Watercolor dress

Do you ever have that one item in your closet you tell your “hmmm, I should wear that” but never do? That’s exactly what I do with this dress my mom made for me. I tell myself these sentiments over and over, and before I know it, it’s been YEARS since I wear the damn thing! What the hell ๐Ÿ™‚ Oh well. Besides, I’ve already shared I feel guilty about getting rid of any of the clothes my mom makes for me (one day I should share all the early 2000’s things she’s made for me that I have in a box hidden away).

The funny thing is, I’ve never really known how to wear this dress! It’s a little too short for my every day taste – so I wear it when it’s really warm outside. It definitely fit my lifestyle better when I lived in Las Vegas (where you can wear short clothes most of the year because it’s so damn hot). So when we finally got warm in San Francisco (hallelujah!) I knew I couldn’t skip over the dress again!

Item From Made in… BUY
custom dress Mom ๐Ÿ™‚ USA
vintage hat flea market
Sam Edelman boots gift China HERE
Bill Blass watch ebay.com Japan

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It helps that my new (vintage) orange hat motivates me to wear more colorful things too!

Candy stripes

I’ll gush some more about how I love it when the things my mom makes me turn out so well. It’s not my first time wearing this dress (as seen here previously). But for a dress that has a more Southern California vibe, I’m trying to figure how to incorporate it into my Northern California lifestyle. This time it was with some casual shoes for a weekend bit of fun while the sun was still out (sorry those of you in snow). But I really want to try wearing this dress as a skirt next, so I can wear it to work! As someone who draws a distinct line between my work and fun wardrobe, this will be hard to do. (am I the only one who does this?)

Item From Made in… BUY
homemade dress Mom ๐Ÿ™‚ California
Superga sneakers Shopbop.com Vietnam HERE
Bill Blass watch Flea Market Japan ย similar

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My new striped dress

I’ve had a certain striped dress at the back of my mind these last few years – I was (and still am!) completely enamored by a certain Marc Jacobs striped silk dress (I even tried it on). But the price tag? Ouch, was several hundred dollars out of my budget. I’ll keep the story short, but I found this fabric with my mom and we immediately thought of THE dress and she agreed to make me an inspired version. How lucky am I to have such a talented mother!

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I’m still laughing at this silly pose, but we had been watching a new Bettie Page documentary on Netflix the night before – apparently she had a knack for the weirdest poses, I on the other hand, do not ๐Ÿ™‚

Stripes and dots

I have a problem. When ever I wear something dotty (or something black and white), I immediately run to put this sweater onย . And now, what perfect thing to wear it with! A dotty dress my mom made for me recently after I showed her a dotty dress at Jcrew.

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Sweater: Forever 21, borrowed from sister, never returned. Dress: custom made by my mom. Leggings: Uniqlo. Shoes: Yves Saint Laurent wedges from Buffalo Exchange Las Vegas, Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs heart watch from Fossil Outlet Las Vegas. Belt: Vintage from another dress.

Not sure why I added the purple belt. In fact, I had a belt with polka dots to match the dress, but the purple belt just felt better for some reason.

You can also see that I cut my bangs again (myself, with my own scissors). After two weeks, they already had grown over my eyebrows. Is there some sort of magic that makes bangs grow faster than the rest of your head?!

Ps. can you spy Dotย ย the kitty in the photos? ๐Ÿ™‚