Monday, February 1, 2010

Her Roses Were Red, Her Violets Were Blue and Her Hair Was a Crown of Braids

I spent the weekend working and then coming home to clean out my closet and chest of drawers (now begins the task of going through all of the items intended for donation:). Whilst doing so, I realized how many dresses I really do own...yet this morning when it came to deciding what to wear, I didn't have a clue or much time. Isn't it funny how that can happen sometimes?

I've really been dying to wear this recently-thrifted angora-blend sweater since I found it last week and ultimately decided to pair it with the most vibrant blue dress I own. I love the shoulder pads and the detailing around the bust (which you can't see under the sweater) and the pattern is so bright and cheerful. Despite my affection for the dress, I realized after looking at the pictures from tonight that its just too long for me now and raised the hem three or four inches. Unfortunately, I was way too lazy to re-take the pics, so here it is pre-hemming.

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Pin: Vintage Costume Jewelry, Church Thrift Sale
Blue Glass Ring: Florentine Shop
Earrings: Church Thrift Sale
Dress: Thrifted Vintage
Spoon Bracelet: Gift
Sweater: Thrifted
Tights: Target
Shoes: Blowfish

I hope everyone else had a nice weekend. Thanks also for all of the supportive comments on my last post. I really appreciated everything that you wrote.


  1. looking ever so lovely dear!! i wore a cowl neck sweater today too! :D

  2. Oh what a cheery sweater, super color. I love how you did your hair.

    I was looking at the bracelet, thinking that was a spoon as I'd profiled an etsy store that did them a while back...the pin is gorgeous.

  3. The dress looks perfect with the sweater - I love blue and red together. Your hair looks pretty!

  4. Your outfit descriptions tier downwards so perfectly! Haha okay random. So pretty with the braids in your hair.

  5. wow the colors are perfect here

  6. I love it love it love it! I love those colors together and I love love love your hair like that!

  7. I love your braided hair... now I can see more of your beautiful face. xoxo

  8. Lol, I can totally relate. I own an impressive number of dresses that just hang there waiting for warm enough weather/the right occasion. I love your hair like that, it's chic but in an understated natural way. :)
    And I love the colors you wear as always.

    Anna from

  9. So cute! I love the milkmaid braids. And the sweater has such a wonderful neckline and color!

  10. I think I need a replica of that dress...the print is absolutely amazing!

  11. Just found your blog, love it, adding you to my list xxx

  12. Love your dress. Such a sweet outfit and pretty color contrast.

  13. Don't you look pretty! I love that dainty floral print in the dress! Hope your weekend was lovely, too!

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  15. For a second there I thought you had given yourself a pixie cut - just so you know, you could definitely pull it off, haha. I love the braid though! Very jealous, my hair is barely long enough to put in a pony tail. Great sweater, it looks super soft!

    (don't know what happened to my first comment, it disappeared without my consent)

  16. Your hair is lovely! I love the color combo of the red and blue! Your outfit is stunning!

  17. I love, love, love spoon jewelry! My best friend and I bought spoon rings from a flea market the Christmas before last, and I bought one for my little sister, too! I am definitely going to be on the look out for a spoon bracelet!

  18. Such a cheerfully vibrant outfit, it really does suit the month of St. Valentine's so very well.

    Immense thanks for all of your wonderful comments lately, sweet dear, I appreciate them so very much!

    Huge hugs,
    ♥ Jessica

  19. Red looks perfect on you :) Love the print on the skirt!

  20. I love how much your outfit stands out. You can't fail to be happy wearing all of those bright colours!


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