Sunday, April 14, 2013

40's Bling

I've been struck with a bout of sickness this month that just didn't seem to want to leave. A couple weeks ago I had a horrid sinus infection and laryngitis. As soon as that left I promptly caught a nasty virus and pink eye...and then laryngitis again. Oh, the joys of working with kids. Any way, all that to say I look a bit peaked in these photos. No eye make up because my eyes are still sensitive from the pink eye and my roots are looking rough, but whatevs, that's life. 

I bought this awesome 40's dress over the weekend. It's too big for me, but I belt it really well, and I think it works. I couldn't walk away from the amazing detailing.

 dress katy k's ranch dressing
belt thrifted
shoes remix

I had so many plans this weekend. I was going to paint our bedroom and stay outside as much as possible (the weather here has been oh so lovely), but all of those plans were dashed with more sickness. I also have a really lovely review coming up soon for you all! It will all happen in time, and I plan on enjoying this week to it's fullest, even if my voice does sound like a man's. How has your weekend been?



  1. The dress is lovely! I adore your blog :)

  2. Oh, the first year I worked with kids in a classroom setting I had bronchitis with laryngitis 4 different times. I'm so sorry!! I really hope you feel better soon. I hated it when people would say, "you just need to wash your hands more often." That doesn't help when kiddos are sneezing on you with no warning! Well, I never manage to look half this lovely when I'm feeling unwell-You still look picture perfect :) That dress is just a wonder with it's stunning collar detailing and asymmetrical buttons! Love it.

  3. It's been a HORRIBLE spring for everyone I know getting sick (me included!)...I hope that means we get a completely illness-less, carefree as a lark summer out of the deal! :) Get to feeling better (PS that dress is TOO MUCH, I LOVE IT. The asymmetrical buttons AND the rhinestone detail. A great find!)

  4. For not feeling so well, you look great! Lovely dress. Feel better soon!


  5. Girl that dress is so perfect, it's untrue. The detailing, the neckline, the piping... Gorgeous.
    Sorry to hear you've been sick - this is why I don't want kids!
    Hope you're on the mend and the children refrain from infecting you anymore this spring! x

  6. Aww darling that sounds awful, I hope you start feeling better soon. Even when your sick you look so beautiful and put together, you're an inspiration! That dress is so beautiful, the neckline and the details on the neck are so stunning and unique.

  7. I'm so sorry to hear that you've had a month of back-to-back medical issues. Why is it that it so often feels like the old expression, "It never rains, but it (always) pours" rings true when talking of health problems? Fear not though, you couldn't possibly look anything short of resplendently beautiful and timelessly sweet if you tried, dear Emma, and these photos are certainly no exception to that statement.

    Sending countless feel better wishes your way,
    ♥ Jessica

  8. Oh I hope you feel better. I am so bad the min you said you were sick I started thinking "is she pregnant?" hehe Oh goodness I sound like a nutjob now but I think you know where I am coming from :) The dress looks amazing on you! The details are stunning and glad you kept it! Feel better sweets!! xox

    1. Thank you so much! Tehe, I totally know what you mean! Everybody at works always says that, especially since I'm still relatively a newly wed!

  9. That dress is lovely, so sorry you've been so under the weather :(

  10. Emma, The Manly Voiced Girl, ha!! I hope you get better soon. Good news: after working with kids for a coupla years, you'll be a wee bit more immune to their illnesses. BTW, you look so tiny! Miss yo face :)

  11. this dress is my fav dress of the month. itlooks gorgoues and it must be myde for you. :)

    hope you fell better soon. this year i spent a lot of time with beeing sick ... i really don't know whats going on ... so i know a little bit how you feel.

  12. You still look gorgeous and how teeny is your waist? You lucky thing! My roots are awful too! xx

    Lucy Loves To Blog

  13. Amazing dress, the collar details is beautiful. xx

  14. Sorry to hear that you have been unwell - here's to a full recovery soon! You still manage to look lovely!

    The weather here has been terrible, although it is hopefully going to pick up soon! x

  15. Sorry you've not been very well - hope the sunshine will help you get better.

    Fab dress, unusual detail on the collar - looks very eye-catching!

  16. You are breathtakingly beautiful, do hope you feel better soon, your immune system has taken a battering it seems. I am forever buying dresses that are too big, always think I can wear them when I'm a big old lady. Yours looks divine! xx

  17. Well, you still look great. A sinus infection, laryngitis and pink-eye sounds like a nightmare! I would wear that dress even if it was too big for me too! Lovely. Hope you feel better :)


  18. You look so pretty :) Enjoy the sunshine it always cheers me up :)

  19. You look gorgeous!!! You have such a tiny waist!!! :D

    Mirabilis Makeup

  20. You look lovely here and super slim too!Hope you're feeling better soon :)

    Maria xxx


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