Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Balloons & Blogiversaries

pinup girl clothing dress

After two years of blogging, I finally fulfilled my (admittedly cliché) desire to do an outfit post with balloons!  Of course, I didn't realize just how windy it was until I got outside... it was a bit of a struggle, to say the least!  But I managed to snap enough decent-looking photos in the end, and even though my toes were frozen, it was worth it!

pastel balloons
blog anniversary

I inadvertently matched my outfit to both the balloons and my blog layout, which seems sort of fitting for a blog anniversary post.  I wear so many kooky prints on here that it almost seems strange to play with just color!  I hadn't worn this dress in a while, and it makes me wish it came in more solid colors.  I'm eagerly awaiting the arrival of PUG's spring line, so who knows, maybe they'll expand their range of Jenny dresses!  I'm also pleased with this little record player brooch I made (though I use the term "made" loosely, since all I did was hot glue a pin on the back of a dollhouse piece I found on eBay).  Even the name of the little record felt right for this outfit -- it reads: "Give Myself A Party," and I guess I decided to do just that!

PUG jenny dress
retro brooch
lavender dress
retro dress

I mentioned this in my 2-year blogiversary giveaway post (if you haven't entered yet, get on that!), but I wanted to reiterate how thankful I am for all of you who continue to follow and support my blog.  When I first started blogging, I often felt the need to downplay or apologize for it; I was worried that people would think it was a really superficial and silly thing to pursue.  But over time, I realized that while my blog isn't something that'll change the world, it certainly makes my own little world a lot more joyful -- and that is more than enough of a reason to feel proud of it.  I've chronicled a lot of ups and downs on my blog, and I truly appreciate all of you who've left such kind and encouraging comments and decided to stick with me through it all.  Getting to connect with all of the people who love to have fun with fashion has been the most rewarding outcome of this entire venture.  I'm excited to see what this next year has in store for my blog, and thank you all for taking this journey with me!  </sappy blabbing>

pinup dress
Outfit Details
Jenny Dress: Pinup Girl Clothing
Cardigan: gift from Kate (similar)
Petticoat: ModCloth (available here)
Hair flower: Forever 21
Brooch: made by me
Shoes: similar
Belt: ASOS


Have a wonderful Wednesday, and make sure to enter my blogiversary giveaway!!  The prizes are pretty major (if I do say so myself), and it ends on Sunday at midnight!  Enter here!

xox Sammi


  1. Congrats! Happy Blogiversary! Glad you got to have fun with balloons! I love how it all matches! =)

    In a Nutshell...

  2. Happy anniversary! You look lovely, as always. <3

  3. You look so cute, girl! Love the pastel balloons ♥

  4. This outfit and the balloons make me so incredibly happy. All of my favourite colours in one and I just adore the puff skirt. Perfection! x

  5. I'm not really a brooch person myself but that vinyl player brooch is precious!

  6. you are adorable, this color scheme is perfection.

  7. Happy Blogiversary! The balloons are darling! And I'm glad they didn't carry you away with the wind!

    This outfit is darling! What a soft and sweet color palette!

    Your record player brooch is darling! And I actually have the very same record player, though I have it sitting with a doll someone made of me. Gee, that sounds kind of strange when typed out like that... Hmm...anyhow! I think the brooch idea is marvelous!


  8. Love this! Your outfit, and the photos are pastel perfection! xx

  9. Happy Blogiversary Sammi! I adore everything about this outfit ~ the colors are perfection and how adorable are the balloons! Seriously, a balloon shoot is also on my blogging bucket list; and I find your styling so inspirational. ❤

    bonita of Lavender & Twill

  10. Happy Blogaversary! This outfit is SO perfect!! <33

  11. You are an absolute pastel dream! I swear you're made of spun sugar or something. These photos are beautiful. I love the balloons, the snow, the halo of light behind your head. I think it was definitely worth some frozen toes to get something this great.
    Jessica, Zella Maybe

  12. OMG I am obsessed with this outfit and everything looks absolutely PERFECT! My favorite outfit of yours EVER!! Balloons are so fun!! I spend way too much money on them! Hehe!

    love, polly

  13. Oh my word, this is such a gorgeous series of photos and one equally beautiful outfit. Snow + pastels + balloons = sublime in my books!

    Happiest blogiversary wishes, dear gal!

    ♥ Jessica

  14. This outfit is so darling and you look gorgeous!

  15. Omgosh. <3 *This* is how you wear pastels! I could never do this so well. Haha. The balloons are the perfect touch, too. You look beautiful!

    - Anna

  16. Happy Blogiversarie! These are my favourite of all the photos I've seen you do. I've also wanted to do a shoot both balloons for ages and I got so excited when I saw these. ❤️


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