Before we get to anything else, I want to say how much I love this dress! My last post explained the issues I had with Lindy Bop’s sizing. Two of the dresses I purchased were too big, even though I followed the size chart. What’s even stranger is that I bought this dress in the same exact size, and it fits like a glove! I just don’t get it.
This dress was a bargain too – only $13.99! 🙂
The style of this dress feels very vintage to me, so I decided to do a retro-inspired hairstyle, and wear red lipstick.
Sadly, things didn’t go as planned. Let’s start with the hair. My texture is naturally curly, but I was starting with it straightened. I used my curling iron to curl 1 inch sections of hair, and then I pinned them to cool. I don’t have fancy pins, so I used bobby pins. I let my hair set for an hour, then hair sprayed everything for good measure. When I released the curls, I was sad to find out that only the bottom few inches were curly. NOT the look I was going for! I have watched many tutorials online, and I can never seem to make my hair do what I see in the videos.
I rarely wear lipstick, so when I applied this bright red shade, I got it all over the place. It looked like a child applied it with their eyes closed! When I tried to fix it, I got lipstick on my hands and nose. How is that even possible?!
I’m hoping to give these things another try sometime, but for now I’ll stick to my normal, hassle-free routine.
I wore this outfit on a field trip with my third graders. We went to see a symphony orchestra perform, and we had a great time! Click here to see what I wore last year.
Oh, and I just HAVE to mention these shoes. These were a gift from my lovely friend Taheerah. Aren’t they gorgeous?! I especially love the sweet hearts and the interesting heel. Thank you SO much Taheerah – these are my favorite shoes now!
They are just the perfect shoes for spinning and dancing, hehe:
Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you have a great week!
Dress: Lindy Bop Dottie Black and Red Polka Dot Tea Dress
Shoes: Irregular Choice Poetic License School’s Out Heel (gift from a friend)
Tights: Xhilaration (via Target)