Monday, July 29, 2013

The Circle Game

Outfit Details:
Topshop Carousel Playsuit: eBay
Black pinafore: eBay
Perfectly Casual Socks in Black: ModCloth
Carousel ring: Miss Selfridge
Tortoise shell readers: Target
Flats: Nine West (old)

I've been feeling very nostalgic as of late.  Maybe it's the time of year (summertime makes me think of my childhood, and the end of summer always reminds me of going back to school), or maybe it's because I've been home for a significant length of time now.  But I can't help thinking that even though growing up can be great at times, maybe it's overrated.  I keep wishing things were simpler.  But then I realize that maybe everything is simpler in retrospect.

The weather has been playing tricks on me lately.  I feel like we've had only a few solid weeks of real summer weather.  June was kind of a rainy wash, and the past few days here have felt like fall.  I almost wore tights instead of knee socks with this outfit!  And this top is actually a romper, but it was way too cool outside to not layer something on top of it.  I'm sincerely hoping for a hot August.

And the seasons, they go round and round
And the painted ponies go up and down
We're captive on a carousel of time
We can't return, we can only look behind from where we came
And go round and round and round in the circle game

Have a great Monday!
xox Sammi


  1. The third picture is so gorgeous Sammi! This summer has definitely been an odd one for me so far too - here's hoping we fair better in August <3

  2. This outfit is adorable! I know what you mean about growing up being overrated. I just turned 29 and I want to go back to college more than anything! I don't mean get a second bachelor's degree, I mean being 18 again! lol. If you want hot weather, come to Florida! It's HOT!

    Life of Mabel

  3. Such a beautiful outfit! I love the carousel print on your blouse :)

    Xo, Hannah

  4. Your hair, particularly in that third photo, is AMAZING. Like, Dove commercial amazing.

  5. That ring is too cute! And I love the print on your blouse/romper :)


  6. This is such a great look, I absolutely love the printed blouse under this pinafore, such a great combination!!! And your ringis fantastic

  7. Oh my gosh, this pinafore is TOO cute. Gah, why can't I just steal everything in your closet, Sammi? I feel like a broken record every time I gush over another one of your adorable pieces.

    And I'm with you on the whole growing up thing. Going into my last year of college, it's finally hitting me that this is my last summer, my last school year, my last everything. Make it stop!

    1. My dear Elana, just say the word and we shall have a clothing swap any time you want! :)

  8. I like these darker colors, and this pinafore looks great on you! We've had a weirdly cool summer, too, but I can't say I'm not loving it!


  9. I think you got some really great photos--great lighting! And I love the carousel print!

  10. Whenever I am at college for a long time and then come home, it's always the same process: "ugh, I don't wanna be home!" for the first week, "This isn't so bad." the second week, and "I never wanna leave!" the last week. And right now I'm in "wanna stay and do my own thing" mode, Hahahaha. So I feel you. Summer definitely IS nostalgic!

    Man, I love that deep purple color on you. It's strange not seeing you on something so pastel ad light, and I like this slightly darker side to you, wink wink ;) hehe, it's cute!

  11. This outfit is really cute! I agree with the other comments about liking you in the rich purple/blue color. It's a great compliment to your hair color! Also, I wanted to let you know your blog has inspired me to create one of my own. I have been feeling really stifled creatively lately, and seeing your blog got me thinking that creating my own could really help me express my thoughts about fashion and beauty and general musings. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  12. this outfit is adorable. I love your dress. plus the background behind you is gorgeous. I love how you brought in some cute jewelry too : )

  13. The pictures are lovely and I love your outfit!
    I'm your new follower on bloglovin :))

    xoxo from Switzerland :*

  14. I know what you mean I'm worried about summer being over! I can't believe all the shops are now selling autumn collection of clothes?!?! it's freaking me out! This carousel shirt is gorgeous down to the matching ring! you really do think of everything!! I feel like that too! I don't want to grow's all going a bit fast for my liking! xxxx

  15. Love your outfit! And that carousel ring is just too precious! Summer makes me feel nostalgic too. <3


  16. Lovely outfit! The print on that top is so pretty!

    Decked Out in Ruffles

  17. Lovely outfit! I love the print on that top!

    Decked Out in Ruffles

  18. Gorgeous outfit and wow your hair. I want it! haha. x


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