School, very kindly, has given us our first ‘project’ to complete. First grade and we’re already doing project work – which basically means Mom and Dad are doing project work. It’s for social studies and we’ve been asked to pick a decade in history to research the differences between now and then. Poppy (read Mom and Dad) has to learn how to Google for information, collect images, make a poster, and then dress as a character from that time in order to present her findings next week. Using my noggin I picked the decade based on the easiest costume to locate on Amazon.com – I’m not stitching one together that’s for certain – so the ‘Roaring 20′s’ it is. Poppy is thrilled with her bright pink flapper dress and feather head dress – and I’m thrilled as that’s my contribution complete, though I thought I’d rent ‘Bugsy Malone‘ and ‘Throroughly Modern Millie‘ so we can learn some moves:) Having a Doctor of history in the house means that I have delegated all research to MM. He claims it’s not his period, but tough. I was advised to keep the poster for Hugh when he enters first grade – apparently all families recycle their projects…not sure how he will feel about the pink flapper dress – but he’ll only have to wear it for one day.
I wasn’t sure about the dress I’m wearing today when I first bought it, but I really like it now. The sleeves are a great length and it has a lovely deep V neckline at the back – just deep enough to show some flesh but not too deep so your bra strap shows. I really like the geometric print and the colors are just me – pinks and greys. It’s from H&M but their US website isn’t showing it right now – I can’t wait for them to start their online store! The leggings are Boden grey marl and the flats are Tory Burch Eddies – yes it’s still warm enough for ballet flats here – and they have some sizes on sale right now. The necklace is from Macy’s.