Monday, September 21, 2009

What I've been wearing

I finally wore the black-and-white Fatina dress this weekend. It's been done for ages, but I wanted to save it for something special, so I wore it (with the jacket) to the family birthday dinner yesterday.

We're starting to lose summer, so I'm really glad I made a jacket to go with it because I really liked the dress - it's comfortable, it's a good length and I love - LOVE - the floral trim.

Unlike the Fatina dress, I couldn't wait to wear my new Ottobre jacket. This was taken by my office receptionist/staff photographer who went out on maternity leave at 3:00 p.m. today, after sitting at the front desk having contractions since 11:00 a .m. She didn't want to waste any of her 8 weeks sitting at home waiting to give birth, and I'd say she got her way.

I will miss her for many reasons, not the least of which is her willingness to take photos of latest projects, even today, when she couldn't actually balance and stand up. She scooted her chair around the polished lobby floor because she couldn't let a new piece go unphotographed.

So do I save everything until she comes back, or do I find a new office photographer?

11 comments:

Shannon said...

Your garments look fabulous on you!

eword10 said...

Love them. The jacket is amazing. And love those floral touches on the dress. ;)

Lori said...

Fantastic new clothes, you look great.

Myra said...

Both came out nicely. I love the spiral flowers on the fatina dress.

Nancy K said...

Fabulous new clothes!

Dawn said...

I love it all. The dress and jacket are fantastic with the flowers. The other jacket, well, you're gonna get a lot of wear out of it because it's so perfect. Have you done the tripod thing? It's what I do on my front porch with my neighbors leering at me.

Little Hunting Creek said...

Both outfits are beautiful. I don't have a photograoher either. It's hard to find a willing collaborater

gwensews said...

That dress/jacket combo is stunning.

Helen said...

Love the outfits! Good luck to your office photographer with her baby. However, you MUST find a temporary office photograpther while she is away! What are we all going to do out here in blogging land if you can't have some of your completed projects photographed??? Start interviewing prospective photographers immediately!

Isabelle said...

You look fab, Karen!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Oh what self control you have! You know I would have been wearing that jacket/dress combo out the door as soon as possible! Thanks for sharing the in-action photos. You look great in both outfits! And can you believe that it's gotten cold enough to wear boots already?!