Monday, March 24, 2014

Pink plaid

Outfit Details:
Vintage plaid dress: Cricket Capers
Pink coat: ASOS (similar here)
BAIT pink spectators: ModCloth
Daisy brooch & ring: Mom's
Petticoat: eBay

I have a weakness for vintage dresses that come with matching belts.  Not only does it make things easier, but it always looks so put together, especially when it's made out of the same fabric.  This dress is so pretty, and I was almost afraid that it was too big for me at first, but I'm incredibly glad I gave it another shot.  I had to poke an extra hole in the belt (I know, I know... I hated to do it, but I hated to not be able to use the belt more!  And you can't really tell!), and there's definitely some extra fabric, but it's not as noticeable as I initially thought.  The great thing about this dress is that it fits well in the bust, which is no small feat for frocks with a button-down front!  I also like the fact that it has longer sleeves, so there's no need for a cardigan.  Spring is definitely en route, but it's still pretty chilly!

This week is tech. week for the production of My Son Pinocchio I'm in, and that means a lot of long nights.  I'm excited to finally get the show on its feet (we'll be in the actual theatre space for the first time tonight -- kinda crazy we couldn't be in there until now, but it couldn't be helped).  My costume isn't what the costume designer initially pitched to me, but the dress is actually really beautiful (albeit much more traditional), and it'll be a fun show.  Some of the kids really show a lot of promise, and it makes all the difference when they actually want to be there and have fun with their roles.  I used to work as a camp counselor for another children's theatre's summer camp, and it was always very apparent (and frustrating) when kids were dumped there against their will by their parents.  It's refreshing to see kids making strong acting choices and using their imaginations.  Makes me remember the reasons why I do what I do (and why I like working in children's theatre) in the first place.

Have a great Monday!
xox Sammi


  1. Gorgeous!! That dress looks so perfect. I love how you pair everything so well together.

    A theatre space? how exciting!! It's really wonderful that you get to be around kids that actually want to do it!

  2. This dress is totally a Sammi dress! I love how you can pull of this vintage/cutesy vibe while also lookin' totally new and young. I love IT.

  3. You look so wonderful and ready for spring! Love all the colors here!

  4. You look stunning! I'm loving the plaid and the pretty shades it has, I'm glad you gave it a second chance <3

  5. You look stunning. As Jessica says, it is both vintage/retro vibe but at the same time totally modern looking too. (and, I know it is vintage so maybe this is sacrilege, but I bet a seamstress would do alterations to take it in fairly easily).

    Break a leg!

  6. That outfit is so lovely. So bright and fresh! You make a cold day look so cheerful.

  7. Whoa! You look simply amazing! That dress fits you like a glove... perfection! I grabbed a button to put on my bloggy! Cheers doll!

  8. You are gorgeous Sammi! I love that dress sooo much on you! And I totally want to steal that coat :). As for that seagull dress, I totally want to borrow it! Can I seriously just live in your closet?

  9. That dress is such a dream, I absolutely love the length of it, it's perfect. And I feel you on finding button up dresses that aren't pulling at the bust! Especially when you have a smaller waist as you do, it's so frustrating! I so want to do childrens' theatre again. I'm hoping to do some this summer, fingers crossed!

  10. I love this dress! The ice cream colors & the full skirt are wonderful. I bet you're gonna wear it a lot this spring!

  11. That coat is TDF! Seriously stunning!


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