Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Blackberry Blossoms

Feeling other-worldly,
A little bit Laura Ingalls.

On a trip to find a friend of mine a birthday gift, I found this hat instead.  I hadn't purchased anything on a whim in a while, and it felt good to see how something worked and to just go for it (and for $9 it was easy).  The dress was a gift from Sam.  It was a congratulations on making it six months without buying clothing.  I wanted to make sure that whatever it was, that it was something way different than anything I owned.  I felt this dress fit the bill.  I feel like I am channeling Sally Jane Vintage in this outfit.

I am looking forward to wearing this hat all summer long.  And I look forward to hot summer days, ice cold beers, and picnics in this dress.  Although, I did feel as though I was dressed up in a costume... it felt really great.  I was no longer Alyson who sits at a desk... I was, Alyson... walking down a dirt road with a basket full of fresh vegetables and fruit, sweat gleaming on my brow and back...  Going back to the farm to make some iced tea and lemonade.

Straw Hat: Clothing XChange
Floral dress: Buffalo Exchange (Chicago)
Cameo pendant necklace: family heirloom
Woven leather oxfords: Naturalizer, ebay


  1. I love this hat! I'm on the hunt for one... alas most look weird on my head.

  2. Love this outfit! I see you got your hat from Clothing XChange. I love that store. :)

  3. i loveeee this outfit. as a fellow nashvillian, it seems perfect for these awfully hot days!

  4. Anonymous8:38 AM

    Love this and love summer! It suits you.

    Congrats on almost 200 days! You are doing awesome.

  5. Hats are both fashionable and protect against the sun. They always get my vote. This one is perfect for summer.

  6. Love that dress! Where can I find one??



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