Saturday, October 5, 2013

I have a place where dreams are born / And time is never planned

Outfit Details:
Jenny Dress in Neverland Sateen: Pinup Girl Clothing
Storybook Of My Life Flats: ModCloth
Clock necklace: Forever 21

If you know anything about me, then you must know what a sucker I am for a well-executed novelty print.  I am a huge fan of Pinup Girl Clothing, and when I saw that this Peter Pan-inspired piece was available on their site (they also make a skirt version!), I knew I had to have it.  It's pink and whimsical and retro and almost perfect.  I find the fit of their dresses to run a little big in the bust, honestly -- which is usually the exact opposite of my experience with most brands -- but it's not enough to deter my love for this dress.  Peter Pan was always one of my favorite musicals (I watched the one with Mary Martin OVER AND OVER AGAIN ), though I've never done it.  And I adore pretty much any subsequent movie based on the Peter Pan story (Finding Neverland, Hook, etc.).  And furthermore, what is there NOT to love about fairies, pirates and mermaids?  These are actually three of my favorite things.  Okay, I'm gushing.  The only bittersweet thing about this dress, now that I'm really thinking about it, is that Steven and I had planned to be Captain Hook and Tiger Lilly for Halloween this year.  So that's kind of sad.  But I have decided to persevere... and that I am going to be a cupcake for Halloween.  And I'll be in tech. for my show anyway, so maybe things work themselves out (albeit in strange ways).

I really can't wait to wear this dress in the fall.  I took these photos when it was still very summery outside, and so I didn't do much with it (the print kind of speaks for itself).  But I think it would look lovely with a black cardigan and wide black belt, and black heels.  And maybe a petticoat if I'm feeling extra-saucy.  One thing I still desperately want to master is doing something retro-inspired with my hair.  I have an abundance of hair, and it's quite thick and layered, which sometimes makes certain styling difficult for me to deal with.  Plus, I'm just impatient.  But it really would be the cherry on top for all of my vintage-inspired dresses, so I think I'm going to have to hunker down and figure it out.

Look how clever I thought I was being!  Not only is "time" in the lyrics of this song, but I kept thinking of the clock that the crocodile swallowed and all that.  I am big into concepts, apparently.

Now that I have found the entire Mary Martin version of Peter Pan on YouTube... I guess I know what I'll be doing with my Saturday... :)

Have a wonderful day!
xox Sammi


  1. Oh, I love that dress and love Peter Pan! You look lovely in in. Also- you would make the most adorable cupcake. Somehow that would just fit your personality to a T!

    As for the retro/vintage styling, I swear by this book called Vintage Hairstyling: Retro styles with step by step techniques. ( The author spends time talking about different curling/styling methods, and then also has about 20-some hairstyles. Most are for women with hair your length actually, and vary from "Time period actuate" methods of styling to more modern techniques.

  2. oh my gosh, the print on this dress is absolutely adorable!! And I hope you post photos of the cupcake costume, I can't wait to see it!! :)

  3. Dude, I am so impatient with styling... I know what you mean. I always have my mom style my hair because I have no patience to learn it. I try btu it just NEVER WORKS. I can braid other people's hair but not my own. But I'm getting off topic...

    Gurl, your dress is perfect. I would seriously wear that dress in an instant. have you ever watched Once Upon a Time? It's a really good series and judging by how you dress and your love for Disney and fairytales, I would assume you would looovelolovlove it.

  4. Such an adorable dress, and I love the addition of the necklace! Can't wait to see your cupcake costume (I can't believe Halloween is so close)!

  5. Love that dress! A girl at Tiki Day was wearing it! And the necklace is a brilliant choice! I too watched Mary Martin on repeat as well!

    Regarding hair, I LOVE Style Me Vintage: Hair. Also youtube is a wealth of information!


  6. That necklace is too cute- actually my friend that I was shopping with yesterday just bought one like it in a ring! Alex

  7. This dress is sooooo flattering on you! I've always admired your taste!

    Xo, Hannah

  8. 1. I love that song. We play it for the kiddos as they drift off to sleep. :)
    2.That dress is adorable! The color is perfect for your skin


  9. beautiful dress

  10. SO CUTE!!!!!!!!!! I have had my eye on this dress for quite a while, the print is fantastic :D LOVE PUG's clothing!

  11. ow!!!.. that dress makes me melt like a ice cream...i want one like that!!! i will look fantastic!


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