Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Choke hold

When I wear this dress, it's a rare time you'll see me with anything that cuts close to the neck.  I have a tendency to feel like I'm choking when I wear something close to my neck, which is why you'll never see me in turtlenecks and seldom in a tight fitting necklace or scarf.  And I love this dress I picked up at the two birds garage sale and had worn it to sing at a wedding a few weeks back, but I was able to take it off after a couple of hours.  Yesterday I decided to wear it all day.  By the end of the day, I was pretty uncomfortable! I joke with my mom that we were hung in a former life - she has the same problem.  Anyway, I will still keep this in my closet because it is fun, but may not attempt an entire workday in it again!

Today I have dressed down.  We are very close to finishing the giant construction project on the 2nd floor of my office building and my boss and I are going to be running around working on finishing touches like putting wastebaskets in exam rooms and things like that. She told me to come dressed comfortable in jeans and tennis shoes.  I figure I'll probably get some exercise if nothing else!

I'm so forgetful in the mornings sometimes, I blame it on not getting my coffee until I leave the house.  We bought a really nice jacket for the Pants Monkey at the thrift store a couple of weeks ago.  Our music group is doing a wedding this weekend and since we'll be all dressed up, I said we should go have a nice dinner afterward. So he asked me to take this jacket to the dry cleaners since there is one near my work.  They are closed Mondays, but are open again on Tuesday so I figured if I dropped it off today, he'd have it all ready by Friday.  Guess what I promptly forgot this morning.  He said he even ran after me but I was already gone.  I'll have to see if I can sweet talk the nice dry cleaner people into getting it done super fast if I drop it off tomorrow!

Outfit rundown:
Dress - two birds
Sweater - Mossimo, Target
Sandals - Italian Shoe Company via DSW
Necklace - Charming Charlie
Bracelets - S&D, Bead for Life


  1. I love your dress and sweater great colours on you:) I am always forgetting to do things too...need a big list written in front of me to remember!

  2. I really LOVE that dress on you! I know what you mean about not liking things that close or tight to my neck (that's why I don't like wearing short or tighter necklaces). Love the jewelry too!

  3. oooh that dress is beautiful! I really like the neck detail, actually, but I really do love wearing higher necks of necks with collars and such!
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  4. I absolutely love that dress with that pretty print but that stinks about the high neck! I feel the same way about turtlenecks! My hubby is the forgetful one in the morning...he's forgotten his wallet and his phone multiple times.

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  5. That dress has a beautiful print. Almost looks cosmic!

  6. Beth, you are a vision in purple, and for dressed down you look very dressed up! But I'm with you - I do not like to feel pressure from my clothes on my throat.

  7. i wonder if you could just cut and sew that little part that is in the front of your neck? then it would be a cute v-neck dress!

  8. That is a cute dress! But yeah, I can't wear anything tight around my neck that long either!

  9. What a cute dress! Can you maybe cut the part at the neckline so that it lays open?

    I also loathe turtlenecks. I think they're ugly.

  10. I dislike tight fitting necklines too, but this one looks really pretty on you :)

  11. Nice color and pattern in your dress. Purple seems to be really hot right now.

  12. I know what you mean about things sitting too close to the neck. It's not comfortable. But, what a cute look you have!

  13. Haha, I do things like that all the time. Hopefully it gets a little smoother for you, hehe.

  14. I think your dress is adorable. I'm the opposite- I can't wait until fall so I can wear things close to my neck again.

    (Found you through Megan Mae, who I found through Terri @ Rags. Hi!)

  15. I love the cut of the dress to bits, but I know exactly what you mean about things around your neck. It's why I rarely wear jewelry or high necked shirts.

    The print and fit is gorgeous though. It may just be one of those short-term wear pieces. Maybe for date night?

    I am so forgetful that I leave myself reams of post-its so I don't forget things.

  16. Pretty pretty dress but too bad about the choking discomfort- I'm like that with jeans except they choke my privates :D You completely reminded me that I have things to dryclean as well- darn I keep forgetting!

  17. I totally get that choking thing. Especially if it's cut high and the fabric doesn't move with you when you sit down and stuff- acccck! I also don't like when arm holes are cut too small, they pinch my armpit chub!!!

  18. I love these jewel tone colors on you!


  19. I have the same feeling whenever I wear something with a high neck. It bugs me all day! Regardless, the colors of this dress are beautiful on you and I love that you layered that pretty cardigan over the top!



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