This is the dress I bought myself with the money my son gifted me. They're such generous souls (don't tell him that I actually put the money into his bank account though).
Before I could wear it though, I had to have my Mom mend it and sew new seams as the cat (not this big boy, but our mischievous little Marshy) had attacked it and ripped it - thankfully the rip was right next to the seam so it was easy to fix.
Couldn't resist showing off my big boy (btw he's not the one who attacked my dress - we have three cats and it was the youngest of the bunch)
I'm finding that a lot of the dresses at present are cut with very short bodices - most of them are fitting right under the girls. I do prefer it when a dress fits in the waist, but am just not finding them to be so. Its a little uncomfortable, but I'm surviving. I'm guessing I'll just get used to how they feel when someone will change the patterns ... dang Murphy ... lol.
Dress : Mr. Price
Shoes : Fashion Express
Necklace : Made by my daughter
Bracelet - A gift from my daughter
Although this dress came with a belt, I don't quite like the colour, so when getting dressed I went through a bunch of belts trying to find one that went well with the dress and shoes ... none of them looked right and then I spotted this potential 'belt' which is in fact a necklace. I've worn necklaces as belts before and providing the item of clothing does not need to be held up by the belt, they're often an interesting alternative. Have you ever worn a necklace as belt?
The material is lovely and prefect for our hot summers here in Africa - its a really easy comfy wearable cotton blend.
When looking at my photos - I must say, girls like Lyddie just amaze me with their self portraits - I just don't seem to have the knack for it, no matter how well I prepare ... lol.