Thursday, May 8, 2014

Soft Serve Summer.

Soft serve summer

It isn't summer yet, not quite, but that hasn't stopped me from already eating my fill of soft serve from my favorite little spot not too far from home. I like to go vacuum my car across the street (something that it needs often because I am a champion car-snacker) and then reward myself with a baby cone of chocolate soft-serve with rainbow sprinkles (promptly dropping a few on my nice clean car carpet). People are really particular about soft-serve in this area (maybe in every area, but there are lines of battle drawn in the ink of nostalgia in these parts especially), so I'm pretty loyal to Jim's Tastee Freeze. Partly because it's less than ten minutes from home but also because look at totally amazing ice-cream sign!

Soft serve summer

I've also had visions of an outfit post for this dress with ice cream and sprinkles for probably two years now (yeah I've been sitting on it and not wearing it for that long. But it needed some mending, and honestly when I bought it I was slightly more svelte than my natural self tends to be, so, you know) , but it depends on cooperative weather and my ability to drag someone with me instead of standing out there with a tripod in the middle of the day, running back and forth with a melting cone like some kind of selfie-obsessed lunatic (note: nothing against selfies, I love them, but after all these years I still really hate taking my own shots in public spots). But anyway, something about it just looked ice-creamy. I got soft-serve vibes from it, nipped-in waist and demure little bow collar,  it's a pony-tail drive-in milkshake kinda dress. It wanted sprinkles. Yesterday promised warmth and sun, perfect for an ice-cream soft-serve lunch. 

Soft serve summer

Soft serve summer

Soft serve summer

Soft serve summer

Soft serve summer

Soft serve summer

There might be nothing as strange and mildly embarrassing as having someone take pictures of you eating an ice cream cone. Partly because it takes about 45 pictures to find one or two decent mid-bite images, and partly because it's just, I don't know. Maybe I did it to myself with the heart-shaped ode-to-Lolita glasses. Whatever (forever).

Soft serve summer

Soft serve summer

Like I said, I've had my fair share of soft-serve so far this year, but I'm glad to get all dressed up and silly for it, and to go with a friend instead of just as a reward for myself for keeping my car clean(ish). I feel like I can start summer for real now, or at least, complain about how I want it to be while we occasionally dip back into 55 degree days. 

Soft serve summer

Soft serve summer

Soft serve summer

Dress: Vintage (funnily enough, it has a Jonathan Logan label sewed into it, but appears to be home-made, so, there's one for the vintage police), Jacket: J. Crew, Shoes: Thrifted, Pin: Laura's Vintage

Thank you to my friend Eden for snapping these! 

12 comments:

  1. This is perfect in everyway, and that dress is amazing. I don't even like having someone else take my pictures in public, its nerve wracking.

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  2. Um holy cats that hot dog pendant is probably the best detail EVER. I want to keep my eyes peeled for one now. Also, somebody made fun of my denim jacket in my super square office, and I just rolled my eyes like "You don't even know" - you look as beautiful as always.

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  3. I love everything about this. Thank you for this.

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  4. Oohhh, love that dress, and the fabulous shoes with it. Keep enjoying those icecreams!

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  5. I would like both the dress and the ice cream please.

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  6. What an adorable set of photos, lovely <3

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  7. The hot dog brooch is really something! You look so pretty :) I like the Lolita vibe and all those ice cream sprinkles are pure eye candy^^ x

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  8. That dress.. that pin.. your perfect pony <3_<3

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  9. I love these photos and your little brooch!

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  10. UM!! This post is perfect ;__;

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  11. Love the dress and your hair is adorable!

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  12. Yum, yum, yummy- and what an adorable shoot! Love this SO much! Following on Bloglovin' <3 Alex

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