This past weekend James and I celebrated his birthday by venturing out for our first Ohio day trip. It was an unseasonably cool, crisp day with a steady breeze and lots of sun. What a treat! And since I’d been excitedly waiting to wear the new dress that Title Nine recently sent me, I eagerly slipped it on for our fun outing. Yep! It’s the perfect fall outing dress. And it has secret powers…
When the folks at Title Nine offered to send me this Dream dress, I jumped at it. I absolutely love wearing casual dresses like this one for day trips. And we’re planning on many such outings to come in our new home state.
First off, I love the Buttah™ fabric (90% poly, 10% spandex) that this 3/4 length sleeve dress is made from. It feels buttery soft and light on the skin. Plus it’s wrinkle resistant and machine washable.
But this dress also has an amazing “secret power!”
When we got out of the car and headed to the picnic table, I was glad my Dream dress had a handy little snap at the hem line. With just one little snap I was able to secure my dress so that it fit more like a romper than a dress. And I didn’t have to worry one iota about a gust of wind causing an embarrassing moment. Score!
But this sweet and easy dress has yet another secret power. At the right hip, tucked into the beautiful print of the fabric and the smooth seam line, the dress features a hidden zipper pocket.
The pocket is not huge or bothersome, but just big enough to tuck away a little cash for the garage sale, food trucks or farmer’s market you’re browsing through. Or you could hide away your driver’s license and a key fob.
I’m wearing a Medium in the dress. So I’d say they run true to size, but slightly small. I find most outdoor brands don’t vanity size the way other clothing brands do.
When I wear a dress like this for a day outing, I always take along my denim jacket. For this outing my Ecco Yucatan sandals (also available here and here) were the perfect footwear. But later on in the fall I’ll probably slip on my sneakers or even my running shoes when I wear this dress.
Of course, I kept my jewelry simple for our day outing. I just wore my gold stud earrings, some small gold hoops, my dainty necklace from Gorjana and a beaded bracelet. I thought my pink sunglasses looked pretty with this navy and rose dress.
By the way, if you’re interested in checking out other great travel and activity dresses at Title Nine, they have quite the collection. The sleeveless Dream dress also has the SwiftSnap technology. But I especially like Amelia 3/4 sleeve dress, the Waters Wrap Cafe Sleeve Dress and the Sayonara Cafe Sleeve Dress.
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Blessed for My Day
Sometimes the world sticks labels on us and tries to tell us who we are. Over the hill, fuddy duddy, old fashioned, loser, out to pasture, college drop-out, unpopular… Maybe you’ve felt the sting of other less than desirable titles.
But God has the final say about who we really are. According to Him, you are loved, redeemed, adopted into His family. You are precious and you are His child. Don’t let anyone…including the voice in your head or the mental tape recordings of voices from the past…tell you who you are. You are His.
Among these were Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah of the tribe of Judah. And the chief of the eunuchs gave them names: Daniel he called Belteshazzar, Hananiah he called Shadrach, Mishael he called Meshach, and Azariah he called Abednego. ~ Daniel 1:6-7
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. ~ 1 Peter 2:9
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