I hate dresses.  I really do.  That is until recently.

While I was in Salt Lake City for the Stampin’ Up Convention, I stopped dead in my tracks in front of the most AWESOME store on the planet!  It was one of those moments where you are sure you heard the angels signing and suddenly a heavenly light fell softly on the most amazing dress I had ever seen.

The store was called “Bettie Page“.  It’s a vintage and retro clothing store that has just enough touch of modern to make it the most amazing clothing store EVER!

The last dress I purchased for myself, outside of my wedding dress, was in 1990.  Yes, that’s right.  But, when I tried on this dress, I FLOATED out of the dressing room.  It was the perfect cut, the perfect shade of red, the best fabric I had ever worn…PERFECT EVERYTHING…and it matched my WEBSITE!!!!

I just knew my girlfriends would think it was too poofy (it has huge crinolines underneath) and talk me out of it.  That’s what friends are for, right?  Nope!  They started snapping pictures of me and texting them to my husband and begging me to buy it!  Rich was THRILLED to know I was considering buying a dress.  I kept waiting for him to ask me how much it was (I’m not sayin’).  He never asked and STILL won’t ask.  He loved the dress and couldn’t wait to take me out on a date.

Okay, so now …let’s see the dress….

Rich & Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

We were invited to a fundraising dinner for the Oklahoma Baptist Children’s Home and it was the perfect time to wear “the dress”.  I felt like a million bucks!  My hubby, Rich, looks pretty darn handsome too, don’t you think?  🙂

So, you may be asking yourself, “What does this fabulous dress have to do with Stampin’ Up?”

Dress Up Framelits with a touch of Retro - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Here’s my Stampin’ Up version of my dress!  My dear friend and fellow Stampin’ Up demonstrator, Kay Kalthoff, created a different version of  this cute little project.  I changed it up to fit “the dress” and thought it came out fabulous!

Dress Up Framelits with a touch of Retro - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com Thank You mints - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

A couple of thin mints (yum) and I have a sweet thank you gift to give my friend Kathy who gave us the tickets to the fundraiser.  Candy is always a good Thank You gift.  😉

Thank you for allowing me to share my dress story but there’s more.

Now that I found Bettie Page, I am addicted.  I have about 6 dresses picked out that I REALLY REALLY want!  So, from the girl who hated dresses, to a girl with a new obsession for retro dresses.  SCARY, isn’t it?

So, whatever you do, DON’T go to BETTIEPAGECLOTHING.COM.  DON’T DO IT!  Don’t even THINK about it!  It’s a dangerous website!  DANGER DANGER DANGER!!!!  lol  If you insist on going, pick up something for me, won’t you?

Hope you all have a fabulous day!  I think I will go put on my dress and go to Chick-fil-a.  🙂

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