Monday, July 8, 2013

Up, up and away

Outfit Details:
Summer Skies Dress: eBay (on sale thru Sugarhill Boutique's site!)
My Fair Lacy Flats: ModCloth (no longer available)
Large wicker purse: from Cara's moving sale
Hot air balloon necklace: gift from Abby and David (similar here)
Carousel ring: Miss Selfridge (sold out)
Half-slip: Mom's

I'd forgotten that I hadn't worn this dress on my blog yet.  Clearly, I have a thing for hot air balloons (this makes two dresses, two tops, and two necklaces with hot air balloons on them!).  And this beautiful necklace (a sweet and generous gift from my cousins, Abby and David) is absolutely perfect with it!  Even the colors match!

I also have a thing for carousels.

I found a bunch of wild raspberries growing in my yard!!!  We used to have a bunch on a hill by our driveway, but my mom got rid of them so she could garden there.  I was really upset about it at the time, since I used to pick berries and eat them a lot.  Imagine my surprise upon finding these in a bunch of spots in the back!  I want to pick them.

I grabbed this new wicker purse on a whim as I was heading outside.  I love that it's bigger than my other one (the inside is green and white gingham checks!).  In retrospect, I realized that it could represent the basket of the hot air balloon.  That definitely wasn't my thought at the time, but it's funny how you subconsciously decide what goes well with an outfit.


I really love this print, too.  I wish it were a little longer, though.  My slip was unintentionally showing in a lot of these pictures!

Like this one, for example.

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!  My Sunday was pretty busy (we had to pick up our dog from our boarder's house - and omg I saw the cutest lab puppies ever - and we had lunch with my aunt, and then went to see my dad's band play), so I didn't get a chance to post yesterday.  Our family party on Saturday was pretty crazy, but it was wonderful to see my extended family.  I'll post pictures from what I wore during the week - and I'll have a special surprise along with them!

Have a great Monday!
xox Sammi


  1. Oh my goodness, that dress and that ring!!! So stinkin' adorable! I have a hot air balloon print top- maybe I will fish it out and style something up- you have inspired me <3 Alex

  2. I love hot air balloons, too! They are just so whimsical and dreamy. I love the print of this dress and the way you styled it. Beautiful!

  3. Very nice dress. Have a great day.

  4. I'm under the impression you should sail around the world in 80 days. ;)


  5. That balloon dress is gorgeous! I'm obsessed with the print as well :). I seriously want to shop in your closet haha!



    Southern (California) Belle

  6. I love hot air balloons so much. And I'm really obsessed with that carousel ring. I think we'd be awesome real-life friends. Haha! :-)

    Love, Amy

  7. Oh Sammi, you have the prettiest dresses! I'm so in love with this one (and many others). There is just something so whimsical about hot air balloons! The prints and necklace are just cute!

    Fang Ting

  8. I love the background of these photos :) And that dress? You're not the only one who loves hot air balloons. One of the wineries by my house has a hot air balloon event at their winery--you'd love it!

  9. I love this dress so much sugarhill boutique do the cutest prints ever!!! and you know what I think the whole lace slip showing works! I know what you mean though when dresses are a tad too short! even so my dear you look adorable!!! xxxxx

  10. So I just have to say that you have the COOLEST backyard. Seriously, your background photos are so green and your trees are brimming with ivy and crawling with wonderful leaves... envy envy! And blackberries? Yum yum. I hope they continue to grow for you. Maybe you'll have enough to make a pie! How could would that be?! *__*

    hehehe, hey, if you find a cute print, why not stick with it? I love that you've got a matching necklace to accompany your hot air balloon print dress. What a nice present!! :D

  11. such a beautiful dress and love how your necklace matches too! <3 x

  12. I love how your necklace matches your dress print! :) Very cute! Your hair is amazing to me- I want it! :) Those berry photos make me hungry!! :)

    love, polly

  13. This dress is cute beyond belief! Love the hot air ballon print. So whimsical! It looks amazing paired with your wicker bag.


  14. That balloon necklace is adorable! Oh, and behind my apartment complex there were a TON of those wild berry bushes up until last week! The gardener JUST whacked through them! I was afraid to eat the berries growing (seriously there were a lot) and now that I know what they are, aggghhh!!!!


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