Pastels and polka dots











What's this? Good quality photos? Those who have been reading my blog since the beginning of summer might remember that I once filled this blog with amazing photos taken by my sister-in-law, Elyse. What I didn't mention is that I have another sister-in-law, Ashley, who also has an awesome camera and actually works at my school. More proof that I have the best family, Ashley has offered to help me with photos every so often, making her the third family member of mine to have a Flickr album devoted to photos of me. With her job and two adorable kids of her own, I won't be asking her to take my pictures every time, so a lot my pictures will still be taken with my not-so-great camera. Hopefully, though, I can least convince her to waste her time taking pictures of me a couple of times a week or so.

In other news, today is the first day of classes so I suppose it's time to take my brain off vacation mode for now. I'm writing this in between my 10:00am weather & climate class and my 12:00pm public speaking class. Did I mention I spent much of the past two years taking major and minor related classes and now have to get those gen-eds in there finally? Awesome.

I wore this on Saturday to a friend's pretty casual baby shower, meaning I still managed to be more dressed up than anyone there. Oh well, at least I finally got a chance to wear this shirt. Not only is lavender, but it's denim too. Madewell is by far my favorite store, but as a broke college student, I find it impossible to afford anything in there and am forced to weep every time I see it. By some magical force, I've actually managed to find two items, this shirt and a cardigan, on sale for about $15 each. My life is made...by Madewell. Fun fact #398: sometimes I think I'm funny. It's because I am.



Shirt: Madwell
Dress (worn as skirt): Francesca's Collections
Shoes: UO

20 comments

  1. What a soft and feminine outfit, loving the lavender on you! Good luck with your first day back !

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  2. I can definitely see that you're back in the midwest by the location of the pictures (which are beautiful, by the way!). And I am loving those black loafers! I MUST buy loafers this fall.

    P.S. Good luck at school today! I hope this semester is wonderful. :)

    Oh and P.P.S. Thank you thank you thank you for nominating me for the Liebster Award! I will most definitely be responding to your questions SOON!

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  3. You are adorable. Love this outfit, the polka dots are just too cute.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  4. i love having family to take photos! i use my husband, it's so much easier than the tripod thing and i get better pictures when someone else is behind the camera because they can take more than i can.

    and i LOVE those loafers. and that skirt. perfect.

    and have fun at school - if you can. i always hated it :p not to be negative nancy, most people like college, i just...*shakes off the bad memories*

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails // current giveaway

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  5. This is by far one of my favorite posts! The outfit! The scenery! The cute face! Haha and I was JUST going to buy those shoes at Urban! The heel is so so adorable. Darn, we could have been twinsies.

    I always go goo goo gaga over Madewell, but I don't have a single piece from there b/c I can't afford )-: hopefully I'll be lucky and find something on sale ;-)

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  6. Oh wow! You are soooo beautiful, pretty lady!! Chic! :)

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  7. lovely photos :) I love your polka dot dress, I think I need one of those on my closet so badly! I really like you're wearing a blouse over the dress, I do that all the time so I'm glad I'm not the only person who thinks it can actually be a good idea haha
    good luck with school! I still have some time of holidays left, I'm trying not to think of going back to college too much, it gives me pretty much a headache! haha hope you'll have a great time :)

    Drawing Dreaming

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  8. Love the light blues of the outfit against the field, so pretty! How lucky that you have family that can take your picture! I feel like usually I wouldn't ask friends to do it, so that pretty much leaves it to my BF or my tripod because my family lives far away!
    Anyway, you look adorable, we don't have a madewell by me so maybe thats a good thing for my wallet!
    Happy Monday!
    xo Hannah

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  9. Lovely post and outfit as usual :) haha, what exactly is a weather and climate class?? But I'm a total sympathizer; I'm squeezing in gen ed classes left and right next semester, including this science class about primates... my life..so much excitement.

    and hahaha I definitely laughed at that last sentence :)

    thanks for your comments on my blog, btw! Totes enjoyed reading them :D

    -Jenn
    chīsana blogger

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  10. adorable skirt, I don't won a polka dot skirt but really want one.

    -V
    http://stylishlyme.com/

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  11. Great outfit post per usual! This is my kind of summer outfit!.. I keep tying button up shirts over dresses too. It's just so comfy & looks cute that way!
    Oh, My

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  12. Wow can't believe that school in the NH is starting back already .LOVING this outfit by the way, the colour combo is so sweet for starters, and I like how you tied your blouse over a dress. xx

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  13. Lovely look dear! :)
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    Kisses ♥
    http://annchica.blogspot.com

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  14. Love those shoes! Lucky to have sisters to take photos of you! I have my sad and lonely tripod :) Happy first week o' school!

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  15. I adore pastel colors, your blog is so lovely! If you get a second, I'd love to hear your thoughts about my latest outfit :)

    http://mademoiselle-s-blog.blogspot.fr/

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  16. I love the color of that top! :D I'm always overdressed for everything, haha, it makes things more fun ;)
    (woohoo for people taking pictures for you! Sadly my tripod does most of my work...)
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  17. Super adorable outfit! I love the lavender shirt!

    -Katie

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  18. This outfit is so cute and I love the quality of these photos! They're as dreamy as you!

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  19. haha im the same way- casual means pajamas to me. i love dressing up though! and this look is so pretty- i love putting shirts on top of dresses :)

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  20. Your blog is amazing!! Love it))
    I'm a new follower!)) Hope you'll do the same, dear!
    Thank you!

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