Jul 28, 2011

Shoulder Ties Sun Dress

One of my favorite things to wear in the summer time is the cotton sun dress with shoulder ties! It really reminds me of being a little girl sometimes. Remember wearing those cute little smocked sun dresses growing up? I also love this one because it's fun twirlin' in that super full tiered skirt! Super comfortable cotton too. Paired it with a leather belt that honestly gets paired with nearly all of my sun dresses, I like it that much.

The rose necklace is pretty special to me. It reminds me of my Grandma because she used to wear something very similar. My sis is now the lucky owner of Gram's original rose necklace, but I found one that is just as pretty, and the sentiment is still there.♥

 ALSO ---
Check out our garden's progress! I've been using that basil fresh off the stem for homemade pizza, and the kale I planted myself! :) The blackberries are what I'm most thrilled about, though. There are seriously a TON growing in our far backyard. It's great because even if I go out and pick a bowlful one day, another bowlful is ready the very next day. Mmmmm berry pie & vanilla ice cream is heaven on a hot summer evening, my friends!


vintage black bow hat: thrifted
vintage tiered sun dress: thrifted
vintage heart necklace: Mitten antique store
leather belt: thrifted
leather sandals: DSW

Jul 25, 2011

Dresses for the Countryside

I grew up on ten acres in the middle of NOWHERE. Seriously there existed 1 grocery store and 1 gas station in the entire little town where my dad decided to build his house back in the early 1980's. Back then, I never appreciated it half as much as I do now. There is really something to be said about peace and quiet and all of that LAND to enjoy on the countryside! Every time I visit my parents I dress differently than I do in the city in which I now live (app. 3 hours away). Just looking through my little shop, I'm reminded of how living in the country has affected what pieces I decide to choose for the shop!

That first dress (1970's Calico Cotton Dirndl) is my faaaaaavorite right now. 

p.s. that is my dad in the bottom picture, tending to his horses on a misty afternoon. He's been crazy about those pretty animals ever since I've known him! ;)

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