Isn't this dress pretty?? I snagged this Bernie Dexter dress along with this one during one of Bernie's last chance sales. This cherry blossom print is decidedly springy (I wish I'd had it back when they were in bloom!), but I knew it'd be pretty for summertime, too. The skirt of this dress is a little less full than others I have, so I opted not to wear a crinoline with it, but I think it'd look nice with one, too. I have a little cropped pink cardigan that would go perfectly with this dress, so I think I'll try my hand at styling it when the weather gets a little cooler, too. Who says you can't wear florals in the fall?
My mom and I are heading to the Sterling Renaissance Festival today! It's one of my favorite summer traditions. We usually eat our way through the faire (is there any other way?). I hardly ever drink, but they have these concord wine slushes that are absolutely amazing (they taste just like grape juice, which is the only reason I like them). The turkey legs are always way too much for me to handle, though! We always love watching all of the acts -- though our favorite one is curiously absent from our faire this year, sadly. I have a couple of friends who have worked at various Ren Faires, and while I think it would be a really fun gig, I have such trouble with improv that it's probably not in the cards for me (unless I learn how to get out of my head and not freeze up). I have such an appreciation for actors who can think on their feet like that.
Dress: Bernie Dexter (similar)
Jelly flats: J.Crew (similar)
Hair flower: Forever 21
I'm gearing up for a very busy and exciting week ahead. I have an audition tomorrow (and it's my best friend Wayne's birthday), a photo shoot on Tuesday (for a new job!), and I'm heading down to NYC on Thursday for a long weekend of fun and friends! I'll get into all of that in my next post. For now, I'm off to the Faire! Have a wonderful rest of your weekend!