2011-08-28

Dorothy Blogs

Remember when I wore yellow shorts and my friend asked me if I felt like I was humping sunshine? Yeahhh... that special friend is Dorothy and she's putting on her blog girl panties and posting for me today.


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Skirt? Thrifted Belt? Thrifted Tee? Joe Fresh Sandals? Joe Fresh Bag? Winners Bangles? Thrifted


Six years ago I needed a dress for a New Years Eve party/wedding reception, all rolled in one. I had a few meters of terrible turquoise satin and heard through a friend of someone who could make me a dress. The rest is a bit fuzzy, but I ended up on Jentine's doorstep, with a blot of satin and a boyfriend in tow. Jentine took my measurements and the next thing you know, my boyfriend was telling her a story about his childhood cat they named Pussy. Apparently it was embarrassing to call for this kitty when he escaped outside…



A few weeks later, I came for a fitting and was ambushed with, “Can I make it a bit shorter? It would look really cute if it was shorter! Just a few more inches off?”

I tried that dress on again a while ago ago and laughed out loud in my closet. At the time I had thought it was short enough, and I had worn it well (WELL) below my knees. After six years of friendship with Jentine; her influence, inspiration and off-colour conversations, I realize, yeah, it could lose a few inches.



I’ll give her this: she was honest enough to tell me my dress needed to be shorter, nice enough to keep to herself that the material was ugly (at the time, I might have cried) and inappropriate enough to realize that a cat named Pussy, is really funny. And that’s why I love her.

15 comments :

Courtney said...

Oh sweet god... I would love to hear someone screaming pussy down the street. I'm so glad I wasn't drinking my morning usual tea while reading this post... I may have had to buy a new computer due to liquid damage...

Love the knot in your skirt. I really love the look of it but I haven't tried it yet... Maybe I will after reading this. Thanks so much for the laugh--I needed it this morning!!

Courtney
I Can Be Many Things

briannelee said...

Your friend is so cute! Can she be my friend too? I love her outfit!

Tabitha said...

Ok I can see why the two of you are friends. A) You guys are adorable B) You both have rocking fashion sense and C) You both are hysterilarious (yup I just made that word up).

CessOviedo said...

Hi Dorothy! you and your tiered skirt are adorable! I can totally see why you ladies are friends, both fab!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

sartoriography said...

A tied skirt, another pretty and stylish blonde, and a cat named Pussy? I'm sold. Maybe Dorothy should be a regular guest poster? :)

SIENA.STYLE said...

lovely photos!!
kisses from prague and have a wonderful day sweetie
http://sienastyle.blogspot.com/

Cathy said...

Love hoe you have tied your skirt up! Adorable!
www.cathykhayes.blogspot.com

Jen said...

Hi Dorothy! Tell us how you arranged your skirt into that perfect knot? I'm loving it!

<3 jen @ Stuff Jen Did

E said...

I love how you tied that skirt - very clever!

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You Looks Stunning in this lovely tiered skirt!! The Color combination of this outfit is just perfect!! Just Loved Your nail Polish Color.

Leah said...

ahha What a great way to start a friendship. Thanks for the guest post.

xo L.

Rin said...

Ya gotta love an honest (but not too honest) friend who appreciates dirty humor. I love the how-we-became-friends story. I also love your skirt. So cute!

Catherine said...

Sounds like a beautiful friendship! I usually tie a knot on both sides then tuck them under. Gives a balloon effect.

MONKEYFACE said...

DOROTHY, I wonder had neither of you said anything how long it would've taken people to realize you are not the My Editor herself. So much good storytelling + fashion eye candy going on here.

Raya said...

this outfit looks so comfy and chic!