Put On Your Dancing Shoes

Every time I think I'll go for more simple, practical clothes I stumble across something too special to pass up...but then it also ends up being a bit "special" as in when will I ever go anywhere fancy enough to wear this? I try to remind myself that life's too short for boring clothes, so dress like this might be the last outfit you wearing! Ok maybe not the last outfit you wear, but yes, dress with what is inspiring you today--don't settle for practical when playful is sitting neglected in your closet! Aside, of course, if you're being terribly outdoorsy and then yes, I would advise different shoes than these lovely red peep-toes from Hayworths (a wee independent shop of curated classic shoes to add to your radar). I think one of my most frequently asked questions is where do you find all of your clothes? Part of the answer definitely stems from my excessive hours spent online, but part of the answer is sometimes lovely brands find me. It's sort of like putting out good energy in hopes of getting good energy back, but instead you're sending out all sorts of fashion vibes and social media likes and "pins" and then you get more fashion vibes sent back your way. Sometimes I think it's scary how well Etsy can predict what I want to spend money on! Other times when a new-to-me shop drops a friendly email and I take a browse it's just a reaction of, "oh yes, this is perfect." Not perfect for everyone, but the tailored sort of shop that has exactly what you have been yenning for--the sort of shop Hayworths is. Stocked with just the right picks for a retro-loving lady like myself! It's where you don't browse around looking to fine one thing you love, but rather you love everything and try to pick a favorite. Exactly sort of wee curated shop I'm trying to develop...


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14 comments:

  1. I love your take on special clothes. Life's too short to not get a piece you really want! An occasion will come up... sooner or later! :)

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  2. your shoes are so cute, I love the bow at the ankle
    xo
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  3. Love everything about this look especially those heels. They remind me of something Dorothy would wear in the wizard of oz :)
    -Madison
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  4. I love your hair in this post! How did you do it?

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    1. Hi Colleen, it's a faux braid updo, I did a tutorial for it for A Beautiful Mess a few months ago, you can find it here: http://abeautifulmess.com/2016/12/a-faux-braid-updo-for-shorter-hair.html :)

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  5. What gorgeous photos! I am absolutely in love with your hair! How did you do it? Is it a pull-through braid that's just tucked under?

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    1. Hi Lisa, basically! I did a tutorial for it for ABM a few months ago. You can find it here: http://abeautifulmess.com/2016/12/a-faux-braid-updo-for-shorter-hair.html

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  6. This dress is amazing! I fell in love:)
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  7. What a gorgeous dress and it's such a perfect match for you! And I love how you have styled it with the shoes and those beautiful earrings. Kx

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  8. I love the embroidery! It reminds me so much of Velentino! You were the one that introduced me to the brand some time ago. Well this week I've been vacationing in London (onto Ireland tomorrow!) and of course had to stop into Harrods. When I walked by the Valentino area I felt like I had the heart eye emoji face going on! I couldn't stop staring and of course I couldn't help but think of you when I saw it all!

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  9. Love your dress<3
    It looks super fashionable! xx
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  10. "Life's too short for boring clothes" - this is my motto too, so I couldn't agree more!

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  11. Fab dress, flowers in all forms, please! :)

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  12. "Life's too short for boring clothes" - okay, I will definitely buy the dress the like :D How beautiful the dress is~ I saw the photo of yours in this dress on Instagram and immediately visit your blog. The photos are beautiful as always.
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