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I Wore A Dress (Bonus DIY Leggings Vid)


I had such a glorious day off yesterday. I had zero plans other than two errands and one of those got cancelled, so it was pretty chill. I love that! And it was about 70 degrees all day; perfection in my book. I was feeling so swell in fact that I wore an actual dress! I know, nuts, right? Okay, so I wore leggings under the dress, but mostly because it wasn’t that hot out and I didn’t have tights handy. I had been wanting to wear the dress since I got it from the ever stylish Nicole. She had brought it to the S.F. clothing swap just for little old me (what a doll, right?). But it’s been strange spring weather and I wasn’t feeling it, ya know? Until yesterday, that is. Can ya tell?

Yes, that’s my little puggy man there having his nappy time. Ha-ha! The dress was originally from and I had wanted a top in this same fabric/print so bad but they had sold out of my size. Boo! But Nicole was such a sweetie pie and gave me this dress of hers. I know you can’t see the leggings, but they are from Torrid with the lace at the ankle. Basic. I haven’t a clue where the hat came from. Back of my car is all I know. Ha-ha! Perhaps Ross Dress For Less? That sounds about right. I just wore flip-flops with this. It was lovely!

I have several dresses now but always hesitate to wear them. Mostly due to either chub rub issues or my legs showing issues. Leggings help and my good friend Amanda linked me to this Leggings DIY video so I may give it a go on my own:

15 Comments to

“I Wore A Dress (Bonus DIY Leggings Vid)”

  1. On May 4th, 2011 at 7:10 pm Jenna Says:

    so pretty! I love that dress 🙂

  2. On May 5th, 2011 at 8:07 am Not Blue at All Says:

    Thank you!

  3. On May 4th, 2011 at 9:01 pm Amanda Says:

    You look SO cute! BTW I bought fabric…and I found out that you need to make sure you get fabric that stretches both ways. I got some jersey knit that only stretched one way…and my leggings did not go over my ass. Back to the beginning!

  4. On May 5th, 2011 at 8:07 am Not Blue at All Says:

    Oh no! Thanks for letting me know. I’m such a newbie at sewing I would never have thought of it. So excited though!

  5. On May 5th, 2011 at 12:36 am Dee Says:

    What a cute outfit!

  6. On May 5th, 2011 at 8:07 am Not Blue at All Says:

    Thanks, hun.

  7. On May 5th, 2011 at 8:23 am Carol Gwenn Says:

    The colors in that dress are PERFECT for you – it’s REALLY pretty.

    …and the hat! I look weird in hats & always enjoy seeing someone who looks so good wearing one. It’s a great springtime outfit.

  8. On May 5th, 2011 at 8:37 am Not Blue at All Says:

    Thank you, yes it’s my preferred color palette and style, truly. But the hat? Lies! I love hats and feel none look right on my head. This one? Well, okay, it would look fab on nyone though, I promise you that. I long for a straw or woven fedora, but they are all too tall! Ha-ha! Oh well. Thanks so much. <3

  9. On May 6th, 2011 at 10:33 am Nicole Says:

    You are too cute! I’m glad you like the dress, it looks fabulous on you.

  10. On May 6th, 2011 at 10:35 am Not Blue at All Says:

    Thank you! THANK YOU! OMZ! I love this dress! You rock!

  11. On May 6th, 2011 at 10:51 pm Kath Says:

    That is a way cute dress, and thanks for the tutorial, I think even I could manage that one!

  12. On May 7th, 2011 at 8:25 am Not Blue at All Says:

    Amanda (Fat Waitress) sent me that tutorial on FB the other day, I HAD to share. I knew fats the world over could do it! Stickin’ it to those big ugly retailers! Ha-ha! I’d love to see what you do with it, Kath. I’ll have to pop by the fabric store myself this weekend. Woo!
    Oh! Be sure the fabric you choose stretches in both directions though. Amanda accidentally bought some that only stretch one way and I guess it was a problem.

  13. On May 7th, 2011 at 10:43 pm Kath Says:

    I have to wait until I have access to a sewing machine again. Unfortunately I don’t at the moment.

    Yes, you have to get the right stretch. If it only stretches one way, you’ll get width stretch but the legs will ride up when you put them on!

  14. On May 9th, 2011 at 7:57 am Not Blue at All Says:

    Oh okay, see I wasn’t sure. Thanks.

  15. On May 8th, 2011 at 9:15 am jery Says:

    I love it!! And the hat is a great accessory for it. Really adorable!

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