Monday, June 20, 2011

June 20, 2011: Navy, White, Brown

Belt: American Apparel
Necklace: Black Sparrow (gift)
Bag: Thrifted ($10)
How was your weekend? Ours was beautiful (and way too short), the weather has been unbelievable, just so, so gorgeous! On Saturday, Chris and I had the afternoon together, so after running a million errands, we decided to take a drive over to Salem and take photobooth pictures. It was so nice being by the water and walking around.

Since I've been working from home, and my coffee shop attire consists of ratty t-shirts and cut-offs, I've been making more of an effort to look put together the rest of the time. It's really easy (for me) to fall into the rut of excessive casualness when there's no everyday reason to get dressed up. Especially in the summer, when it's hot out, simplicity is key. That's why I love this dress from Lulu's: It's super light and breezy, but still looks nice. It was a little windy down by the water, so I added a cute pair of shorts from Ruche for modesty, I don't want to be flashing the whole boardwalk! I also wore my new shoes from Blowfish for the first time, I love them! Something I really appreciate about Blowfish shoes is that they're made a little wider, so they're super comfy and don't pinch. I felt wonderful in this outfit, and it reminded me that I really do enjoy getting dressed up, even though cut offs and a t-shirt can be so much easier.
(not our best work)
This whole week is looking like it's going to be gorgeous, do you have any fun plans? I'm working most of the week, but I'm hoping to make it to the beach one of these days.

44 comments:

Fashion Flirt said...

I love the print on that dress! It is so super fabtastic!

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

that dress has THE BEST print and i love the photobooth picture :)

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

Tammy (Marshmallow Dreams) said...

I really really love your dress! I have those shorts too- so comfy right?

illumined said...

It's absolutely adorable that you added those cute shorts underneath your dress. What a great idea.

SWF_Terra said...

Love the bit of modesty offered by the scalloped shorts. And that claw necklace is sick (as in fantastic).

Lucia said...

Great dress!

hellolucie.blogspot.com

amanda said...

Love this whole outfit and those short are adorable. Admire your clean cut style, so refreshing! And I wish I had weather like you, all overcast my way.

amanda
http://youre-so-sweet.blogspot.com/

Penny said...

i m so jealous of photobooth pictures- i love seeing them but i ve searched everywhere to find one booth like this and I only seem to find normal "passport type" ones!heehh!

wildchild said...

i really like that dress! also, isn't your wedding coming up soon? i wanna hear more about that!

Hope said...

Love this! It's one of my favorite outfits you've posted lately.

-Hope
www.aflatteringtale.com

Faff said...

Loving this dress, the print is v fun! Also your hair looks fab, trying to coax mine to grow a bit but its taking forever! :)

Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage said...

Fabulous print! It's summer and the lack of plans + naps is wonderful.

Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
June giveaway

Tallulah said...

I really live that dress...want!

It makes me feel so much better about myself when you mention how easily slobbing out comes to you - in your posts you always look so well put together, and I think it would really bug me if it were just 'effortless' And it makes me feel better about studying in a tracksuit and Uggs - it's rainy here in England :(

Tallulah

Michal said...

Ooo I love this! Your pendant is so cool & I love the pattern on your dress. Your hair looks so long & glorious too. :)

Tess said...

Gosh, just a bunch of "just moved in, a ton of things to do" tasks here.

Those scalloped shorts are too cute!

Miss Autumn said...

I love your necklace and adore your blog.

nowimallyours.blogspot.com

Johanna said...

super love this dress!

I noticed that you work at j.crew a few posts ago. I work there part-time at the store in jacksonville, fl. I really love it, but it's definitely not something I want to do forever.
(plus our discount is awesome!)

Are you a personal shopper? It seems like you'd be good at that...

kylie jo said...

That print is perfection. Love the close-up of the necklace/belt. I love wearing belts that way!

Pretty Neat Designs said...

The photo booth pics are so cute! And what a great idea about the shorts under the dress. I'll have to remember that.

HollyDolly said...

That might just be the most adorable dress I've ever seen. I'm a sucker for safari animals, though.

and where is this photobooth you speak of? My fiance and I wanna do them for our save the dates, but we don't know where to go to do them!

Holly
http://hollykeenan.tumblr.com

Terri said...

the print on this dress is most excellent. And photo number one is simply gorgeous of you and all your hair.

Santina said...

I love the playful print of this dress, and those shorts are adorable! Much cuter than my usual approach to modesty when wearing something that easily lifts in a breeze: undies with a lot of coverage, like boy shorts. :)

herecomesthesun said...

Woah love the print on your dress! Cute scalloped shorts too :)

Katie said...

this week is work work work. i cannot believe how long your hair is and how healthy it looks! amazing!

Lauren said...

Love the pairing of the dress with the shorts. Perfect for summer days. So cute!

Joanna said...

Love that dress! Gorgeous! And it looks so good on you!

If you or anyone has time/is interested, I'd love for you to check out my Ruche giveaway!

Modamama.blogspot.com

Just a lazy morning said...

love the dress!!
xoxo

Chloe said...

This dress is so so lovely. Love the photos too, very cute.

C x
http://memiorsofalittlethingcalledlife.blogspot.com/

andrea k (blonde bedhead) said...

My god you are GORGEOUS. I absolutely love this outfit and these photos. I want to steal your head of hair!!! <33333!

MOUSEVOX VINTAGE said...

the print on this dress is so cute! i struggle sometimes with getting in a rut of wearing the same sundress and throwing on flip flops to run errands when working from home.

Elaine said...

You look lovely. The print on your dress made me smile.

http://writingsanstrees.blogspot.com

eleanor said...

The print on that dress is ADORABLE! You look great in this - and the scallop edged shorts are perfect underneath.

Ariel Vigil said...

I love your color combinations! This is a really cute outfit and that print is to die for. :)

Michelle said...

Looking gorgeous as always :) Sounds like a great weekend too, enjoy the rest of your week!

kelly ann said...

Ohmygoodness, that dress is fantastic!

shelby said...

Ugh it is SO HARD for me to get dressed up in the summer! Texas is too hot :(

cb said...

that dress is so cute! the print is perfect!!

see you soon sweetie!

xo,
cb

Anonymous said...

That print is too awesome. Smart move wearing shorts underneath. Heart.

Sara said...

Girl, you hair is SO LONG!!! It's very pretty!!

And I love the print of that dress! Too cute! Navy, white and tan really make me think of color!

Sweet Harvest Moon said...

LOVE these pictures! Cute dress :)

http://sweetharvestmoon.blogspot.com

The Science Fair said...

It is indeed a lovely summer dress, and I adore the shorts underneath!

And that hair--so gorgeous!

Laurren

Lauren Hairston said...

That's a great dress--and what a backdrop!

Jamie Rose said...

I'm in love with your dress! The print is amazing. Great heels too!

Penicillium said...

I like your necklace !
Your dress is cute.

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