Wednesday, November 13, 2013

OOTD: The Brenna Dress

Everyone has THAT FRIEND. You know, the person you're going to get tattoos with (or piercings). That person who will bail you out of the worst shit, sit on the phone with you when you're crying over absolutely nothing, and that person who will read seven copies of the same novel you wrote that no one will ever read just because they love you.

My friend is Brenna. And you, my blog buddies, have met her.

A few years ago I was in a rather .... bad place. I'd ended a toxic friendship and felt utterly alone, and you know, Brenna was there for me. And we became super close. So you'd think that I'd have made an outfit based on my buddy sooner - and I HAD. MONTHS AGO. I just never posted it because of my great blogging hiatus. So, here you go. My "Brenna" dress.

Dress: Handmade/Me, Dr Martens Triumphs

The reason I picked this fabric was similar to the Ally dress, I was just walking through JoAnn's and I heard it. THIS fabric. It screamed to me. The tie-dye raver-kid lookin' hearts reminded me of her (for some reason). Maybe just because it was bright and colorful and black all at the same time. Either way, she is the person I think of every time I see this dress and it makes me so happy.

I brag about my friend Brenna to strangers and my co-workers. She is super smart, ambitious, has a master's degree and has achieved every goal she's set for herself. She's funny and she tries to make time to see me whenever she comes to town. She's just the best. I'm very lucky to have a friend like her.

That's all for now! I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I enjoy the dress.

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  1. That's awesome to have a friend like that - I think my husband is mine! Love the dress with the radiant hearts!

  2. Aww, this is so sweet that you made a dress based on your friend! I love the print of it - I can tell that Brenna must be a lot of fun just based on the colors in the print! Very nice look overall! I'm glad you have someone like that in your life!

  3. Loooove this material. Looks great on you. Smart choice.

  4. what a lovely idea to name a dress after your best friend! The print is absolutely gorgeous, this dress will make even the greyest november days brighter than the sun!
    love and kiss,mary

  5. I can totally see this as a Brenna dress!! LOVE the print. it does have that raver/candy kid sort of print to it. But also makes me think of Brenna and her derby-girl stuffs.

  6. I heart your heart dress especially because you named it after such a dear friend. It's so cute!!!!

  7. Your dresses are amazing because 1.) They are unique creations and a style all your own and 2.) They have such wonderful meaning and stories behind them. I make a lot of clothing items for various purposes, but none of them ever have as much significance as just one of your creations. Very beautiful!

  8. Awesome tribute to a dear friend!! Love the fabric!

  9. I love that dress - beautiful colours!