Once More Into The Breach

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If there's one thing I can do well, it is packing a suitcase. Like many things you get good at what you have a lot of practice in. Sometimes when my family moved we lived out of suitcases for weeks before our boxes would arrive. I've also spent part of a summer in high school living out of one suitcase in Germany. I packed everything I needed for a semester in Japan in two suitcases and repeated that again for Greece. I've also been on countless road trips and shorter stays. If it is only for a few nights, all I need is a duffel bag. All this to say: packing is not an issue for me.

Choosing what to pack gives me a lot of mental debate though. Reason and fun war in my head (as they so often do) as I cautiously select only a few items. I consider what wrinkles easily and which pieces can be worn multiple ways. This dress was one of the dresses I would have loved to take with me because I like it so much...however, since I can't foresee myself wearing it while sightseeing and there is only one way to wear it, the dress ended up on the proverbial chopping block. So one last time before the road...
These pictures were taken in the old abandoned bunker that I like so much. On bright, hot days it stays cool and has interesting light. I'm also partial to old stained and chipping walls that look as if they could tell you tales to curl your hair.
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Outfit details:
DKNY heels via Gilt
The Quotation airplane ring
Read My Palm OPI nail polish

CONVERSATION

55 comments:

  1. This dress is perfect in so many ways. The V cut in the back, the different patterns, the cute waste line. I just love the whole thing and you make it work!


    xox
    Chandler

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  2. Wow that dress is stunning, definitely a statement piece! Thanks for the packing tips, I am probably the worst over-packer ever, but I just don't know what kind of mood I am going to be in when I get to wherever I am going. :)

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  3. every time you wear that dress I love it more, those fabrics are the best things ever.

    lovelove, M.

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  4. As of now, I think I'll only be able to take 2 suitcases to Edinburgh and packing is already stressing me out! I've been trying to buy staple items, thinking of what is easy to pack/not too wrinkled,what won't make me stand out as some tacky American, what's actually comfortable, its tough!

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  5. have some serious lovin' for that dress.

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  6. That is such an intense dress. I never realized how bright the fabrics were.
    Amazing!

    Christy of Dress Rehearsal

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  7. such a beautiful dress, i would have packed this on the basis that it's like 2 dresses in 1! and that is why i always have to pay extra for my luggage when i go on holiday! im terrible at packing xx

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  8. This dress is AMAZING!!! I really love the colors and the back is to dye for!!

    http://lisafergus.blogspot.com/

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  9. I love this dress... and that cardigan with a similar concept from Neneee! And the backdrop of the old abandoned bunker is just awesome.

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  10. The dress speaks for itself. Such an amazing piece! I also dig the heels you're wearing. <3!

    xoxo, http://heelsandwedges.blogspot.com

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  11. Love that dress. You find the most interesting places to take your pictures. I want an abandoned bunker!!
    have a great trip!

    www.anchoringgemini.blogspot.com

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  12. oh my stars, I bet you are so good at packing. You are so good at remixing that you probably only need to bring one garment total.

    When I had to pack for two years in two suitcases, I did my best to bring plain mix and matchables and accessories, but I think my outfits really got boring after a while. It is nice to have your whole wardrobe in one country. :)

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  13. Aaaahhh, great dress! That's a real signature piece. Love your shoes, too..

    http://thenovembergirl.blogspot.com

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  14. amazing dress..its so pretty ,the color,fabric, pattern,everything is a wow factor and i loved it how you accessorized it...And i love the color of ur hair..Pretty...

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  15. What a delightfully fun dress. I would be tempted to walk past people sideways on, then double around and walk past showing the other side just to confuse them.

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  16. Goodness, those shoes are perfection! Love the nude color.

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  17. Your asymmetrically patterned dress is cute and one of a kind :)

    Love the nude shade of the heels!


    <3

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  18. I just love your hair, the color is so pretty! great outfit too

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  19. I just finished a month long bus trip across most of Canada & can say that I am a much better packer because of it. Travel does that to you.
    I have always adored that dress & Nenee's similar works.
    Have a fabulous time in Europe!

