This dress is one of my all-time favorites. I stalked it when it appeared as part of the "Be The Buyer" feature on ModCloth.com (and of course voted yes on it!) and since I was engaged at the time and spending odds and ends on the wedding preparations I wasn't able to purchase it when it first became available. However, it popped up again after the wedding, and since Daniel and I agreed upon using a small amount of our wedding money to get ourselves a gift- well, this was mine! I certainly love and treasure it, and it reminds me of the special commitment I made to Daniel almost a year a half ago now, and of course the generosity of my wonderful family and friends!
Before this dress, I was shamefully unaware of Bernie Dexter, her amazing pin-up career and her adorable clothing collection. Her prints are so beautiful, timeless, and unique. It is the perfect merging of retro design meets feminine fit and craftsmanship. This dress really hits everything in the right spot. The only thing I would ever change about it might be the length, usually this length isn't the most flattering on me, but with a print like this- I can easily overlook that!
Seriously girls, if you dig a retro design and fit, Bernie Dexter is for you! I love her designs since I have a smaller waist and bigger hips, and a lot of her dresses are a fit and flare shape. However, they are on the expensive side, so they are more of a special occasion purchase. This is the only one I own, but I seriously have my eye on "Jenna's Field Good Dress" and the "I'm all Cheers in Cherries Jubilee" Dress, so cute!
In other news- I am currently doing a 30 Day Art Challenge called "Fun A Day" where I will be doing a piece of art work every day for 30 days in April and I will be displaying them in May at the Wilmington, Delaware Art Loop. I am super excited, and am only on Day 3 but am already feeling so much more creative and productive! The theme I chose is "30 Days of Insects" so each piece of art work will incorporate my favorites (Butterflies, Moths, Beetles, Dragonflies, flies, and bees) in a variety of mediums such as illustration, painting, collage, and sculpture. I am super excited because this project is a chance to really get me working with two of my passions again (art and entomology!). I have a long term dream of illustrating and screen-printing insects unto pillows, curtains, and dresses so hopefully this will give me that push to start working with it and gaining more experience with drawing. I will have to post some pictures when I have more pieces done!
Hope you are all having a wonderful week!