Chasing A Daydream

One step outside and the overpowering scent of gardenias leaves me light-headed. The pale blooms are wilting under the summer heat, but with their dying breath they flood the air with an intoxicating perfume. My mother has clipped buds from the dropping bush and scattered them around the house. A small piece of the outdoors welcomed into our home to stand beside shallow dishes filled with sea shells and sand dollars. I breathe them in until I grow dizzy and the heady scent conjures daydreams. I breathe them out and the scent lingers about me like a ghost.

P.S. The marvelous people at Lauren Moffatt (who I had the pleasure of meeting during a studio visit in February) spontaneously sent me this dress. This dress was actually on a wish list I made for spring and summer, so I am beyond thrilled to have it in my possession.
Outfit details:
vintage belt
Cheap Monday sunglasses
Illamasqua nail varnish in Gamma

CONVERSATION

29 comments:

  1. TOOOO ADORABLE!!!. love your shoes soooo muchos. :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. What a nice dress and an even nicer unexpected package! Did you just bobby pin your bangs back? Mine seem to not want to be tamed in that fashion so any tips you can offer would be much appreciated. :o)

    ReplyDelete
  3. That dress is a beauty! Loving the print, it looks so lovely for summer. Also? I am loving your bangs pulled back - such a different look for you but it is fantastic!

    ReplyDelete
  4. @meowsk, yeah, it's just bobby pins. styling your hair when it is wet helps.

    ReplyDelete
  5. do you know how spoiled & lucky you are rebecca? free pretty dresses? i can only wish. ;)

    ReplyDelete
  6. such a beautiful look! that dress suits you perfectly. and wow, a glorious house too!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Cute pictures and cute outfit! i like how you added the jean jacket for a more casual look.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Hi Rebecca! You look absolutely adorable today. :) Also, you look younger! That's a compliment! :D About your outfit..I love the dress. It is absolutely divine. I wish I had the chance to receive such a dress. Won't be able to afford it either, too expensive. :(

    ReplyDelete
  9. Nice to see your bangs with the bobby pins, it looks fresher! And of course amazing outfit too.

    ReplyDelete
  10. That dress is fantastic and the cut is perfect for you!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Adorable dress! By the way- is THAT your home?! Because it's lovely as well. :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. Ah! Amazing!
    I simply cannot wait until my hair gets to your length. It looks gorgeous.

    ReplyDelete
  13. @Savannah, nope this is a building next to my home; it's rather historic but it's being used for offices right now!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Such a perfect outfit! I love your dress so much and those shoes are awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  15. that building is awesome, i thought it was your house and then read the comments above!! such a shame its only being used as offices and not a gallery or something.such a pretty building. Love your hair like this rebecca cant believe how long it is!! xo

    ReplyDelete
  16. I love your wedges! I am always looking for shoes in that color. You always take great pictures, btw - I'm sure you hear that all the time, but I might as well let you know again. =)

    And a quick, maybe odd question, how did you make that video with your labbits so that it looked as if they were walking on their own? Was it a bunch of pictures put together in motion? I absolutely adored that video!

    ReplyDelete
  17. I looove that dress I saw that at Steven Alan online and wished I could afford it!
    You hair looks so different like that I love it!

    XX Ilana
    http://mymodernvintagefashion.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  18. I love your outfit! XOXO, www.NatalyasCloset.com

    ReplyDelete
  19. you hair looks really good like that. and what a nice surprise to receive that dress!

    ReplyDelete
  20. oh my I love that dress. And the shoes! i would like some too, please!
    stacie @ Pretty Birdie Brown

    ReplyDelete
  21. New hairstyle! Looking good :)

    The print on your dress is super adorable xx

    ReplyDelete
  22. really really nice fabric, looks thick and stiff. i know i should remember this, but is it from the same people who made you that custom dress with the um you know mismatched sides? (ohmy too much essay writing and i've lost my words) something about those cracked steps is really appealing.

    ReplyDelete
  23. You look lovely as always! I've always loved those shoes!! Are you growing out your fringe now?? I'm trying to do mine but I'm still a bit unsure, especially because it's now at that slightly too long to be a fringe length but pinning it back looks silly on me =D
    http://xrebelangelx.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  24. That dress is adorable! I also love your bangs pulled back Rebecca, I've been doing the same thing lately! Also your hair is so long and pretty! :)



    Meanz (Koi Story)

    ReplyDelete
  25. Wow that house looks gigantic!

    ReplyDelete
  26. That dress is divine! You have such a gift for styling.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for visiting my blog and taking the time to leave a comment!

My Instagram

Instagram

Follow Me
Back
to top