Monday, September 1, 2014

Back in the Garden

Today I wore what's probably the prettiest dress I ever did wear!

It's also from work, no surprise there, and it's designer, ooh la la! It's Nicole Miller, and while I'm not sure how old it is, her dresses sell for something like $250, and I've never been able to afford something like that. But it sure is beautiful! I'll cut the small talk and get you right to a close up:

Isn't it a work of art? My Mom was pretty jealous, tbh. I took a couple days off work this week and ended up with a four day weekend due to schedule stuff and Labor Day. And it's sure felt good! I got to go home for the first time in like a month and a half. My parents and cat were glad to see me and I really enjoyed just being back in the house. I missed them so much! My Mom took me to some thrift stores and I got bunches of lovely treasures (I know she reads this blog, hi Mom!), and I painted one of our old chest of drawers powder blue and brought it to the apartment (no more using bins to hold my undies). Plus, the weather was beautiful.

I forgot how much I missed driving. During school I'd drive for 4 hours a week round trip on weekends and sing really loudly with the windows down. Now I don't get to do that anymore, which saves on gas... but I miss out on my the therapy of the good ol open road.

My Mom has a really beautiful garden, and she gave me a bunch of plants to take back with me! Here's our back porch. She's a decorating genius, really.

After I took pictures with the tripod, Mom wanted to take a few, so I posed for her. ^ Stunning as per usual.

Dress: Nicole Miller, thrifted
Shoes: Seychelles, thrifted
Necklace: Handmade by me


  1. What an amazing dress! And I hadn't visited your blog in a while -- your new layout is so cute!

    xox Sammi

  2. Wow- you've really found some great items through your job. Glad you were able to enjoy some time with family.

  3. This dress is perfect for you! Reminds me of your illustrations :) Such stunning color and tiny details. Love the halter neckline, too!

    <3 Megan

  4. love the color and pattern of the dress great details :)

  5. This dress is PERF. You could style it for any event and every season. I love these photo settings too, especially the wind chimes.

  6. Obsessed with this dress, your bangs pulled back, and this rad design.

  7. I love your dress and your garden! :)
    tasha xx

  8. Ah!! This is my favorite dress of yours by far! The detail is so pretty! Eep!

  9. Ugh you're the cutest. Love the print of your dress and your mom's garden/ porch is so pretty! (Hi Rachel's Mom!)

  10. Awesome thrifted finds! That dress definitely is a piece of art and the style possibilities are endless. Great job on the handmade necklace too!