Monday, August 17, 2009

Just a Little Time Off Works Wonders...


Spending time with CW...


And with Rex...


And fooling around in the car with the best brother in the entire world...


And realizing that Kathy, Patina, Summerilla, MissMasala, Kat, grape squishee, Shannon, Drewablank, Slastena, Gingersnap, kendra, monogramgirl, Donna, nobelle, anon at 11:06 pm, Julia, Kristin, anon at 11:57 pm, RatsOnParade, Ann, casual-crew, Kate, AppGal, ashley, tastymoog, cdp, Meli22, Leader, tnorwood, stylestance, Jordyn, luvallthingsjcrew, jmpb, Christina, JCrewcrazy, Beth, PrettyBallerina, kristin, jjc, HeidiG, FabulousFloridaMommy, Petunia, Suzy, Amy, tres tippy, Joyce, JC, Maggie, and MCC (plus others I am sure) FULLY SUPPORT THIS OUTFIT (regardless of what "stylists" and others believe about fit, color, or proportion)...

EQUALS PRICELESS! Thank you everyone for believing in my vision of style...and my version of femininity. It means the world to me.

Thank you, everyone. I am back. :)

P.S. Anyone interested in a crewlet Sara Dress review? I think I could get that posted by tonight...

31 comments:

grape squishee said...

Glad to have you back! You look fabulously happy, as usual. And yes, I approve of your outfit ;)

Maggie said...

Glad you're back. I've recently discovered your blog and love it!

Suzy said...

YYYaaayyyy Dina! Glad to see you back to your positive self. I also want to tell you that I really really love and respect the comment that your wrote on your last post. "They need me to be my best...and I am not my best when I am sad..." It's a sentiment I think most mothers will recognize and can identify with, but you said it so simply and directly! And if you notice a recent PV set of mine, I am working with yellow and pink combo....love it!! You look so pretty! Have a great day! (PS Did you know I started a blog this summer???)

Grex78 said...

Hi! I've been behind on reading blogs but I am glad to see you are back! I don't blog but I follow many and I really like yours. You always look so happy and fun in your photos, you positively shine no matter what you are wearing. Your outfits are always cute and well put together in my opinion. As always, your kids are beautiful. Happy Blogging!

Marietta said...

Woo hoo, you're back! I am so happy, and what's even better is that you look happy.... love the pictures of you, CW and Rex.... so adorable! I hope that you got my email, and that it helped in some small way.... you rock, Dina!

AppGal said...

hooray! so glad to hear it. you and your sunny nature CANNOT BE SQUISHED! :) And I love your outfit!

ashley said...

yay! im glad you're back!!!! :)

Stylestance said...

So nice to see you. That color combo is beautiful on you! You look radiant and lovely as always.

Kristin said...

Yay Dina's back! We need reviews asap!!

Beth said...

Yay!!

I just knew it!

Wooo hooooo!

Yes, review please.

Patina said...

YIPEEEEEEEEE!!!!! I'm so happy to see your beautiful, smiling, radiant face again. You look fabulous and the babies are so adorable. They are lucky to have you for a mom. I admire your spirit.
I love, love, love your flip flops-they are darling

Jcrewcrazy said...

Glad to see you that your back! Your kids are darling and your outfit is stunning - just like your smile! Yes please - Sara review!

Summerilla said...

Yay! I'm glad you are back. You look beautiful in your pictures and so happy! Your children are adorable like always and of course your brother is handsome!

Can't wait to see you this weekend!!

jmpb said...

So happy you're back! Love the pink and yellow - you look great! and the little ones aren't too shabby either! Precious as always!

jcbellemarie said...

hi Dina ~love the colors! just caught up on your "this is not your trashcan post" lol- glad you are back and don't let anons get to you!

cdp said...

SOOOOO happy you're back Dina! I know you don't know me (non-blogger) like you do the other gals, but I am a huge fan of this great group of Jcrew plus Blogger gals, and I can't stand it when mean people get the last word, so I'm thrilled you didn't let that happen! I missed you and your beautiful smile, your beautiful clothes, and your beautiful kids!

Joyce said...

Welcome back! I missed your happy, cheerful self (and yes, I love what you're wearing!)

Kathy said...

Good for you, Dina! I love seeing your smiling face!

A Bigger Closet said...

Hi Dina. I'm just catching up with reading blogs and really glad that you're back. Don't ever let negative people try to bring you down. You look lovely in the yellow and pink combo - reminds me of my favorite Sunblocks print shorts from this summer. And as always, your kids are adorable. :)

Amy said...

I DO love it!!!! So glad you're back and feeling better. :)

kendra said...

Yaay! We're glad to have you back!!
: ) Checking your blog is an integral part of my evening blog-roll relaxation process- keep up the good work!!

HeidiG said...

Yay you are back in business!!! Love the outfit. This is what I love about your style. I am just not comfortable in such bright colors, but they are your style, your neutral, your essence.

Love the yellow/pink combo. (Wish I could do the shirred above bust tops, but on my brick body they do bad things) Love the flip flops with the outfit too - they are adorable. And you know I always dig the fireball.

Love the pics of the kiddies as always, and cracking up and you & the bro - too funny.

Rosa said...

I am so happy you are back! I was about to email you.
I believe that people should wear what makes them comfortable and happy. I believe that everyone has the right to express their own individuality and personality through clothing as they please. I love your passion for fashion. Who cares about what other so called "stylists" think? I mean, this is your blog and you choose to share your outfits with your followers and in the process you share your family and fun personality. Having met you in person I can say that you have a great sense of style and what is best, your confidence makes the outfits even better. Keep on blogging, because I want to keep reading and learning more about you.
Cannot wait to see you this weekend!

gigiofca said...

I missed the hoopla. Sorry to hear you had some haters.

Always good seeing you!

((hugs))

casual-crew said...

Yea welcome back! Your kids are adorable, you always look so happy in your pics.

luvallthingsjcrew said...

Pleeeasssee! Next time just delete those comments and get on with life!!! I feel you waste too much energy replying and justifying yourself when you really don't need to!
YOU are AWESOME!

Kat said...

LOOK HOW HAPPY YOU LOOK!! I love it. I'm so glad to see you back and being fabulous :)

And those kiddies are looking good too!

MCC said...

I am glad you didn't let that coward keep you down! You and the children are adorable!

xoxo

Julia said...

YAY!! I'm so glad you're back, and yes you look fabulous!!!

dinagideon said...

Hi everyone: Thanks again for all of your sweet and inspiring comments.

In that time I spent away from the blog, I thought about why the comment irked me so much...and it is very personal reason but one that I am not alone in feeling. When you put yourself out there in the "world" you know that not everything you say, write, photograph, etc. will always please people. Heck, there are probably websites devoted to trashing my kind of blog...I am too perky, peppy, cheery and I KNOW a lot of people get irritated by constant joie de vivre. (I don't get it, but whatever...)

So, just in case you didn't read it in the other post's comments, I am going to institute a "willfah" whenever I receive a non-constructive, mean-spirited comment that is only written as a way to break my spirit.

What is willfah? Well, he is the only actual troll I have ever known. He is truly a miserable person who only found joy in hurting others because he himself was so insecure. So, if anyone wants to be a jerk on my blog (and that is what that person was--a jerk)...then I get to respond to the comment like you are willfah. Be prepared.

(I think all your lovely readers will love my comebacks...I have been waiting years to tell willfah off...)

C said...

sorry some one was so bad to you....maybe he was already in prison (literally or figuratively)...glad you are back and it looks as if you have been enjoying the new j crew.