Friday, August 16, 2013

Pretty Woman

sunglasses, Anthro / dress, Dethrose Vintage / jacket, Zara / sandals, Sam Edelman / purse, vintage

When my pal Karyn listed this dress in her shop I knew I had to have it immediately, even though it was a tisch too big. I mean, who could pass up an almost exact replica of the iconic brown polka dotted dress Julia Roberts wore to the race track in Pretty Woman? Not this nerd. After Karyn's go-to seamstresses tailored the dress beautifully I packed it up to wear to my 10 year high school reunion, which was last weekend. I had all these grand plans of taking photos of this dress against a backdrop of 12 foot high corn and pink Hoosier sunsets, but was having too good of a time catching up with my family and old friends to mess around with photos (these were taken last night while celebrating my hubs' birthday). I was actually a bit nervous before the reunion, but my old band buddy Catherine and I calmed our nerves with pre-party drinks and lots of "one time, at band camp" stories, including a rant about the one year our band director decided to strip our marching uniforms of their sequined sashes. "How DARE you take away our sparkles!" we roared, waving our instruments and scrawny, ineffectual fists. The next year the man came to his senses and gave us back our dignity, and our sequins, but that one painfully dull, lusterless year haunts me to this day [shudders]. 


  1. Oh how I love you. It was SOOOO wonderful to catch up with you - and thank you for calming my fears! :)


    that same real life Barbie with a sailor mouth just found another version of this dress.. I'm going to desperately try to squeeze my Jlo ass and Dolly tits into it tomorrow and then we can be ~<3TWINZIES!<3~ I can even commiserate on band life with you.