Summer's Lease Hath All Too Short A Date

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Bright, sunshine-y days are few and far between here in old Washington, but I'll take them as I get them. When the sun does appear I know it's time for one of my little blue dresses; I'm getting a little collection started. This particular dress is a nice, lightweight stunner and so perfect for summer weather...I'll probably get more wear out of it once I leave Washington.

On that subject I can officially announce a few things: my parents are moving across country to Virginia and I will be joining them there (my law school of choice is allowing me to defer for a year while I wobble). Before that (and still later this summer) I will be going off on an adventure with one of my sisters...and I'm still keeping the destination slightly secret. I think I will announce it in my first speaking video...maybe...eventually. My only experiences of Virginia are driving through it on to other destinations, so I'm excited to experience that state for awhile. Hopefully there will be good vintage stores and estate sales there!
All in all, my summer is going to be quite busy...
the clothes horse, personal style, fashion blog, blue dress, silk dress, seychelles shoes, heidi braids, milkmaid braids, redhead, retro, vintage, navy blue, summer
the clothes horse, personal style, fashion blog, blue dress, silk dress, seychelles shoes, heidi braids, milkmaid braids, redhead, retro, vintage, navy blue, summer
the clothes horse, personal style, fashion blog, blue dress, silk dress, seychelles shoes, heidi braids, milkmaid braids, redhead, retro, vintage, navy blue, summer
the clothes horse, personal style, fashion blog, blue dress, silk dress, seychelles shoes, heidi braids, milkmaid braids, redhead, retro, vintage, navy blue, summer
the clothes horse, personal style, fashion blog, blue dress, silk dress, seychelles shoes, heidi braids, milkmaid braids, redhead, retro, vintage, navy blue, summer
the clothes horse, personal style, fashion blog, blue dress, silk dress, seychelles shoes, heidi braids, milkmaid braids, redhead, retro, vintage, navy blue, summer
the clothes horse, personal style, fashion blog, blue dress, silk dress, seychelles shoes, heidi braids, milkmaid braids, redhead, retro, vintage, navy blue, summer
Outfit details:
Geren Ford dress via Gilt
Talonalia bird claw necklace
Seychelles heels, gift from my sisters

CONVERSATION

57 comments:

  1. Ah, then we must have swapped weather for the day ;D
    Oooh, a relocation! Exciting!
    Lovely bag (:

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  2. virginia is beautiful! And that area in general is a goldmine for vintage hunters... at least it always has been for me! :)

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  3. I've never been to Virginia, but the weather in Washington looks heavenly. Have fun on your next adventures across the country and I look forward to seeing your little blue dress collection grow.

    I would just like to add that it must feel odd to have people want to know so many intimate details about your personal life!

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  4. A beautiful outfit, gorgeous bag! Love your location for the photos today.... Maybe its just the sunshine!

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  5. oohhh i want your purse!!!! so so chic! :D

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  6. Gorgeous dress and that bag suits your hair perfectly!

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    x

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  7. I love your hair like that, and that bag is gorgeous--it kind of matches your hair actually! Love it!

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  8. Ohhh your purse matches your hair! Beautiful dress. Looking forward to seeing your new Virginia backdrop!

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  9. ooh have fun in Virginia! and with your sister (wherever that may be) btw I love your shoes!

    Sarah
    theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

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  10. i heart u dress, look match when u combine it with ur platform shoes..
    GORGEOUS

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  11. woah the colors are insanely vibrant in these photos I love it

    I'm excited to see what you make of VA, you always seem to make every place you live look magical. If only you ever came to MN, then maybe I'd appreciate it more haha

    oo a speaking video! woah! I'm excited!

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  12. where in virginia?!? northern i hope!

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  13. Those shoes are gorgeous!
    Busy = good in my books, I hate moping around the house.

    http://itscohen.blogspot.com/

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  14. Where in Virginia are you moving? I'm in Richmond and would love to make reccomendations and such if you'd like. Look me up! Warning: It's HOT and HUMID here. It's supposed to be 99 this weekend and it's been above 90 nearly for 2 weeks straight and it's only June. You'll need more of those light summer dresses!

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  15. Pre-welcome to Virginia, lots of antique shops, but one has to dig around for the vintage.

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  16. I'm from Virginia! :) I rather love it there--it's a really diverse state. If you need any recommendations of thrifting/antiquing in northern VA (or even down in the Norfolk/Hampton area), feel free to email me! :)

    I adore that bag you're carrying in the pictures--so lovely!

    ♥ Casey
    blog | elegantmusings.com

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  17. That dress is beautiful, you look so summery!

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  18. I'm SO in love with this quirky cute little bag! :)

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  19. I just adore those shoes. I could've guessed Seychelles.

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  20. Your dress is wonderful, as are these photos! :)

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  21. Awesome outfits you have here, really cool blog ;) :)

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  22. this LBD (b = blue) is a really beautiful one! i love the V shape in the back. i love the coordinating blue sandals too.

    that's really exciting about your move to VA! i will be interested to hear about the new places you find there. ~joelle

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  23. I looove that dress. The color is gorgeous.

