Wednesday, November 6, 2013

One lump or two?

Outfit Details:
Teapot print square dance dress: soulrust (similar here)
Red bolero: Pinup Girl Clothing
Doo Bee Doo Bee Shoe Heels: ModCloth (similar here)
Upper West Stride Hat: ModCloth
Petticoat: eBay

I ended up wearing this rather whimsical outfit last Sunday, when I went out for tea with my mom and grandma.  We had a nice time, but it seems like our teahouse is struggling a bit financially, and has had to cut some corners... which means that the food wasn't quite what we had remembered and hoped it'd be, so that was a little bit of a bummer.  I think next time I get the urge for a tea party, I'm just going to throw one myself and invite some stylish lady friends over (and require them to dress up, obviously).  That way, we can have all the things we love and I won't get weird looks for wearing a petticoat.

I first wore this dress on the blog over the summer (sans petticoat), and I was happy to see that it totally works for the cooler months.  You know that's a little difficult though?  Trying to find a coat that can work with a petticoat.  I think I need a knee-length coat that has a nice flare to it, so it would glide out right on top of a full skirt.  But maybe I'm just coming up with excuses to buy new coats... very likely.  I got this beautiful red and black coat for my birthday (made by Hell Bunny, one of my favorite labels) that I can't wait to wear, but it's definitely more of a winter coat than a fall one, so I'm still on the hunt. 

This week is the last week for both of the shows I'm doing, which means it's the last week where I'll feel like a "real actor" for a while, and I'll be back to the grind soon.  That has its perks in some ways, but I'm worried about having too much idle time on my hands to dwell and think about things.  I'll have to direct my focus elsewhere -- towards redoing my room, for starters, and I'm excited about that.  I also need to get back to doing my driving lessons, which is a bit more difficult for me, because that activity is kind of emotionally-screwy for me.  It was already a tough thing for me to face my fears in that regard, and because Steven was helping to teach me how to drive, there's now a whole other layer to it.  But I am more resilient than I give myself credit for, and I can't stay in a safety bubble forever.  So here's to facing our fears, and not backing down from a challenge.

Have a great Wednesday!
xox Sammi


  1. Okay, I liked the summer version of remixing this dress but I LOVE and ADORE this look right here. Maybe it is the petticoat (they are so fun to wear!) or maybe it is all the cheery cherry-red accents but wow. You look stunning.

    Also, how fun to go out to tea; too bad the food wasn't great. Good luck as you go to the driving lessons. You can do it!!

  2. I love this dress, and the hat is just perfect! You should throw your own tea party. Good luck this week and you are stronger than you realize. You'll get through this:)

  3. You look adorable! I'd love to have a petticoat but I haven't yet found the right one at the right price!

  4. This is my first time visiting your blog, and it definitely will not be my last! You have such an adorable sense of style! I love the petticoat!

  5. gosh, your dress is so perfect! i am completely in love with it!

    lindsey louise

  6. How adorable is this!? I love the Peter Pan collar with tie!


  7. You look so French and chic!

    Xo, Hannah

  8. So fabulously pretty!!! Every single time, without fail, when I visit your blog, I end up swooning. Not a little either, mind you, we're talking full on, weak in the knees, keep the Victorian smelling salts to hand, kind of swooning going on over here. Your outfits, your incredible style, and your beautiful photos are all to sublime not to skip many a heartbeat over.

    ♥ Jessica


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