Thursday, December 17, 2009

Forcing Sunshine, Breathing Light

This year, more than anything, I've wanted and have been searching for a reasonably priced pair of lace up, victorian-style boots. Alas, I have not found anything that suited me and fit in my price range. Instead, I've opted for a pair of zip-up ankle boots from Naturalizer. They were on deep discount at the outlet and resemble the look that I was going for, sans laces. Today is the first time that I've worn them out and I'm pretty pleased with the result.

Today is also my first time wearing this sunny dress from Q's Daydream Vintage. When I saw it in Quincy's store during her Black Friday sale, I knew that it had to be mine and have been trying to figure out a way to wear it for fall ever since. I just love the bright colors, floral pattern, and silky fabric. I guess I'm trying very hard to bring a little bit of sunshine into this freezing cold, windy day.

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Dress: Q's Daydream Vintage
Sweater: Anthropologie
Boots: Naturalizer
Tights: Target
Pin: Thrifted
Hat: H&M

My sister arrives tomorrow to spend the weekend with us before she and I fly home on Monday for Christmas with our parents and brother. I'm going to try my darndest to get a post in on Saturday or Sunday and will be taking lots of photos next week in Florida. Just in case time gets away from me though, I want to wish you all happy holidays and thank you for all of your wonderful comments!


  1. the whole outfit just works wonderfully together :) I love the colorful dress for such a somber season and it pairs well with your hat and sweater!

  2. what a gorgeous dress! Love those boots, too! Best of all, LOVE those supersized images so we can enjoy the gorgeousness! Happy holidays! Side-note: I am planning to list a pair of 90s does Victorian lace-boots in the shop, but have just been too busy.

  3. oh my goodness!!!! hehe, you look perfect in that dress, truly!!! I love how you styled it!!!! Yay! :o)

  4. Such fabulous really know how to play with the lights. Awesome!

  5. that dress was on my wishlist for WEEKS! you snaked it from me! ;) at least you do it justice!

  6. I like this format of bigger photos! Cos your photos are so good :] Are you standing on steps leading to an underground cellar or something? It looks really cool in the photos.

  7. Those boots are lovely (I need a good pair of ankle boots too!) and what a pretty pin. Have a lovely Christmas with your family.

  8. I ADORE your hair, it looks fabulous. These photo's are some of my favorites. The first is just perfect and I love the last as well. Everything comes together so well, you just suit this look wonderfully.

    Gosh I wish I had legs like yours, lucky girl.

    If I don't talk before, you have the best Christmas honey. It's been great getting to know you.

    Take care,
    xoxoxo DJ

  9. This dress is fabulous and you are lovely !

  10. the dress is so pretty! i love the shots on the stairs, they're always my fave :)

  11. cute outfit, and I love the way you photographed these shots. I love playing with shadow and light too!

  12. you look stunning, the styling is flawless here!

  13. I really love your style! Your outfit looks comfy and chic. I like the mix of vintage girly chic :)

    Would you mind if I linked your blog in my fav blogs section? Do you have any tips for new bloggers like me?

    Thanks :)

  14. What gorgeous pictures! You look stunning and I love that pop of color under that sweet sweater.

    Where are you going in Florida?

  15. Thank you for your comment! :o) I live in Orlando so I thought if you were going there, we could have a bloggy meetup! But Tampa's pretty far and I only have a bike. If you decide to come over this way, just email me!

  16. That's one gorgeous outfit! I'm also totally smitten with the photographs! I love your style! Happy weekend

  17. Adorable coat; you look really sweet and ready for winter!

  18. I looooooove that lovely floral frock and that gorgeous plum sweater!

  19. i love your outfit, especially the floral :)

    would you like to trade blogroll links?

  20. Wonderful pictures! I love the coat. Very glam :)

  21. The first picture is soooo pretty Kelley! :) What lovely photographs :)


    ~ Kirsty x


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