I can't even count the number of times that I've spent so much time getting my kids and husband ready for something that I run out of time and go without hair or makeup done.
Turns out the preparations for my brother's wedding reception were like that. I bought pants and socks for my husband. I sewed pants and a tie for my son. You saw a few days ago that I sewed my daughter's dress.
The problem? I just pulled out a few things I thought would work out of my closet. Never tried them on. I just assumed that they would fit and look fine together.
Didn't fit. Didn't look good.
I ran to the store this morning to find something gray, navy, yellow or white to fit the color scheme. Since it's spring, all I found was white and yellow. I left white for the bride and boldly purchased a lemon yellow dress. Yikes.
By this point, I gave up on looking good and just went for color matching. I used some tulle to add a little extra length to my dress. I wanted to stop at the store and get something I liked, but remembered that I couldn't use it as a de-stash project if I did. I added some melted satin flowers to my dress and shoes and sewed a fleece ruffle cuff.
I was feeling pretty good until I got to the reception and saw that pretty much everyone else found a gray and navy option. The poor photographer didn't know what to do with me. Oh, well.
My mom and I were both sporting matching boots. Hah. Like mother like daughter.