Monday, May 17, 2010

Over the Weekend...

Dress: American Apparel thrifted ($5)
Belt: Vintage from friend
Bag: Thrifted ($10)
Necklace: Dolly & Boy
Sunglasses: Fred Flare ($11)
Sandals: Volcom courtesy of PacSun Spring Break Crew
Hat: Target ($10 sale)
How was everyone's weekend? Mine was great! For the first time in a long time I actually feel like I had a weekend. It can be really difficult to allow myself to relax and not worry/think about work and projects, and I typically have to work a lot of Saturdays at the College. But not this weekend! Saturday was nice but windy so Chris and I made a trip to Savers where I picked up this cute t-shirt dress by American Apparel (I also found a cute vintage kilt for winter, and a Dolly Parton album). It was perfect for a weekend spent doing relaxing things. On Sunday morning we rose semi-early and headed to the weekly flea market up in Rowley. I love this Summer ritual of ours, it gets us both up early and we get to spend some much needed time together. Chris found that beautiful stamped silver cigarette case, and I found a hanging planter for my growing collection of jade plants. The rest of the day was spent lounging at the sea-side park down the street, eating gelato, and snuggling cats and it ended at a roof-top pot luck with friends. Such a lovely time! Also, you may be noticing things are looking a little different around here! I have a new template which my amazingly talented friend Erica patiently created for me, thanks Lady!

Today's weather was grey and cold, a far cry from the predicted 74 degrees Weather.com was boasting today. Summer seems to be holding out on us! How was your weekend?

PS- I updated Shop Orchid's Closet this afternoon! Five new items are available in various sizes!

46 comments:

Awkward Socialite said...

Good to hear that you had a relaxing weekend! I spent my weekend checking out galleries and dining out.

OooKellyNicky said...

I love seeing you in new locations, this time you are out in the sun and you look adorable. I love that navy dress with that hat! Awww, cute cats.

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Phyllis said...

lovely casual outfit - looks like the perfect weekend! =)

Miss Soggy Smog said...

Wow!!! Awesome weekend and great thrifted finds!!!! Also, you are right: our cats are totally twins :) Two Tabbies Together ;P

Cheers,
Miss Smog

megan.tme said...

The new template is fantastic, I love the layout of your site. And sounds like such a great weekend, just lovely!! Your pictures came out so fantastic, especially the first one.

I was just up in Beverly and thought of you. I'm so smitten with Boston, my husband is from there and we are trying to move back. That is what we did this weekend, finally put our house on the market. Hopefully some relaxing weekends are coming our way soon. Hope you have a good week!

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♥Lola said...

Love your new tshirt dress, it's so cute :) My weekend was really cold! But I spent it with my best friend so it was fun :)

tess said...

glad you had fun, your hat is adorable

Laura said...

Ohh, I adore that hat! Just perfect for spring and summer. Sounds like you had a lovely weekend. Mine was quite up and down - we had a minor tragedy involving some baby bunnies, unfortunately! It's not all bad news, though. The weather is supposed to get wonderful for the weekend so I can't complain :)

- Laura, owleyesblog.blogspot.com

lumikha said...

that cat picture being pet by the window is most excellent. really captures how you described your weekend. very nice! :)

AnnaBananaCupcake said...

Sounds like a fantastic weekend! It can be hard sometimes to wind down from work. But I think the sunshine always helps. Flea markets and thrifting are a weekend favorite of my boy and mine as well.
XOXO

Under Urooba's Umbrella! said...

OH MY GOD...(as Usher would say)...
you have a new layout!

*sob, sob* I'm so glad to be a part of your blog's journey.

Liz said...

What a perfect summer outfit! I had a hat like that but it fell in the ocean and got really horribly floppy, so be careful!
I had a fun and busy weekend, definitely enjoyed the sun! But today it poured too, weird synchronized weather!

Tanvi said...

