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Well, aren’t you all little poets? I grant you all the “Best Haiku Ever” award.
best haikuFeel free to print this out and fill out your name. I’m very proud to call you all my friends.
Sorry I’ve been MIA. I bet you’ve been wondering about me, especially since that last depressing post. Don’t worry, my ovaries did not take over, I’m still here. In fact, I’ve since gotten some sleep and some wine and I got to see my mom. The world is now a nice shade of rosy pink. (Or should I say ‘blush’?)
Speaking of my mom, I got this dress a few weeks ago while thrifting*. It was a bit on the long side for me (AKA below the knees) so I got my mom to chop it off and sew it up. Voila — I got a new dress for $1. Labor not included since she’s my mother. Labor on both accounts, I suppose. So thank you mom for the half hour of labor you put into this dress and for the hours of labor you put into actually having me. Happy Mother’s Day.
(Bryan just informed me I’m a bit late on Mother’s Day. I guess I’ll save my macaroni necklace and the framed classic “hand prints in plaster of paris” for next year.)
*definition for my dad. Thrifting is when people go to thrift stores or consignment shops and buy second hand clothing. Just so we are clear Dad, I began this when I started making my own money. I bought new clothes on your paycheck.

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37 Responses

  1. So cute!! It's nice having someone to do all your alterations for you! I hate hemming… I wish someone else would do it for me.
    And I'm glad you're feeling better, it's tough being a gal πŸ™‚

  2. love the definition for your dad. i told my dad that i bought most of my clothes from thrift stores and later he asked my mom 'is amanda having money problems?' silly man. he really thought that i HAD to shop second hand instead of WANTING to. see i only bought new, full priced clothing when he paid for everything too. funny huh? anyway, great thrifted dress and good work asking your mom to hem it. it's perfect for you. you look awesome in blue πŸ™‚

  3. Hahhahah, that last paragraph is oh so true πŸ™‚ I turned up my nose at thrifting until I realized money doesn't grow on trees (or my dad)…I have to actually MAKE it. Psssh, I quickly began thrifting πŸ™‚

    Love your fabulous blog!

  4. i'm in love with your outfit! the dress is amazing and really looks good on you! the pictures are just darling as well.

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  5. HA you're funny. Love the dress – great find. Glad you're seeing the world through blush-colored glasses now. Please share with me πŸ™‚

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  6. I've caught your ovary thing. Boo.
    You look like you're headed to an outdoor concert. I like it. The outfit, I mean.
    And do you always carry a clutch IRL? I have ZERO clutches.

  7. I'm inspired! I'm just a frumpy mom from a small town in the Texas Hill Country. But if simply looking at your whimsical wardrobe can put me in a cheery mood, what wonders would wearing it work? If only to the mail box and back…

  8. Mommas have a way of makin' everything better from crappy days to thrifted dresses.

    And I love your 'new' dress! I've got an ever-growing pile of thrifted dresses that need to be hemmed.

    *Prior commented deleted because I am a grammar-freak and can't handle typos.

  9. Your posts always make me laugh so hard. I love you humor (probably because it is just like mine). The dress is great but I love how well that hat works with it. My head always looks so awkward in my hat like that and you've inspired me to have another go at it.

  10. Great dress – I love the cobalt blue color on you and the print is pretty! I'm pretty sure my mom has informed me several times that "thrifted" is not a word, and my spell-check confirms it, but I still use it every day! I don't know how else to say it!

  11. Gotta love a mom who's handy with a sewing machine.

    I must get a hat like that…for being a 'hat person', I don't have great summery options. Yours is perfectly summery AND adorable. Go you.

  12. That dress looks right off the rack from Anthropologie. What a steal! You look fab.

  13. Dammit, Kendi! I have yet to make it through one of your posts without laughing out loud.

    LOVE this outfit, though, and the walking up the hill photos are so fun!

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