Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Ballerinas.


This weather is bizarre. It's hot, like, summer hot all blazing sun and iced tea, but without the benefit of leaves on trees. They're getting hazy with buds so soon enough we'll have flora (I've been stalking the pollen counts). 

Dress: J. Crew, Shoes: Anthropologie circa 2009, Scarf: Vintage, Pins: Bohemian Bisoux

The upside of it all is I've been wearing the summer things that otherwise would be waiting for real live summer. I didn't love this dress the first time I saw it, although something about it made me keep looking. It's not the color--bordering on neon though it is--but something about the waist or shape of it. I tried it on and loved it for it's being prim and neat. 



After the dress everything else fell into place. The pins needed to go with the scarf, because the little ballerinas on each match just too perfectly, and the yellows seemed right together. I can't be a ballerina, but I can live vicariously though pins and scarves!



Two summers ago I wore my hair like this a lot. I'm not sure why I stopped, since I still wear scarves on my head with alarming frequency, but usually I pin them to my hair until it won't budge. I think I just forgot about this method, where I pull the hair over the scarf so that it hides my ears (I hate when they stick out) and does that loose-romantic thing that make up-dos less proper. I'm quite pleased to have rediscovered it.

Even if I did decide to take my outfit pictures in the windiest spot in the city.


The scarf is still one of my favorite finds of all time. I think it was about 8$, and I think I uh, got it for my mother as a gift and then it (as several things have done) ended up in my scarf drawer instead. It's really just a pooling of scarf resources.


37 comments:

  1. this outfit is gorgeous!
    the yellow dress is super cute and looks great paired with the floral sandals and simple leather belt.
    your accessories are beautiful as well.

    i love ballerinas and always wished i could be one...unfortunately, my lack of grace prevented me from ever becoming one :)
    that scarf and the pin are too cute...i want to live as a ballerina vicariously now too!



    ~A
    theaceofheartsa.blogspot.com

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  2. LOVE this dress bb.
    Also, I may just adopt this level of scarf-love.

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  3. this outfit is perfect! & it doesn't hurt that you look so beautiful in it! ;)

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  4. That scarf is so beautiful! It goes so well with the dress.

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  5. love your scarf and dress, and that top picture is wow. i'm a scarf hoarder too

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  6. Beautiful! Love how creative you are with scarfs and pins. xx

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  7. This outfit is lovely. I adore the little ballerina details, and your yellow dress is just perfect.

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  8. That's gorgeous! I really like the color. You have a great eye.

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  9. I like the classic cinema feeling of your photos, especially of the first one... I miss those esthetics and those women!

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  10. I absolutely LOVE your style, so inspirational!!!

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  11. That dress! I love it.

    Am so curious as to got your hair looking so beautiful - if you have time would appreciate you elaborating on it as I want to try doing something similar!

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  12. I love everything about this outfit. The coordination of the pins and the scarves is so impressive. I would also love a tutorial for how you get your head scarves to look so lovely!

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  13. I love this post! Your outfit is just so SPRINGTIME and that scarf is heavenly. I love the graceful poses you've pulled as well. Suit the whole feel very well.

    I even love the grey and yellow complimenting each other!

    Argh! Too good :-D

    x

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  14. So pretty! I really love that dress, and the way you're wearing your scarf!

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  15. omg. you epitomize spring in this post.

    lovely, kater - looking forward to our lady lunch!

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  16. Oh my goodness! A lovely scarf design that matches lovely vintage pins! My heart be still!

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  17. This is so lovely! I have similar skin/hair color and I never thought that I could pull off yellow. I always thought it washed me out or just looked weird on my fair skin. You've inspired me to give it another shot!

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  18. you look darling. I just love the color of your dress and the little ballerinas are so sweet.

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  19. What a happy fresh spring outfit! Absolutely love the scarf!

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  20. I adore this outfit! the dress suits your perfectly, the pins and scarf are adorable, and that first picture is just perfect!

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  21. Obsessing over that ballerina girl print.

    http://www.designers-artists.com

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  22. the second photo in this post is SO pretty! i love it.

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  23. Lovely! I really like the different yellows you're wearing all together too. You always have the best brooches.

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  25. You pull off that yellow so well, and that scarf is incredible :)

    It's so weird how it feels like July but there are no leaves on the trees. It's been a bizarre year for weather...though mostly for the best, so I can't complain :)

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  26. Love the outfit... I must also add, that in the last year you have really done a good job with the poses... it's as though you're in a dream-like happy/distant state... which is brilliant as a nice tie-in with the blog name! :) One day I will figure out how to be as photogenic as you! ;)

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  27. What a nice dress ! I love the color and the scarf is perfect !
    Kiss from Paris
    Trip in my dressing

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  28. Such beauty! You look so cheerful and sunny in that yellow.

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  29. the weather in st louis is absolutely bipolar. we've have one day in the 70s, the next in the 30s, and the next in the 60s and absolutely pouring. i am desperate for some consistent spring weather.

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  30. Wow, this is so beautiful! Love the ballerinas :)

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  31. so great! that second photo is just stunning! if you thought you were having trouble posing, or trying to figure out what in the heck to do with those things at the ends of your arms, well by golly you got iy=t now babe!

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  32. This is amazing! Bright colors really do brighten your day, I bet you put quite a lot of smile son people's lips!

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  33. you are the prettiest. yellow was made for you!

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  34. I love your dress and your style. I admire you very much. I'm leou from Argentina. kisses!

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