Though, technically speaking, I made this one on Sunday/Tuesday. Just didn't take the pictures till today. But it's still Wednesday, so it counts!
Anywhoo..so I have this birthday thing coming up on Saturday. The big 3-0. And to be honest, I haven't really been looking forward to it. The last several years have been kind of rough on a personal level, and there's so many things that I wish had happened in my life by this point that didn't. Sometimes it's really hard not to let that bum me out. But I do have some really great friends and family who are ensuring that pretty much every moment of my weekend is filled with fun things, so I should have a good time. One of the events is that several of my closest friends are taking me out for dinner in Philadelphia (a pretty big deal, since it's about an hour away when traffic is good for some of us.) And so of course I wanted something new to wear. Or at least new to me. (Prepare to be bombarded with pictures.)
Plus it had this ridiculously long tie on one side--after several attempts, I still couldn't figure out how it was supposed to work with the 3-times-as-short second tie. Because wrapping it around a couple times just didn't seem to cut it.
I also ended up chopping off a significant portion of that extra-long tie (which happens to be the perfect length for a skinny headband!), and about 8" from the hem. I don't know where dinner is going to be (they won't tell me), but my best friend said nice top and nice pants, so I wanted more of a tunic-style thing. I'd get more wear out of that than a dress anyway. So here's what I ended up with: