Thursday, July 19, 2012


i'm currently sitting in pincurls, listening to the "90s alternative" station on pandora, sippin' on diet coke. today is my day off, and i got a slower start than what i wanted to, but i already went on a 5 mile walk, and watched one too many episodes of toddlers and tiaras (i cannot explain my fascination with that show, but thanks netflix).  my plans for the rest of the day will hopefully involve some hand sewing and cleaning. i've been sorting my piles into new piles and it's time to make things less pile-y. 
also, how great is the latest beach house album?

i got this dress on sale, and with a gift card i won with a lame joke (or two), and then with a coupon code from emerging thoughts.  it's a dear creatures dress, and it's not entirely 'perfect'. but i just like the plaid and the color combination. i switched out the rope belt it came with it for a black ribbon one. and right after i took these photos, it cooled down immensely and i threw on a cardigan and knee socks, then i loved it. i can't wait to wear it with tights and more sweaters. this summer is only  making me miss fall. and my shoes! 'sunday school shoes' (moonrise kingdom reference). i've been wanting some for a while, and until i can commit to buying some nice bass ones, these payless numbers will have to do. 

dress: dear creatures
shoes: payless


  1. The lighting in the second one is so perfect!!!

  2. I'm not usually a fan of plaid, but this is really cute on you! The lighting in these really is gorgeous!
    xo Heather

  3. Oh man, THAT DRESS. Perf. Your day off sounds like a dream, I am jealous. Also, I think everyone is secretly super into toddlers and tiaras. How can you not be?

  4. Cute shoes!

  5. I'm totally in love with those shoes! You look beautiful. Sounds like a fantastically lazy day xo

  6. This entire outfit gives off such a relaxed, casual-pretty vibe!

  7. I AM TOO! I AM TOO! i can't get enough of the 90s summertime radio either. i can't get enough of no rain by blind melon from it. i thumbs it up like crazy. i'm also drinking diet coke. but i'm eating fruity pebbles in yogurt as well which is apparently weird but i don't care.

    ANYHOW! i love the little saddle shoes. i love the rachel antoff for bass ones too, but i can never find them on sale and i get angry because apparently their outlet will never ever have them. sad. and as an aside, when i saw your outfit with the boy scout shirt, it reminded me kind of of the khaki scouts.

    and this dress is really cute - i agree that the color combo is just gorgeous. i think it's pretty perfect myself.

  8. PRETTY dress!! Um...I hate to admit it, but I also love Toddlers and Tiaras! That show and Teen Mom are my reality TV show guilty pleasures!

  9. Aaaah, this dress! I love the colorful plaid and it is just meant to be worn with saddle shoes. I haven't watched Toddlers & Tiaras yet, but right now I'm playing episodes of Teen Mom 2 in a smaller window while I read blog posts. Some reality TV is so wrong but so, so good.

  10. Those shoes are absolutely adorable. Sunday School Shoes? I like that! Works so well. And on that note, I really need to watch Moonrise looks so beautiful.
    And hahah yayy, I love 90s radio. So lovely. ^^
    ♥ xixia |

  11. Delurking because 1) I love this dress and 2) THANK GOODNESS somebody else likes Toddlers & Tiaras. I can't explain it either. :-/

  12. i hope there was plenty of toad the wet sprocket and gin blossoms playing on the 90s alternative station :D

    your colorful plaid dress and saddle shoes look great together. i have some two-tone brown saddles shoes... been thinking about getting some classic black and white ones.

  13. You know I'm going to pandora to listen to that station now. ;)
    You look gorgeous. I swear, you always look perfect in whatever you wear.
    PLEASE tell me the lame joke!? ;)

  14. Adore the shoes! I have some just like them but haven't worn them out yet! x Sushi

  15. Those shoes are from Payless?! I love them and want them, and tying the dress with the black ribbon was a great choice! -Jessica


  16. So colorful dress and you look lovely!

  17. Beautiful! I love your style and I'm so happy I found your blog. Following you now :)



    Southern (California) Belle


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