I’m a couple days away from my move to Wisconsin, so of course travel is on my mind. But also tropical prints. Lots and lots of tropical prints. While sorting through the endless bins of crafting and sewing scraps in my house, I found a decent amount of yardage of this very cute Hawaiian print fabric. And by decent, I mean enough to craft into a modern re-imagining of a retro sundress.
I used New Look 6799 as my pattern, which was actually a very simple pattern to make (once you get past the darts. Darts are the worst).
The fabric is a very soft cotton with bright tropical flowers printed with illustrated postcard shots of “Honolulu Hotel.”
I chose to pair the dress with a black and white wide-brimmed sunhat from Forever 21, and purple suede heels from Guess that I originally bought to match my Winter Formals dress.
I love how old-school and glamorous this dress feels, especially paired with these accessories and a bold red lip. I think we could all use a sprinkle more of glamour in our everyday lives.
As one of our last events as a joint officer corps, we threw a Speakeasy themed party on Saturday night. The night was very fun – not too stressful, not too crowded, just good people and good times. My childhood best friend and fellow officer, Liz (the girl with the curls) and I went home to scavenge for twenties-esque dresses and found that we both owned a surprising number considering how unflattering the silhouette usually is. I love the way our outfits turned out (that’s the benefit of going to school close to home – larger closets)! Lucas took the occasion to debut the new orange and black bowtie that my parents bought him for Christmas, coupled with his new burnt orange J Crew pants. Our friend and fellow officer Josh’s girlfriend was in town, and she’s one of nicest people I know. Plus, she has the most gorgeous red hair which popped against her beautiful dress – great for pictures! Our friend Olivia, Lucas’ replacement as Social Chair, borrowed a dress and some accessories from me, and the two of them look great together in their 1920’s outfits. I’m going to miss making publicity material for the events – the fonts were so fun to play around with on the poster. Still, I know we’re leaving the club in capable hands.
I’m counting this series of photos as my daily photos for my 12th and 13th days since some were taken after midnight (sneaky, I know) and yesterday was too much of work crunch day to snap any photos. Shh. Don’t tell.
12 + 13/365:
Lots of Love,