Okay, so these photos are from August. I totally forgot that I uploaded them and then never posted about them. But I figured that if I waited much longer, they wouldn't be relevant until the weather got warmer again, which would make me sad since this dress is so beautiful and I loved wearing it. I ended up wearing when my mom and I made our nearly-yearly pilgrimage to the Sterling Renaissance Festival. I'd been planning on wearing something else, but when I tried on that other dress, it was MUCH shorter and tighter than I remembered (whoops), so I had to go with Plan B... which ended up being much better anyway!
This dress was actually an Instagram find! It was really delayed in getting to me (it got lost in the mail and was returned to the sender, for some reason), but fortunately, it arrived in time for the Faire. It's slightly too tight around the waist, but I was determined to make it work. I've found that square dance dresses are a good compromise between costume and something that one can wear in "real life" (though I do realize that even this would be way too much for some people). I thought the rosebud print was just too sweet to pass up!
Also, a mosquito bit me right on the temple while taking these photos. One great thing about fall: the mosquitoes finally go away! I was really resistant to summer ending at first, but now I'm really excited for the fall. I just hope it lasts a while before snow overtakes everything! (I hate myself for even bringing up the word "snow.")