Thursday, May 28, 2009

Helllloooooo!


And, I hope you're hearing that "helllllooo" in the way it was intended, in the Jerry Seinfeld voice - the one he thought his girlfriend's belly button would make if it talked. My sweet, dear, pushy friend Jenni set this baby up for me. She thinks I need something to do since I just had foot surgery and am a shut-in for at least a few months (can't drive on a broken right foot).  Since, by paycheck, I am a writer, this should allow me to spout off some of my creativity. At least, whatever's left over after my daily "craft sessions" with the kids (coming later: decorating flip-flops!).
 
Anyhow, a little - very little - about me. I'm the mother of three, horribly obsessed with shopping, baking, fashion - not necessarily in that order. I'm coming to terms with the fact that I'm *thisclose* to being classified as a cougar rather than in that desired 18-35 demographic. But, at least the occasional checker at Trader Joe's still cards me. Which makes me want to drop to the floor and weep with joy when it happens.
So, on with the blog.....
Today's topic: tie-dye. Lately, I'm loving all that is tie-dye. Don't know why. Perhaps it's the carefree-ness of it. Does anything say "free spirited and fun" more than those random, exuberant swirls of color?
Of course not.
In my quest, some pretty darn cute things have turned up - tie-dye T-shirt dresses ($25) at Nationltd.com. A real steal. Bought one. (Tip: Sign up for the e-mails, and you can save 25 percent.) Even though summer hasn't technically begun (although when you live in a land that rocks 100-plus temperatures in May, it SO is summer), I'm going on record as saying I've just made my ultimate buy of the season - a tie-dye maxi dress from Forever XXI.
I'm farther than I'd like to admit from 21, but the store still has lots of fun to offer. Plus, you don't have to suffer the indignities of pawing through the racks with girls who could be your daughter (if you were a pregnant teen), when you shop online.
At just under $28, this dress has all you'd want and more: hand-washable, the most unbelievably soft-as-a-bunny fabric and, as an added bonus, soft, built-in bra cups. No need to wear an uncomfortable strapless bra. Perfection.
And, did I mention it's tie-dye? There's a short version, too. It costs a mere $23. I felt compelled to buy this, too. Now, maybe the tie-dye obsession can rest. Unless it's only beginning....

7 comments:

Pagano DesignWorks said...

Yay!!! See? Now that wasn't so hard!! That dress is really cute and looks ever so comfy! I love the way a maxi makes me feel elegant in a "come on in for a mint julep" kind of way, while still feeling practically neekid! Ah Tucson in summer!

Kiera said...

Tie-dye?
Next thing I know, you'll be headed to the street fair to replenish your stock...and pick up some incense and jerky while you're there.

Anonymous said...

I am in love with this maxi, and I like the modern take on tie dye. And it's insanely soft and comfortable! I'm going to live in it on the weekends when its 110 degrees.

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