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an art show outfit

All dressed upAll dressed up

On Wednesday evening, hubby and I got all dressed up to go to this amazing art show in Raleigh called RAW. We had such a great time – there were all sorts of artists, jewelry makers, photographers, music, etc. I even got to meet one of my favorite photographers and he was impressed that I knew who he was.

The venue was this super cool placed called Lincoln Theater, which often holds music shows. They had a neat mural outside of Abe Lincoln riding a Lincoln car. I had fun meeting people and I even ended up with a necklace, a bracelet, and a framed cross-stitch for the hubby.

Hubby picked out this dress for me to wear and I decided to go with the pin-up style, since I just love a retro look.

HAPPY FRIDAY! hope everyone has a great weekend!


Outfit Details:

Dress: Seersucker bow wiggle dress + belt, jcpenney (I don’t think it’s available anymore, I can’t find it online), $35
Shoes: Melissa + Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Lady Dragon pump, YOOX [also worn HERE]
Clutch: Old, can’t remember the brand
Jewelry: red bead choker necklace, thrifted $2 + bracelet, thrifted $2


easy colorblocking

The easiest way to jump on the ‘color blocking’ trend bandwagon is to buy a dress that’s pre-color blocked. haha! I think I’m so clever, don’t I? I really like this dress. It’s bright and very comfortable.

Well, I wasn’t really planning on buying anything, but I went into a JC Penney (or is it called JCP now?) store to return something I had bought online and… GASP….I found SO MANY CUTE THINGS. I literally had no bought anything at JCP since the late 90s. I ran into this dress on a clearance rack, and the rest was history.

Outfit details:
Dress: Allen B colorblock (turquoise, pink, orange) midi dress, JCP clearance $14 in store ($18 online)
Shoes: Nickel t-strap sandals, thrifted $4.59
Jewelry: Necklace, local store for $13.50 + bangles, thrifted $2-3 each + spiked bracelet, consignment store $5.99
Clutch: Talbots black patent clutch, thrifted $4
Belt: pink skinny belt from Charlotte Russe, old
Jacket: Vivienne Tam blazer, Ideeli clearance from a while ago, about $18

What do you think about the color blocking trend? Are you a fan?


PS. I really wanted to say something about the recent tragic events in Boston and Texas but I don’t really know what to say. When these types of events take place, it seems that words just fall flat. Humans are suffering all over the globe and it’s my sincere wish that one day, we won’t hurt each other any more. Peace, <3, and baby goldfish.

mission accomplished: striped dress!

I finally found it! THE striped dress I was looking for, and it’s everything I’d hoped for and more (except that it’s too big, but I don’t care). The fabric feels like great quality ponte and even though I should have ordered a Medium instead of a Large, they were out of stock so I went ahead and got the L. Worn with a belt, it fits pretty well, but I might consider visiting my tailor again.

I hope you all like it too.

Outfit details:
Dress: Joe Fresh Striped Dresss, JCPenney $39 (I did have a coupon, so it was more like $35). I think it’s out of stock😦
Jacket: Talbots yellow bow swing jacket, old clearance $20
Belt: NY & Co elastic belt, old clearance
Shoes: Cole Haan black pumps, consignment store $40
Necklace: Very Jane $12