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march blizzard



First, I need to let you know there are a LOT of photos here. It was so much fun to pose during a blizzard, even though it was SO cold and wet! I was totally uncomfortable, but I powered through 🙂



A few weeks ago, the Boston area got hit with quite a bit of snow. Of course I was home from school, and Dave was encouraged by his boss to work from home. Right after lunch, I asked Dave if he minded taking some photos out in the snow.



Thankfully he was willing to give it a try, so I put on this beautiful Unique Vintage dress and some red lipstick. (which I had the confidence to wear after my recent at-home teeth whitening! Check out my last post for more info, and click here for a chance to win a whitening kit!)


Can we talk about this dress for a second?

The color is the perfect shade of burgundy, which I think would work for any skin tone, it hugs the waist for a nice hourglass effect, and the material is super stretchy so it is quite comfy.

It’s a liiiiiiitle low cut for my taste, but nothing inappropriate! I can deal with showing a little extra skin, lol. (however this is NOT a dress for school!)

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I picked it up at Modern Millie Shop in Salem, and as always was having a hard time deciding whether or not I should get it. Also (as always), my buddy Sara and the ladies in the shop encouraged me to go for it. THANKS GIRLS!

I really would have been sad if I went home without this beauty.

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cold arms, haha

I’ll leave you with my magical snow globe moment, which Dave perfectly captured:




Dress: Unique Vintage Delores Swing Dress via Modern Millie Shop
Fleece-Lined Tights: Primark
Boots: Indigo by Clarks Cedar Street


the barking crab



Ahhh, another summer memory.

Our friends Sara (In a Nutshell blog) and Cody love a restaurant by the seaport area in Boston called The Barking Crab.  Dave is obsessed with seafood, so of course he was down.  I, on the other hand, don’t like crabs or lobsters (the restaurant’s specialty), but it seemed like a great opportunity to wear my new(ish) Lindy Bop dress!

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diy pixel dress

I think this is the best garment I have ever made.

I still consider myself on the beginner side of intermediate when it comes to sewing, since I have followed commercial patterns and not much else.  But I felt as though my skills got a little more refined with this one, since I adapted a pattern, and had to deal with print matching (a new concept for me!).

It all started when I found this incredible pixel fabric, and knew it would be perfect for a dress to wear to PAX East (on our non-cosplay day).  For some reason, I see it as a floral print – but maybe I’m just imagining things? 🙂


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