Saturday, January 11, 2014

Coffee and tea and the java and me

Outfit Details:
Ice Coffee Circle Dress: Bettie Page Clothing (on sale!)
Telephone brooch: Kitty Cat Shop
Ampersand ring: ModCloth (part of a set)
Lady in Rad Boots in Ink: ModCloth
Coat: Bettie Page Clothing (gift)
Belt: from another dress
Tights: ModCloth
Crinoline: eBay

These photos were taken a few weeks ago, so no, we do not have this much snow on the ground right now!  I must have been crazy to go traipsing around in this!  Although I don't exactly love these boots with this outfit, there was kind of no way around it (that is, if I didn't want to wear the ugliest snow boots in all of creation).  Plus, you can barely see them, since it looks like I'm being eaten alive by these snow drifts.  I'm already kind of sick of snow, truth be told.

I'd been eyeing this dress forever (as well as the pencil dress version, which is adorable but would not be flattering on me), and I finally took the plunge during Bettie Page's sale on Black Friday (with some encouragement from the ever-lovely Amanda).  Bettie Page's sizing chart seems to slant on the big size to me (which is often true of a lot of pin-up-esque lines, I've found -- anyone else?), and I probably could have stood to order down in this dress, at least in the waist.  Luckily, I was able to swap out the belt this dress came with for another from my closet, and that pretty much solved the issue.  I was actually really afraid this color wouldn't work on me; neutrals are often tricky on me, especially ones that have yellow or brown undertones.  But I was so pleased that this wasn't the case!!  I also love that it's a long-sleeved dress made out of fabric that's quite heavy -- that certainly comes in handy for this polar vortex we're currently experiencing.  Can you tell I'm tired of the cold?  My mom and I are leaving in 6 days(!!!!!) for our Florida vacation, and even if it's not going to be super hot, I'm so excited to be getting away from the cold and dreariness. 

I don't think I ever went into detail here on our vacation plans, come to think of it!  My mom and I are heading down to Naples to visit my grandma for a few days, and then we're driving up to Orlando and going to Disney World!!!  This is precisely the kind of thing that we both need right now, and I'm really looking forward to spending time with my mom and doing stuff we both love (i.e., experiencing Disney magic and eating everything in sight).  I'm not sure if I ever mentioned this, but my ex and I had talked about marriage on a pretty regular basis, and we had always planned on going to Disney World for our honeymoon.  Like, this was a topic of conversation VERY often.  And I decided that I really did not want my idea of Disney World -- a place I truly love -- to always be intertwined with this painful breakup and a relationship that went down in flames.  I've given him too much power over my emotions as it is, and I decided that I'd be damned if I was going to let him take away the Happiest Place on Earth from me, too.  So I'm not!  We are going to have an amazing time and I really can't wait.  I'll be posting a lot more about Disney, and I'm sure you'll probably get sick of it, so suffice it to say that I'm ecstatic and I have so much to do before we leave!!

Have a happy Saturday!
xox Sammi


  1. I can't wait to see your pictures from Florida! I'm so sick of the snow and cold too. It feels like I start to tolerate it less and less every year. Also, I love this dress and the little telephone pin! :)

  2. Wowzers you look amazing! Love the dress and your hair - and spectacular backdrop - just rain (and lots of it!) here in the UK

  3. Oh! Florida seems so exiting! Cant wait to read all about it. Also- don't you look darling in this? The pin is the crowning touch!

  4. I am super jealous you get to head to Florida!! I wish I could escape somewhere warm :)
    This dress is gorgeous, fit's you so wonderfully! And that colour is so lovely

  5. So adorable, as always

  6. That dress is so nice. Have a great weekend.

  7. Holy cow that's a lot of snow! And I love this color on you.


  8. Sooooooooooooooo lovely and inspiring.

  9. Absolutely gorgeous! You have the sweetest face~

    xoxo, The Occasional Indulgence


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