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.
Photo series provided by www.NetworkHoncho.com and www.MassUpdater.com.
Thank you Erica and DaShan for documenting my happiness!