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recently thrifted: watermelon dress

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I recently found this super cute dress at one of the local thrift stores and I couldn’t resist the watermelon-like color palate 😉 I am trying to get all my very summer clothes worn before fall is upon us. Although living in the south means fall could show up sometime in October.

Plus, my cat Lafayette or “Laffy”. He’s a sweet 17-lb chunk.

Hope y’all have a great Tuesday, dear readers.


Outfit Deets:
Dress: ECI lime green, white, and reddish dress, thrifted $5
Necklace: lime green bubble necklace, ebay $15
Shoes: Mel for Forever21 (NLA)
Belt: OLD NY&Co. white belt
Cardigan thing: Old Michael Stars white open cardi, TJ Maxx


OOTD: summer dress + sandals

breezy summer dress + jean jacketWhen the summers in NC get scorching hot and humid, one of my favorite things to wear is a breezy summer dress + sandals. I usually pair it with a cardigan or jacket at work since they keep the office so cold.

Recently I picked up the Sam Edelman Gigi sandals because I desperately needed a pair of flat sandals other than my mel for forever21 plastic ones. A few days after I got them, my little kitty chewed them up but I was able to get them mostly fixed. I really like these sandals and hope to get lots of wear out of them –  they are very comfortable.

What’s your favorite thing to wear during the hot & humid summertime?

Happy Hump Day – stay cool out there!

Outfit Details:
Dress: Nine West cotton print dress, thrifted $4.59
Shoes: Sam Edelman Gigi sandals, piperlime sale
Jacket: Old Navy Jean Jacket, thrifted $4.59
Arm candy: old watch gift from my mom + gold chain bracelet, thrifted $2

hot to cold

Sorry that it’s been so long since I’ve blogged. Things have been a little overwhelming on my end: my mom’s been in town (she can’t find a job but has contract work in Rwanda for a few months), then our a/c finally breathed its last breath, and work has been really busy.

All last week, we didn’t have A/C at home and it’s been either very rainy and very humid and warm or just downright HOT. On Friday we finally had a new unit installed – yay! Happy to finally be sleeping in a climate controlled house and not be drenched in sweat every night.

So as you may have gathered, there have been very few outfit posts because I’ve been just bummin’ it basically. No makeup because there’s no point in wearing it if it’s just going to melt off your face, frizzy hair, and clothes only for comfort.

Here is something I wore the other day, nothing too exciting, but a cute summery dress that goes well from hot (outside) to cold (they keep the office I work in SO COLD – no complaints though!).

Going from Hot to Cold


Hope you are all doing well, dear readers! How do you stay cool in summertime?


Outfit Details:
Dress: LOFT flower print cotton dress, thrifted $4.59
Jacket: Victoria’s Secret double breasted jeans jacket, old
Jewelry: thrifted, old
Shoes: Mel/Melissa for Forever21 plastic sandals, in store

LWD (little white dress) – reblog

Hello dear readers. I hope everyone had a great long weekend. I have a virus thing and have been feeling under the weather and less than attractive, so I thought I’d reblog an old post with a super cute LWD (little white dress) that I’ll be wearing this summer.

If you have any ideas on how to style this dress, please share 🙂

Sandpaper Kisses

Today’s Day 5 of the Dressmeber Midsummer Madness (wear a different dress every day) and they have started… the hottest days of the year. Sweltering 105 degree heat with no rain in sight is not my favorite, especially since my air conditioning at home can barely keep the house below 86 degrees. yay.

The good news is that I work indoors (so thankful!) and I had a pretty dress to keep my mind off the weather.

For day 5 I chose a vintage-inspired and ultra-feminine Donna Morgan white sweetheart neckline eyelet dress that has a super unique purple/pink pattern on the bottom. I saw this dress on eBay and just had to have it – and it’s a good thing I got such a good deal on it. I paired the dress with a cool yellow necklace I got also on eBay for a steal.

With this Donna Morgan dress…

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help me decide! keep or sell?

I remember when I saw this Kate Spade Fleur dress online for the first time, I was smitten. And I blogged about it, never thinking that I could ever own the dress.

Then I saw it at TJ Maxx months later. My heart jumped. It wasn’t going to cost me the $445 regular price but it was STILL very expensive for my budget. And there was only 1 dress left, in size 8. Even though I was doing really well with my low-carb lifestyle and losing weight, I still wasn’t a size 8. I bought it, grinning from ear to ear. The Kate Spade green leaf print Fleur dress was finally all mine. I’d lose the weight and get to wear it soon, I told myself.

Fast forward a year later. I still have it in my closet and although it’s gotten very close to fitting, IT STILL DOESN’T FIT ME. I love this dress. It is everything I love in a dress. It’s very retro, vintage-inspired, and the leaf print, and the cut, and the skirt, and it has pockets…I swoon over it. But I have to face reality: I can’t wear it and I could really use the money for my upcoming vacation to Miami.

What do I do?

<<Now it’s YOUR turn to help me decide what to do, KEEP IT or TRY TO SELL IT?>>

See, I can’t zip up the zipper all the way.

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**sorry again for the janky photos, I had to take them using my camera’s timer and they turned out quite dark and shady.

Thanks for your help!