Cherry Bomb

I'm writing this at 2:30 a.m., so there's a very good chance that at some point while writing, I'll just stop making sense. I should definitely go to bed, but I had far too much caffeine today in an effort to stay up, and I'm too distracted being on movie cloud nine to fall asleep. That said, I know that I should probably try, so I'm going to do my best to keep this short. I went to the "midnight" screening of "Guardians of the Galaxy," and I could not be any happier. I say "midnight" because I was actually able to see it at 10 p.m. (at Downtown Disney for only $6 with assigned seating thanks to Whitney. Basically a midnight screening dream come true.). Whitney, Adam, and I had been waiting for "Guardians" to come out for what seems like forever, and it was probably my most anticipated film of the year after "Boyhood." If you couldn't tell yet, it did not disappoint. I'll save all of my thoughts on it for my next pop culture post, but for now, let me say this: it was everything I wanted it to be and more. It was expertly directed, perfectly cast, had one of the best soundtracks ever, and is seriously funny. I do have one huge piece of advice for anyone going to see it though: if you can help it, avoid any and all spoilers regarding the after the credits scene. It's amazing, but partly because of the reveal. The payoff is worth waiting until you actually see it, I promise.

But like I said, we'll talk about it more in-depth another time. In outfit related news, I got this dress at the beginning of summer from Buffalo Exchange, and it's been in heavy rotation in my closet despite seeing zero blog time. It's a little bit too ruffle-y for my taste, and I've often worn it with a cardigan to hide that fact, but it just fits me so well and has such a great print that I'll forgive it for its ruffles. I also kind of wish I hadn't gone so matchy-matchy with the necklace, but what can you do? I'm wearing a pretty dress, and that's really all I can ask for.

The whole being up late thing is starting to catch up to me, so I should probably call it quits and go to bed. By the time you read this, I'll be a well-rested woman. But really, go see "Guardians of the Galaxy" right away. Maybe then, and only then, will you feel true happiness like I do.

Dress: Buffalo Exchange
Shoes: Swedish Hasbeens
Necklace: Francesca's Collections


  1. Hahaha, I'm gonna check out that movie for sure! I have my hopes up, because of you! :D
    Love the dress and your hair is so fun and pretty here! Have a good night's rest! :D

  2. I love the ruffles on the sleeves. It does fit you like a dream! The pictures show it well. The print almost looks like Marimekko (sp?) and I love those bright geo patterns. Love!

  3. I love this dress, especially with your new shoes! (: And, I kind of really want to see this movie. Everyone is hyping it up, and I really love Marvel movies. Hopefully no one spoils the ending for me before I see it!

  4. Cute cute cute! I adore this dress on you- it's super flattering!

    Becca | Ladyface Blog

  5. Cute outfit! That dress is adorable! I'm getting pretty excited for Guardians...I think my boyfriend is trying to get together a group of people to see it next week, and I can't wait.

    decked out in ruffles

  6. We loved the film too! Also that necklace pairs well!

  7. Haha, wow, you make me want to watch Guardians of the Galaxy now- I heard of SO many compliments of that movie! Ah, I've never watched a movie at midnight for a loong time- they tire me out haha. Nonetheless, I'm super glad you enjoyed it! :) anyway, this is a super cute outfit- love the matching of the cherry dress with your lovely necklace hun! X

    Chic Nikkie

  8. AH I AM DYING TO SEE THIS MOVIE. How beautiful was Chris Pratt?

    The coloring on this dress is much different than your usual outfits and I'm into it.

  9. I'm embarrassed to say I'd never even heard of this movie until yesterday when Brian told me he was going and now I've seen it everywhere :) Where was I?? Don't ya just love a good Buffalo find? Lovin it with your Hasbeens!

  10. I need to get with the times cause I've never heard of that movie... but I haven't seen a movie in an actual movie theater in years so what does that tell you? Ha! This dress is so beautiful on you my lady! Yay!

  11. All the GotG talk all over the interwebs is killing me slowly. I'm finally going to see it tomorrow! I can't wait. I love the print on this dress and it looks super good on you! I'm totally with you on the ruffles, though... I tend to stay away from anything ruffly.

  12. i love this dress, ruffles and all but maybe thats because I don't shy away from ruffles! Also I think the necklace totally adds to the outfit, Im so glad you wore it. I totally get the after midnight movie premiere high, although I haven't seen Guardians of the Galaxy yet.

  13. The fit of this dress is so lovely on you and I'm in love with your shoes! I'm also definitely jealous of your premiere experience, it sounds like it was fantastic c: