Friday, January 30, 2015

Friday Favorites #80

My week went by super-quickly for a change, so it's hard to believe it's Friday already... but here are some of the lovely little things that have caught my eye lately:

Heart of Haute's spring line is absolutely gorgeous, and I've been eagerly awaiting the arrival of their hydrangea print dresses, which became available on Wednesday.  I'm torn between these two styles.  I know the first one is more versatile, but I do love the silhouette of the halter dress!

heart of haute hydrangea
1   //   2

It isn't even February yet, but I'm already in the beginning stages of spring fever.  It doesn't help that there are so many pretty floral pieces coming out now!

This pansy print dress is incredibly darling:
asos chichi london

What a cute romper!
forever 21 romper

I'm not really into a high-end brands, but this dress by Dolce & Gabbana is truly special:
dolce & gabbana

I love pastel coats for spring (or any time, really)!
asos coat
a   //   b

This jumper is so adorable!
pastel jumper

This Care Bears skirt and top set is fantastic:
care bears asos
And I need these Miss Piggy and Kermit socks!
muppet socks
I love this subtle Mickey Mouse print blouse:
disney shirt

I adore these prints that Kate came up with for Pi Day!
pi day
This lavender dress is so pretty and fairy-like:
urban outfitters sparkle and fade

How cute are these house-shaped hand creams?
etude house hand cream
While totally impractical for me, this pink scalloped swimsuit sure is dreamy:
topshop swimsuit
I have often said that a girl cannot have too many polka dotted dresses, and when it has mint polka dots, how can one possibly resist??  This is such a great spring dress!
polka dot modcloth
Chronicle Books carries such wonderful card sets, and this teacup one is at the top of my wish list!
chronicle books note cards
Is it possible to justify buying this wedding dress, even though I'm very much single?
unique vintage wedding dress
And finally, as I am a Friends addict, I love this list of 21 questions Friends fans still want answered.
chandler and joey

Have a great Friday, and be sure to check back here on Sunday!  I have something very special planned, and you will not want to miss it!!  :)

xox Sammi

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Checkmate (Flock Together)

Good morning!  I'm posting over on the Flock Together blog (for the first time in forever!) today, and I'm remixing this great black + white checked dress that I borrowed from Elana of Room 334!  Check out my full post (and see how Elana styled this adorable piece) here!

black and white check dress

Have a great day!
xox Sammi

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Junebugs and Georgia Peaches: Disney Stowaway

Happy Saturday!  I'm posting over at Junebugs and Georgia Peaches today while June + Amelia are off in warmer, Disney-filled climates.  I've been suffering from Disney Fever lately, so I'm highlighting some of my Disney-worthy ensembles (and sharing some pieces from my wish [upon a star] list), like this Minnie-esque outfit below!  Follow me over to Junebugs and Georgia Peaches to read the full post!  <3
lindy bop polka dot
a  //  b  //  c  //  d  //  e  //  f

Have a wonderful weekend!
xox Sammi

Friday, January 23, 2015

Friday Favorites #79

TGIF!  I wasn't able to do a Friday Favorites post last week, but here are a few things that have tickled my fancy over the past couple of weeks.

I love all of Deer Arrow's pieces, but these classic car brooches might be my favorite!  I'm swooning over the pink one!
dear arrow chevy brooch

Someday, when I have lots of dispensable income, I shall buy a pretty record player like this one:
pink record player

This is seriously my dream dress.  I'm in love.
mint vintage dress

Pretty pastel heels!
pastel modcloth
1   //   2

I've been looking everywhere for a white sweater that I could layer over dresses and wear with jeans.  This one seems like it would suit my needs perfectly!
white modcloth sweater
It's probably bad that I'm already looking forward to spring, because we have at least two months of winter left.  But since I essentially live in flats during the warmer months, I've been eyeing these ones (and I love that they come in 3 different colors!) in anticipation of winter's end:
t-bar flats

a   //   b   //   c

And speaking of warmth... these swimsuits make me want to travel to a warm climate IMMEDIATELY.
vintage swim
a   //   b

Look!  A mermaid flipper fin!!
mermaid flipper

How beautiful is this dress from Unique Vintage?
unique vintage dress
I'll be doing a separate Valentine-themed Friday Favorites post soon, but I couldn't resist including these adorable love match necklaces from I Love Crafty in this week's post!
i love crafty necklace

