|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].