Thursday, May 6, 2010

Slow Days of Summer

Another beautiful day today!
Dress: TjMaxx ($25)
Shoes: Salvation Army ($6)
Belt: vintage from friend
Necklaces: courtesy of Noble Town Vintage
The wind today was absolutely ridiculous. I had all of these grand plans for a photo-shoot in a new location, but had to rethink the whole thing because of the sheer windy-ness! I'm pretty sure I have accidentally flashed my whole town from the wind blowing up my dress. I'm over it, I need a solution! So the grand photo-shoot will have to wait until another day, this little nook is really pretty right now anyways. The flowers shielded me from the wind and some overly curious gawkers too!

I've been making a noble attempt at breaking in these wedges. I found them brand new at Salvation Army back in January (they're from Target originally), and they're a little narrow. I'm finding that as I wear wedges more and more, I'm getting a little addicted to the extra height!

57 comments:

Jen said...

you always look so gorgeous in flowers and i adore that double belt of yours! i can't seem to find one like it anywhere, but i'll keep searching :)
and i have t agree with you, height is addicting!

Candid Phobic said...

You look pretty in this dress as always. I like the first picture :-)

lookthroughmyspecs said...

I always wear little black bike shorts from American Apparel under my pouffy skirts. It makes my outfit flash proof, even when I decide to ride my bike.

I love what you did with your belt!

tess said...

love your belting

sincerelyangela said...

what a pretty dress! you look gorgeous.

Laura said...

That first picture is simply magical, and that dress is darling! Love the wedges. They remind me of a pair I bought in Spain - unfortunately, I foolishly bought them in a color I never wear, so they spend most of their time sitting in my closet. Oh well. Yours are even cuter, and much cheaper than what I paid! Ha.

- Laura, owleyesblog.blogspot.com

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

You look so lovely and summery! I'm having a hard time remembering it is summer with the weather here...but I can nearly feel it in your pics esp the one with the lovely sunflares.

Sarah Dee said...

Wedges are the bees knees!!!

Sarah
theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

kelly ann said...

oh my gosh, this outfit is so adorable and light and fun! love it, love it.

Kaitlin Elizabeth said...

You look so lovely! I always wear American Apparel bloomers under short dresses, that way you don't have to worry about the wind, or lifting your arms over your head, or bending over, hehe.

d said...

I got the Steve Madden version of those shoes at TJ Maxx two years ago and am way too scared to wear them too work....but you may have changed my mind.

dressdarling said...

Another beautiful dress! I am so late to the floral trend... I really need to get some floral dresses pronto! Also, you're making me want to get some wedges, despite the fact that I can't walk in heels at all.





www.dressdarling.wordpress.com

alya said...

I am without a doubt addicted to wedges. I don't think I've worn anything but wedges since the weather has turned a bit warmer, in fact...embrace the wedges with me! :)

HAL said...

Beautiful; really youthful & fun. I love it.

HALCOHOLIC.com

piglet said...

Your dress is so darling! I adore the pretty vintage print.

Anna said...

Your hair is amazing!

/Anna
http://infashionwetrustblog.blogspot.com

Carrie said...

Your dress is so pretty and I love your wraparound belt. If you're worried your dress blowing up in the wind, you can get dress weights and sew them into the hem to hold it down!

http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/good-things/dress-weights

Helen said...

that dress is lovely! i'm so jealous you can get away with it, here in england it still feels like winter ha

Chloe, Butterfly Cupcakes said...

These photos are great and you look amazing, loving your hair! You have the same wavy hair as me. Love the dress also, the floral go well with the scenery.

Angie D said...

WOW! Cute dress, you look beautiful! Don't you just love TJ Maxx?

I wonder if you got the shoes a bit damp, it may stretch them a bit.

The Daily Fashionista said...

Amazing dress and those shoes are prefect with it. I think you ended up with a great location anyways. It really makes the dress pop.

Juliette said...

That dress is stunning on you! And your pictures are beautiful :]

-Juliette WhereForArtThouRomeo

megannielsen said...

Oh my gosh I have the exact same wind problem!! I've had to permanently put away sooo many pieces of clothing for fear of flashing my whole town!!
Meanwhile, I really love that dress, it's so pretty!

Clare said...

That double belt is just wonderful, and I love the florals!

lumikha said...

that 1st picture is sooo cool! :) cute outfit btw...and your hair...loooove it!

