Hey Hey! How’s it going internet? So, here’s the thing, I’m not usually a huge fan of weekly series, mainly because I always forget to keep up with them. That being said, um, I’m starting a weekly series called Fancy Friday! How’s that for illogical? Basically, I just want the chance to dress up once a week. I thought I’d kick things off with one of my most favorite items in my closet, a polka dot ballgown skirt from Shabby Apple. This is actually the first time I’ve worn it. It needs about 8 inches hemmed off of it still, but it did ok for the photo shoot. Besides, it was so fun to have all of that extra material to play around with! I did these last night after I put the kids to bed. The sun was shining & the light was perfect for taking pictures. However, by the time I finished getting ready, the skies had become overcast & there were sporadic rumbles of (thankfully) distant thunder. I was already dressed & ready to go though, so I followed through. Oh my gosh, you guys… it was so freaking hot & humid out there. Let’s just say I won’t be recommending this outfit for a smoldering summer day. Yikes. Also? I was having an amazing hair day. Like, SO good. That lasted for about all of 90 seconds by the time I stepped outside. I’m not exaggerating when I say that my hair was twice the size at the end of the photo shoot that it was at the beginning. It was kind of fascinating watching it grow Whatever though. It’s all good. I had fun & almost fell off a tire swing, so, you know, all in a day’s work. This blogging business is serious stuff, yo.
The minute I saw this skirt posted on Instagram, I knew I had to have it. I had NO clue where I was going to wear it, but that didn’t stop me from ordering it anyway. I tried to make it a little less fancy by adding my denim shirt & some laid-back accessories.
If you follow me on Instagram, you may have have seen a picture I posted of me trying (& failing) to get the perfect jump shot. I eventually gave up & just decided to dance. And by dance, I mean shake my skirt around like a 4 year old. I won’t lie, it was fun.
A few dancing outtakes. My hair was out of control, obviously.
Since I’d already headed down the path of immaturity, I went ahead & jumped on the tire swing. I’d share the pictures of me almost falling off, but they’re pretty blurry. That’s my story & I’m sticking to it.
Seriously though, you guys, this skirt is amazing (have I said that yet?). If you have any occasion to wear it, go grab one now. It’s not cheap, but it’s very, very, special. I’ll always pay a little extra for special
I’ll be honest, there’s no reason for this picture other than the fact that I think it turned out cool. And don’t we all need a picture of ourselves that make us feel cool?
Skirt – Shabby Apple. It’s the Waltzing Matilda skirt. I mean, seriously. How perfect. Also? I just noticed they paired theirs with a denim shirt too. Great minds.
Lipstick – Nars Heat Wave. The best lipstick in the world.
I’ve had all the jewelry for quite awhile. I know that I bought the ring & long necklace during Fashion Week in Chicago last October & the shorter necklace I bought at the Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago last December. I’ll have to see if I can find the info for them, because they’re pretty great.