Skip to main content

The Villain in Me Comes Out

So . . . if you hadn't heard  . . . we're going on a cruise in October. A Disney cruise. And my best friend is a little bit nuts and talked me into having a theme at every meal where we dressed like different Disney characters.

In the process of planning, I lobbied for a "Villain Night" and she gave in because she loves me like that. Over the last couple of months I have been on the search for the perfect outfit - dressy with a splash of evil. Something different, a bit edgy. Something that will be bold and look good at the same time.

When I was contacted to try out Novica - a company that partners with National Geographic to bring unique items from artisans around the world directly to your home - I had a hard time deciding what to choose. They have home decor, jewelry, clothing. I must have looked through the website for a couple of hours all told.

In the end, I found myself drawn to this piece:

This jersey vest, called "Sumatra Night," is made in Bali by Galuh Kenanga. She uses select rayon jersey for this vest that can be worn as a dress with a nice belt. It can also tie in the front or wrap around like a shawl.

I plan to wear it as a dress with a belt. No tights like the model in the picture, but maybe some tall spiky boots to complete the villain feeling.

One of the cool things is that the packages arrive as they were prepared in the foreign country that they are from. I love the way this looks, and I think it would be a great way to send a unique and special gift to someone.

There are so many more amazing items that can be found at Novica. Check it out and right now you can save $7 off your first order with the code SAVE7NOVICA.


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Extravagantly . . . A Personal Post

There haven't been many personal posts from me in quite some time. I find I can't schedule them; I simply have to wait until it comes pouring from my emotions through my brain and into my fingertips.

Apparently today, I have something to say.

I've been reading a really challenging book with an unusual title. Brace yourself - it'sGod and Boobs by Angie Schuller-Wyatt. Yep, Schuller, as in Robert Schuller of the Crystal Cathedral. It's written by his granddaughter. I was a little wary when I received a copy to review. Honestly I was afraid it was going to be irreverent at best and unbiblical at worst. But I haven't found that to be true. In fact, I've been very surprised to find it challenging and encouraging of me as a believer and as a woman - fully and completely, a woman.

One of the things that it mentioned is how often we misinterpret the verse "Guard your heart for out of it are all the issues of life." Growing up this verse was used regularly …

I Cried the First Time I Watched My Son Wrestle

My middle son, Colt, told me not too long ago that he wanted to wrestle. We are a sports family, but wrestling has never been one of those sports. AND this child is on the spectrum . . . now, all that really means for him is that he's not going to pick up on any social hints you drop, he's incredibly literal, and he's finicky about sensations. Yes, the child who is finicky about sensations told me he wanted to wrestle - where people are constantly touching you and holding you down and forcing your body into positions you don't want it to be in. But I have always determined that I would not hold my children back by forcing artificial boundaries on them that they don't have for themselves - so if the boy wanted to wrestle, we were going to let him try it out.

A couple of weekends ago, we went to his first wrestling tournament. I was so naive. We were supposed to be there at 9 am, and, in all seriousness, I made plans for 11 am. I thought we would walk in, he would h…

AMAZING Disney Fish Extender Gift Ideas

Being new to the Disney traveler's world meant being new to the FE world . . . and as we researched how we were going to participate in the FE that is a part of our cruise, we came across a lot of good FE ideas so I thought I would share them.

Disney Earrings - there are all kinds and many of them are one-of-a-kind but these are a novelty that I know I would love to get as an FE from someone else

Vintage Mickey Mouse Earrings - $3.99 MindieMay
Disney Character Clothes Pins - These would work well to close bags that hold other FE gifts or you could put a magnet on the back of each one and everyone could use them as note holders on the walls of their stateroom. Super cute - this vendor does a really good job with them.
Disney Character Clothes Pins-  OneMoreSunshine
Wave Phone Holders - If you need more information on what these are, you can see my previous post Top 5 Disney Necessities. Basically these are simple holders for a phone that Disney provides which is a cross between a cell p…