some velvet morning
1960s red velveteen dress - Closet Case Vintage
Vintage gold watch necklace - American Apparel
It's autumn in Tennessee, which means I'm officially back on a velvet kick. Neil and I shopped over the weekend with the intention of finding outfits for my sister's wedding in a couple of weeks. I ended up using shop credit I had at a couple of vintage shops and grabbed four dresses for separate occasions, one of them being this 1960s red velveteen dress with lace trim. It was overwhelming as a maxi, so I cut it short to make it wearable and now I love it.
Well, we are out of our East Nashville rental and into my parent's house for the month as we look for homes to buy! We've only been house hunting for two months now, but it feels like it's been forever.. we're so anxious to have things finalized and pick a home to move into. My parents have been so good to us - letting us take over their second bedroom for October and housing not only us, but all of our stuff and our crazy little dog.
We moved over the weekend and since then, I've had some time to catch up on custom orders and unpack (but I am so behind). Being in my parent's home recharges me. I've set up my sewing room in their attic and have audiobooks to listen to (I'm swapping between Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, two stories I've always wanted to read). I feel like taking walks outside in the country and eating apple cake and watching Masterpiece Theatre - once all of my sewing is done.. which might be my next month in a sentence, really.