08 August 2010

Feeling like a million dollars in a $5 dress

I am writing this from the couch where I am watching terribly embarrassing TV and majorly catching up on blogs because I have a cold. The sticky hot days and a frigid office are not a good combination. These pictures are from yesterday. I went over to Goodwill and got a beautiful rose colored skirt and a beaded belt. Then I spent the afternoon cleaning up Friday nights festivities and reading in the sun. In the evening I went to my friend's graduation party and spent the night drinking beers, and catching up with friends.I've recently gotten a few questions about my tattoo. Its a quill (like they used to write the Declaration of Independence and in the Harry Potter series) but I didn't get it for those reasons. The quill represents writer's block behind me and on my body not in my mind. Its my only one for right now but I'm planning 2 more and after that, who knows? I'm sticking with black ink because I'm afraid that I would be allergic to any kind of coloring. A good tip for anyone getting a tattoo on their back is to wear a button down shirt back to front so you don't have to feel naked while its being done.
Dress I got at Goodwill a few months ago for $5, its been my favorite go-to dress this summer, Lulu Guinness bag borrowed from mom, vintage belt, Steve Madden sandals
A note about my previous post: this morning I was cleaning up my room and I picked up my red dress from the floor and I held it to my face and it had the most beautiful smell of summer night and wood-fire clinging to it. Some days I want to throw up my hands and scream into the sky "Enough already, I'm burned up and dripping sweat! Its time for fall!" Then there are the moments when all the smells and the lights all come back to me from a warm night near a bright fire and I wish that summers could last forever.

19 comments

  1. oh i love that dress and for only five dollars thats such a steal! you are so adorable! i just came across your blog and i love it! you have a great style. and i like your tattoo as well.

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  2. Gorgeous outfit, and I love the story behind your tattoo!

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  3. Thanks for visiting Showers of Sunflowers! Such a cute dress, and pretty feather tattoo! AND, I am now following your blog! ;)
    (http://showersofsunflowers.blogspot.com)

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  4. summer time colds are the pits! at least you look adorable in your polka dot dress :-) and i love the shot of the spiders web.

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  5. great tip for getting a tattoo that one! will spread the word to friends who are about to go for it;)

    i like tattoos on other people, especially if there's a story behind them like yours, however I think I cannot handle having anything permanent on me so the wildest i've gone for is belly button piercing.

    *get well soon!

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  6. awww I am sorry that you are sick :( I think you might have the same thing I had last week lol. Stupid ac. I love this dress on you! You found a great bargan and it looks beautiful on you.

    I am sooo ready for fall, but I miss summer nights like that. I will have to makeup for it next summer lol :)

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  7. Such a special story on your beautiful tattoo!! I love hearing stories like that. :]

    In other news, I hope your cold goes away soon. But hey, embarrassing TV is the way to keeping sane!!!

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  9. lovely dress!

    Take a peek! our first blog.
    www.apieceofcrapdepartment.blogspot.com

    best regards from Sweden :)
    /MALIN

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  10. i'm sorry your feeling sick:( rest up lovey! also i love love the tattoo and outfit and think you are gorgeous.


    xxmerissa
    merbri.blogspot.com

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  11. You are super adorable! I love your closet. I also love the meaning of your tattoo. It's a nice design.

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  12. Love that dress! pindots are my favorite!
    Your pictures are amazing :)

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  13. You are super adorable! I love your closet. I also love the meaning of your tattoo. It's a nice design.

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  14. lovely dress!

    Take a peek! our first blog.
    www.apieceofcrapdepartment.blogspot.com

    best regards from Sweden :)
    /MALIN

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  15. awww I am sorry that you are sick :( I think you might have the same thing I had last week lol. Stupid ac. I love this dress on you! You found a great bargan and it looks beautiful on you.

    I am sooo ready for fall, but I miss summer nights like that. I will have to makeup for it next summer lol :)

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  16. Love that dress! pindots are my favorite!
    Your pictures are amazing :)

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  17. lovely dress!

    Take a peek! our first blog.
    www.apieceofcrapdepartment.blogspot.com

    best regards from Sweden :)
    /MALIN

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  18. awww I am sorry that you are sick :( I think you might have the same thing I had last week lol. Stupid ac. I love this dress on you! You found a great bargan and it looks beautiful on you.

    I am sooo ready for fall, but I miss summer nights like that. I will have to makeup for it next summer lol :)

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