After coming down with a bad cold last Thursday and a slightly more hectic weekend than usual, I'm incredibly grateful to have been able to relax Monday and today, only having to worry about my reading for school. Colds are obnoxious things, aren't they? They always seem to strike, for me at least, at the worst possible times. Last weekend I had a midterm exam for statistics and a speech to give, and then the cold came along, before I had gotten even half of my preparation done! Thankfully, however, I was able to power through, and now I'm almost completely recovered. I'm thrilled by the fact that I didn't sniffle or sneeze once during my speech (which ended up being about 8 minutes long!), although I did have to stop in the middle of the introduction to run and blow my nose! And my midterm went better than I had expected, especially after the fog my brain had been in for the last few days. I have. to admit, though, I was a little panicky for a bit--I forgot that "I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me"!
Anyway! This dress is one of my new favorites. I picked it up on clearance at H&M, and it's actually what I almost ended up wearing for Easter. I really like the print and colors, as well as the classic, flattering shape. It also has a super cute cut-out in the back (which I forgot to get a picture of!), which I sewed a lace panel to so I wouldn't be baring too much skin (and it also disguised the tank top I had on underneath). Because of the bold print, I styled it fairly simply, with just a pair of colored tights and boots. I can't wait to come up with new ways to style it in the future!
Also...It's time to announce the winner of the Shabby Apple gift certificate.
And the winner is....
Congrats, Tori! I'll be sending you an e-mail soon!