Friday, July 16, 2010

Sweet Darlin'

Belt: Thrifted (? very old)
Shoes: Thrifted ($5)
Necklace: Custom Made (anniversary gift from Chris)
Sunnies (in hand): Betsy Johnson via TjMaxx ($15)
Photos: Chris
Please excuse the amount of photos today, but I just love how they came out. On Fridays and the weekend I like to have Chris take my pictures- it's just quicker- and he's really become quite good at recognizing good light and nice backgrounds. Today we were running all over town doing errands- like finally going grocery shopping- but I still wanted to look nice. This is actually the same outfit I wore to NYC on Tuesday, but I just loved it so much I wore it again! I've been on the hunt for the perfect striped dress forever, and I think I've found it! The sweet ladies at Spotted Moth were kind enough to send it over, and I have to say I'm obsessed. I love the sweetheart neckline and the buttons up the back, but the best part is that the stripes are grey enough to pass for black or blue, making it that much more versatile. I went for blue today, pairing it with a blue belt and my new-to-me blue and white wing-tips.
Anyways, the day became ungodly hot so after our grocery shopping we headed down to the park to sit seaside and enjoy each other's company. This park is one of the nicest places in town, and when we showed up we discovered they were performing Twelfth Night in the rose garden!

Well, I'm keeping things short and sweet tonight, it's about 90 degrees in my kitchen (where my computer is), I'm going to con Chris into taking a walk!

I'll have an NYC re-cap next week!

Goodnight!

44 comments:

The Boob Nazi said...

I love the neckline.

eleanor said...

you're right, these photos turned out beautifully! they are stunning! i LOVE the ones of you sitting on the giant urn.

that dress is perfect, and i love those shoes!

X

Yaneldys said...

The light in these photos are divine! And that dress is gorgeous on you! :)

Brianna said...

I love the back detailing.

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dear kate said...

these are so lovely! great pictures -- even better outfit!
katie

minnja said...

Beautiful:))))

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Coatlicue Fatale said...

this is probably one of the most amazing dresses I have seen! I am extremely jealous about the shoes that you thrifted they are beautiful! gorgeous pictures!

♥Lola said...

I can see why you love this dress, it's so pretty on you :) I'm really inspired to get a pair of oxfords now, they look really nice with that dress. Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Angie D said...

I DIE for your entire outfit today! Your shoes (what a steal!) are especially fabulous :)

Happy Weekend!

Rosie said...

oh mah gahhhhh love these, you look exceptionally gorgeous!

Little Ocean Annie said...

This is such a cute summer outfit! I love that you kept it simple with flats and a feminine necklace. Also, your hair and makeup look really fantastic. Great job with the pictures, Chris!

xoxo

Fifth Sparrow said...

Gorgeous photos and outfit, I think this might be my favorite of yours... and that's saying a lot! xx

number the first said...

you look absolutely fantastic in these pictures. I don't know if its the hair, the lighting, the outfit, the angel; maybe its all of the above. You're looking great <3

also looks like you're getting a tan. So jealous!

Emily said...

That dress is a really flattering cut, and goes nicely, but unexpectedly, with those shoes. In some of the pictures, with the light, the stripes could even be sage green. I bet you'll have that dress for years and years.

Lauren said...

Besides being a super-flattering dress, I love how you paired the wingtip shoes with it! Sooo cute and awesome!

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Love those oxfords!

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Sarah said...

I love this dress. The sweetheart neckline is perfect and I love those shoes!

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naomi said...

how much are those shoes the perfect thrift find ever!

naomi.

.Alyspank said...

Such a beautiful look, and that necklace Chris made you is super adorable!


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Jen said...

these photos really did turn out gorgeous so i don't blame you for posting so many! the more the merrier. this dress looks so perfect on you, by the way. and i adore your hair up in this ponytail. :)

Anna said...

I really love the shoes!

/Anna
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Charlie said...

perfect outfit! the shoes are super with that dress, and the neckline of the dress is so pretty. also love the buttons behind :)

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casual ambiguity said...

lovely!

I was just wondering, do you wear sockettes or something when you wear shoes like this in summer?

Half Dressed said...

These photos did turn out really nice :) The necklace is so cute :)

L x

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Mandyy said...

beautiful dress ! :) xoxo

Robyn said...

LOVE the dress and especially the shoes. I would wear this entire outfit top to bottom. I am significantly shorter with brown curly hair, but if I could add the blonde pony tail too I might.

Archives said...

oh my gosh....i LOVE those shoes!!!

Lexie, Little Boat said...

your posture is the best part of these pictures! were you ever a ballerina?!

Lindsey N. said...

Oh my goodness. THAT DRESS *swoons*.


Really, though, you look absolutely adorable. I never would have thought to put it with those shoes, but it looks great.

I've just found your blog but I'm already obsessed. :)


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northwest is best said...

Jeepers, those shoes were a good find. Excellent find, in fact. Just like Audrey from Twin Peaks...

Trishna said...

The dres is really sweet, simple but unique, especially the back is so pretty. I love your shoes too, have been looking for a like pair forever. :)

xoaria said...

Ahh, those shoes are amazing, and such a steal. :3 And your hair always looks so adorable!

xo Aria Kai.

hello birdy said...

Love your style soo much, I'll be a regular stopper by now :o)
I've wanted shoes like those for ages!

QuiteQuaint said...

I just found your blog, you have a lovely sense of style and some absolutely beautiful clothes, the dress is such a nice shape and i love the brogues x

Becca said...

The dress is totally a gem, and the styling is fantastic. Can we talk about those wingtips? Seriously Julie, where are you thrifting? Because apparently I've been hitting all the wrong thrift stores in the greater Boston area. I never manage to find shoes in decent shape. Never mind that these are totally awesome.

shakka jones said...

ooh I love the pictures with the flowerpott!

Rosy said...

I love love love your shoes! Would you be willing to sell them? What size do you wear?

cb said...

have to agree with everyone and you that dress is great on you and it is a really great striped dress. love your hair in a pony tail too!

xo,
cb
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zoƫ biggs said...

what a stunning look! the pony tail is so incredible on you. ticktockvintage just did a post with a pony tail and it made me realize how underrated they are (at least in my mind) - gotta bring it back!

also those shoes are a FIND! you look amazing!

styleatelier said...

Gorgeous dress, shoes, and shoot location!

Clazzerati said...

I am loving your simple ponytail - i'm always envious of your gorgeous hair and once again it looks fab!

Loving the shoes too, tres bon x

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valeriew said...

I love those shoes! I can't believe got them from a thrift store--lucky you!

xoxo,
valerie
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Erin Cathleen said...

There's nothing to NOT love about this look... the stripes, the sweetheart necklice, the hem, the shoes! Such a fun retro outfit. Looks like you had a lovely evening as well. :)

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