Thursday, June 19, 2014

Red Meets Mint

short blonde pixie cut, floral mint dress, summer day

I used to hate when a dress with a specific waistline--be it empirenatural, or dropped--was worn with a belt at a different level. It just seemed wrong somehow. But now I kinda like the effect. Look at me, rebelling against the designer's intent! Appalling behavior, dontcha think? ;-)

I thrifted this dress last summer, and it's become a staple favorite. Anyone who's followed my blog for more than a minute has surely seen it at least once. Sorry about that? I don't feel bad for wearing my clothes multiple times, but I do hope that you're not bored. The brand, Caroline Wells, appears to have lapsed out of existence, but Etsy and eBay still yield a few results. The necklace was a gift from one of my mom's friends, ages ago. Recently it's begun to tickle my fancy. I don't get to use that phrase often enough.

My sister likes to tease me that I'm turning into my mother--"You're such an old lady, Sonya!"--and to an extent she's right. I'm always turning down the radio in the car. "What are you trying to do, blast my eardrums out?" But I don't mind becoming my mom. She's a cool lady.

floral mint dress tied at the waist wildflowers, California poppies kicking the grass, floral mint dress, short blonde pixie cut

Kicking the grass. Take that, grass! I was trying to use a more dynamic pose, even at the expense of narrative cohesion.

short blonde hair, sparkly red necklace, floral mint sailor collar

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  1. Your hair is super adorable. Definitely rocking the Tintin thing. And that dress and those shoes are perfect together.

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  2. I love red and mint together! It's a bold combo but it seems to work somehow. I have been called an old lady too,I'm the same way with loud music! I see myself becoming more and more like my mom, but I don't mind!

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    1. You and me both, sister! Thank you :)

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  3. oooo i like this dress alot!! You are a cutie!

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  4. I love the little act of rebellion hehe. And hey, being old before your time is nothing to be ashamed of. I deeply admire that trait to be honest!

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    1. If only I had wisdom to go with! Haha =P

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  5. The belt rebellion is a bit much for me, tbh. When I see it happening, I want to go up to the person and fix them, straightening something, possibly with a little bit of spit for good measure, and send them on their way.
    Oh do please rewear dresses. And everytime a tatty headline proclaims that Princess Kate has recycled a dress by wearing it twice I cue the collective eyeroll.

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    1. HA, I've definitely had that reaction too! @ both things.

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