June 20, 2012

FOR PETE'S SAKE SOMEBODY TAKE ME SALSA DANCING

who is pete and why is it for his sake?  i guess it's saint peter.  that can't be right.  he was all denying and stuff. peter rabbit?  something to do with easter?  why peter rabbit?  maybe it's pete rose!  well, now that's interesting too.  easter... peter... rose... 

i digress.


FOR THE LOVE OF RABBITS, BASEBALL, EASTER AND ALL MEN NAMED PETER SOMEBODY TAKE ME SALSA DANCING.  you dialing in, ruggy?  i've got the outfit.  i've got plentiful roses fresh from the garden.  i've got "new" shoes (read: thrifted for 7 bucks).  let's do this.


the whole shebang is thrifted, actually. Yellow Dress was a size negative one hundred zeros, but i knew i could do something with the full pleated skirt.  Kamikaze Playsuit fit okay in the shorts section, but the torso was waaaaaaay too long.  i loved them for their vibrant colors and teeny price tags, i hated them for their sizing.


in my closet, behind closed doors, Kamikaze gazed at Not So Mellow Yellow, brazenly caressing her many folds and pleats with his eyes.  we are too colorful to be concealed in the dark, Kamikaze whispered to Yellow in silken tones,  and you are far too voluptuous to be kept contained.  what do you say we get together, my sweet.  ditch that tiny torso you are attached to.  he is suffocating you!  i will let you breathe.  open yourself to me, and i shall hold your pleats in all the right places.  come with me, my flower, to the casbah.  yes, i know i am mixing cultures!  but is it not appropriate, considering my proposal of our intertwining?  you must accept, my jewel... we will sip mojitos under the stars and be as one.


'kay, chirped Yellow, but you gotta put a ring on it.  

i carted this braid from daytona trims all the way cross country with me.  it won a coveted space in my travel sewing stash, and now holds these two lovebirds together forever.   


naughty kamikaze.  


they are so very happy together.  and their spurned lovers are learning to cope with separation , don't worry. Kamikaze's other half is actually quite happy to be rid of him, she's a high-waisted-shorts sort of gal, definitely not meant to be tied down.  Suffocating Torso is another story.  he's totally jealous of Yellow's new carefree attitude... but really he only has his tiny waist to blame.  hopefully he'll realize the err of his constricting ways and loosen up.

till then i'm spinning willie colon and letting the happy couple celebrate.

42 comments:

  1. LOVE your colors! And the back of that dress is amazing!

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    1. i'm shocking myself with my want for cut outs!!!

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  2. This is a gorgeous combo! I love the yellow, with the braided tape and the bright fun top. Brilliant! I must share with you my favorite thrifting spot, The Jewish Women's Council on La Cienega near Wilshire. Go there - you will love!

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    1. thanks lovely lady! i think i've been to that one... is it near mood? i got the BEST orange belt there for 5 bucks.

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    2. I think that's the one..I always find good stuff there.

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  3. Great looking dress! Love the colors!

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    1. colorful lady, coming from you that is truly a compliment :)

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  4. Yes, yes, yes! The colors are spectacular and the back is to die for. Get on the dance floor!

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    1. um, YOU HAVE TO COME WITH ME, sexy hot pink mama!

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  5. LOL, great story, gorgeous dress! Way to go Oona! You deserve to go dancing ;)

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  6. i'm still recovering from that amazing dialogue--when i've finished laughing, i'll go back and drool over your wonderful creation and its need to go dancing. :-)

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  7. Maybe Peter Pan lol. Your outfit is Fabulous Dahhhhling. Love the colours, just up my street.

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  8. Waaaaaaahhhhhhhhh!!!! I loooooove this! So glad you could play the matchmaker for this lovely couple!

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  9. Amazing! I love that bodice. So YOU. And pairing it with the yellow skirt. Genius.

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  10. You just made me squeal loudly in my office. People are looking at me funny. What can I say? "Oona made a Franken-wonder and made Pete jokes and it's perfect and she's adorable"? They wouldn't get it. BUT I DO.

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    1. can i tell you how happy i am that someone liked the pete-ness?

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  11. The dress is great, but it was the dialogue with the seduction of the yellow dress in the closet that really made my day.

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  12. A personification-of-fabrics story after my own heart :) And a great relationship hookup indeed!

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  13. i love that dress!! perfect look.

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  14. Oona, you could come sit on my porch and have a drink then go dancing with me and my friends any time! You crack me up and make me smile. Plus, you have awesome taste. Dear heavens, I better stop with all the compliments now....

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  15. Oh, I would take you Salsa dancing! Actually, I kinda have The Word that my own spouse will take lessons with me, once our children are of the age that we can officially abandon them for an evening (which happens in approximately one month, actually)... although jive or swing would be awesome too. Hmm.

    Now as for that dress, well, it's exactly as fun and awesome as we've come to expect from an Oona creation. Which is to say, very very. :D

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  16. Ooh, fun! That dress looks perfect for twirling, or cha-cha-ing. Love the bright yellow. And I'm so glad yellow hung on to her morals.

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  17. Willie Colon, mojitos and that ABSOLUTELY amazing dress - Ruggy MUST take you dancing, pronto. I envy your eye to see beyond the flaws to create something that is more than its sum. The top, the skirt AND the trim. Devine.

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  18. Totally loving this whole post: You look incredible, the photos are great, love your copywriting, the outfit is to-die-for... Well done you!

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  19. Wow your closet is so much more interesting than mine. All my clothes do is sit around, poke holes in each other, and shrink.
    Gorgeous dress (as usual!), and the shoes look sparklicious. Are they a coppery-bronze?

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    1. " All my clothes do is sit around, poke holes in each other, and shrink"

      HA!

      they do have a little shine to them. and scalloped edges!

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  20. So pretty!!!! I love the red piping detail around the bodice armholes and neckline... and as per usual your colour mixing is flawless.
    Now get out there and SALSAAAAAAAAAAA!!!

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  21. Is there a fashion designation "randomly fabulous"? Cuz this is such. I love so much!

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  22. Stunning combo! What a beautiful couple, may they be forever happy and make you happy too!

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  23. That dress is defeinitely awesome, but I am surprised nobody commented on your.perfect.shoes. I'm sure I couldn't walk in them, but they look gorgeous! Perfect with your creation!
    Isabel

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    1. aren't they magnificent?! beangirl would die in these. they are surprisingly comfortable-- they have a little platform under the toe bed which makes the height, um, less high. does that make sense? those are these best heels for me, you still get all the inches, but your foot is at a less insane angle.

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  24. Love both your narrative and your new dress! (And yes, the shoes, too!)
    Salsa dancing and a Mojito or three? You should come to Berlin!

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  25. SPECTACULAR!!! Yes, go dancing - this outfit requires dancing, even in the lines at the coffee shop or grocery store. The colors are magical, and the back is divine! How brilliant of you to pair them both together for such a sumptuous piece!

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  26. I love it - what a great mix!

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  27. I absolutely love this post. And this outfit - a gorgeous matchmaker job. But especially how you write about it...made me laugh out loud in my office! :) Hope you all get a chance to go dancing. for Peter Rabbit's sake, though that might make the poor leftover halves rather jealous.

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    1. glad to make you laugh... and thanks for the return favor with "for peter rabbit's sake" :)))))

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  28. You look mavehlous!! I love those colors on you! And that last picture ROCKS!! So bratty and dismissive!

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  29. I love this dress so much! You look gorgeous.

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  30. oona dear, you look like a dream.. i want your new dress and your new shoes and everything..

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  31. I like your blog very much, and today I`ll start to follow you!

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