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

6 comments:

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

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

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

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  4. Love this and love summer! It suits you.

    Congrats on almost 200 days! You are doing awesome.

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

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

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