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The Beautiful Hunger of Afternoons

It's full-on summer hot here (as evidenced by my red red cheeks and ears--yes, my ears blush too) even though it won't officially start until June 20th and lacking central air we have deployed an army of fans around the old house making transpering the narrow hallway upstairs slightly treacherous and churning our own homemade ice cream in flavors of peanut butter and vanilla. This dress by It's Okay My Dear seems like the perfect encapsulation of summer as it reminds me of picnic. I've followed It's Okay My Dear for several years after reading about her on another blog and admiring her souffle hats, but I think her new collection of gingham pieces and fancy cut-outs is my favorite yet. After a few interactions online she offer me this dress and I was pretty ecastic, I was even happier when it arrived in the mail--it fits like a dream, feel so sturdy/well-made, and it has pockets. So, shall we pack a basket and enjoy the sunshine?

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16 comments:

Tinacious Me said...

very cute dress!
Tina @ www.tinacious.me

Kristian said...

This does feel so perfectly summer-like! Cool, pretty and still classy! Hope you have fun picnics in it.

The PvdH Journal said...

Oh this is such a 'classic' summer outfit! I love the dress, reminds me of endless picnics (perhaps weird i know!)

x Paola

www.ThePvdHJournal.com

Daisy said...

Oh my, what a beautiful dress. I will be heading over to their website now to see what else they have on offer!

Natali said...

You look very beautiful and girly!

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Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

That dress is amazing and you look amazing in it. What a perfect summer piece for enjoying homemade ice cream... :)

Emily Peebles said...

This dress looks so summery and '50s! I can't imagine a summer without central air conditioning. It's funny, this post kind of reminds me of some of your older posts. I like it :)

Tori Bonaventura said...

I've always wanted red shoes like those! So pretty!
xo, Tori
http://daisiesandpixiedust.blogspot.com/

My Hideaway said...

One summer I lived in an old house in NC that didn't have ac...hottest summer of my life. We did eventually get a window unit for the living room after a couple of months, but as my room was upstairs, it just pushed heat up there and made it even hotter. Hopefully, it won't be as bad in PA?

CP and KW said...

Great summer picnic look! I adore that ring!

~CP, ladiesinnavy.blogspot.com

Mara said...

That dress is wonderful! Looks perfect for hot summers.

Megan said...

I've been seeing a plaid come-back around here! It looks amazing with your pixie cut. Sweet post!
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Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

Super cute dress!

Anonymous said...

I love that dress!! What colour is the plaid I can not tell if its navy, green, black or gray? I think these shoes would go well with it.
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czarianonuevo said...

that dress is summer-y indeed!!




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Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

@Anonymous, the gingham is navy. A variety of shoes would go with the dress--it's up to the wearer. :)