On Thursday I went to Glen Ellyn for the NEW Wine Women and Wellness happy hour at the Swap Shop Resale Boutique. I set out to find a light and whimsical summer dress, and found just what I needed at a fabulous price.
I noticed the â€œLove from Amsterdamâ€ rack, but honed in on the rack that had my size first. There I was actually redirected to the Amsterdam rack, which holds clothes brought in by a flight attendant. Incidentally a KLM flight took off from Oâ€™Hare as I was stuck in traffic on my way to Glen Ellyn, so the universe had already sent me a sign!
The dress I pulled was immediately affirmed by my NEW connections as â€œthat is youâ€.
We admired the whimsy of it.
I pulled another contender because trying on clothes is fun and (in theory) doesnâ€™t cost anything.
My first pick fit like a glove.
And made me twirl.
The applique is so adorable.
I did try the second one on but it didnâ€™t have the same feel. However, at the price of $35, a second dress would not have broken the bank.
That afternoon a special envelope had arrived. I had looked for Money Aprons on Etsy and then found a tutorial by someone who created her own. Not being a good seamstress myself, I recruited my friend, who asked me what pockets I wanted, and then created a beautiful piece.
The polka dots make me so happy, and the compartments are just right. That Jones New York dress is from Crowded Closet in Evanston, BTW.
Itâ€™s fun to practice wearing it and work the zippers. Zipper pulls might be another Maraviglia collection in the future…
While the outfit is ready, I still have some production work to do to get to the fair.Â Itâ€™s fun to work on becoming a personality while building oneâ€™s brand.
Custer’s Last Stand is from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Â June 15th and 16th in Evanston, Illinois, between Sherman and Chicago Avenues and by Main Street.
Thank you Erica and DaShan for documenting my happiness!