Best Birthday Ever Dress: ModCloth (on sale!)
Mel by Melissa wedges: Urban Outfitters (available here)
Cherry fascinator hat: c/o Paulie Antiques
Cherry pie ring: gift from Kate
Frilly socks: similar here
Oh Nishe, how I love thee! It seems like each Nishe dress I acquire is better than the last! This one definitely takes the cake, and I can see why ModCloth decided to name it the "Best Birthday Ever" dress; I'm pretty sure I'll be wearing it on my birthday next year. It's just that sort of dress. It's so gorgeous and has so many details I love: scallops, polka dots, a peter pan collar. It somehow manages to encompass both a retro and a twee aesthetic, which sort of perfectly describes my style. It also reminded me of Mary Poppins! It'd be perfect for a Disney trip. This dress has quickly earned a spot amongst my all-time favorite frocks. Oh, and it's on sale at ModCloth now, too!
These accessories were patiently waiting for the perfect outfit to come along. I scored these Mel by Melissa wedges from Urban Outfitters on sale (they're sold out there now, but are still available on Amazon!), though I will say that the sizing was a little different than I'd expected. I'm usually a pretty solid size 9 US (sometimes an 8.5 in flats), and since Mel shoes don't come in half sizes, I thought I'd be safe with the 9. They were huge on me, and even though they have ankle straps, I didn't trust that they'd stay on. I ended up exchanging for a size 8, which fits much better but is actually a tiny bit too tight in the toes. If they made half sizes, it would have been a perfect fit! All in all though, they're such darling shoes (and they remind me of Minnie Mouse!) and they're really comfy, despite the toe issue, so I can't complain too much.
I feel very lucky to have such kind, creative friends in the blogging world. This fascinator was a gift to me from my friend Polly, who blogs over at Paulie Antiques and runs a fabulous vintage shop of the same name. I was actually planning on buying this fascinator myself, but she wouldn't hear of it, and ended up sending it to me for a Christmas gift. I was so incredibly touched by her sweetness, and I am so thankful to have her as a friend. This cherry pie ring was a surprise gift from Kate, who sent it to me along with a couple of pieces I purchased from her "shop my closet" section of her shop. I'd mentioned wanting a pie ring a while back (to go with my pie dress), and I was so shocked that she even remembered, much less made one to send to me! I really believe that one of the best parts of blogging has been getting to know wonderful bloggers -- they've truly touched my heart.
Have a super Saturday!