And finally... I leave you with this list of 19 Bernese Mountain puppies who just want to make your day better.
bernese mountain puppies

Have a great Friday!
xox Sammi

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Pencil pusher

luck be a lady dress

I'm sure I've mentioned that I'm a huge devotee of the Luck Be a Lady dresses that ModCloth carries.  They're made by a UK-based brand, Closet, and they are among my most versatile dresses.  This newest version is the 5th one I own (oops); the red and purple versions I have are my go-to audition dresses, and then I have an autumnal plaid and a springy print version as well.  But since this saturated spearmint color is a favorite of mine (and I had a coupon to boot), I managed to justify getting this one.  My dear friend Ashley recently styled hers on her blog, and it reminded me that I had yet to wear mine!

green plaid dress modcloth
pencil necklace mad men

Until last weekend, I hadn't much felt like getting dolled up at all.  I'd spent the last couple of weeks in grubby clothes and not putting on much makeup or doing my hair.  To be honest, it was a nice break, but I'm glad to be feeling more like myself again.  I mentioned in a recent post that I had gone to a dermatologist in an effort to get my skin cleared up, and so far, what I'm doing seems like it's had a positive effect on my skin.  Although I still wouldn't feel at all okay about going barefaced to a social event, the nice thing is that my skin has definitely calmed down quite a bit -- and that means I can wear way less makeup, since I don't have to cover up as many imperfections!  I used to have to wear a ton of liquid foundation, concealer and powder to hide blemishes and redness, but now I'm able to dust on some BareMinerals powder concealer and foundation (which isn't anywhere near as heavy as what I had been wearing) and feel great about the end result.  It's still in the beginning stages, but I hope it'll just get better from here!

UK closet brand dress
Outfit Details
Luck Be a Lady Dress: ModCloth
Necklace: Hello Holiday (similar)
Blouse: similar
Tights: similar
Boots: similar

Have a wonderful Wednesday!
xox Sammi

Monday, January 19, 2015

A sea of snow

dear creatures sweater

Happy Monday!  I actually had some semblance of a weekend, which was very nice indeed.  I even managed to take some photos over the last few days (it's warmed up a bit from -4 degrees, luckily), and my days off were well-timed, since I have a few new pieces -- and I'd run out of my stockpile of outfit photos!  Of course, I still waited 'til the last minute to finish this post... but at least I'd planned ahead in other ways.  

more sea sweater modcloth

I feel as if I rummaged through my entire closet in order to find something with which I could wear this sweater.  I had several ideas in mind, but none of them panned out the way I imagined they would.  I almost opted to wear it with jeans, but I wanted a dressier option.  I finally remembered this strapless dress from ModCloth, and though my original thought was to wear it with a white skirt, I realized that this would layer quite nicely.  This dress doesn't get nearly enough wear, so it was nice to bring it out again for a spin.

modcloth dear creatures
Outfit Details
Dear Creatures sweater: available here
Dress (worn as a skirt): ModCloth (old)
Shoes: ModCloth
Tights: similar
Belt: similar

Have a lovely start to your week!
xox Sammi



Saturday, January 17, 2015

Ice princess

hell bunny coat

I guess you could say I'm a little coat-crazy.  Or maybe a lot coat-crazy.  Alright, I'm downright obsessed with outerwear.  If you live in a place with frigid winters like I do (it was -4 degrees earlier this week!), owning a pretty coat (...or seven) to complete your ensemble -- rather than just covering it up -- makes the cold weather much more bearable.  And when you have a coat as pretty as this one, the rest of the outfit doesn't much matter.

hell bunny
retro coat
hell bunny petticoat

This coat makes me feel like royalty (hence the post title).  This is one of a few Hell Bunny coats I own, and they're all so special, flattering and surprisingly warm.  It can be a challenge to find outerwear that looks decent over crinolines, but this coat has a very accommodating full skirt and the length is perfect for me.  The one downside to this coat is that it doesn't have pockets.  I've been wanting a muff for a while, so maybe I should get one to alleviate the problem of where to put my gloves!

vintage hat
hell bunny trixi coat
Outfit Details
Hell Bunny coat: available here
Dress (underneath): c/o eShakti
Petticoat: available here
Hat: Neely Auction
Shoes: ModCloth

modcloth hell bunny

Have a lovely Saturday!
xox Sammi
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