Saturday, November 3, 2012


I'm not going to lie about the fact that I get bitter every year when Halloween is barely over and already we're having to deal with a mass amount of Christmas decorations in stores. Sean and I had to return something a coworker gave him from Hobby Lobby. I had never been there before and so I wasn't prepared for the insane amount of STUFF. Just stuff everywhere in every color and design one could imagine. They had an endcap devoted solely to "bling office decor." I mean, my goodness! Who needs that? I was exceedingly amused. But there were also aisles upon aisles of Christmas decor. Maybe I just don't get into decorating as much as the next person, but oh my stars.

I'm wearing a lovely striped dress from one of my favorite bloggers, Marisa of The Shades of Monet Chronicles through the Flock Together blog. I was so excited to receive this beauty in the mail! It has a beautiful lace applique and one of the most versatile colors I've found. The only questionable thing about it was the length for me. I'm a good three inches taller than Marisa and it felt quite short when I put it on! Thank goodness for fall and the ability to wear tights. Here is how the whimsical Marisa styled this dress! 

I wanted to match the stripes and wore white tights, a vintage white shell belt and black and white oxfords. It was so much fun to wear!

Hope you are having a splendid weekend and making good use of your extra hour for daylight savings time ;)
God Bless!

Psalm 145:8
The Lord is merciful and compassionate, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love.

Dress: Swap with Marisa
Hat, belt, blouse- Vintage, thrifted
Tights- Walmart
Shoes- Target


Ali Hval said...

You look like you could be in a Shakespearian play, and I mean that in the most perfect way possible. I just adore those puffy sleeves! And they work so well with the dress. You put outfits together in such a perfect way.

Yeah, it's kind of ridiculous how the day after Halloween, Christmas magically appears EVERYWHERE. And Hobby Lobby is the worst--their Christmas section starts like, mid-September or something. SRSRLY WAT.

Lucie Srbová said...

You look adorable! I really love it!


Kristian said...

So interesting to see you try and emulate her look a bit!

Ashley of Southern (California) Belle said...

You did a great job styling Marisa's dress! I feel the same way about short skirts and tights, I wouldn't wear one without the other!



Southern (California) Belle

Laura said...

OOO! I love how you gals both styled this dress. I don't usually like white tights, but they look amazing on you! That belt is also so amazing.

And I understand completely about what you mean about Christmas decorations. I mean, it is only November!


Midwest Muse said...

I love this dress on you. Those tights are such a surprise with the blue and your hair looks great!

Jessi said...

You are so cute! I love this dress on you! The tights and oxfords are perfect with it. I used to work in retail so I guess im used to seeing all the Christmas stuff SUPER early, it still is annoying though!

Cuddly Cacti said...

oh i'm glad Elana wore this dress on her post today and linked back because darnit I'd missed this one of yours!!! so #1 you look goregeous!! I love love love your styling of this, that top under is so pretty and perfect for fall! #2-tights to the rescue!! that was the only way i made the tunic i borrowed fro marisa wearable too haha. great color on those, never seen that sort and lovin them! and #3 for the longest commnet ever= you have princess hair!! so so pretty i want it. ok, too late for commenting becuase i'm rambling.. virtual hugs to you dear!