Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Prickly Pear

tara starlet cactus dress
All images by Emma Rizzo Photo
Rochester is just starting to show signs that it's officially spring... though I don't want to say that too loudly because you just never know when the weather could turn wintery again. But the crocuses and snow drops are definitely popping up and the light really does look like the seasons have changed. So I'm hoping that it's safe to say that we'll soon be enjoying balmier temperatures and more flowers will be blooming before we know it.

The timing is apt because I'm starting to feel more like myself again. I'm eating healthier, have a more positive outlook (though I struggle at times), and am working on an exciting new venture that will soon be ready to emerge. I don't feel quite ready to truly blossom quite yet... but I'm getting there.

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Before spring really sprung, Emma and I decided to head to the Lamberton Conservatory for some much-needed warmth and signs of life. We had a delightful morning smelling the flowers and seeing the adorable animals that live there. I decided to wear this Tara Starlet cactus print dress (which I finally tracked down thanks to Miss Amy May!) since I can't resist a good theme. It wasn't necessarily nice enough outside to wear sandals, but I braved the elements so we could create a real desert oasis feel. We almost forgot that there was still a bit of snow on the ground outside.

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Outfit Details
Cactus dress: similar here
Belt: similar  ||  Necklace: similar
Wedge sandals: DSW

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Have a great rest of your week!


  1. What a dreamy spot to photograph such a precious dress! Great idea! I am excited to hear about this new venture...hope we get to hear about it soon!!

  2. Hi Sammi,
    Glad to here you're getting there and have new ventures to look forward.

    I love the look of the conservatory, it reminds me of one I visited in Sydney.

    Your dress is gorgeous and perfectly themed. X

  3. Oh wow I really love this cactus print dress on you!
    Looks like a great location to take photos at to.

  4. This place is just dreamy and you look downright adorable! I love a good cacti print!