Wednesday, April 16, 2014

THE Dress & #iPPP

I couldn't believe it when I saw it.  It being the dress that I always wanted.  The dress I imagined myself wearing as a grown up.  There it was hidden in the racks at a thrift store, stuffed in between a boring black polyester dress and a hideous floral muumuu.  It took my breath away.  It was a sea foam blue, satin/silk blend vision of everything I thought was glamorous and sophisticated about being a grown up(when I was seven-years-old).  It was the type of dress that Julie would have worn on her night off on The Love Boat.  And Julie was the coolest.  

I stared at the dress for a few minutes and then took a picture of it and posted it to Instagram.  Friends encouraged me to buy it.  At first, I listened to the voice in my head that said "it probably won't fit, don't buy it."  But then a friend of mine that I grew up with but haven't seen in over 20 years made this comment on my Instagram feed-- "Buy it Angie--even if you wear it around the house, check it off that bucket list!"

So I shelled out the five dollars and I bought my dream dress.
And it made/makes me so happy.  

My inner child is flipping out with joy. 
I plan on wearing this dress to church on Easter, a charity event and/or wedding reception that has a dance floor (so I can pretend it's Studio 54!), parent-teacher conferences, the grocery store and maybe even to my kids' baseball games.  

It's funny how much joy this dress brings me.  It's silly even.  But I dont' care.  It's the best five dollars I've spent, possibly ever.
My look may be more Jennifer Lawrence from American Hustle than Julie from The Love Boat, and I love that too.

pleated poppy It's been a long time since I linked up with what i wore wednesday.  So happy to be back. WIWW link up was started by blogger/business woman extraordinaire, Lindsey, as a "fun way for us to encourage each other to simply get dressed each day, and get out of our pj’s or yoga pants." 

All the pictures in this post were taken on my iPhone.  Come play with me on Instagram.

Now link up for the #iPPP 
Angela Amman (my LTYM co-producer and #iPPP co-hoster) and I want to see your funny, yummy, heartfelt,  favorite phone photos from the week!  Your post can be about anything, as long as it contains one picture from your phone.  Link up below and don't forget to visit some of the others!


  1. Hahaha. I like your friend's encouraging words "buy it even if you're going to wear it in the house"
    Love the colour

  2. You look ADORABLE in it!! Love the color.

  3. I love that you bought the dress. And I love how happy it makes you.
    And it totally reminds me of something Julie would wear. :)

  4. Love the dress!! Love your smile!

  5. You look marvelous!

  6. You rock, lady. But you know that :)

  7. Totally worth the $5 if it makes you feel that good!

  8. I love that happy all over your face.