Feast Your Eyes On The Wildness Of The Sea

the clothes horse, personal style, fashion, ruffle dress, built by wendy, studded flats, ballet flats, horse bag, animal purse, high bun, puget sound, retro, vintage, printed dress
I don't think I've ever seen Puget Sound such a pretty shade of blue before...perhaps I've never been here with the sun so bright! Washington is usually under a perpetual rain cloud, but recently the skies have cleared and we have been privy to some really beautiful days. Of course, when the temperature does rise in Washington, it gets very uncomfortable indoors and you must get out! I don't know anyone in the state who has air conditioning since it is so rare that we have the need. Last year when it rose to over a 100 and thermometers read in the 90s indoors my family bunked down in our unfinished basement on a mattress on the ground. It hasn't gotten quite that warm here yet this year (and probably won't), but the stuffy indoors still make days down by Puget Sound or out on the range roads much more preferable.

the clothes horse, personal style, fashion, ruffle dress, built by wendy, studded flats, ballet flats, horse bag, animal purse, high bun, puget sound, retro, vintage, printed dress
the clothes horse, personal style, fashion, ruffle dress, built by wendy, studded flats, ballet flats, horse bag, animal purse, high bun, puget sound, retro, vintage, printed dress
the clothes horse, personal style, fashion, ruffle dress, built by wendy, studded flats, ballet flats, horse bag, animal purse, high bun, puget sound, retro, vintage, printed dress
the clothes horse, personal style, fashion, ruffle dress, built by wendy, studded flats, ballet flats, horse bag, animal purse, high bun, puget sound, retro, vintage, printed dress
the clothes horse, personal style, fashion, ruffle dress, built by wendy, studded flats, ballet flats, horse bag, animal purse, high bun, puget sound, retro, vintage, printed dress
the clothes horse, personal style, fashion, ruffle dress, built by wendy, studded flats, ballet flats, horse bag, animal purse, high bun, puget sound, retro, vintage, printed dress
the clothes horse, personal style, fashion, ruffle dress, built by wendy, studded flats, ballet flats, horse bag, animal purse, high bun, puget sound, retro, vintage, printed dress

Outfit details:
UO belt
Bona Drag flats
I love this dress so much and since I've gotten quite a bit of wear out of it I just splurged on another Built By Wendy dress. I couldn't resist the sale right now, although the prices are still...pricey.

CONVERSATION

55 comments:

  1. Both the blue of the water and the blue of the sky are beautiful!
    And I adore the ruffles and print of this dress. Nice to see the horse bag making an appearance :)

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  2. I love how your belted it!

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  4. that dress is great, you look lovely as always.

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  5. I just love this ruffle dress, it looks great belted! I miss Washington... But it did rain in texas last night! I love rain

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  6. Oooh, the water is a very pretty color! I love summer days like that (:
    Ah! the horse bag is the cutest! :D

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  7. Oooh, the water is a very pretty color! I love summer days like that (:
    Ah! the horse bag is the cutest! :D

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  8. Your bag is amazing! I love it. I love your dress as well! Gorgeous. ♥

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  9. The back and necklace are adorable! <3 Great outfit!

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  10. What an adorable bag! :) That water looks inviting to me right now. It's so hot and humid in Tennessee.

    P.S.

    Just a reminder! My giveaway is still going on, pop in and see!

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  11. I love Puget Sound when it's like that. Thought for some reason lately I've been craving grey skies and rain. So strange, right?

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  12. Such a beautiful outfit & background!

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  13. I love this dress - there's so much going on it in. The lace, the ruffle skirt, the polka dot - but it all comes together & looks incredible. Hope to see you wear it plenty more!

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  14. the dress is amazing and the photos are so cute!!!!
    I love your blog and your style!

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  15. Your horse bag is absolutely lovely! I would love to have a similar bag in zebra. Enjoy the water!

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  16. It looks like such a gorgeous day...but I am captivated by your bag, it's the most adorable thing everr!!

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  17. I too have been enjoying the heck out of the bit of sun we've gotten. :)
    Love love love this dress. You look so happy!

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  18. I'm one of your followers and I've always liked your posts! Don't worry about wearing this girl a couple of times. Your a real girl and real girls don't wear clothes once like celebrities do. At least you are putting it to good use. I really, really love that dress to. I love the layered skirt of it and the other details that come with it. Nice hair styling to match that too.

