Sunday, January 26, 2014

Mountain laurel

Outfit Details:
Vintage dress: swap from Elana
Vintage hat: Neely Auction (Etsy)
Seamed tights: similar here
Ida spectators: BAIT Footwear
Coat: ModCloth (old)

I'm back from my vacation!  And sadly, the landscape here no longer looks like this.  In typical Rochester fashion, we returned to lots of snowy, cold weather.  It was actually pretty chilly in Orlando (I had to wear my winter coat on Friday night at Epcot!), but it still nice to see palm trees!  Also, I didn't intend to take such a long break from blogging!  It got too crazy to schedule posts before we left, and every day when I vowed to blog at night, I fell asleep as soon as my head hit the pillow!  It was truly a whirlwind vacation, and it was great to get away... but I'm glad to be home.  I'll go into more detail on everything when I can upload pictures and such, but thank you for being patient in the meantime!  :) 

I actually got a haircut after I took these photos, so I have shorter bangs now -- I tried for Bettie bangs, but I'm not sure if they really count.  I wasn't sold on them at first, but now I really like them!

I cannot say enough about how much I love this dress.  When I saw that Elana had put it up for swaps for Flock Together, I knew that I at least had to try it on.  Amazingly, it just zipped, and I immediately fell in luuurve.  It's so springy, and it was perfect for the one day of spring we had here before winter reared its ugly head again.  I told Elana that if she ever wanted to sell it, to let me know... and I think we're actually going to do a permanent swap!  She fell for my hot air balloon dress by Sugarhill Boutique that I put up for swaps, and I know she will get FAR more use out of it than I ever will!  Elana is such a doll, and I feel so glad to have gotten to know her better through blogging.  You can see how Elana styled this beautiful vintage dress here!  

Have a happy Sunday!
xox Sammi


  1. You look so lovely in this dress! Such a special piece.

  2. girl you are so gorgeous, love Elana's dress w/ that hat!! and wow, the trees and everything there looks beautiful, i was surprised that even at any point this winter it looks like that there! bummer about Orland weather, it's been unseasonably warm in Phoenix this past week, up to 78 yesterday i think.

  3. Lovely outfit! Suits you well. c:


  4. love the pattern on this dress! such a great vintage find.
    Rebecca @ tr[i]b[e]cca

  5. Cute dress as always! Loveeee

  6. yo look beautiful! and sure too with the sun behind, very nice!

  7. Aw, I'm so happy we worked out a swap because this dress seriously looks like it was made for you! And like I said, you'll get SO much more use out of it than I ever did. And this post just made me smile so much! I'm incredibly happy to have met you and become friends with you! I hope we get to meet in real life sometime soon :) And so happy you had a great time in Florida! I would give anything to be there right now haha

  8. I love that dress and hat and coat!! ahh!!!!

    love, polly :)

  9. Sweet Sammi, you and this splendidly pretty outfit are like the first butter hued crocus of spring. So refreshing, pleasing to the eye, and completely beautiful!

    ♥ Jessica

    *PS* Thank you very much for your great comment about my blog's new template. It's awesome that in the end I was able to work with Chrissy. She truly was a doll to partner with - I'd love to do so again anytime in the future (one of these days (not quite sure when), I truly hope to open an etsy shop and when I do, perhaps she'd been able to help with the banner there).


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