Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Leapfrogging Spring.



This isn't an outfit from today, or even from anytime in the past few days. According to my camera, it's from April 11th--the day that I went for a walk and for 3 bug bites in ten minutes, when it suddenly hit eighty degrees without warning. In the interest of trying to post more regularly, and since I hadn't shared this then, here it is now! It's been a summery-kind of warm here, out of nowhere, and some people are actually complaining that it's too warm!

This is a dress that I saw, and even though I knew I wouldn't be wearing it for ages, I bought it on-the-spot. Dotted swiss! Puffy sleeves! Weird little linen details! I had been thinking of it as my Snow White dress, although I don't know why, until I realized it was exactly the sort of thing that really reminded me of the movie in yesterday's post.





But I'm pleased. I'm reliving summer memories from back in the day and relishing the familiar feelings of summer that I don't really know how to articulate. There's something about how the way the windows are open, the way the room is really messy, the way sunscreen smells that all combines to something really specific but also general.





These flowers have long-since died, but that's alright, because there are finally some outside anyway.



I'm really excited for night-time in summer. I think it might just be that I'm nostalgically remembering summers in high school as being a certain way, but I always get excited for it.

Outfit details:
Dress: J. Crew
Headband: J. Crew circa 2009
Shoes: J. Crew
(Oh jeez, I didn't mean for that to happen! Entire outfits from one place, oh dear)
Flowers: Ranunculus

40 comments:

  1. Those flowers are so, so pretty. As is your dress! Do you have any idea what flower they are? They look like peonies, but I'm not quite sure!

    x x Michelle
    http://www.thefeatherden.net

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  2. I love flowers! You just reminded me to pour mine, thank you! x

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  3. that dress is stunning and those are my favorite flowers! (apart from tulips)
    lovely post!

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  4. your dress is lovely and the flowers too!

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  5. The fit and pattern of the dress are perfect! Beautiful flowers!

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  6. Your dress is so pretty! I love the flowers in your hair paired with it. I simple and lovely look for spring.

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  7. ah what a dreamy outfit! the dress suits you beautifully (and you do look like a modern-day fanny!). and those flowers, swoon!

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  8. My favourite flowers! They are so beautiful. :)

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  9. the dress, the flowers....SO lovely!

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  10. ranuns! my favorite flower! your dress is so pretty.

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  11. We have been having a mini summer too! Love this dress, it's perfect

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  12. your dress is adorable, I can see why you scooped it up so quickly

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  13. I don't think I've ever seen that flower before but it is utterly striking. You captured it beautifully.

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  14. Dreamy post.. i love that dress!

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  15. Such beautiful flowers!! I'm inspired to bring some into my house next time I'm at the farmers market.
    XOXO

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  16. Who cares if it's all from one place? It's cute! And I am already suffering long hot days here, so I know how you feel!
    The first days are the best ones!

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  17. this photo of you is great! so natural and pretty.

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  18. I lovvve the way sunscreen smells... bottled, chemical happiness. And the flowers and the dress are both so beautful I don't know what to say.

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  19. i wish there were more pics of you, you looked ever so pretty:)

    xx

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  20. You look so very pretty. You're right, you're channelling bright star for sure! I love the spots.
    Although I am most definitely a winter girl, I really do delight in summer evenings; the smells, the atmosphere, they seem to carry a definite nostalgia about them. For the most part I think of them with fondness, too, whether or not they actually were 'fond'. Funny :)
    xErin

    anodetoreverie.blogspot.com

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  21. That dress looks so beautiful on
    Lovely photos
    There's something about summer times that brings back good memories and puts everybody in a good mood, it's the most magical thing

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  22. That dress is so pretty. I really love it against your pale skin and with the little details like the flowers in your hair!

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  23. Oh that dress is lovely! And those flowers are breathtaking! Oh and now you have my mind on summer nights...oh I just can't wait!

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  24. Beautiful!

    xoxo,

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  25. That's a really lovely dress and it looks great on you! I also adore your headband :) Oh, and those flowers are perfect!

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  26. Such a great dress! You look so summery and ready!

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  27. I adore that last photograph, its so nostalgic, lingers in the mind.

    The dress is perfect on you, I'm not surprised you bought it right away! It goes so well with your skin tone!

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  28. Pretty flowers! Don't they just brighten up a day?

    I always get so inspired looking through your blog :)

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  29. I love these flowers, especially the colour!! Great :)




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  30. That dress is so lovely! I adore the flower headband too.

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  31. so supercute! these are the kindof outfits i love to wear!
    http://www.bebopjeans.com/category/blog/

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  32. Your dress and the flowers look lovely!!!

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  33. I never post outfits from 'today' so don't feel bad. I love the dress and the flowers are beautiful xxx

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  34. What a great post! I just came across your blog and I fell in love with it! It's spectacular! I love your style! Check out my blog and follow if you like it, I promise to do the same!
    www.fullclosetbutnothingtowear...
    See you soon, kisses!

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  35. Oh my God, such beautiful flowers! Me and my boyfriend are moving in two weeks, and I'm sooo looking forward to buying a lot of flowers for out apartment :)

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  36. pretty dress! :D

    juilletclair.blogspot.com

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  37. You look amazing! I love your flowers! Don't you hate insect bites? Argh!

    x
    www.lostinthehaze.com

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