Juliet said...

I really love your dress!
amazing with the belt!
you look gorgeous!
xxx darling!

Becca said...

I love your hair all wavy! Beautiful!

Melanie said...

Pretty dress...I love it belted! I had a complete Marilyn Monroe moment yesterday while walking in the city. Yayy free shows!

Melanie @Unravelled Threads
Tomorrow is the very last day to enter my custom elastic waistband skirt giveaway!

meganbarkley said...

your hair = awesome

Roya + the Machine said...

The fact that you found those new at Salvation Army is blowing my mind, they are too cute. I never find cute things at Salvation! One day...

Kathyrine said...

Lovely outfit, that dress is really cute and I LOVE LOVE your shoes! They're so uber cute! :) I've been looking for a pair of wedges just like that!

Dip-tea said...

Gorgeous as always! You are one lucky women when it comes to shoe shopping. You always end up with the best finds! Love the wedges!

M. said...

oh the first picture is so pretty, you take wonderful pictures. I've been addicted to wedges recently too

lovelove, M.
http://marissaexplains.blogspot.com

Becca Jane said...

That dress is lovely! It looks so perfect with those espadrilles

zoƫ, lion heart vintage said...

another beautiful day, another beautiful dress... ahh life is hard, non?? ;)

i love you in florals - something about long, beachy hair and florals will always appeal to me. you look amazing!

PS regarding the windy-flashing problem - i just bought some really cute white lacey bike shorts at H&M for only $6, they would look lovely under any flowy skirt/dress for summer. (they come in black too.)

closet365 said...

In love with that dress. And the belt! That is so awesome. I have to try now!

Jen said...

I love the lens flare in the first photo!

Skyline Eyes said...

Beaut of a dress, gorgeous pictures (:

The Book of Right-On said...

Wow your hair is just so lovely. How you breaking in the wedges? Wohoo for summer and floral prints. Off to look in your shop. Love your blog. Ele from BORO xx

Natalya's Closet said...

Gorgeous photos! xoxo, natalya

Tiffany said...

Your hair always looks so amazing. I bought the dry shampoo from Tresemme and absolutely love it! Now I only have to wash my hair twice a week!

♥Lola said...

I adore this new location, it's really pretty :) Love the new wedges, I wish I could find things like that at my local op shop!

Le Quaintrelle said...

Those shoes are such a score! You look great!

Leproust Vintage said...

These are gorgeous photos! I cannot believe that you found those wedges at Salvation Army!! Great find!

Trishna said...

Another beautiful dress. You have the prettiest floral dresses ever. :)

L. said...

those wedges are in such great shape! what an awesome SA score!

heart,
Betty Noir

Vanessa said...

Beautiful outfit - what a great find the shoes were!

xx Vanessa

Kimberellie said...

ADORE the rainbow pic!! LOVE the dress on you. And very much love what you did with the belt! Overall, perfection. And I understand about the height addiction. I am already tall myself, 5'7", and STILL I love to put on four more inches! Thank goodness my husband is crazy tall!

chaoskontrolowany said...

Pretty dress!

Clothes Coquette said...

That dress is love; I am seriously heading to Marshalls this week to see if I can find something similar. It's perfect and so summery :)

Carolina said...

Your rainbow shines my grey day!!! Is it a photoshop effect? Plus, I love your dress ^^

http://www.blonde-rose.blogspot.com

Gizelle | Vanilla Ice Cream said...

the floral dress is gorgeous!
you look so great in it!
and i know how the added height can be addicting..i'm not supposed to wear heels cuz of my knee injury but when i bought my 4 inch heels last year, couldn't stop buying them...that got me over my flip-flops phase..hehehe.

♥ vanilla ice cream ♥

Maya said...

that dress is beautiful!

Mandy Paige said...

I have the same pair of shoes, and they definitely took some time to break in, but they seem to go with everything! They look GREAT on you!

E said...

Oh that rainbow photo needs to be in a magazine! what a cool effect! And that dress! I love how you tied the belt, too. Definitely saving that in the inspiration folder :-)

Talon said...

oooh i have been looking for shoes like that!! they are so cute. good thing im going thirfting soon.

Fabiola "Fab" said...

what lovely dress! and perfect shoes with that dress and belt too!

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