Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Sunflower

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All images by Emma Rizzo Photo
Last month, Emma and I drove out to Clifton Springs for our now-annual trip to see these incredible sunflower fields. We made the pilgrimage for the first time last year and we knew we had to come back again once August rolled around. The weather proved to be a bit tricky, but Emma came through (as always) with some stunning shots.

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While we were traipsing through the fields, I couldn't help but think back to the last time we were there. It was a truly magical experience and we had a great day exploring the area. But that little escape (and others like it) was definitely necessary at the time. In retrospect, I can admit how sad and stressed I was then. It's hard to keep that in mind sometimes, particularly when my heart is hurting and I just want to view the past in a rosy light. But it's moments like these when things really come into focus and I can see that – in spite of all the darkness – the sun still shines... and maybe it's much brighter than it once was. I really do feel like a little sunflower looking towards the light.

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Speaking of sunflowers... I know a lot of other people would love nothing more than to capture some special memories in a field like this. If you live in Rochester or the surrounding area, you're in luck: Emma will be having sunflower field mini-sessions a little later this month! If you're interested you can book your slot here – and don't dawdle, as sign-ups are limited and spots will go quickly!

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Outfit Details
Arina Dress: Gal Meets Glam (similar here and here)
Boater hat: similar  ||  Flats: Jessica Simpson

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Hope your day is a sunny one!

Friday, September 6, 2019

Just Peachy

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I can't lie: although I love pretty much all kinds of fruit, peaches are my absolute favorite. They're the cutest, the fuzziest, and the juiciest. You can't possibly deny the allure of their emoji, either. And being able to use "peachy keen" (or a variant) in a sentence is always fun. Plus, peaches are the perfect accompaniment to ice cream. So really, what's not to love? I'll use any excuse to go peach picking when the season rolls around... and lucky for me, that season is happening right now!

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I always say that I bruise like a peach, but I guess I love dressing like one, too. Although I wanted this Gal Meets Glam dress ever since it came out, I didn't pull the trigger right away. I ended up forgetting about it until I saw it was available at a deep discount. Sadly, it's no longer available there (though there are a bunch of listings for this dress on Poshmark). There are a bunch of other GMG dresses on sale at Nordstrom Rack, where I found this one! So if you've been waiting for a bargain, this could be a good time to try this line – which is one of my favorites, by the way.

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This weekend, I'm planning on spending some time outdoors, enjoying some good food and rest, and gearing up for the Rochester Fringe Festival (which starts next week!). I can scarcely believe it's already September. I'm slowly starting to embrace the idea of autumn, though I'm still soaking up all of the sunshine I can while it lasts. I know everyone's excited for fall, so I'll start decorating – and doing autumnal things – very soon. But for now, I'll be wearing my summer dresses and eating as many peaches as possible.

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Outfit Details
Dress: Gal Meets Glam (similar here and here)
Boater hat: similar  ||  Necklace: Macy's
Flats: Jessica Simpson  ||  Basket: Amazon

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Have a sweet weekend!

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Cherry Picked

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All images by Emma Rizzo Photo
Cherries are the quintessential pinup print... or they are for me, at least. So it makes sense that I've put together at least one cherry-themed post each summer I've been blogging. (You can find a bunch of my previous cherry-themed posts here.) It's become a bit of tradition, I guess. Cherries were never really my favorite fruit, but I can't resist a cherry dress – or a good orchard.

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This dress from Smak Parlour has such cute details! I love the pom-pom hem and the tie back. It has absolutely no give to it, so I'd recommend ordering up if you're between sizes. But even though it's a bit of a tight fit, I absolutely love the silhouette. It's on sale (both on their own website and at Unique Vintage) now that the season is nearly over. So if you're the kind of gal who likes to snag a bargain for the following year, here's your chance!

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Summer has kind of flown by. I know a lot of people are ready for fall to begin, but (as always) I'm not quite ready to let the warm weather go. Technically, we have a few weeks left... and I'm not about to hurry things along. So you'll have to be okay with me posting summery content for just a bit longer! I'll get on the autumnal/Halloween train before you know it – I promise.

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Outfit Details
embroidered cherry dress: Smak Parlour
cherry hat: vintage (similar)  ||  clog sandals: available at Nordstrom

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Have a delicious day!
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