Normally I would never buy a sleeveless dress. I hate my arms. But I am not willing to do anything about them, so I just stick to wearing sleeves. “The Lazy Girl’s Guidebook” told me this was okay. I should know. I wrote it. Well, not really. I was too lazy to jot it down, but if I had written it, this is what my advice would say:
“Cover it up.
This advice works for most things.
See, book written. Productive day.
I really do like this dress (now sold out. Similar dress here. Similar plus size here). It is so easy and the material is really cool. It is a basket-weave and I love the flirty little ruffle at the bottom. I will layer with this dress in the wintertime, too. This was the outfit I wore on a day I ran some errands. Shhhh. Don’t tell my lazy self.
Maybe you have noticed my kind of rad backdrop?
That was a rug/tapestry purchased from the flea market a few weeks ago. Yes, that is a monkey sailing a sailboat. I have idea what this piece is. It is definitely handmade. We much prefer the backside in the previous picture to the bright front shown above. So, we plan on hanging it backwards.
I do not like to stand too close to it for fear of cooties. Or other substances. Or the fact that it might be able to move on its own via the germs littering its surface.
I really need to disinfect it. Or somethin’.
But alas, lazy and all that.
My husband was thrilled when he saw that I had haggled this piece down and was walking towards him with it. Held out at arm’s length, of course. Neither one of us really wanted to touch it to carry it to the car.
Thankfully, only one of us didn’t write a guidebook on how to be lazy.
I will be posting more detailed shots of the tapestry soon. Including it hopefully actually hanging up… And none of us covered in yellow tape and bugs. But for now, let’s move on.
Whew! Had to sit down. That standing was hard work.
I had asked my husband to get a close-up of my new necklace from H&M. Murphy was thrilled to be in these shots.
The necklace cost more than the dress (Anthropologie’s Melanie V-Neck). It was $19.99 and the dress was $19.95 (down from $138. Gosh, I love popbacks!)..
The kids’ task on this day was to clean this room. From the debris on the floor you can probably tell that they have read their mother’s handbook.
Don’t worry. As punishment, they had to hug that tapestry. And I think I saw it hug them back.
Gosh, I love a happy ending.
And it could be worse. I could have made them pose with a necklace.
P.S. * I shared this on The Pleated Poppy!