Wednesday, June 02, 2010
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