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  20. I love the dress! It is really cute.
    I agree with you on the packing. Although, it sounds like you have been more places than me, I am gone almost every week of the summer, so packing is a breeze for me now.
    Have a wonderful time in Europe!

    http://hisforhaley.blogspot.com/

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  21. Whenever I pack I am often left feeling like I have to pack a different dress and cardigan for each day of my trip! I guess I'll have to go back over your posts showing all the cute ways to change up a dress.

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  22. hopefully you brought those shoes, they are great! do you plan on shopping much?

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  23. i love this dress
    its such an unusual idea
    but it works really well and looks adorable :)

    http://vintageaurora.blogspot.com/
    xoxo

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  24. Loooove these shots and the way your red hair pops against the blue!

    Hey, I vaguely remember you mentioning something about law school a while back. Are you planning to go? I'm contemplating a career change, studying for the LSATs, and would love to pick your brain sometime. :)

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  25. I love packing! And that dress!

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  26. Love the packing tips! Thanks ;)

    Sarah
    theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

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  27. This dress gives me serious frock envy

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  28. I love this dress! Every time I see it I think it is that much better.

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  29. I adore the dress and I am terrible at packing, but unlike you, I've never stayed in one place for more than a month!

    Can't wait till Monday!

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  30. Absolutely loving the outfit. Btw, is that your natural hair color? If so, it's gorgeous. I've been contemplating dyeing my hair similiar to that shade, is it like a copper?

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  31. Great dress and i love the bunker too! It was indeed a swell place to take pictures.

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  32. I couldn't seem to find the link for comments for the latest post so i thought i'd leave it here :)

    I absolutely adore those tights and how your pair them with the shoes! Where are the shoes from? They're amazing! I'd love to see what sort of outfit this combination would make. I also want to tell you how lovely your little videos are. I noted - you're visiting England!! which cities are you visiting?

    xx

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  33. Aw I would have thought you could have dressed the dress up in many ways! Under a jumper with the skirt poking out, or the top tucked into a skirt. Sad it made the chopping block!

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  34. oh how i love this dress, one of my favorites.
    your hair looks especially red today.
    you look quite lovely. :)

    afewsillylittlethings.blogspot.com
    xxL

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  35. I think this is one of my favorite of your dresses!

    I'm the worst at packing. The absolute worst! I bring everything I can see, just in case!

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  36. Super cute dress. Love the heels too. They look amazing together.


    http://crayola4kids.blogspot.com/

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  37. I linked you! ♥

    click and see if you'd like: http://mylittlepolly.blogspot.com/2010/07/i-am-studying-right-now.html#links

    love, the littlest polly

    pen pals?

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  38. Such a fun, gorgeous dress and pretty photos!! I wish I had your talent of packing a suitcase

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  39. That dress is lovely. The fabrics are a beautiful complement to each other. And that lime green zip is such a surprise, in a good way!

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  40. lovelyy dress n loving ur heels!!

    xoxo

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  41. Your heels are absolutely marvelous and those tights up there are phenomenal!! THe detail is so exquisite - and they look great on you!

    <3

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  42. quirky dress. i just can't take my eyes off from it. the mixing of two different patterns on your dress were perfectly pretty! congrats on your blog anniversary anyway. :)


    Flickering Moonlight

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  43. the dress and the shoes are perfect and they compliment their owner perfectly, with the right cuts and styles, this dress is a show stopper - great clothing

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  44. still obsessed with this dress. I didn't realize the zipper is green! that's a cool little detail.

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  45. ihavent seen this dress before ! my god i ove it so much did you really design this ?!! its gorgeous ... im going to check out your past posts for some details

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  46. Love this dress. So unique and fun!

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  47. Really interesting dress, goes well with your hair color! I saw those shoes on Gilt, but they didn't seem so great - you definately styled them right! Kind of wish I'd gotten them now.

    -rina
    www.thelatesttoughs.blogspot.com

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  48. I just love the whimsical feel of this little dress! So court jester/Alice in Wonderland-esque. I just borrowed and wore a handmade 'hippie' dress that has a whimsy about it as well..love clothes like that :)

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  49. I adoreeee this dress, its beautiful!
    This outfit is so so lovelyy

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  50. love these photos!

    I've had a few of the same packing experiences. my family is going to new york for five days and I'm taking a carry-on; my mom and sister want to take two suitcases each! haha they need more practice.

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