Thursday, October 17, 2013

Pastel princess: a summertime throwback

Outfit Details:
The Ethereal Thing Dress: ModCloth (no longer available)
Pink belt: Forever 21 (old)
Bracelet: American Eagle (old)
Mint spectators: BAIT Footwear

First things first: this is the dreamiest dress of all time.  This is a fact, pure and simple.  I was lucky enough to score this during one of ModCloth's crazy sales that happen only about twice a year, and I'm so glad I went for it.  Secondly, you may notice that the surroundings look a little less autumnal than what's been in my photos lately.  These were taken during the summer, and I hadn't posted them because Steven took them and it was just too much to even think about.  But then I thought about it... and realized that I can't let someone who broke my heart continue to take away my happiness.  I feel happy when I think about this dress, and when I'm wearing it.  I feel happy when I'm blogging (did I mention that he wanted me to give up -- or at least drastically cut back on -- that in order to make him the #1 priority?  And that this conversation took place after he had moved back home and cut off all contact with me?  I had said I wasn't going to get into all that, but I guess I changed my mind... since I think after all the mind-changing he's done, I'm allowed to).  I don't understand how someone can want another person to give up something that brings her so much joy, something that fulfills a creative drive, something that makes her feel good about herself.  And frankly, I refuse to do that.  I know I am nowhere near perfect, and it sometimes takes someone who cares about you to point out your shortcomings; I have always been willing to improve myself, and I know that a lot of compromise goes into any relationship. But there are limits to that.  And I can't fathom being with someone who essentially wants me to change who I am and give up things I adore, on the off-chance that he "might" be able to love me again.  So screw that.  I am going to love this dress, and I am going to post these photos, because no one should be able to take my happiness away from me.

I'm sure everyone is sick to death of hearing about that whole situation (I know I am!), so I'll focus on some other things.  Although this dress is very springy, I'm excited to see if I can remix it for the winter!  I think pastels are actually really beautiful in the wintertime, and I already have some ideas.  Let's see, what else... we are in full swing for our school tour, and we have just a couple weeks left before we go into tech. rehearsals for Rapunzel.  I'm finally starting to feel like I'm on the mend from this second cold, thank goodness.  I've started to receive swapped items from the ladies at Flock Together (my first post goes up tomorrow, by the way!!), which is super fun and exciting.  I'm putting together the accessories for my Halloween costume, though I still have no idea where I'm going to wear it.  And I made some plans for my birthday weekend (there's this bar I like that specializes in classic cocktails, it's kind of a prohibition era style place, so I hope people can come to that a couple of nights before my actual birthday... plus, I'd like to go out for tea with my mom and maybe go out to dinner with my parents, too).  So I'm continuing to move forward.  And I feel okay about it.  Still unsure about what my future holds in a lot of ways.  But I think I'll just have to be okay with that for now.

I just adore the back of this dress!

...Forgot to move my tripod.  Whoops.

I think that'll be the end of the ranting on here.  It's off my chest, and I'll eventually be okay again.  Onward and upward!

Have a great Thursday!
xox Sammi


  1. That dress truly is gorgeous - I would love to wear it! I remember seeing it on Modcloth a while ago but it's a lot to pay for shipping and customs to the UK! That's so sad that your ex wanted you to give up blogging - I would be really upset if someone told me to do that for them, I think it's a little bit out of line. I'm glad you didn't give it up though!!

  2. That dress is stunning on you, I'm glad you posted the pictures in spite of everything!

  3. I have this dress and pair it the same way you do!! Except I wear it with gold shoes...makes me feel like a fairy lol. I ALWAYS get so many compliments on this dress. You look great, and don't let ANYONE get in the way of your happiness.

  4. These are gorgeous photos! You look just lovely! I love the addition of the belt. And seconding what has already been expressed, do what makes you happy! I've been in a situation where I've given things up that I loved, and it was absolutely the wrong decision. Keep on doing what you love <3

    Also, I feel the same way about dark hair as you do red! It's always seemed both exotic and classically beautiful at the same time :)

    Jenny Lee

  5. Oh, this dress looks like Happiness as a fabric. How cheerful! I'm so glad you are continuing on with blogging. It is fun and happy. Seems very out of line to ask someone to quit it, especially after cutting off contact with said person. I hope things continue to be looking up for you.

  6. You just shine in these light colors, m'dear. I love the pastel skirt! Perfect. :*


  7. Aw no, Sammi, don't EVER think you have to . I'm glad that you're writing about this whole situation still, I mean, I definitely think it helps your mental health! Really, getting it out is important. You can't just bottle up all your feels! And writing about it coupled with your blogging habits will help it all the more (all the more?? that's not a phrase, but hopefully you get what I'm trying to convey lol lol I am having brain farts tonight, my bad).

    Anyway, you look sugary sweet here--this dress is a pastel DREAM! *___* Eeeep, I can't get over how lovely the pastel colors are on you. So so cute.

  8. How dreamy is this outfit!!! I've adored that dress and those shoes forever on Modcloth. Makes me wish I would have just sucked it up and purchased them. You look like a doll - Love it!

    I always think venting makes you feel a little lighter and is good for your wellbeing. I was with someone in the past that didn't support some of my interests either - not good. Hope thing continue to look up for you darling :-) Happiest Friday!

  9. I totally agree that you should never be in a relationships with someone who wants to change you. It seems like you're learning a lot about yourself throughout this whole breakup and I'm so proud of you for being strong! I love this dress!

    Xo, Hannah

  10. you know what? Screw it...and him! your blog is your creative outlet, your passion and hobby why the hell would you pack it in when you're so good at what you do and we LOVE seeing your amazing dresses.

    I will admit Jon sometimes gets to a point on a day out when he's like 'oh babes.... have we got enough photos yet??" and I'll go...'ummmm we need to take the last few again because i'm out of focus' and he'll just accept it (bless him it's not easy being a bloggers boyfriend!) I will in fact get him to write a post sometime about his experience as we have had some really funny moments doing it, but he is incredibly proud of me and my progress with it and proof reads and photographs the majority of it.

    This dress is such a magical dream, the colours, the fabric what a beautiful dress!

    follow your heart.
    wear clothes that make you happy.
    always be true to yourself, because you are wonderful!

    xxx Rebecca

  11. I certainly don't mind hearing that at all and definitely agree that something's not right for someone to want you to give up something you really enjoy. if he wanted to change that, it makes me question other things he'd want to change about you in the future. and i def agree w/ constructive criticism as well, my hubs will often see me reading blogs and such when i should be studying and he scolds me a bit and reminds me i need to be working on a project due soon or whatnot, but it's very caring and w/ the intentions of me getting enough sleep and such. so def has to be w/ the right intentions. on a side note, this dress really is lovely.
    Cuddly Cacti
    Mitla Moda


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