Friday, September 6, 2013

Sno-White (outfit #60)

  Life has been a bit crazy around here lately.  All my boys are back in school, but some of them didn't transition as easily as we hoped.  My little kindergartner had a really rough time the first two weeks.  Part of it may have been the fact that he is doing full day, but also his first year teacher wasn't a great fit.  We eventually switched him to a more experienced, more hands-on teacher.  In the beginning, we had to wrestle his uniform onto him in the morning, and then watch him cry and turn into a human barnacle at drop-off.  Since making the switch, he willingly gets dressed, sings and recites the alphabet on our ride to school, and even hugs his new teacher on the way into his room.  Such a relief!
  It's almost as though my new found freedom was too boring for me, because on Wednesday we adopted a dog!  Honestly, we had a rather scary incident with our house that left us wanting more security and peace of mind.  On multiple occasions, someone broke into our home at night and wandered around (into our children's bedrooms) doing god knows what.  Nothing of any real value was taken, but just the knowledge that absolutely anything could have happened...and we just slept through it, completely freaked me out.  We know who it was (a 14 year old with a history of some psychiatric issues), and I made a police report.  We will never again make the mistake of leaving windows unlocked (no matter how hot the weather).  Getting a dog seemed like a logical step in ensuring that we never sleep through anything like that again.
  This weekend we made a trip to visit my grandmother in Colorado Springs.  We knew that Old Colorado City had the perfect backdrop for one of my favorite dresses.  The 1950s Sno-White Linen and Uniform factory, which is such a cool, recognizable landmark.  I actually purchased this dress in March with my Etsy birthday gift card (thanks Damon and Laima).  I love the crazy atomic pattern coupled with bright purple.  I didn't have any shoes to match, so I took a pair of thrifted brown leather peep toes and painted them. My rhinestone flower clip-on earrings are thrifted and my violet clay ring was a gift from France.  My "belt" is actually a ribbon from a package I received in gratitude for speaking at the Library.

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XOX, Hannah


  1. Congratulations on your new four legged family member!!! We didn't buy Annie for the purpose of having her act as a guard dog (we have a home alarm system, if not for that, we would have), but goodness has she turned out to excel in that area. To hear her bark through the door, you'd think there was a 125lb Shepard or Mastiff on the other side, not a darling 7.5 month old, 50-ish (and still growing) pound female American Bullador. I said to Tony the other night, had I know we'd get a dog that was as good at guarding as her one day, we could have just about foregone the alarm system.

    This dress is really, really pretty! I love the pattern and serene colour palette.

    ♥ Jessica

  2. That's just terrifying! Even though it was someone you knew, it's still super scary. I'm so glad everything turned out ok, and heck, now you guys have a new member of the family!
    Your dress is lovely,and you're right, Sno-White was the perfect place for photographs. I love how they haven't changed that building. Do you have your dresses tailored? That one fits you like a glove!
    So my Grandma and I are headed down to Pueblo this afternoon to go visit a family member who is cleaning out another family members(90 and moved into assisted living) house. They have a bunch of stuff in a donate pile that they said I could go through and have whatever. They also have some vintage dresses with tags, (squeeee), shoes (squeee) and bags (I'm on overload!) I'm going to buy a few things from them, and see what help I can be in selling some stuff for them. If I see anything that I think might interest you, I'll let you know. Cross your fingers!

    1. Melissa,
      I have never altered any of my dresses, although I have added gathers to a number of blouses that were made for bustier girls. ;)
      Good luck today in Pueblo. That sounds like so much fun. Here's to finding a bunch of dresses in your size.
      Cheers, H


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