This dress has been hanging, waiting to be worn, for quite awhile.
I remember how happy I felt when it arrived in the mail. I was even more excited when I found a shrug in my sweater pile that matched! I decided it was the perfect dress to wear to my daughter's college graduation.
That day dawned bright and cold--too cold to be comfortable wearing a dress for an outdoor ceremony, and I am all about comfort. On went the slacks and sweater set instead.
Back home, the dress and shrug went back to the hook on my closet door.
A few weeks ago, I sat down on my bed and started planning my work outfits, as I have done for many years. (The habit started when my husband worked evenings, and I had to dress for my day job in the dark.)
After writing down jeans and comfy clothes for casual days of workshops and prep time, I came to the first day of school. Looking up from my paper, I saw the dress, hanging there since May. Yes!
With nude-colored ballet flats and a sparkly floral bracelet, I'll feel like the prettiest librarian in the school. Don't you think the butterflies are appropriate, since students and teachers alike tend to have a few in their stomach on the first day?