Monday, January 13, 2014

Daily Delights

Vintage Cream Lace Collar, Mint Striped Mini Dress, Blue Skirt - OOTD 1/12/2014

Gotta start with the affected glamor shots. I couldn't resist including them. (Please pretend you don't notice my atrociously wrinkled blue skirt. Shhh, it's our secret.)

Isn't it funny how a little thing can shape your whole day? Sometimes unpleasantly, like when you have to unfriend someone on Facebook for making an offensive joke. But sometimes you wear a vintage lace collar that your mother gave you months ago, and it makes everything feel special.

Vintage Cream Lace Collar, Mint Striped Mini Dress, Blue Skirt - OOTD 1/12/2014

I've also recently gotten back into the habit of wearing perfume every day, which increases regular specialness, if you'll excuse the oxymoron. My go-to at the moment is Benefit's "Laugh With Me Lee Lee"--a gift from my sister a birthday or two ago--but I also have a dwindling sample of Valentino's "Valentina" that is perfectly lovely and I'll be sad to be without. I hope my mom picks up another one from wherever she got it.

Vintage Cream Lace Collar, Mint Striped Mini Dress, Blue Skirt - OOTD 1/12/2014 Vintage Cream Lace Collar, Mint Striped Mini Dress - OOTD 1/12/2014 Vintage Cream Lace Collar, Mint Striped Mini Dress, Blue Skirt - OOTD 1/12/2014

27 comments :

  1. That lace collar is the prettiest thing ever Sonya!!! Definitely would make any icky day better. These three pieces..the collar, top, and skirt and so uniquely and quite beautifully layered.

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    1. Thank you, Marisa! If only the collar were easier to wear. . .

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  2. I really love the delicate collar in contrast with the striped top underneath. But your smile is the crowning glory here! Thank you for leaving such a nice comment on my blog ;-)

    Alicia

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  3. That collar is divine! You paired it nicely with the dress. Also - dresses with pockets... always a win! :)

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    1. Haha, apparently it's becoming a theme! Thanks, Danielle.

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  4. "Regular specialness" should totally be a thing! Love the pretty vintage collar, what a wonderful gift from your mom!
    xo Hannah
    http://thebraidedbandit.blogspot.com

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    1. Indeed! I feel bad for not wearing it immediately after she gave it to me, but I feel like it's a hard piece to pull off.

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  5. I come to you via UBC! I have to say that I LOVE your hair. I am not much of a fashion person, my idea of fashion is sweatshirts and jeans. I struggle to put clothes together. I walk into a clothing store and become so overwhelmed that I usually end up walking back out with a headache! Your clothes are super cute!

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    1. Thank you! I also often feel overwhelmed by stores, especially big ones. I mainly go to the dresses section, and then sometimes cardigans, because those are what I wear most frequently. Shopping can be stressful!

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  6. LOVE the collar! Also the wrinkles - I do exactly the same thing fairly regularly, because I don't own an iron :-P

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    1. Haha, then you have a better excuse than I!

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  7. Yes, I love the collar (makes the outfit very unique) and your shoes! Happy Monday!

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    1. Thanks! Happy Monday to you too, Kajsa.

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  8. I agree, the collar really does make the attire unique and appealing. Well done!

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  9. I'm lovin' that lace collar! Where can I find something similar?

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    1. Etsy and eBay would be good places to look!

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    2. Also local thrift stores, especially church thrift stores. Anywhere that little old ladies might frequent!

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  10. That collar is so vintage, and gives the outfit a romantic air. Creases....no, thats the wrinkled look. :)

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  11. nice unique dress. the collar in the dress looks great.

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  12. A day without perfume is like a day without sunshine. There, I've said it.

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    1. I'll drink to that! Not perfume, though. It doesn't taste as nice as it smells.

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  13. Wow, that lace collar is so Victorian-perfection it kind of makes me want to cry. Beautiful styling.

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    1. Thank you, my dear! My mom found it at some dinky thrift shop--if only there were twenty more!

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