Tuesday, July 14, 2009

A Catch-up Post!!!

I can tell you EXACTLY when I wore this Merona Collection Coppelle Paisley knock-off dress. One day after I finished my teaching career (at least for a little while). So why would I wear a pretty, polished, and professional dress on the day after I finish up? Because crazy ole me wanted to teach summer school to make extra money and to try something new (and kindergarten summer school is definitely that).

Because of the way the city schools run things, all summer school teachers MUST attend a mandatory in-service the day after the regular school year ends. I always love making an impression when I am meeting new people, so I ALWAYS dress up...regardless of whom I am meeting (I would hate to have them judge me poorly based on an outfit I am wearing).


So on June 26, 2009, I wore the outfit in this polyvore above.


So here it is on me. I like it. I think it suits most women's body types...very conscious of curves...but still managing to cover the bits women have issues with. Plus it is FULLY lined in a great sort of stretch poly...

Gigiofca wore it here, and she looked so good, I had to go and grab it for myself.

Oh, and then she mentioned the pattern of the dress here, and I decided I needed to check and see if my pattern was okay...which it was...phew!


Another shot of me, just being less "ham"-tastic. ;)

Please do enter my socks giveaway. I am super-excited by my first giveaway!

Also, make sure to vote in the poll...man, spearmint is popular! And citron is not the loser. Yay, citron!

You all have a great night!

21 comments:

Sweet Tea in Seattle said...

love the dress! I have the skirt but yet to wear it. Your PV is also fabbie! :)

Stylestance said...

What a great post. That dress looks so lovely on you!

JNJ said...

Love your 'Things to Do' List!

Bekah said...

You have such a beautiful smile! (oh, I love the dress too)

Christyrenee said...

That dress looks so pretty on you!!!

A Bigger Closet said...

You looked fabulous in the dress DIna and I'm sure your beautiful smile rounded out a terrific first impression on that day! :)

Patina Cabachon said...

i saw this dress IRL at my local target and it's gorgeous!!! It was sold out in my size, so I didn't get to try it on. It looks lovely on you. Congrats on getting one.

Patina Cabachon said...

i saw this dress IRL at my local target and it's gorgeous!!! It was sold out in my size, so I didn't get to try it on. It looks lovely on you. Congrats on getting one.

GingerSnap said...

I totally know what you are saying...it's better to be too dressy than schlumpy looking! I always like to make a great first impression too! You look great and I'm sure all the new people will love you! :)

AppGal said...

Beautiful dress! I tell ya...if my town had a target, I would be all over this dress! You look gorgeous! One of these days, you need to share you skincare regimen (or have you already? My brain is mush!) anyway, you glow! Hope summer school is going well :)

Mslay said...

Hola Dina,
I really like the dress and your polyvore was very well done! Inspiring-maggs

Summerilla said...

You look GREAT in this dress. I knew I should have snagged one for myself! I agree better to dress up and make a a good impression than have them judging your outfit.

Kathy said...

I love this dress on you!

CECE said...

Wow it looks great on you! I want one!!! =)

HeidiG said...

The Merona dress is fantastic on you - love love love!! Cut is perfect and you look even skinnier! What a fab dress for summer!!

luvallthingsjcrew said...

Beautious!!! GREAT DRESS-you look dynamite!

gigiofca said...

Good gawd, you look good, glaydie! Thanks for sharing this pic. Love the To Do clipboard in your Polyvore. You're the cutest.

Christina said...

i own this dress too and i absolutely love it. sooo fabulous.

Emily said...

That dress looks great on you and btw you are looking so slim! I love how you are just beaming from ear to ear with happiness!

3-Penny Princess said...

cSorry to chime in late, but I love this dress on you! Great shape and great colors! Enjoy.

And Thank you for hosting us at a lovely party on Sunday! I enjoyed meeting the rest of your family and seeing the girls again!

Zoë Moët said...

Personally, I prefer the "ham-tastic" shot :)