|Hat (Jessica Simpson, Nordstrom); Dress (Target); Bag and Shoes (TJ Maxx)|
I really don't feel too bad about having let the dress languish in my closet for a while since it only cost me $14.99. It's supposed to be a maxi dress, but I got it from the girls' department at Target so it fits me more like a midi. The stretch smocking across the bodice reminds me of countless blouses my mom used to sew for me in the 70s. In fact, I was very "anti-smocking" for a time and refused to wear them after a terrible bout with poison ivy on a childhood vacation at Dale Hollow Lake. Smocked tops were all I had packed for the trip, and let me tell you, all that elastic itches like the devil when you're covered in poison ivy everywhere it touches. I suppose I would have itched like crazy no matter what I was wearing, but for whatever reason I decided the smocking on my tops made it worse and moped around the whole week. No moping for me last weekend - the dress was super comfortable and now that I have the perfect necklace for it, I'm sure to keep it in the mix. Maybe I'll get the chance to wear it on a return to trip to Cabo...
|Sporting one of many smocked tops sewn by my mom for my kindergarten school picture.|
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