OOTD :: of summer frocks part deux and taking advantage

I was woken up today by my daughter crawling into bed with me and poking me in the face.

I guess she missed me.

We ended up “putting on our faces” side by side. I wasn’t really planning on makeup since it’s the weekend but it was actually pretty fun with a captive audience.

I’d emptied out my makeup drawers and gifted her with all the e.l.f./l.a. colors products I’d bought when I first started getting into cosmetics so she had plenty of product to choose from.

We continued the camaraderie with a quick egg breakfast then I nonchalantly asked if she could snap a couple of shots for me.

Now, remember, this is fickle Aly, my original photographer, who makes me look good in every shot but who has the attention span of a flea when it comes to stuff like this. I really have to catch her in a receptive mood if I want decent pics.

What do you think? Was she receptive today?

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This is another thrift store dress that I’ve not worn, having purchased it right before my Yale adventure. It is highly inappropriate for work – yes, I’m not wearing a bra! – but it’s a gorgeous piece nonetheless. And I really need to get over this hang up I have about only buying things I can wear to work. After all, I’m only on duty 185 days of the year.

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Whereas yesterday’s dress had three minuses, this one hits it out of the park with three pluses: it’s a maxi, it’s a halter neck, and it’s got a lovely floral print in all my fave colors. Oh, and bonus? It was only $5.

I threw on a pair of bejeweled flip flops that I’d forgotten I owned but which emerged from yesterday’s attempt to straighten out my closet. I wish I’d remembered them before Yale because they’re super comfy and blingy at the same time, and they would have helped elevate my mood on days when I was punchy.

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Fun with filters: the kids’ photo is enhanced with Clyde, giving it a nostalgic feel.

If I was feeling spunky, I would’ve thrown on a statement necklace to fill that wide expanse of decolletage, but after seven weeks wearing a lanyard, I’m a bit averse to anything more than my signature circle necklace around my neck right now. Talk to me in a month…

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Dress – Community Thrift (sim, sim, sim)
Sandals – Amiclubwear (sim, sim, sim)

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3 thoughts on “OOTD :: of summer frocks part deux and taking advantage

  1. I think you could wear this dress to work with a little sweater over the top : D You must have bought this one with Charisse. I don’t remember it. Very pretty.

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