13.4.09

Many Sleepy Returns

Hi guys! It's good to be back!

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I boarded my bus at 12:30am this morning, fell asleep listening to Crystal Stilts...



...and woke up to the sun rising over the steadily approaching Manhattan skyline. Unfortunately, bus sleep isn't exactly what you might call quality shut eye, so I spent the rest of the day in a pretty serious fog.

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Eventually I took a stab at making the most of what was left of the day by putting on something soft and flowery to run some errands. This dress was a birthday present a couple of years ago, and it has the best fluffy ruffle at the neck. Its print was extra appropriate at the time, since roses are my birthday flower. Now it just makes me think of summer, and reminds me a little of my mom's wedding dress.

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After an aborted trip to the post office (urrr, the line was out the flippin' door) I decided it was best to just admit defeat, and now all that stands between me and calling it a night is a plate of leftover Easter Feast from my boyfriend's refrigerator.

14 comments:

leilanigl said...

ooh, that dress is lovely, as is your mom's wedding dress.
In a strange side note, it looks a lot like my mum's wedding dress as well, only hers was a mu'umu'u picked up for cheap at the local Hilo Hattie.

Suzy said...

you had one of those amazing childhoods, didn't you? i'd assume it from that photo alone (of your mother on her wedding day), even if i'd known nothing else about you.

and thanks for yet another great band-drop..i'm so going to garden to Crystal Stilts this summer. i lovelovelove your wonderfully non-serious taste in music :)

Suzy said...

oh and i never knew lilies-of-the-valley were a May flower! my name means lily-of-the-valley too!! what hippy-dippy splendor!!!

thousandflower said...

The wedding dress was made from a
Folkways pattern, an Edwardian Tea Gown, if I remember correctly. I felt so elegant in it.

Siri's Mom

littlemolly said...

I love Crystal Stilts! I have a week left in Brooklyn, I'm going to miss it dearly. Lovely boots!!! xx

angela said...

that print is so soft and pretty! the ruffle is my favourite part. i missed your posts!

ohphilippa said...

boots and frilly dress = babin'

taste of vogue said...

i love your dress, it'sso innocent ;)

McCall said...

you have such great style!!

frances said...

i love these photos, love your outfit. looks beautiful. x

Lydia said...

I think all the best vintage dresses lurk in your closet. This one is gorgeous!

lou said...

love your photos !!! the cardigan is so sweet !! i love it !!!

Katie Bedlow said...

perfect colours, and that looks like one COMFY cardigan! x

Cookies said...

LOVE this outfit. And I wondering...Do you speak french ? ;)