20 May 2010

The sun never shines, but that's alright...

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photos by Tom b.

- Cucumber Sandwiches dress courtesy of Modcloth
- UO canvas wedges
- vintage hat
- vintage John Romain purse
- listening to Band of Horses - Infinite Arms (another new album to obsess over)

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Despite my lyrical quote for the day, the sun finally did peek its head out from behind the rain clouds that have lingered over our city for the past couple of days. This weather, vacillating between spring and, I dunno, fall (?) has been making me a bit crazy. Hopefully spring is now here to stay. With the weather turning nice out, Tom and I are heading back into home-project-overdrive. We've both been elbow deep in paint cans all week long. Turns out we weren't happy with a couple of our initial paint color choices so we've been repainting walls, touching up trim and patching all the spots that were left behind by the great window replacing fiasco that's finally come to an end. We now have windows we can open! With screens! Ah, the little things in life. :)

Another project on our to-do list is repainting the outside of the house. Right now it's sort of a drab tan with black shutters and I want it to be a bit more cheerful looking. So, this afternoon we took a long walk around town to scope out the neighborhood for colors that we like. We've got it narrowed down to a couple of ideas that we're excited about.

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Since we were finally able to make it out of the house after days of rain, I figured it was the perfect time to sport my new fave dress from Modcloth! I had my eye on this one since it made its debut on the site and was lucky the lovely ladies over at Modcloth were kind enough to let me give it a spin. I was counting on taking it on our trip down south. I thought it would be the perfect dress to wear while lurking around creepy old southern cemeteries and posing under trees draped with Spanish moss. But, I suppose it was not meant to be. The dress was delayed in the mail and our trip to the old cemeteries was deterred by thunderstorms.

So, instead the dress gets its debut on a lovely spring walk around Lancaster. That's all well and good, but with all the delays I'm sad to say the dress has already sold out on the Modcloth site! At least they have that nifty feature where you can sign up to be emailed when it comes back in stock. If you're tempted by it, I can wholeheartedly recommend the dress. Just be prepared to have some help getting laced into it! I finally managed but not before the cat tried to help by chasing the ties round and round.

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33 comments:

hannah and landon said...

That dress is amazing! I confess I've only been on modcloth once or twice but you've convinced me to take a better look at what they're offering! You look beautiful!
xo

Justice Pirate said...

You make every dress much more beautiful with your photos. I didn't even notice that dress!

Carys said...

That dress is so beautiful, your photos always look like a magazine editorial! Love the accessories too!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

tess said...

that's perfect on you, I really like the new silouhette on you

Dip-tea said...

Some dresses make the person look gorgeous. But you made this dress look fantastic!

Jenni said...

This dress is adorable. So ruffly! <3

Helen said...

ahh i love this dress, it's the perfect garden tea party dress.

Liz said...

i love the volume your dress has, it's perfect for a nice walk around town. So summery!

Betty Noir

LittleRachael said...

You look beautiful, that dress is gorgeous! :)

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Rosie said...

fabulous! That hat is perfect for this ensemble!

Taylor Sterling said...

such beautiful photos! I love the light airy dress!

Trina S. said...

lovn your blog! Where do you live?

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Kelly-Marie said...

You look so lovely, especially the picture of you sat on the steps- the dress drapes just perfectly over them.

esme and the lane way said...

Such a great dress! Haha gotta love cats helping out... the house painting sounds fun :)

Gracie said...

Ahhhhhh! That dress is AMAZING!!!

hannah said...

simply gorgeous! and how exciting to have operating windows for summer freshness :-)

♥Lola said...

Love this dress, and the name is so pretty! I can imagine wearing it to a tea party :)

Feather Light said...

Wow how pretty! ;D

Little Lost Treasures said...

Beautiful dress! And I love the purse

Sal said...

oh my that is one pretty dress. I know what you mean about the weather. Yesterday it was supposed to quite warm, and it was, for 2 mins! Thank God I had my cardi on. That's english weather for ya!

jenloveskev said...

So pretty! I love the back of that dress!!

Rebecca said...

What a lovely spring dress, and just the thing in which to eat cucumber sandwiches. The lacing up the back is so pretty.


~ the dandelion girl ~

MOUSEVOX VINTAGE said...

What a pretty dress! So delicate and feminine. It suits you very well.

zoƫ, lion heart vintage said...

ohhh loverly. did you eat cucumber sandwiches in the dress? because that would just be too adorable. especially if the crusts were cut off (even though they're the healthiest part!).

good luck on all of your painting endeavors - my man and i are having some issues as well, it's hard to commit to a colour!

vinti said...

I love your outfits, these atmosphere! You inspire me...

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Marie said...

that is a gorgeous dress on you. fabulous photos.

...love Maegan said...

gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! . ..love everything ...love the tattoo as well.

patty said...

Such a lovely dress! And you look great in it. :)

StylePicks said...

What a lovely dress



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danielle said...

just found your blog and I must say, I adore!

Danielle said...

That dress is absolutely adorableee.

Snappy Di said...

Way cute! Love that purse too. :-))

Penelope said...

I love Band of Horses!
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