Que Bella – Maritime Springtime

Hi everybody! It’s been a little while hasn’t it? Whew…real life tired me out these last two weeks. We finally had The Boy’s birthday party which Husband and I are finally recovered from. We had NINE!! 15 year-old boys over this past Saturday and Sunday. Counting The Boy made 10 teen-aged boys taking over every room, inside and out, of our house except our Master Suite. And since we weren’t officially crazy by Sunday, we took them to play paintball for 3 hours. I changed clothes into fresh loungewear daily and that was it.

I wasn’t really even in the mood today to get dressed. I had on another outfit but then the dogs started barking and the doorbell rang. I peek outside and it’s my Brown Sancho leaving me a package! Woo Hoo!

Here’s what he brought me.

J Crew Men’s Belt from last year. It doesn’t fit around the waist so I tied it.
As soon as I woke up the day after trying on this dress I knew I needed to have it. What was I thinking saying it wasn’t me!?! At that price I can certainly wear it until it hits 80 (which was two days ago by the way) or over 80 and windy. Of course, in two days the dress sold out at my store and the only size left was an XL. So even though it was back-ordered until May I did a little clickety-click and ordered it. Well, it shipped Monday and arrived today! Woo Hoo! I like it better with the sleeves rolled up, but maybe not this high (3 times rolled). What do you think?
These sandals are a great replacement for my Nine West Velas I bought last year in a 6 1/2. I really really wanted them in that specific color and suffer for it everytime I wear them. I love this Cognac color and I like that the Black sandal also has a dark heel and platform. If I get another color it would have to be the gray (even though I need a black sandal). I haven’t worn these for very long yet but I’ll update the post on the comfort factor later.
Have a great day!


  1. March 11, 2011 / 9:52 pm

    Looks great on you! I roll the sleeves on mine too. I was wondering when you said our weather wasn't good for this dress 😉 I've really enjoyed it and I'm glad you get to also!

  2. March 11, 2011 / 11:59 pm

    Ahhh, I remember those little boy birthdays! Enjoy them…they go way too fast! You look awesome in this dress…I think yoou did the right thing to get it and the shoes are all just great for this beautiful SA weather!

  3. March 12, 2011 / 12:17 am

    Beautiful outfit. I love those shoes. Your brown sancho comment is so funny!

  4. March 12, 2011 / 2:32 am

    Love the dress on you. Did you order your regular size? I'm not sure what size I should order.

    The shoes are nice. I tried them in the lighter rose color, but I think I need them in one half size longer. Did you find them TTS? Please do report back on the comfort.

  5. March 12, 2011 / 2:43 am

    LT – Thank you! I was hot in that dressing room which affected my thinking. I love it on you with your cute bambinos belly. I am loving your babies blog.

    Pam – Thanks! It has been gorgeous here hasn't it?

    Kristin – Thanks!

    Cleo – I stayed with my regular size of Medium. I could have sized down to a Small but I like the looser fit, especially in the arms. As far as the shoes, I wore them for about 4 hours running errands and they were fine. I did find them TTS and were a size 7 most of the time. I hope that helps!

  6. March 12, 2011 / 6:37 am

    I just love the dress/belt/shoes. Looks so good!

    You're a trooper to have that many wild teens over. *lol*

  7. March 12, 2011 / 2:22 pm

    The Maritime looks fabulous on you! So jealous you can break it out already. The shoes are lovely as well. Ack, all the teenage boys!!

  8. March 16, 2011 / 6:04 pm

    The Maritime is a COOL dress–definately a fan of this one!

  9. March 17, 2011 / 1:16 am

    Love the dress on you. Anything with stripes I am big fan of

  10. March 18, 2011 / 7:44 pm

    I have been wanting to see this dress on a real person, so cute. 🙂