    Love the gif photo best but all your photos as well. :) Hope you drop by my blog when you have time. I'm one of your fans :)


    hearts,
    Melai and Style and Soul

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  19. aaahhh pretty pretty dress!! :D love the necklace of course! :D

    Animated Confessions

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  20. i love the bag it looks so funny

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  21. I will always be a city girl, I love living in the city and the city life, but sometimes I wish I could live where you do, with those picturesque, stunning landscape! That's a great dress, love the ruffles and the floral print! That necklace is amazing too! :)

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  22. I just adore your bag, I'd hug it hehe. Amazing day, hope you enjoyed it!

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  23. The dress is, of course, gorgeous. And the print is really nice. You always pick the best prints.



    PS. Maybe not everyone in Western Washington has an air conditioner, but over on the East side where I grew up, summers are consistently 90+ degrees. We love our air conditioning there. ;)

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  24. That dress is so very sweet and I love your bag!

    Daisy Dayz Home

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  25. i am going crazy over that horse bag! it is perhaps the best purse i have ever seen. ever. my boyfriend is obsessed with horses, and i think if i got this bag he would actually try to borrow it. not sure if that is good or bad. anyway. i love your BBW dress too, and can't wait to see which one you just got! ~joelle

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  26. cute blog, lady! i love the way you showed diff ways of wearing the dress :)

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  27. The dress is awesome as well as the belt. It took me a minute to figure out the bag, so COOL!! It's a horse! :D :D

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  28. i adore the dress and horse bag - so cute!

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  29. built by wendy is still too pricey for me even when there is a sale. i wish i lived by the ocean!!! sooooo much.

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  30. oh my gosh... your bag! your necklace! your dress! your shoes! your hair!!!

    Great to take pictures so close to the water ( i like the moving one)

    Big thumbs-up from me

    xxx

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  31. love that dress... and the bag is gorgeous!

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  32. Huh. I have all three of the Built by Wendy sewing books, and considering the theme of them is accessibility and ease I didn't expect the prices for her clothes to be so high.

    They're cute but not worth it, in my opinion. (Especially because she tells you how to make them yourself!)

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  33. amazing dress! and i can't get enough of that bag.. soo cute.

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  34. Wow - that necklace is just AMAZING! I love it so much!
    Christina x

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  35. I tried swimming in that beautiful puget sound a few days ago when it was in the mid to upper 80s, and it was not very pleasant, no ma'am.
    That is my favorite part about living here. It's almost like somebody dyed all the water in Lake Union and the Puget Sound.

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  36. Makes me want to splash someone.

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  37. Excellent horse bag! Excellent dress! I always love the backdrops of your photos. So beautiful
    --pale bluebird

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  38. Cute dress! I LOVE your horse bag as well :D

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  39. Ahh it is so gorgeous! When you do your shoots there don't you get tempted to just jump in? Haha.

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  40. I love the way you remix your pieces. You look beautiful. :)

    www.mandydiec.blogspot.com

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  41. That dress does look great. That horse bag is the only bag with eyes that i have ever liked.

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  42. who won the beso giveaway?!
    ?.?

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  43. @Anonymous, I don't announce my winners; the winner received a personal e-mail. That's why I always require a way to reach the person.

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  44. I love that your new horse purse is your constant companion! I think it pairs just perfectly with your BBW dress. I've been doing a great job resisting the sale, but now that you mention it again, I'm going to have to take another look!

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  45. What a cute purse! Your outfits are so much fun.

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  46. Oh my god that's the coolest bag!

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  47. This dress of yours is definitely a favorite of mine. The details of your belt mixed with the print on the dress are such a lovely pairing!

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  48. Your photos are beautiful as always! I love the blueness of the water! And in the middle photo of the 3 at the bottom, I thought your hair was super short! I think you'd look awesome with short hair!! *wink wink* *nudge nudge* I love the outfit there btw!

    Love,
    Erin :)

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  49. I love this dress
    All the ways you've styled it are great, a fantastic showcase of how to make a beautiful piece versatile

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  50. it's nice to see some sunshine in your washington pictures! i will definitely miss living vicariously through your gorgeous pictures when you relocate!

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