If you're reading this from somewhere other than Southern California and you're resentful of my bare legs, don't worry, I'm back in the Midwest. It's actually not all that bad here, but I still can't help but feel like these photos, which were taken last Wednesday, are nothing but a distant memory. Gone are my days of sleeping in and not showering until noon; I had my first day back at work yesterday, and my first classes start today. It's going to be a hectic semester, but I'd be lying if I said I didn't live for the craziness.
That's not to say I don't still miss the day these pictures were taken. This dress was actually given to me from Jenna of Smitten as part of Flock Together's Secret Santa exchange. Anyone who's read Jenna's blog knows that she's awesome, but this dress just proved it even more. I had been eyeing this Monteau striped number on Modcloth for what seems like ages, and leave it to her to know exactly what I would love. I probably wore this dress at least three times over break, but this mix of pretty colors is probably my favorite.
I took these pictures my favorite park with one of my best friends, Kylie. Kylie and I have been friends since I was 7 and she was 6, when I moved three houses down the street from her. We're complete opposites, which might be why we both love our friendship so much. Recently, we realized it had been ages since we had taken pictures together that we actually both liked, so we made an afternoon of it. Of course, I also forced her to take my outfit pictures, and since she's ridiculously pretty and stylish, I made her let me take her outfit pictures as well.
I'm by no means a photographer, but I'm a little bit obsessed with these pictures of Kylie. There's a ton more, and I'm considering just devoting a post to them if anyone else would be interested in seeing them. Kylie is leaving for Australia soon to study abroad for five months, and it'll be the longest we've ever gone without seeing each other, so a post full of pictures of her just might be the perfect, creepy love send-off.
I'm not sure how hectic things are going to be from here on out, so I apologize if posts get sparse. I have Mary back in my life to be my professional outfit photographer, though, so hopefully it won't be too difficult to have posts regularly.
Dress: Gift from Jenna
Necklace: Fifth & Mae
Shoes: Urban Outfitters
Belt: c/o Born Pretty (use code EKT10 for 10% off)