Friday, April 23, 2010

Get your bags together, go bring your good friends too

Listening to: "Peace Train," Cat Stevens.
Dress: Connected Apparel;
Shoes: Aerosoles;
Bag: Vintage, thrifted;
Necklace: thrifted.
How I've worn the dress: here.

The funny thing about the park yesterday was there were multiple people snapping pictures of others in their groups. It was like we were all trying to capture our own version of the park's beauty. It made me feel less narcissistic when Jeremiah and I started snapping away.

About this outfit. I felt like such a lady in this outfit. I've had this bag for years and actually got it during the same thrifting trip as my little leather saddle bag. Who knew I would still love something I picked out at 15? The necklace is a find from the Salvation Army -- I like the little tiles, and the design of it seemed slightly Egyptian to me, so I got it. The dress and the shoes matched really well, and I like how the modernness of the shoes balances out the rest of the outfit.

Actually, I felt like this would be something my paternal grandmother would have worn when she was younger. I didn't know her growing up because she died when I was five, so all I know of her are pictures and snippets of stories passed down. She used to be a bit of a clotheshorse and apparently wore open-toed heels all the time, even while making dinner. Something about this attribute is very comforting to me, because it makes me feel like there was someone in my family who shared some of the same traits that I have. I wonder what she would think of this whole blogging thing. She also apparently chewed ice and ate her meals very, very slowly, which are things that I've always done. It's really strange how very weird traits can skip generations and manifest themselves. It makes me feel connected to someone I love but never got to know into adulthood.

I'm really excited about tomorrow because Jeremiah and I are headed to Athens for the weekend to see our friends and to watch the Twilight Criterium. The Criterium is an annual bike race/street festival, and it gets so crazy that it's one of the busiest weekends of the year (well, besides football season). I've really been looking forward to this weekend for many reasons --- one of the bad things about this limbo year was having to move to the suburbs away from all of our friends, and I'm hoping this weekend will provide some clarity, peace and fun. I have a scheduled post for tomorrow and I'll be back on Sunday, hopefully with lots of pictures with which to bombard you.

Hope you lovelies have a great day! What are your plans for the weekend?

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  1. I love the necklace and those shoes are gorgeous! :)

  2. The necklace is completely fabulous! I was wondering where you got it and was pleased to see it was a thrifted treasure.

  3. I just love that dress on you!

    And the story about your grandma wearing open-toed heels even while cooking? That's so fabulous. Sounds like a fun lady!

  4. You have so many cute dresses! Love that bright color- great blog! I'm excited to follow!

  5. Perfect pictures as ever :) And what a beautiful colour on you!

    There is an award awaiting you over on my page now ...

    CC xXx

  6. Lovely dress!
    Enjoy your weekend :)

  7. Awwww what cute and fun picture JoAnn! :)

    xx Love & Aloha

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  8. Your shoes are amazing and the dress is absolutely lovely! What a pretty, fun spring outfit; it reminds me why blue is my favorite color!


  9. hehe..i have those shoes in white!!
    lovely pictures!!
    follow if you like what u see?


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