Look super cute :)

edenthreads said...

love the hat! been trying to find one i could pull off.

love your blog and your style, your posts are one of the highlights of my day! THanks for sharing

kelly ann said...

i love a good floppy hat. :) you look so cute!

and i'm diggin' the new blog layout, dear!

number the first said...

I love the big summer hats! I need to get one, but have no idea if I could actually pull it off. It makes me happy to see you wear it so well even with a lot of hair ;)

your mini garden is looking good <3

Camilla said...

I like teh polo dress :)



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revital said...

this is such an adorable outfit! I love it!!

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piglet said...

Love your picnic look! The floppy hat somehow makes it the perfect mix and casual and glam!

Molly said...

what an adorable dress! I love it paired with the hat.

Rūta said...

Nice outfit and I absolutelly love your hat - it's perfect!

Rūta said...

Nice outfit and I absolutelly love your hat - it's perfect!

briannelee said...

Love that dress and your sandals!!!!

Angie D said...

Lovely, as always!! You always look so classic, and I think that's why I love your blog! Not enough women dress that way :)

Your kitties are beautiful! They look like my Harry! Oh how I miss him.

cagoulet1 said...

I have that same cigarette holder! But I use mine to hold chapstick/lipgloss.

Lexie, Little Boat said...

that dress looks so cute belted! and the hat! you are so ready for summer!

Kristin said...

i just scored a similar navy shirtdress at my local Savers this weekend, too! Not American Apparel, but who cares. Love the floppy hat :o)

Jill said...

The hat is so perfect for a day at the beach. I was looking for a hat like that, but ended up with a straw fedora with cute flowers instead (also from Target). Cute dress also--nice find!

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Becky said...

I love the hat! Sweet post :)

Fabulocity in Amish Country said...

The dress and hat make for a great combo!! :)

sparkle is a color said...

Two things!
1. You look so adorable in that hat/dress combo! I wish I could wear big floppy sunhats, but I look ridiculous.
2. Where is this flea market in Rowley that you speak of? I need to check this out!

Liz said...

You look very "Jackie O" in this. Love it.

upatreecupatea said...

Love this outfit!
I have those Volcom Sandals and they are so comfy :)

Future Lint said...

I love you in the floppy hat - I thought for sure it was vintage! The whole look is very classic New England beachy!

Brianna said...

I love the dress and your cats are so cute :)

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Fifth Sparrow said...

Your cats are adorable! Your weekend sounds lovely, especially the roof-top pot luck, Yum! Love the outfit, perfect for summer!

Maria Confer said...

You wear that big hat so well. So gorgeous.

Lulu Letty

Diana, The Girl Overboard said...

Love that hat on you! Adorable!

Diana
http://thegirloverboard.tumblr.com

Caroline said...

Great sun hat! I love wide rimmed hats like that. I also love your sunnies! Audrey Hepburn-ish...
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Becca said...

I love the hat! I always like big straw hats on other people, but chicken out when it comes to buying one for myself. It looks so chic on you! I'll have to give it some more thought - maybe this will be the year I FINALLY buy one for myself

Amanda said...

You look awesome lady. I am diggin that hat, it's soooo amazing! Your weekend looked so relaxin. I'm still in need of a good weekend. They always seem to fly by!

zoë, lion heart vintage said...

wow that cigarette case is gorgeous, i've been looking for one just like it for my beau as well. love the weekend looks you come up with! your weekend sounds a lot like mine actually, we did the beach/gelato thing and some thrifting... then the weather got crappy here as well! :(

great to see you guys relaxing and having fun.

Tiffany said...

How cute are you with the sea behind you. What a great daily runway!!

Jessica said...

I love that hat. You look so darn chic!

Anne said...

Wow! Such a great outfit. I wish it were summer here...

Every Little Counts said...

sounds like you had such a nice weekend! thrifting, sunshine, lounging seaside, gelato and cats?! i don't think life gets any better than that ;)

it was beautiful here in brooklyn too, but i was inside all day selling at a flea market- which is fun, but would've been nice to be outdoors. i'll have to make up for it during the week!

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