Friends, it is no surprise to people who have met me that the glorious color orange is my signature color. I love the way it pops out and shocks your eye, and I even wear it when people say it clashes with my hair. Because clashing means I am a rock star, right? Right.
I have been carrying around this muumuu dress for about five years, never knowing what to do with it but knowing that I love the fabric. Has anyone else carried around a piece of fabric until they found the perfect pattern? Someday inspiration will strike, so don't let it go!
I had another dress cut out and ready to go under the needle when I turned my head ninety degrees and saw, sticking out between some orange burlap (it has stripes, ya'll) and some blue and green plaid (destined to be a pair of bell bottoms in the near future) this dress. And I knew it was time.
The back of this floor length dress had some crazy wings/draping/cape thing going on. This needed to go if I ever planned on wearing this in public.
I took in the sides of the dress, removed the excess (!!) fabric, shortened the hem and added a stellar ruffle.
And now, we samba.
I love the colors, the flowers, the ruffle and the over sassiness factor of this outfit.
The back sans cape thingy.
I cannot wait to wear this out in public! I love that my toes and shoes match. Tres matchy matchy.
Day 2 of Me Made June had me wearing the shirt below which I got at a clothing swap, but it was definitely a little too loose for my taste.
I took the shirt in on the sides, making the shape a little more flattering. Dear Ann Taylor, I heart your face and necklines. Love, Meg.
I made the necklace out of some fabulous black beads I had lying around, and the skirt is a hand me down from my sister and it used to reach to my calves. I'm not in high school choir anymore - I can get rid of the long, clingy, greyish skirts. Chop off some inches and I go from choir girl to sexy secretary. Just go with it.
I also made the fabulous sun hat!
Dahlink! I promise I am wearing enough sunscreen!
The sun hat is from A Very Purple Person's pattern from the ever fabulous Grosgrain blog. So easy to make and I am digging the style...
can't wait to wear it on the beach next week :)
Friends, have a fabulous evening! I'm off to finish packing my flip flops and orange accessories for vacay!