Tide-pooling in a maxi dress…

Day 5 – A Month of Maxi Dresses

Yesterday, my kids and I went tide-pooling and I understood going into this venture that a dress so long that it drags along my ankles would not be great for walking through knee-deep crab filled water.

So, very much like the vapid, fashion-obsessed person that I seem to be trying to become, I wore my maxi dress only on the ride to the beach…

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And then changed in the parking lot into shorts and the shoes-whose-name-we-shall-not-speak…

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…while my bored children looked on.  They got over my wardrobe delay as soon as we hit the ocean…

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But sadly, their smiles faded again…

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…When we went back to the car and they saw me change back into my maxi dress just for the ride home.  It’s like their mom has turned into a really bad super hero — no special powers, just a lot of costume changes…

 

 

6 Comments

  • Suzanne Hue says:

    Such a cute pic of Emerson! I’m enjoying this blog so much!
    When I got to Hawaii my friend has one of the 50’s head vases that you collect.
    I told her about your cool collection. Might you email me a photo of them, to show her?
    Thanks Holly
    Lily loves your blog too
    Suzanne

    • My Year of Fabulous says:

      Yes, I’ll definitely email you a picture of my head vases. Did your friend have the Marilyn Monroe head vase? That’s a rare one. My step mother just got a hold of the Grace Kelly head vase. It’s awesome.

  • Juliana says:

    It’s a little thing called kirtling–just shove the ends of the dress under the ends of your knickers and you’re good to go! (It effectively shortens the dress to knee-length without showing your bum).

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