I have to be honest; I'm not overly excited about sharing this outfit. I hit a wall of lack of inspiration last week, and just kind of threw this on. I don't hate it, but it just feels boring to me. I was debating about even sharing these, but I realized that that was dumb. Not only do I have a habit of being too hard on myself, but there's a certain merit to sharing the not-so-exciting outfits. I didn't start this blog because I think I'm the most stylish person on the Internet, I started it as a creative outlet and because I thought it would be fun to document my personal style. Sure, this isn't the outfit I'll look back on when I reflect on how my style evolved through 2014, but it's something I wore and I suppose it's important to stay true to that. And okay, maybe it's growing on me a little bit as I look at the pictures more. Polka dot dresses tend to have that effect on me.
But anyway, is it Monday already? My weekend came and went all too soon, but it was great. I went to a piano bar in Long Beach with some new friends (that's right, I'm making new friends) on Friday night, and had the best time. I had never been to a piano bar before, and it was a blast singing along to the songs and whatnot. The experience may have also involved Whitney and I being forced on stage to do an, uh, embarrassing dance, but we'll just pretend that never happened until video of it finds its way online. On Saturday, I finally had the pleasure of meeting the Everything Darling girls, Natalie and Grace, in person at the Anaheim Packing House (that giant hip food court-esque place I've mentioned) for some food, coffee, and ice cream. Ever since I moved back to Southern California, we've been talking about getting together, and they could not have been more wonderful. They were both so easy to talk to, and I loved hearing about their process in opening Everything Darling. I've made no secret of the fact that I love their cute store, and I can't help but be even more enamored with it now that I have more insight into the passion that goes into it. Side note: is it normal to have so many real life interactions with Internet friends go this well? I swear, every time I've met up with someone who I've met through blogging in person, it has been an absolute delight. I'm probably going get murdered one of these times or something, right? Or at the very least someone I meet is going to turn out to be an asshole.
Is that a Rifle Paper Co. phone case I see? I'm not sure if I mentioned this already, but I finally upgraded my phone from my two year old iPhone 4 to a 5s, and I decided to invest in a well-made case for it that I would want to keep for a while. Naturally, the first place I looked was Rifle Paper Co. I ended up getting this gorgeous one (that also protects my phone, which gets dropped a lot, very well), and I had to share it on here because it's so beautiful. Obviously, this post is in no way affiliated with Rifle Paper Co. (I wish). I just really, really love the brand.
Dress: Francesca's Collections
Phone case: Rifle Paper Co.