Friday, August 16, 2013

Flowers grow out of darkness

Life is still pretty rough and tumble these days but I have plenty to smile about, PLENTY.  Yesterday I received a package from my long time friend Gwen in San Diego, we go all the way back to high school.  She said she had noticed me wearing something similar and sent off two dresses for me to breathe new life into.  Here is one.
  I am totally smitten!
  That's me jumping for joy!
The sleeves are quite nice.
 Best thing is that it will always remind me of her much like that pink religious bracelet always reminds me of Vix. 
I don't think I own anything as rich in color.
 It matches this old hat perfectly.
After what seems like forever, my new MINI has arrived and if all goes as planned I will have it by this time next week.  I can't stand not having a car!  Tomorrow Chris and I celebrate 5 years of marriage and Sunday I'll be joining Cristi from Kiss Me Kitty at the Hawthorne Street fair.  If you are local come out and say something, anything!  See what I mean about PLENTY:)

Have a great weekend everyone!

27 comments:

Mitha Komala said...

love your dress and hat! looking gorgeous <3

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Carina Rosenholm said...

That is a kick ass dress! Love it and it is perfect on you!
Such a great gift ..

Xxx

OP SHOP MAMA said...

Gorgeious! Love the sleeves. You are rocking it!!!

Helga! said...

Plenty of FABULARSE!!!!
Frigging LOVE that frock, the sleeves, print and colours are to DIE for, darl!!! Bless Gwen!
YAY to your mini arriving! My gawd, you'll be hurtling around Portland like a technicolour BANSHEE!!!
5 years married to that gorgeous Chris?! NICE ONE! Give each other some very sexy cuddles form G and I!
Love you LONG TIME! XXXXXXXXXX

pastcaring said...

Happy Anniversary, darlings! Now that is one happy sort of dress, I love the colours and the print and the SLEEVES! You look fabulous, I am not in the least surprised you are jumping for joy! I love wearing items which have been given to me by friends, makes me feel that I am carrying a little bit of their friendship around with me all day.
Not long now till you get your new car, bet you can't wait! Have fun with Cristi - sell sell sell, girls! xxxx

two squirrels said...

Wow the sleeves are fabulous and the most vibrant colours....what a truly wonderful friend.
Oh I am so excited for you.....mini power.....watcha going to call her/him??????
Have a fabulous market.
Love V
Happiness to you and Chris.....five years.....yay yay yay.

liz said...

Fun dress, fun hat...hooray for August anniversaries, huh? ;) Have a fabulous day!

thorne garnet said...

Yeah to you and Chris! And getting your new car. I've been enjoying all the new TV ads for the Mini that have sprouted all over the place. Normal? Hell yeah!

Penny-Rose said...

Cool dress - very nice sleeves and the pattern is amazing and gorgeous colours. A new Mini, so exciting!!

Connie said...

I'm so happy to see your lovely pinkness again. Superb dress. Thank you so much for stopping by :-)
Connie*

Delia Ryder said...

Sorry life is up and down for you. But its great to see you smiling your gorgeous smile you look beautiful in your new dress loving the print and colours. Hope your mini comes as planned enjoy it and your weekend and the fair, dee xx

BellaBean Vintage said...

Gorgeous dress, love the print, colour and sleeves and it fits you like a dream. Happy anniversary to you and Chris!

Ivy Black said...

Love, that's a stunning frock and you bloody rock it. It looks fantastic. Enjoy your anniversary, your new Mini...my favourite motor ever...and your weekend.
xxxxx

Nerd Burger said...

Keep smiling dude. Your doing well. Can't wait to see the car.

edie pop said...

Gwen's dress is perfect on you!!With your smile, your colours and strenght you make me always happy even if our path is uncertain! You look amazing and I wish you a great weekend my darling and good luck to Kiss Me Kitty, can't wait to see you and Cristi promoting her latest creations!!!
Iloveyoumorethansummer!!!
xxxxxxxx

Sandra said...

what an amazing dress to give new adventures too in your new motor - congratulations on your anniversary x

Trees said...

Such a lovely frock and very YOU! I love the sleeves too - I'm excited to see your new mini and happy anniversary!

xStroutx said...

You are so beautiful, on the outside of course, but your inner beauty shines through so much as well. Your positive attitude is fantastic - there is always plenty to smile about!

Ulla-Marie Nilsson said...

You are created to wear colorful clothes!

Mary Lou said...

omg how beautiful is that dress!!! it looks absolutely amazing with your pink hair! what a happy beauty you are ;)
love and kiss,mary

Hollie "Jet" Black-Ramsey said...

yay! Happy happy anniversary!!

Heather said...

yippee on the car!! Congrats on the anniversary!! and have fun on your outings!! cute dress,great colors :) ~Love Heather

Tamera Wolfe said...

OMG--that dress is AMAZING!! It has KRISTA all over it--the colors, the style--just AWESOME!!
And adding the kick-butt pink shoes and hat only made it even better!!!

Can't WAIT to see your sweet new ride!!

Vix said...

Quite nice?! Ye gods woman, that dress fecking rocks! Gwen sounds like she knows your tastes perfectly, one of my favourite dresses ever!
Happy Anniversary and new car! Love you! xxxxx

freckleface said...

Lord love a duck, that frock is spectacular! You look dazzling! I LOVE it! New car. Whoooohoooo! We will need pics, obviously. Happy Anniversary to you and Chris! xxxx

Ariane Lasalle said...

This is a wonderful dress Krista!

Miss Simmonds Says said...

my god, that dress is just gorgeous! It's an explosion of colour. I love the shape, just everything, it makes me really happy! xxxxx