Okay, onto the dresses!
Where: Rex's friend's birthday party at the Kettler Iceplex and Mass.
Ease of Wear: (4 of 5 stars--5 being the most easy to wear.) Once again, made by me, so the dress is so comfortable and fits so well. The Siempre Sandals (wrote a quickie review on them here) are still really awesome and very easy to walk in (we walked from the church to the Kettler Iceplex rather than deal with the AWFUL parking garage at Ballston Mall).
Only reason for a one star demotion is because silly me didn't think about how cold it would be in the rink and since I was a kind mom and let my son have the cardigan to help keep him warm, I ended up feeling pretty cold.
Cool Factor: (4 of 5 stars--5 being the coolest--for both outfits.) A perfect looking outfit for church, but the ice arena really called for something else. :-)
Where: G Street Fabric for a Fashion Sewing Club.
Ease of Wear: (4.5 of 5 stars--5 being the most easy to wear.) This above outfit is one of my most favorites I have ever worn. It is so comfortable and easy, and get this, the dress is a circo Target dress from the girls section from last year (the x-large size basically is equivalent to a women's size 6). This year's version is cute, but I really prefer last year's. And again, major points for the Siempre Sandals, the prettiest "good for your feet" sandals out there.
Cool Factor: (4 of 5 stars--5 being the coolest--for both outfits.) No one ever knows that I am wearing a girls dress when I wear this. I always end up hearing how much people love it, especially the bright colors.
Anecdote from the Day: After going to the fabric store, I was supposed to meet some high school friends for lunch in the park, but dangit, it started to rain a lot and they ended up leaving before I got there. GRRR.
Where: Church for a celebratory dinner for all Catholic converts.
Ease of Wear: (3.5 of 5 stars--5 being the most easy to wear.) Pretty decent comfort, but as you can see from the third photo, the children do climb all over me on a regular basis, and since they were coming with us to the function, this outfit ended up not being the best for keeping up with them. Had they not gone, the points would have been higher.
Cool Factor: (3.5 of 5 stars--5 being the coolest--for both outfits.) It's a nice outfit, but not my favorite...I like the idea of wearing a cardigan with it, but I wonder if this is one of those dresses where wearing it sleeveless is the best way to go. I do really love the sunglasses and how my hair looked, though. (These Aqua Tort Sunglasses must be this year's version of them.)
Anecdote from the Day: The kids love to photobomb...which Rex did in fine form that night. My face is telling, lol.
Where: Playdate with Preschool Buddies.
Ease of Wear: (3.5 of 5 stars--5 being the most easy to wear.) Knocking the outfit down because I feel like this dress's skirt should be less fitted. It also could have felt that way because it was stupid hot and I made the choice to wear a denim dress. :-) The Saltwater sandals are awesome, though, and I am glad I made the dive into their line with these patriotic pair. My daughter has had a few pairs of them, and their women's line features really cute options, too. I went with a size 7, which is basically a size 9. The 8 would have definitely been too wide. The length is a micro-centimeter too short, but I would much rather have my foot be properly encased than feel like they are flopping out.
Cool Factor: (4 of 5 stars--5 being the coolest--for both outfits.) It's cute and cool in a very "flight attendent/mid-century" kind of way. Just not cool enough to keep me cool, sadly.
Anecdote from the Day: My husband was so jealous when he heard one of the moms brought us bahn mi, which are Vietnamese sandwiches, basically one of his most favorite foods ever.
Okay. Off to bed.
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