Monday, May 3, 2010

Daily Style and a little Over the Weekend too!

It finally felt like summer today! Summer in a BIG way too, it was so humid but I'm not complaining, this is what I wait for all year in New England: the magical transition from cold Winter, to tepid Spring, to totally worth it Summer. And on days like today, where it was almost 80 first thing in the morning, there is nothing easier than throwing on a dress and some espadrilles.




Dress: Vintage from flea market ($8)
Belt: Vintage (gift)
Bag: Thrift from Salvation Army Saugus, MA ($10)
Shoes: You Know the Espadrille courtesy of ModCloth
Necklace: Courtesy of NobleTown Vintage
Bracelet: Vintage via Savers ($2)
I love how breezy this vintage dress is (sometimes a little too breezy, I pulled a Marilyn this afternoon, whoops!) and I actually decided as I was getting dressed this morning that all I want to wear this summer are dresses! They are seriously so easy and require absolutely zero thought. Paired with classic espadrille wedges and a straw tote, it's a simple combination that can work for weekend or at the office (which was where I was today). I guess I need to stock up on basic dresses so they are easy to re-mix.

While I was taking my photos, I had a special guest:

I see this cat everywhere! Today he followed me around meewing, I know he has a home though because he's a bit... chubby. So cute though!
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So, I hope everyone had a good weekend! I only have a couple of images to share, it was just too nice outside to bother with a camera! On Saturday, Chris and I took a walk through town and down to the beach...

On our way we discovered that the Public Library was having a book sale:

We found "The Little Lame Prince" (a bit like "the Little Prince"...but lamer?), "Judy and Jim" (which has a cute image of a boy and a rabbit on the cover), and "The Princess Diana Paper Doll Book of Fashion" (do I really need to explain this awesomeness? I love Lady Di). The weather was so so so beautiful!

Did you have a good weekend?

44 comments:

Miss Soggy Smog said...

That Lady Di Fashion Paper Dolls book is suuuuuuuuch a great find! Awesome!!!!! And your look is lovely of course! :)

Cheers,
Miss Smog

Clothes Coquette said...

That dress is amazing! Very cute :)

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veronika, tick tock vintage. said...

how pretty! i love the flare on the skirt - not so much when they fly up. i constantly have this problem.

Bea Modisett said...

Our town is amazing in the summer!!! Barbecue's galore upon my return! Please? YES! Congratulations on the sponsors! You deserve it!

Also - my word verification is ReekNut....sounds like a male summer time malady.

Lindsay said...

I love the old library books! Reminds me of my grandma. She snagged one of my favorite books (The Crows of Pearlblossom) when my elementary school was remodeled. Love.

number the first said...

so cute! I love friendly random visitors ;) It was super nice here too. Officially time to break out the summer dresses

Lexie, Little Boat said...

i looove your dress! just perfect for warm weather. the necklace is a nice touch, too.

that lady di book is really neat!

AnnaBananaCupcake said...

You look totally gorgeous as usual. And the old library books are pure jems. I wish I could wear this to work. :D
XOXO

OooKellyNicky said...

His tattoos are awesome, he is awesome. I love fashionable guys, inspired. Great necklace it is my ultimate fav with that dress.

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Lara said...

I love library books sales. I think some of my best old Shakespeare books were bought at library sales.

megan.tme said...

Great vintage dress and the espadrilles are perfect with it!! Totally feelin' the summer vibe in Baltimore too.

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Megan said...

Oh my gosh, I completely agree! It was so moist today. I was literally sitting in history doing a worksheet touching my paper and saying "it's moist. Ew."

Lovely, lovely outfit. It has a great vibe.

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Liz said...

I had a great weekend thrifting dresses! I agree they are going to be my go-to outfit this summer, so easy and simple to change up the look with accessories, I love yours!

kelly ann said...

that is seriously the perfect summertime dress, i love it. so, so cute. and your boy's tattoos are RAD, by the way!

calivintage said...

gah, that belt is too cool! i have always wanted a belt that wraps around twice like that. and the dress is perfect. and i agree that there is nothing better than wearing vintage dresses every day in the summer.

eliza said...

simple but beautiful dress, just perfect for summer! awww cute kitty too!

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Purple Deer said...

This outfit wins...my favorite thus far.

Clare said...

Very cute look, love your cat too :)

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Lucia said...

Your dress is beautiful! I am all about wearing dresses lately!!

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Trishna said...

You look so pretty and carefree. Love the dress

Fifth Sparrow said...

Please let us know what the Little Lame Prince ends up being about! haha It's such an awesomely weird title!

I love the dress, so simple and classic. You look great! xx

Lesa said...

I love your hole outfit, perfect, and I wold do anything to have a Lady Di book. I was/am obsessed.

MrJeffery said...

i love the look. very simple and laid back.

Caroline said...

I love your vintage dress! Very summery. Sunday was sooo humid in Connecticut.. can't wait for summer! Your espadrilles are awesome.

futurelint said...

That dress is beautiful - What a good find! I figured it was from h&M or somewhere - the shape is just so this season! Love the vintage books!

Samantha said...

Oh, I hope you like The Little Lame Prince. It's a really excellent story, actually. Alright, done being a librarian now. :)

The Book of Right-On said...

Love the outfit, the accessories are so well chosen!!
Had a brilliant weekend, check out our blog to see a little bit of it :)

Margaux from BORO

Sweet Mess. said...

That dress looks great, & I love the wedges too!

Skyline Eyes said...

That dress is lovely! (:

Clare said...

Sounds like a lovely weekend! I'm totally with you about dresses...it's all I want to wear lately!

zoƫ, lion heart vintage said...

oh lady, what a beautiful collection of pictures! that dress is so gorgeous on you! you just can't go wrong with a well-fitting vintage dress.

it was mighty rainy up here in vancouver this weekend, but the sun's poking out now! finally starting to feel like winter-greyness is over....

BerthaLey said...

I couldn't be more in love with your dress. When you're wearing a dress as gorgeous and perfect as that, you are just, like, MAKING us comment. :) perfection

PenPot said...

I need to get some more basic dresses too. Over in England the weather is still too dodgy for gorgeous outfits like yours!
xxx

Ms Confashion said...

What a cute outfit - can't wait for those temperatures to come to DK aswell, still freezing my butt of...!
You look gorgeous - exactly how I wanna spend my summer, in a dress :-)
<3

L said...

Your wedges are so cute!
L x
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Maria Confer said...

I love your dress and your wedges since I have them in tan.

You look stunning in that first photo.

Lulu Letty

elnajay said...

Yes, definitely weather to break out the easy summer dresses, and that one looks just lovely on you!

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Kallie said...

You look lovely, perfectly prepared for summer :)

dressdarling said...

I absolutely adore this dress! It fits so well and is such a great cut... I can't believe it's vintage! Did you have to have it altered?




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Ellenitza said...

I love a good book sale myself. And that dress is just lovely - so perfectly springy.

Stel said...

this dress is lovely, perfect for the warmer weather. It looks super cute with the bag and wedges too!!

Carolina said...

if you see this cat everywhere, it's probably a sign life sends you saying "adopt him!" ^^

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rachelrose said...

love the dress! allow me to join the chorus of people who are jealous of that belt, as well. hope your summer shapes up wonderfully.

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