Sweater Dress

dress - thrift store // shoes - second hand shop // ring - hand me down // earrings - f21 

Do you ever find a piece of clothing that is just absolutely perfect? That's how I feel about this dress. My mother and I were going to have dinner with our family and some friends, and we went to the thrift store on a whim to buy dresses. (Oh and in case you were wondering, we had Indian food and it turns out that I don't like Indian food like I thought I would.) I tried on this dress and even though it was too warm to wear it that day I bought it anyway because I just loved it. It made me think of something Zooey Deschanel would wear, and my sister said it looked like a mix of Zooey Deschanel + Jojo from Horton Hears a Who. (I took it as a compliment.) I wore to bible study with some girlfriends on Saturday. We had cinnamon rolls + strawberry shortcake and talked about our lives. Sometimes the bible study part of bible study doesn't actually happen, but it's still a good time to bond with each other and give each other biblical advice and encourage each other and all that good stuff. Also! Last Thursday I had my first ever volleyball practice! I've never played any sports on a team before. I think it's going to be a great experience.

What have you been doing lately? 

Wearing Vintage in a Modern Way

Hey dolls! I hope you've had a lovely Saturday. A few days ago I went vintage shopping with my sister and when I tried on this dress we both liked it so much that she offered to buy it for me (she's insanely awesome like that). I immediately started thinking up ways to style it and I asked her how she thought I could wear it without looking costume-y. She told me I should try pairing it with more modern accessories. Well, that's what I tried doing here. Of course, it's a vintage dress so it's not going to look totally modern but I just wanted to make it look a bit more normal. :) It's not that there's anything wrong with looking straight out of an era, in fact I like that too, but that's just not what I wanted this time around.

 jacket - walmart // dress - vintage // shoes - hand me down // earrings - walmart // ring - hand me down

How do you like to style vintage?

Stripes are awesome.

Guys, why am I always wearing stripes? Stripes. Stripes. Stripes. Stripes. There's more than that even. I am a zebra.

sunglasses - old navy // shirt - target // purse - target // shorts - old navy // shoes - forever 21 // ring - hand me down

ANYWAY. This is what I wore last week when my friends and I had a going away party for one of our friends going to college. The night was kind of bittersweet, because we had our whole crew together and were just talking and laughing and having fun, but also one of us would be leaving in a few days and who knows when we would all get together again?
Also, leaving for college no less. We're all getting older and we're all going to go to separate colleges most likely. Before we know it we'll all be married and won't have spoken to each other for years. Hopefully that'll never happen...

What's your most worn pattern? Have you ever had to say a hard goodbye? 

I'm posting elsewhere!

Hey guys! Just popping in to let you all know that I'm guest posting at Margaret's lovely blog today. Go check it out here!

Guest Post || Margaret from happyinheels

Hi, my name is Margaret and my fashion blog is 

I hate hearing that word when it comes to fashion.
Fashion is fun, pretty, interesting, and many other things but not practical. 
That doesn't mean that fashion is a bad or difficult thing. 
The definition of the word practical is: of or concerned with the actual doing or use of something rather than with theory and ideas.
Practicality literally means that we cut off our creative flow.
Fashion is all about creativity.
It is possible to be practical and fashionable by asking yourself if something is fashionable before you ask yourself how practical it is. 
You may find that you are a little more willing to bend your definition of "practical" once you realize how beautiful and stylish you look :)
So the next time you consider how practical one of your outfits might be, remember that practicality can get in the way of showing your unique and personal style. 
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