Ice Cream and Oranges

If there's one thing I don't need, it's another polka dot dress. I'm very aware of the excess of polka dotted items I own, and I certainly had no intention of adding another one to my wardrobe any time soon. Of course, I probably should have known better. I've suddenly found myself living five minutes away from Buffalo Exchange, so on Friday, I headed there with a bag full of clothes to try and sell, and as usual, I wound up bringing most of it back home with me. They did take a handful of items, though, and I ended up with a little less than $30 in store credit. I tried on a pile of items that I loved on the hangers, but somehow, as fate would have it, the only dress that fit like a glove was...another polka dot dress. I've always thought about buying the Traveling Cupcake dress from Modcloth, but it's never quite made it past my shopping cart. So naturally, when something almost identical appeared at that Buffalo Exchange in my size, in perfect condition, and fit like a glove for only $12, there was no getting around it. It had to be mine, excessive polka dot collection be damned. 

I wore this the next day for a day of shooting pictures around a downtown area with my friend Casey. The Orange Circle, which is part of Old Town Orange and is filled with restaurants and antique stores, will forever be one of my favorite places in Orange County. This past Saturday was my first Saturday off in months, so it was nice to get to walk around, grab lunch and ice cream, and take pictures with a friend. Ice cream, old fashioned soda, greenery at old church, and an extremely sunny day? I'd say it was a first Saturday off well spent.

In other news, today is my first day of work! I can't wait to tell you all about next time. In the mean time, check out the gorgeous ring I'm wearing in these photos and get pumped for a giveaway with Tiny Mountains coming up.

Dress: Buffalo Exchange
Cardigan: Thrifted
Sunglasses: Modcloth
Oxfords: Pacsun
Ring: Tiny Mountains


  1. This dress is so super cute! I'm jealous of your sunny, ice cream filled pictures! Illinois winters are hurting my soul!

    Congrats on the new job - can't wait to hear all about it!


  2. If something works there's no use fighting it. Of course if you know that if you bring something home in polka dots it will go with all you already own.

  3. I love this dress in this color scheme and you look so summery and perfect!!

  4. This outfit is so cute!!! Alex

  5. Some things just go together, like you and polka dots! This is a super flattering dress on you, so why fight it?! ;) I always seem to have that luck with Buffalo- and when they do take stuff I can't find anything there I want- haha. Love the backdrop!

  6. Adorable!! Polka dots are so cute on you! This outfit is so summery and fun!
    Sincerely, Sara

  7. Can you really ever own too many polka dotted things? I think it'd be difficult! I understand the struggle though. Polka dots and leopard print are my jam and I have a hard time resisting anything in those patterns. This dress is adorable on you though so I understand why you had to buy it! It's so perfect for spring.

    Jamie |

  8. Ah, this indeed looks like the best dress to go and get ice cream in! (yum!)

  9. You just don't say no to providential dresses like this one! It looks great on you. Hip hip hooray for you, congrats on the job!!! I bet you are so happy, and relieved. It's great that pretty much everything you have can be worn to your office! I am interested to see your "wear-to-work" outfits as well! Hope the first day (I guess, week, now) was wonderful!

    ♥ perfectly Priya

  10. Cute dress!! Look great with the cardi