(I was waiting for someone to send copies of some really nice shots she got of me, and then she never did, and I just forgot about the whole thing.)
Laurel Hill has a series of concerts every summer, and I occasionally go to one with my mother and grandmother. Of course I have to dress for them! This one was the Wister Quartet, at the end of July. Most excellent music, and such a wonderful setting for these intimate little performances.
(A spider definitely did crawl up my skirts and bite me on the thigh [scandalous!]...but, you know, I figure it's all part of the historical experience? To be fair to it, I felt it tickling and tried to swat it, and then it bit me, so I don't really blame it.)
I wore a new-to-me dress, and got to have the utter satisfaction of replying, "No, I didn't make it!" to people's queries all night! I bought it from Samantha of The Couture Courtesan; I have the great good fortune of being very close to her size, and actually had a bit of cash left from my tax return when she sold off a few dresses this spring. I've never been wildly thrilled with my green Regency evening dress, so this was a perfect way to get a new one without having to make it!
And it's all hand sewn. Let me tell you, I got a good deal! I haven't had an opportunity to wear it since the Laurel Hill concert, so I'm glad I got pics. Enough chattering! Pictures!
|I didn't get a good shot of it, but the necklace was a birthday present from my friend Isabella, and it went perfectly with the dress! Thank you! :)|
|Never pet a strange cat.|
|Unless the cat is all "HIII LET'S BE BFFS FOREVER!" and you're like, "'Kay!" I still miss being able to have a cat terribly. (Also, thanks for the down-the-bodice shot, Mom.)|