Though done with "real" school, there are still some things we need to learn before they turn us loose in the local hospitals. As a result, I've spent the last couple of days in a workshop certifying in BLS/ACLS (which is short for What To Do When Someone Stops Breathing and Maybe Doesn't Have a Pulse -- and No, "Calling 911" Is Not a Sufficient Answer). Ideally, we'd be doing the opposite of stopping hearts, but "Heart Re-Starting" just didn't have the same ring...
Dress: Express, thrifted | Tee: Target | Leggings: Target | Belt: thrifted | Shoes: Teva Fuse-ion via Sierra Trading Post
This...tunic? mini-dress? makes me feel like a sci-fi heroine. A dropped waist is not a silhouette I often wear (I don't like how it looks on my curves, so I normally go for natural- or high-waisted), but the way this one slings on my hips make me feel like I should be packing a bandolier of bullets and strutting around in boots and leather. A recent acquisition, I can't wear to bust it out with my adventure boots come fall. Not a bad look, for learning to be a superhero...
Let me show you something that is actually heart-stopping (and allow me to brag shamelessly):
My little sister, prom 2011 / 2012 / 2013
First, the brag: I made the black & white dress! (Technically, I made a maxi skirt, which she's wearing over a strapless sundress). Second, I'm impressed: girl knows what she likes -- flowy strapless column dresses (without heels -- she really is that tall!), and the over-the-right shoulder hair -- and she knows how to work it! And dang, is she thrifty. I don't think she spent more than $100 total on three years of prom -- first was a refashion of a 1980s bridesmaid dress from mum's closet, second was thrifted, and third was DIY/use-what-you've-got. Also, I can't get over how grown-up she looks! Wasn't *our* prom not that long ago? (Never mind, it's been nearly a decade since then. When did that happen?!?)
How has your clothing made you feel lately? Any fashion-induced reminiscings? Do share!