Monday, August 2, 2010

Weekend Style File: Swap Style

How was your weekend? Lovely? I hoped so! I had an extremely refreshing weekend, after the chaos of last week dealing with hospitals, broken hands, my brother moving, and happy engagements, I was really excited for what the weekend had in store for me. On Saturday, Chris and I woke up bright and early to drive to Worcester to attend another swap hosted by the Swapaholics! I was so excited to go, it's always exciting to score some sweet free clothes, but I was even more excited to hang out with Jen, Punky, and Melissa, and maybe see some more blogging friends in the process! I was also excited that Chris got to come with me this time, last swap he had to work, and I was happy he got to see what the swaps are all about!
All Photos: Kev
On me:
Dress: Vintage ($20)
Shoes: Forever 21 ($13 sale)
Bag: H&M ($17)
Belt: Ribbon (from another dress)

On Chris:
Vest/shirt/tie: J.Crew Outlet
Jeans: RRL Selvedge
Shoes: Thrifted and resoled
Glasses: Ray Ban
(and no, I don't dress him)

I know this is a pretty dressy outfit for a day spent swapping clothes, but dress-up occasions are few and far between these days. I was happy to wake up Saturday morning to find the weather in the mid-70's, finally a cooler day! It was perfect to break out the socks with sandals look I've been dying to try, to tell you the truth, I kind of hate socks, they always make my feet feel constrained, which is why I've really been living in sandals this summer. I fell in love with these pink ones from ModCloth though, and decided to give them a try. They went perfectly with my new-to-me vintage dress, which I picked up at a shop in town on Friday. I realized when I bought this that it's been forever since I actually bought vintage deliberately, rather then finding it at a thrift store. I love vintage shopping, but rarely have the money for it, this pretty dress was just too amazing to pass up though (I did end up hemming it to a more flattering above-the-knee length). To toughen it up and balance the black hearts on the tights, I added a black ribbon for a belt, and my black studded bag.
Winkle Pickers: Jeffrey Campbell ($40 sale)
I was smart enough to pack some flat shoes, knowing I wouldn't last more than three hours in the heels, I changed into my JC's later in the day. Isn't Jen's dress pretty? It's not pictured, but it has the cutest lace panel in the back. After the swap we headed to Punky's for a cookout, which was much needed.

Sunday was even more relaxed, I spent the day on the beach in Gloucester with two friends who began a cross country journey this morning. I didn't take pictures, because it wasn't that kind of day. But it was nice and we ate watermelon slush and got sunburned (i know).

I have SO MUCH to catch up on this week, I haven't forgotten about ring photos, and all the other stuff I have planned, it's on the way!

Tomorrow I'll have a full re-cap of the swap, including my finds from the day!

38 comments:

LovelyLeigh said...

Julie you look so pretty! I love toughening up a look with studs and such. You rock it well! Xo! Lovely

Rosie said...

Again, I wish I could have caught wind of this event sooner, I live the town over from Worcester!

cb said...

you look absolutely adorable in that outfit! i love the socks with the shoes!! i wish i could attend a clothing swap but every week seems to be jam packed with other activities!!

can't wait to see what you got!

xo,
cb
www.thecitybirdsnest.blogspot.com

Becca Jane said...

Sounds like a great time! I love your pretty outfit

dear kate said...

i love this dress! also, i've seen bloggers all over wearing heels like these, and i must say, your styling of them may be my favorite! good work! congratulations again to you and your man! :)

swatchcat said...

Great dress! I love it with the bold shoes (both of them!).

You and Chris make a wonderful couple. Congratulations!

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Archives said...

awwwwwwwh, you guys look so happy! congrats!! :D

Lauren said...

Really is such an adorable outfit. I love how all the colors are spread out throughout all the different elements of the outfit. So great!

And love the pictures of you and your fiancee :) Y'all are too cute!!

Small Time Style

Chaucee said...

I'm still SO happy for your both! You are quite the stylish couple. And even though those heels came off in the end, they are pretty amazing : )

Charlie said...

first, congratulation on your engagement, how romantic! ^^

also, I would love to go to a swap, but I guess they don't do that here.

and, you look adorable! love the black accessories with the cute dress, you look amazing!

Andrea Garland said...

The dress looks gorgeous :D when i saw the first pics I thought instantly that the background was like the background of jen Loves Kev pics & then i saw the pic with her :D haha both looks great

katpski said...

you and chris are such a well-dressed couple.

Punky said...

yay! Adorable! such a fun day! thanks for coming!

Luna : said...

killer shoes in both sets of photos!!

Valentina_s said...

i love your skirt
and great location


love
xoxo

eleanor said...

You look so sweet! That dress is gorgeous.

X

style'n said...

you look adorble! I wonder if this happens in Boston too?
naina

.Alyspank said...

That dress is so freaking cute... especially the texture it looks to have to it (though, it could just be a pattern).

I'm with you on the whole socks thing.... my feet absolutely hate being in anything other than sandals or flats... winter months are agony when I have to keep them covered. Poor things.

-Weezy from http://beautysimplistic.blogspot.com

Rio said...

What a cute outfit! The dress is adorable, and I love both pairs of shoes! Sounds like a fun weekend! :)
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t said...

Super cute look!

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kelly ann said...

you look adorable, dear! i love that dress on you.

Sidewalk Chalk said...

Your outfit is so pretty, and I think your socks definitely make the outfit. So cute!

The Owl's Closet said...

what a fun swapping event! i love that dress on u! ur heart socks are adorable especially w/the heels:) can't wait to see ur finds and ooo the ring!

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Angie D said...

Ooooh, I love that dress :) Serious find!

You and Chris are so darn cute! It's darling that you're both so stylish.

And seriously, Jen's dress is amazing too! Cute girls :D

Indie.Tea said...

It sounds like a fun get-together...and you and your boyfriend both look great!

number the first said...

the swaps look like so much fun. I've never been to one before :) This outfit is not something I would've expected to see on you. The pink and black combo was unexpected. I'm pretty sure I like it though ;)

Delightfully Tacky said...

Possibly your cutest outfit ever. The pink looks so darling on you!

Diana, Songs and Fairy Tales said...

I've never been to a swap before..looks like fun though and I'd love to go someday :)
The picture of you and Jen is so cute!!! I love both dresses.

Diana
Songs and Fairy Tales

casual ambiguity said...

you are looking so pretty here! so happy! heehee, and you and Chris look really good together :D

agnes said...

tu est superbe, et tes photos sont magnifiques

Half Dressed said...

Eee you both look so swish! It's nice to see a blokes outfit :)

L x

Half Dressed

Britty said...

wow you look great love the shoes!

Q's Daydream said...

I adore this outfit! I'm gonna have to try to recreate! Love the pics with your hubby to be. Btw, congrats on the engagement! Marriage is wonderful :o)

Ecochic said...

I am loving the hint of a sparkle on your left hand!

Congratulations!

Cecilia said...

Love the shoes and little heart socks...


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KDikio Vintage said...

Your outfit is just precious! The Swapaholics events are so legit, I wish I lived closer!!!

ainikki said...

This happend in Worcester. Now I am kind of sorry I am not there anymore though during my stay I kind of hated the town - its the most boring and ugly.

andrea k (blonde bedhead) said...

Beautiful photos! I love your dress!

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