Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Stripes and Sunflowers

pinup girl clothing striped jenny skirt

These photos are a few weeks old, but posting them now gives me the chance to relive a perfect afternoon! My dear friend Rusty came home for a few days, and I felt so lucky to spend some time with him. We were determined to take photos in this big sunflower field – and we got there just in time. Most of the sunflowers were past their prime, but we managed to find a section of late-bloomers... which is sort of appropriate for Rusty and me, actually. We've talked about (and bonded over) how we each have needed a bit more time than other people might in order to find our place and our stride. But once we find it, we tend to bloom beautifully.

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sunflower field
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After spending the golden hour amongst golden flowers, we enjoyed a delicious dinner at a pizzeria Rusty recommended. I could (and often do) spend hours catching up with Rusty when we've been apart. Although I have a fairly large circle of acquaintances from the theatre community, it's rare for me to find such a supportive friend with whom I connect so deeply. Three of my closest theatre friends aren't living in Rochester right now, so what time I do get to spend with them is precious. Rusty recently figured out that he's a fellow Highly Sensitive Person, and I love being able to relate to him on that level, too. I wish he was here all the time, but he's off doing wonderful things with an equally wonderful theatre company down in Virginia. I'm so proud of everything he's accomplishing, and I'm grateful to know that he feels the same way about what I'm doing here.
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striped skirt
Sammi's Outfit Details
Vamp top: Pinup Girl Clothing (other colors here)
Striped Jenny Skirt: Pinup Girl Clothing (similar)
Boater hat: Pinup Girl Clothing
Flats: Aerosoles
boater hat
men's straw fedora
Rusty's Outfit Details
Shirt: Gap (similar)  ||  Hat: Gap (similar)
Shorts: Forever 21
Shoes: Converse

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Have a lovely Wednesday!

Monday, September 19, 2016


milkshake skirt dangerfield

Summertime is definitely on its way out, so I'm determined to enjoy what warm days we have left. I think one of the best ways to do this is with the consumption of ice cream. I hadn't been to Pittsford Farms Dairy yet this year, so my mom and I headed out to enjoy some frozen treats before the end of the season... and of course, this milkshake skirt from Dangerfield Clothing was perfect for the occasion.

pinup girl clothing peasant top pink
pittsford farms dairy and bakery
milkshake skirt
Outfit Details
Pink peasant top: Pinup Girl Clothing
My Milkshake Skirt: Dangerfield Clothing
Popsicle necklace: similar
Flats: Aerosoles

pinup couture top

Other than bidding farewell to ice cream weather, I'm pretty excited for autumn. I can't believe October is right around the corner. I feel sorta "basic" for saying that I'm looking forward to sweater weather, fall foliage, hot chocolate, apple picking, and pumpkins (plus Halloween and my birthday)... but I do honestly love all those things and I shouldn't have to feel ashamed about that. I'll get into how annoying I think the "basic" backlash is some other time, but suffice it to say: like what you like. As long as it's not hurting anyone, don't let anyone make you feel badly about it.

mint chocolate chip ice cream
Have a great start to your week!

Friday, September 16, 2016

Friday Favorites #141

I, for one, am very glad it's Friday. Here are some things I've been loving this week:

I may already have a spiderweb skirt, but I love this Little Jun version for Halloween!
pinup girl clothing little jun spiderweb skirt

This pumpkin tea towel is so cute.
anthropologie tea towel

This sweatshirt describes me pretty accurately.
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charlotte olympia barbie
And this vanity print skirt is amazing!
banned clothing vanity skirt
I might need this Minnie Mouse eye shadow palette...
minnie mouse eye shadow palette sephora
balloon dress

This rug is so pretty!
anthropologie rug
This hamper is adorable.
pink hamper

This yellow plaid skirt is giving me all kinds of Cher Horowitz vibes.
yellow plaid tartan skirt

And I'm a little obsessed with this Lazy Oaf varsity jacket.
lazy oaf varsity jacket

This pendant light is beautiful.
vintage pendant light

Can I just live in this Santorini print skirt?
chicwish santorini skirt

And finally, I liked seeing the pieces from Rachel Antonoff's new Betty and Veronica collection! I didn't love all of the pieces, but I definitely liked some and I'll be eager to see them when they're released.

I do enjoy this top (and Alia Shawkat, obviously)!
Have a great day!

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016


Ella Dress Pinup Girl Clothing

It's starting to feel more like fall, but this dress makes me think of springtime! The Ella dress from Pinup Girl Clothing isn't my favorite style (it's a bit too long for my liking and the bust is a little wonky on me), but I couldn't possibly resist this gorgeous print and the sweet little mint bow. This print now comes in both a Jenny skirt and the new petite Jenny skirt (which is essentially the Darling Dames skirt – a favorite of mine). At some point, I may either get this dress hemmed or try to trade/sell in favor of the skirt version... but for now, this dress is staying put in my closet.

floral ribbon ella dress pinup girl
boater hat
pinup girl clothing ella dress

I can't believe it's already the middle of September. The last few weeks have flown by. I'm really enjoying my new job, and I think that's a big part of why time seems to go by so quickly. Of course, I'm still exhausted at the end of the week, but I'm so much happier when I'm creatively fulfilled and intellectually stimulated all day long. (I mean, who wouldn't be?). I feel very grateful to have found a position that I like so much and seems to be so well-suited for my skill set. It's a rare event, and I don't want to take that for granted.

floral ribbon ella dress
Outfit Details
Ella Dress in Floral Ribbon Print: Pinup Girl Clothing
Boater hat: Pinup Girl Clothing
Necklace: similar
Shoes: similar

large boater hat

Have a great day!

Monday, September 12, 2016

Lemon Drop

kohl's lemon dress

I mentioned before that I'm making more of an attempt to use pieces already in my wardrobe for posts here. In addition to styling familiar pieces in new ways, I've also come across a few items that never really seemed "blog-worthy" enough to show off. Which seems silly, I realize... but I feel like there are some garments I wear a lot that just don't seem special enough to blog. I've had this Kohl's lemon print dress for about a year, but have never really worn it before. For some reason, it caused a huge stir on the internet and it seemed like everyone was on the hunt for it. It's definitely shorter than the dresses and skirts I normally wear these days, but because it's been unseasonably warm these past couple of weeks, I decided to pull it out from the depths of my closet and give it a spin.

lemon print dress
kohls lemon dress
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In other news, the Fringe Festival starts up this week here in Rochester. We were supposed to be doing an encore presentation of a play I was in last January, but because my best friend/our director is still in the hospital after his kidney transplant, we decided it was best to pull out of the festival. It's disappointing that we aren't getting to do the show, but we were all in agreement that if it wouldn't be representative of what the show deserves, it was better not to go through the stress of attempting to put it together. Although it's a bummer, I'm a little relieved that I won't be spending this next week in intensive rehearsals – plus, now I can actually enjoy myself and see a bunch of shows! We already have tickets to see Pandora Boxx's show (she's a Rochester native and I'd actually seen her in stuff here prior to Drag Race), but there are lots of other things I want to see. Best of all, my apartment is literally steps away from the Fringe main hub, so I'm right near all of the action!

citrus dress
Outfit Details
Lemon dress: Kohl's (similar)
Necklace: ModCloth (similar
Flats: Aerosoles

kohls dress
Have a great start to your week!
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