Monday, September 26, 2016


trashy diva venice nights

Oh, novelty prints – you forever have my heart! As soon as I saw Trashy Diva's Venice Nights collection, I knew I needed to own a piece from it. I decided on the Gia dress because of its fuller gathered skirt and v-back. For those wondering about the fit of this new style, I ordered my usual TD size and it fits just great; I know some girls found the Gia to run large, but I personally couldn't have sized down. I wasn't totally sure how I felt about it on me at first, but when I tried it on again yesterday, my heart went all aflutter! Although I'm far from the canals of Venice, at least I had the backdrop of our own Erie Canal for these photos.

fairport erie canal
trashy diva venice
trashy diva venice print
trashy diva gia dress
Outfit Details
Gia Dress in Venice Nights: Trashy Diva
Heart necklace: similar
trashy diva
Have a great start to your week!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Stripes and Sunflowers

pinup girl clothing striped jenny skirt

These photos are a few weeks old, but posting them now gives me the chance to relive a perfect afternoon! My dear friend Rusty came home for a few days, and I felt so lucky to spend some time with him. We were determined to take photos in this big sunflower field – and we got there just in time. Most of the sunflowers were past their prime, but we managed to find a section of late-bloomers... which is sort of appropriate for Rusty and me, actually. We've talked about (and bonded over) how we each have needed a bit more time than other people might in order to find our place and our stride. But once we find it, we tend to bloom beautifully.

hawaiian shirt gap
sunflower field
sunflower rochester ny

After spending the golden hour amongst golden flowers, we enjoyed a delicious dinner at a pizzeria Rusty recommended. I could (and often do) spend hours catching up with Rusty when we've been apart. Although I have a fairly large circle of acquaintances from the theatre community, it's rare for me to find such a supportive friend with whom I connect so deeply. Three of my closest theatre friends aren't living in Rochester right now, so what time I do get to spend with them is precious. Rusty recently figured out that he's a fellow Highly Sensitive Person, and I love being able to relate to him on that level, too. I wish he was here all the time, but he's off doing wonderful things with an equally wonderful theatre company down in Virginia. I'm so proud of everything he's accomplishing, and I'm grateful to know that he feels the same way about what I'm doing here.
pinup girl clothing vamp top
sunflower field rochester
rochester ny sunflower field
striped skirt
Sammi's Outfit Details
Vamp top: Pinup Girl Clothing (other colors here)
Striped Jenny Skirt: Pinup Girl Clothing (similar)
Boater hat: Pinup Girl Clothing
Flats: Aerosoles
boater hat
men's straw fedora
Rusty's Outfit Details
Shirt: Gap (similar)  ||  Hat: Gap (similar)
Shorts: Forever 21
Shoes: Converse

heart sunflower
Have a lovely Wednesday!

Monday, September 19, 2016


milkshake skirt dangerfield

Summertime is definitely on its way out, so I'm determined to enjoy what warm days we have left. I think one of the best ways to do this is with the consumption of ice cream. I hadn't been to Pittsford Farms Dairy yet this year, so my mom and I headed out to enjoy some frozen treats before the end of the season... and of course, this milkshake skirt from Dangerfield Clothing was perfect for the occasion.

pinup girl clothing peasant top pink
pittsford farms dairy and bakery
milkshake skirt
Outfit Details
Pink peasant top: Pinup Girl Clothing
My Milkshake Skirt: Dangerfield Clothing
Popsicle necklace: similar
Flats: Aerosoles

pinup couture top

Other than bidding farewell to ice cream weather, I'm pretty excited for autumn. I can't believe October is right around the corner. I feel sorta "basic" for saying that I'm looking forward to sweater weather, fall foliage, hot chocolate, apple picking, and pumpkins (plus Halloween and my birthday)... but I do honestly love all those things and I shouldn't have to feel ashamed about that. I'll get into how annoying I think the "basic" backlash is some other time, but suffice it to say: like what you like. As long as it's not hurting anyone, don't let anyone make you feel badly about it.

mint chocolate chip ice cream
Have a great start to your week!

Friday, September 16, 2016

Friday Favorites #141

I, for one, am very glad it's Friday. Here are some things I've been loving this week:

I may already have a spiderweb skirt, but I love this Little Jun version for Halloween!
pinup girl clothing little jun spiderweb skirt

This pumpkin tea towel is so cute.
anthropologie tea towel

This sweatshirt describes me pretty accurately.
thick thighs thin patience
charlotte olympia barbie
And this vanity print skirt is amazing!
banned clothing vanity skirt
I might need this Minnie Mouse eye shadow palette...
minnie mouse eye shadow palette sephora
balloon dress

This rug is so pretty!
anthropologie rug
This hamper is adorable.
pink hamper

This yellow plaid skirt is giving me all kinds of Cher Horowitz vibes.
yellow plaid tartan skirt

And I'm a little obsessed with this Lazy Oaf varsity jacket.
lazy oaf varsity jacket

This pendant light is beautiful.
vintage pendant light

Can I just live in this Santorini print skirt?
chicwish santorini skirt

And finally, I liked seeing the pieces from Rachel Antonoff's new Betty and Veronica collection! I didn't love all of the pieces, but I definitely liked some and I'll be eager to see them when they're released.

I do enjoy this top (and Alia Shawkat, obviously)!
Have a great day!

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016


Ella Dress Pinup Girl Clothing

It's starting to feel more like fall, but this dress makes me think of springtime! The Ella dress from Pinup Girl Clothing isn't my favorite style (it's a bit too long for my liking and the bust is a little wonky on me), but I couldn't possibly resist this gorgeous print and the sweet little mint bow. This print now comes in both a Jenny skirt and the new petite Jenny skirt (which is essentially the Darling Dames skirt – a favorite of mine). At some point, I may either get this dress hemmed or try to trade/sell in favor of the skirt version... but for now, this dress is staying put in my closet.

floral ribbon ella dress pinup girl
boater hat
pinup girl clothing ella dress

I can't believe it's already the middle of September. The last few weeks have flown by. I'm really enjoying my new job, and I think that's a big part of why time seems to go by so quickly. Of course, I'm still exhausted at the end of the week, but I'm so much happier when I'm creatively fulfilled and intellectually stimulated all day long. (I mean, who wouldn't be?). I feel very grateful to have found a position that I like so much and seems to be so well-suited for my skill set. It's a rare event, and I don't want to take that for granted.

floral ribbon ella dress
Outfit Details
Ella Dress in Floral Ribbon Print: Pinup Girl Clothing
Boater hat: Pinup Girl Clothing
Necklace: similar
Shoes: similar

large boater hat

Have a great day!
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