Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Flower carts

tatyana boutique

This springy, scalloped dress from Tatyana was destined to be part of my wardrobe. It's absolutely darling, and well-made to boot. My one complaint is that Tatyana's sizing is very inconsistent, and they don't provide specific size charts for each garment they produce. I had to guess on my size, and since the dresses I tried on while visiting the Tatyana store were both larges and mediums I went with the large on a gamble. It turns out that I should have ordered the medium, because this dress runs quite big. You can't tell too much from these photos, but I want to see if I can get it taken in a bit. It's also more see-through in the top than I would have liked, but even with these flaws, I think it's still going to remain in my closet. I'm such a dress hoarder!

tatyana dress
bait footwear
tatyana flower cart dress

I'm normally a lot better at thinking of creative blog post titles, but I have to be honest: not only was it really difficult with this dress, but my brain is absolutely fried from this rehearsal process. On paper, our rehearsal hours don't look like much (typically, they've been 5 hour days with 1 day off per week), but I am physically, mentally and emotionally exhausted. It's been a great experience to work with industry professionals and this kind of opportunity is really rare around here... but that being said, it's going to be a relief once it's over. I'll definitely miss being able to feel like a "real" working actor, and this has kind of lit a fire under my tush, but I also really need a break (especially since I ended up getting really dehydrated and was kinda messed up last week and this week from it). Taking care of yourself – even when you don't think you're doing anything particularly strenuous – is so important, and I certainly won't forget that any time soon! I feel like "self care" has kind of a negative connotation, but it's totally necessary.

flower cart dress
Outfit Details
Dress: Tatyana
Belt + petticoat: eBay
Shoes: BAIT Footwear (similar)

retro bangs

Have a great Wednesday!
xox Sammi

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  1. Well, I'm pretty much dying over how amazing this outfit is and how beautiful you look. <3 I LOVE this dress on you.

  2. There is something about border prints that just make me smile! I love the red accessories you paired with this- perfection!

  3. This dress is beautiful. I loved it immediately when I saw it on Instagram! That print is super cute, and the umbrellas give it a carnival-esque touch. The red belt and shoes go perfectly with it. I hope your rehearsal went well <3.

    xo, Serli

  4. Yes!! I considered this one when I was shopping but with it being so WHITE I just couldn't trust myself with it. The carts are just too cute and, of course, it looks amazing on you! Let's go on a Tayana skip together, you in this dress and me in my jam/pickle dress (it is still a mystery!)!

  5. So cute! I love dresses with quirky prints on them. Also, your bangs are awesome and perfect!

  6. This is so cheerful and lovely.

    Also- cute bangs!

  7. What a darling, cheerfully fun dress! I love that novelty print and that Tatyana is branching out into them more and more. Thank you very much for the helpful head's up about their sizing. I only own one garment from that brand and really, really debated on the sizing when I ordered from their site. Luckily I guess right, but it could easily have gone either way for me, too.

    Have an awesome weekend, sweet Sammi!
    ♥ Jessica


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