luckily we caught it in time and we were able to brace the damage before it fully broke which would have killed the plant. With the temps so high the porch bunnies are currently living in our living room. The inside bunnies are not thrilled by this and we have to keep them separated or else a Watership Down situation would arise. Needless to say with four rabbits in the house currently I am constantly sweeping up massive amounts of fur and poo battles (unless you are a bunny owner this may seem odd to you).
Since I couldn't walk in the storm Monday I used the day to sew. I somehow managed to finish this dress in less than 3 hours and with no major mistakes to take out and redo. I have eyed this fabric for several years now but I finally broke down and got it when it was on sale for 60% off. I love this dress pattern because it whips up super quick and uses just 2 yards of fabric. Also, can you believe this is my first flamingo wardrobe item? I live in Florida and this is my first flamingo print. Now I'm on the hunt for cute inexpensive vintage flamingo jewelry. I thrifted a haul of 80s painted wooden animal earrings today but no flamingos or pineapples to be found.

Outfit details

Hair flower- eBay
Sunnies- Secondhand, Betsey Johnson
 Jewelry- Luxulite
Dress- Made by me, 
Butterick 4443 (shortened) and fabric from JoAnn's
Belt- Target
Shoes- ModCloth, on clearance
(If you are a half size I recommend sizing up, I'm an 8.5 
and I went with a 9 and it fits perfectly, even on my wide toes)

Brows- Colourpop
Lips- Colourpop in Barely There
Nails- Essie in Sunset Sneaks
On the whole things have been pretty boring the past few weeks. I have to have some dental work done soon (yuck) and I have yet more jury duty (called at least once a year for the past 8 years). Less than a month till we have a week camping at a natural spring so I have that to look forward to, it's whats keeping me going right now. I know it will be hot in our tent but we can jump in the 72 degree water anytime we want.

Some Bunny Loves Ya!