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  24. your outfit is the definition of summer.
    L

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  25. I am in love with those shoes!

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  26. wow, your hair is so cute!
    and what a lovely bag :D

    visit my blog if u have time
    http://www.chrystalandthewardrobe.blogspot.com/

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  27. your outfit is adorable! and so is your hair. :-)
    thats great moving all the way to virginia. I lived in that state when I was younger, its beautiful! :-)

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  28. Oooh, I quite like this outfit. You've got a really nice summer look going on here... Although I really like bright and colorful pieces especially for summer, lately I've just been sick of it. So, what I'm saying is, I like how you've made a summery outfit out of navy and burnt red. Your bag is lovely. And how exciting you'll be moving to Virginia! I bet they have amazing thrift shops over there. I'm sure you'll let us know. :]

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  29. Aww, I'll miss your Washington shenanigans. It's always been nice seeing a blogger who's based in the Pac NW instead of NY or LA.

    But I hope you have fun in Virginia. :)

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  30. I have the same experience with Virgina although I have driven around it quite a bit. I'm sure they are bound to have some amazing thrift/vintage shops! when do you move?

    PS: great news about the law school letting you wobble!

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  31. Love the back of your dress, the V is really pretty. And the heels are awesome! Nice sfere.

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  32. The combination of blues in that dress are super good. Why isn't it warm and sunny here in Portland? Oh wait it is... kinda.

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  33. I've lived in Virginia all my life and absolutely love it! I hope you'll love it too!!
    --Laura

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  34. love this dress, the color and the shape make it really beautiful.
    so i guess we'll see new setting once you move to Virginia, but sure your photos will be as gorgeous as your washington ones :)
    oh and i don't know if you know yet rebecca, but you were featured in Elle Es here: http://www.elle.es/moda/tendencias/la-vuelta-al-mundo-en-60-blogs/%28offset%29/0/%28img%29/184590


    congratulations!


    x

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  35. i used to live in northern viginia and have family in richmond and VA beach - all those places have cool things to offer :)

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  36. wowee! that blue dress is freaking glorious! look at those shoulder details! and as always, love the milkmaid braids. :)

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  37. I'm sure you'll have a great time in Virginia! (Though, I can't imagine leaving my lovely Washington..even with the rain ;)

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  38. Wow, these pictures are just beautiful Rebecca. The colour is just so amazing. And that dress IS perfect. Love it with the shoes. And the bag is so perfect with the navy blue (not to mention with your hair!).

    Excited to see Virgina pics! Also, I think it is cool that you can just up and move like that and be so okay with it! I would be a mess! But then again, I have lived in the same city my whole life (and intend on keeping it that way!).

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  39. Navy blue is just one of those colours you'll never get sick of, it suits everyone.

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  40. The braids on your hair are always so pretty!! I did try this hairstyle the other day. Very lovely <3

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  41. Great outfit as usual!! May I ask what do you think of fashion designer Erin Fetherston?

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  42. oh! i can't wait to hear (or watch) your summer adventures! i'll be doing the same, documenting my trip back to the philippines next month. i don't know if i'll have time to edit the videos though so i might have to up those once i'm back in the states. i wonder how you'll be editing your videos as well (if you do decide to go through with them)

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  43. beautiful dress! and hair!

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  44. rebecca hello lovely, sorry its been so long but here iam checking in again... LOVING both your seychelles heels- they seem to do chunky pretty well! anyways, enjoyr your summer and hope u r well! cheers

    andrea xx
    Life In Technicolor.

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  45. i love those braids on you, also the sunglasses!

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  46. my older brother recently graduated from UVA, so the only virginia i know is charlottesville -- it's a really neat place!

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  47. I love the whole outfit!

    Have a nice weekend!

    http://mikisscrapbook.blogspot.com/

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  48. Eee I have neglected checking up on your blog so much of late! I adore these images; you pretty little thing, that blue dress is divine! I shall now bury my head in the rest of your blog to catch up :)

    Claire @ Jazzpad

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  49. Really love the dress with those sunglasses! So cool. (: and wow, a speaking video! <3

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  50. I am really looking forward to seeing you incorporate virginia into your outfits. :) Beautiful combination of colour BTW

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  51. i've visited virginia before! it's very pretty, especially shenendoah valley.

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  52. I'm from Virginia! I live in Northern VA when I'm not going to school in Blacksburg (which is in the Shenandoah mountains... lots of wilderness there for your photo adventures!)

    And I guess it depends on what part of VA you'll be moving to, but if you're in the Northern area, DC has some great vintage finds that are just a metro ride away.

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  53. have a lovely summer! this blue dress is stunning and i truly love and want that quilted handbag.

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  54. we only have hot and muggy or hurricane-like stormy summer days. It's never just in the high 70's with a slight cloud cover and breeze. I guess asking for that kind of weather is impossible, and I may never be satisfied with the weather.

    XX.
    Mae Lu, thereafterish.

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  55. Loveeely outfit
    Those shoes are incredible

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