I thought fall was here to stay, but it seems as if we're in the midst of Indian summer here. I'm excited for sunshine, but I was in such an autumnal state of mind that I'm kind of over the heat. I'm eager to remix my outfits with tights and cardigans, but I figured I should take advantage of the nice weather while it lasts. I've styled this dress on the blog before, but I felt like styling it again because it's one of my favorites. It was a lucky eBay snag, and I love the off-the-shoulder style and built-in crinoline. It's so flirty and fun! I have a dress (which I used to wear all the time for auditions in college) that has a similar top, and when I lost weight, it no longer fit, which was so upsetting. But this dress is even better, I think. The print is so pretty and lush, and it reminds me of the Garden of Eden. I found it dress on eBay once prior (and I think I either lost it in an auction or it wasn't my right size), but finding it again was really serendipitous.
In other news, the Fringe Festival is over. There were such great offerings this year, and I'm glad that I had the opportunity to be a part of it in multiple facets. I have a meeting this week for the children's theatre company I've worked with in the past, and hopefully that will mean being involved in some school touring again this year. It'd be ideal if I could do that, work in the box office the rest of the time, and supplement with princess parties on the weekends -- fingers crossed.
Speaking of fingers crossed... I found out that my best friend Wayne had to have emergency surgery this weekend, and is currently in the ICU. He has a long history of health problems (which I won't get into here), but this was particularly scary. As of right now, it seems like he will recover, but will be in the hospital for a few weeks. This year has been such a rough one, and I'm honestly not sure what I would do if I lost him. I'm not a religious person these days, but I would be thankful if you'd keep him in your thoughts.
Dress: eBay (originally from ModCloth)
Wedges: Urban Outfitters (available here)
Heart necklace: ASOS (similar)
Belt: from another dress