Hello! I'm Suzannah, a serious DIYer and mom of two little ones. Follow along with my DIY fixer upper house renovations, sewing and crafty projects, real food recipes, and de-stressing goals.
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How to Wear DIY: The neon maxi dress to dinner

So we had an anniversary not long ago... two years since our wedding! We celebrated on our own the day of, but over the weekend my parents took us out to dinner at a nice grill near their house.

The How to Wear DIY part of the story is... I got to wear the neon green maxi dress I made recently, and it was perfect for the hot day and evening--but didn't feel too casual. It is so hard to dress well when it's hot out. Dresses are the way to go!

And the tan and gold sandals I have been living in this summer.
Colorblock necklace: F21. Wishbone necklace: One of these on Amazon.
Sandals: Ross (same ones on DSW). Bag: Target. Dress: DIY, here!

I doubled up the necklaces even though they're contrasting gold/ivory and silver, because husband gave me the wishbone for our 9th dating anniversary this June and I'm sentimental. Plus, mixing metals can be nice to keep from feeling stuffy.

Love that I got to wear my bright, cheery maxi dress before summer's over and the fall colors come in!


  1. Well, I love the dress. It really looks great on you. But the color... Don't know. Maybe it's a little too bright?

  2. the tan and gold accents work perfectly with the bright neon i think!

  3. Absolutely stunning. https://www.facebook.com/SassySewingBees

  4. Beautiful! the color really compliments your complexion, too. --Ayana@ http://sassafrasrow.blogspot.com/

  5. That dress looks lovely on you. And as I live in Houston, I wear dresses often as it is often hot here. Long dresses are the best as every place I go the air conditioning is set to the temperature of the North Pole in winter (or so it feels).

  6. I love your dress! I am also wondering how you did your hair? Those are some beautiful curls!

  7. Looks so cute on you. Love the color too. Makes me happy.....

  8. Aaw, thanks! I use a 1.5" curling iron from Hot Tools, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00176F2BS/ref=as_li_ss_til?tag=adrada-20&camp=0&creative=0&linkCode=as4&creativeASIN=B00176F2BS&adid=05XQPB61TKGTZYEGFAQP&, it's amazing!

  9. I love this! Very cute and the colour is awesome!



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