Learning a new little skill always feels so good to me (at least when it turns out well!). I bought this bright kelly green dress a few weeks ago and I knew it should be taken up a few inches to be a better fit. The material is pretty thin so I thought it would be the perfect time to try this baby hem tutorial I pinned a few months ago and it turned out really well! I’m not the most advanced seamstress so I get excited anytime I can add a new skill to my repertoire.
I’m planning on wearing this dress to our company Christmas party this week but since my guy will be out of town for the festive night (big surprise, right?) I thought I should dress it down a bit and take it for a spin while he was still home. To complete the outfit, I’m partnering with Stella and Lori to showcase this gorgeous handmade leather bag from their collection. I’ve been really into grey leather this fall (it’s a softer look than black leather, but it’s still got an edge) and this bag is the perfect size and shape for an everyday carryall. Stella and Lori is run by Vered and Zohar, two Israeli sisters, and you should know by now how much I love sister teams working together (extra bonus points please boss ladies!). Being such a DIY girl myself, I really appreciate handmade items, especially when they are made as well as this bag. Bag making is tough work people! I’m trying my best but mine don’t look nearly this good yet. I also have a really soft spot in my heart for Israel after spending a month there for my master’s degree in 2012. It’s such a magical place and I would love to go back again someday. Bag/ c/o Stella and Lori, Dress/BCBG, Shoes/Aldo
Even though Todd won’t be attending the Christmas party this week, I’m still looking forward to it. We joke that we are going to set up a laptop and Skype him into his seat, but that sounds a little too dumb to actually consider. Let me know when we get to the Star Wars/Princess Leia level of holograms and I’ll consider it…
Love love love this outfit! That green color is absolutely gorgeous and that bag…gosh, one more thing to add the my Santa list!
You are stunning in this outfit dear!
good job, the dress looks great! i absolutely love that color. 🙂
They should change the name to Laura Green, because girrrrrrl, that’s YOUR color!
I once arranged a Skype lunch (in the Uk) with a friend in Australia – it was her dinner. We cooked and ate the same food from the same recipes before calling. It was weird, but it kinda worked!
Ha ha! That’s so funny! Maybe I should try that sometime 🙂
That is such a gorgeous dress! And the bag is beautiful too – just a bit out of my budget, unfortunately 🙁 Tel Aviv is full of incredibly creative people. I moved here for love about 10 years ago and still find the city really vibrant and exciting. I’m sure Israel would be happy to welcome you back! P.S. What did you study?
It was a Masters of Arts in Theological Studies, hopefully it won’t be the last time I’m there!
Lovely dress! <3 I was actually reading your "meltdown" post and related so much. My fiancé is a drummer and always on tour. It's so funny how it's the little things make you crack. Love your blog because I know I'm not the only one out there who deals with this stuff! It's a hard life fit for strong women only. 🙂 (At least I like to think that!)
Thanks for reading Carla! You aren’t alone in this weird way of life, keep your chin up!