Friday, February 15, 2013

A New Dress

First of all, I want to thank everyone for their well wishes on my 2 year anniversary. It really  made me very happy to have all the well wishes. These are the lovely roses my hubby came home with.

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I was able to finish my dress in time and for once I was very happy with the way it turned out. I do need to take in the straps a little but nothing major.  I wanted to make a matching bolero ( and  may still try) but I just didn't want to rush myself. This is a really great silky brocade. It's got a cream background with hints of pink gold and green. I noticed I look a lot better in off white/ cream colors than in white. White makes me look sallow.

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I did learn that it's best to have Jess takes photos of me before he gets too hungrey and distracted by the internet. He completely cut off my bangs. I wish he had taken a full body shot but I'll just have to start using the tripod and timer.

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 We went to dinner at live Garden and had a great meal and dessert. We very rarely have dessert when we go out but decided to go wild and olrder a raspberry cheesecake which was very good.


Now that I've gotten my dress done, I've been working on making my mom her birthday present. I made her a small capelet, a matching hat and scarf set. I may take her to the Thunder from Down Under.  Jesse agrees that she needs a little excitement in her life now that she's divorced. I actually talked to Jess about how I felt that by me going to this review I felt he would want to go to a strip show. He said no. He realizes it just a show and it's not like I'm going to be getting a lap dance or anything. That made me feel a lot better. I often have a hard time communicating my feelings and it takes A LOT of me to be up front and honest when it comes to my feelings. I'm so glad he is patient and understanding.


So. We've been planning what we're going to do on our trip to Vegas. I keep asking my mom what she wants to do but all she says is "As long s we're all together and having fun whatever you want to do it fine with me." My mom. All she ever wants is to spend time with us.  She has always just ewanted to have us spend time together. I did find out she wants to go to some thrift stores, a huge swap meet  (it's has over 1,150 vendors) and go shopping in general. I will try to take photos lots of photos and have fun.  A great  thing about Jess is that he gets along splendidly with my siblings so if he has to babysit a couple of teeneagers he can handle it.

I dont know what the weather is going to be like in Vegas the weekend we're there so I really don't want to start packing yet. I'm sure I'll over-pack (like always) and Jess will just take his backpack. I rather over-pack that forget something. I've been learning to make checklists before we go on any type of trip. It's helped is a lot.

I hope everyone has a great weekend.  And here's a cute but blurry photo of Ridley. He won't stay still for this one but it's cute nonetheless.




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42 comments:

  1. Wow the dress turned out great! Happy Anniversary!

    MaryD

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  2. That dress is so beautiful, I love the fabric! You did a wonderful job.

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    1. Thank you. I had the fabric for a couple of years and had forgotten what I was going to make with it originally.

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  3. What a lovely outfit.I hope you dont mind i pinned it to my pinterest board as id love to make something similar.

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    1. Thank you. I don't mind. I just wish I had a better full shoot of it.

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  4. wow darling that dress turned out beautifully! i love it to pieces! what a wonderful fabric! and you look so beautiful here!
    kiss,mary

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    1. Thank you! I really do like it. It feel nice and weighty.

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  5. The dress is stunning! I love the fabric and you look so beautiful. Glad to hear you had a wonderful anniversary!

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    1. Thank you. I bought this fabric when I was binge shopping. Boy did I blow a lot of money that way.

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  6. I love the golden purse!!

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  7. I love your outfit photos Mariela, you look great and I'm always in awe of your skills for making things. I smiled at you overpacking and Jess just having a backpack, that's like me and Pat. It's great that Jess gets on so well with your family too, believe me! My mum and Pat don't get on at all well and it makes things so difficult, you're very lucky. Hope you have a fantastic time with your mum in Vegas! And Ridley is so cute. xx

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    1. Thank you! We both get along with eat others families so it's pretty nice. I can butt heads with his uncle but that just going to happen because we don't see eye-to-eye on some issues. I'm sorry to hear your hubby and mom don't get along.



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  8. That dress is absolutely gorgeous - full pics please!!

    Sarah xxx

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    1. Thank but I will have to give you an IOU on the full outfit pic. Jess didn't take any. Once I get back from Vegas I'll be sure to post a full photo.

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  9. That dress is stunning, awesome work! What a gorgeous fabric and design. You look show-stoppingly beautiful, dear Mariela.

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. Thank you Jessica. I'm really happy with the way it fits me.

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  10. Hi Mariela! That dress is very striking, I love the colors. You look so happy and beautiful in your pictures plus I really like how you styled your hair. I will have to add that a vintage/retro look/style is very flattering on you.

    Brooksie

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    1. Thank you. I love a full skirt and tight bodice.

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  11. that's a great dress btw,and u look lovely ! Nice way of spending ur special occasion too.
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  12. nice dress :)

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  13. That dress is most gorgeous on you and the fact that you made it well it just got that much better! I just saw that Mario cake and well you guys ROCK!!!

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad we did something we both liked with the cake instead of something to please everyone else.

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  14. I am in love with your dress! The color is just perfect! You look beautiful and happy!

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  15. Happy (belated) anniversary! LOVE that dress, the material's gorgeous! :)

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  17. Oh wow hi! Love your blog!
    That dress is AMAZING!! Clever you!

    Abnd I just looked at your last post .. cake= coolness!!!
    Gotta love vegas!

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    1. Thank you! I had to adjust the straps but I think I finally got the fit right. We were really happy with that cake.

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  18. EEEEK!! Darling, I love LOVE your new frock! You look GORGEOUS!
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    1. Thank Helga. It's definitely going to be a new regular in my wardrobe.

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  19. That's sweet--taking your mom to Thunder Down Under! I'm the same way with expressing emotions, so I'm glad you got a chance to talk about it with the dude. Love this dress--the color, the print, the material!! You look awesome!!

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    1. Thank you. We actually didn't go to Thunder From Down Under. She wasn't interested "in men swings their things (penis) around."

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