Monday, August 27, 2018


barbie x unique vintage
All photos by Emma Rizzo
I guess I have to face facts: summer's starting to wind down. I'm not totally ready to say goodbye to this season yet... especially because I still have photos from the spring that I haven't had a chance to share yet! I guess I'd better hurry up, huh? But I think these ones were worth waiting for.

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I love going on photo adventures with Emma. We actually had a very thematic evening when we took these. We had dinner at Magnolia's (one of my favorite places – and not just because Obama ate there!) and then sought out all the magnolia trees we could find.

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I finally had a chance to wear this darling dress from the Barbie x Unique Vintage line. When I was little, all I wanted was for my Barbies' outfits to come in my size. I used to wish for it all the time (like so many other kids, I'm sure!). That desire really never went away, so you can imagine how excited I was when this collection came out. My mom actually owned the doll version of this dress and recognized it instantly! I think it's such a beautiful, fun dress. It does run a bit tight in the bust, but I actually found it to be quite comfortable and supportive. Although it's been a while since this collection came out, this dress is still available at UV – so if you've been sleeping on it, don't wait until it's gone!

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Outfit Details
Suburban Shopper Sundress: Unique Vintage
Bag: Bettie Page by Lola Ramona
Boater hat: ASOS (similar)
Flats: Aerosoles

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I had a really wonderful weekend (and took a ton of photos!). Things have been difficult over the last couple of months in terms of my mental health. My physical health has been suffering too, as I haven't been taking good care of myself. But I feel refreshed and my heart is full. I feel good about what this week has in store. I hope you all have a wonderful week, too.


  1. Sammi you look wonderful and I'm just like you - a bit sad that summer's finally over but it really is about bloody time ahhaha! I'm sorry that the last few months have been tough. I'm not super sure what happened but I did read some posts on Facebook and I could tell how disappointed you are about your project. The only way is up from here!!

    1. Thanks, Nora! It hasn't been just one thing, so I've felt like I'm slogging through a LOT. Maybe I'll go into more details at some point. I'll embrace fall when it finally arrives -- it's probably time for a change soon! :)

  2. Hi Sammi,
    I'm glad that I've rediscovered your blog! I love your style!
    How have you been this week? :)


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