Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Preppy West

















I took a vacation day today, tacked on to my three-day weekend, and enjoyed an amazing stay-cation. My boyfriend and I checked out an antique mall a half mile from our apartment that we didn't know existed, had lunch at a favorite restaurant/tequila bar called "The Matador" and then went furniture hunting at a cute consignment shop. We ended up hauling home a pretty shabby chic coffee table and a wicker chair for the bedroom. I came home and my boyfriend was kind enough to take these pictures. I paired a preppy white and green dress that I bought for a Kentucky Derby party with some brown boots and a leather belt to give it a western flair (a pair of heels and a hat throw it back to the east). My cat, Archer, made a cameo appearance, much to his chagrin!

Dress: Forever21; Shoes: Famous Footwear; Belt: American Eagle; Necklace: bought at a maritime museum gift shop; Ring: sterling silver, found antiquing

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  1. I love the dress and how you styled it. Archer looks pretty good, too!

    Molly

    morecharminginperson.blogspot.com

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    1. thanks so much! he's a dapper gent!

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  2. I love, love the dress! Gorgeous! :)


    Amor GLAMOROZA.BLOGSPOT.COM

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    1. (: thank you! i am in love with green and white stripes.

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  3. such a chic dress! Absolutely loving it! And staycations are the best - no packing and unpacking!:-)Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
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    1. thank you - staycations are amazing! i am following you now and would appreciate a follow back! love your blog.

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    1. thanks hon! i'm terrible at accessorizing so this is a lovely compliment!

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  5. Love that outfit, stripes are wonderful!! You look stunning :)) xx

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    1. (: thank you so much! i like it too!

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  6. That preppy striped dress is adorable! Staycations can be a lot of fun and everyone needs an extra day off now and then :)

    -Sharon
    Enter to win a clutch!

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    1. i agree! staycations might even be the best -cations as they eliminate the packing, unpacking, travel bits that are so tedious!

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  7. Cute dress! This is a great summer piece and you can style it so many ways.

    Amy

    fashionandbeautyfinds.blogspot.com

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    1. thanks so much, amy! (: i'm looking forward to trying different styles with it!

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  8. That dress is just perfect! I really love how you styled it, too. I'm pretty excited I found your blog, I've been loving all your posts!

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    1. thank you, andi! we're following you too!

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  9. Love that dress- great F21 find! I love staycationing with my husband. We always find something new in our town/ surrounding towns.

    Hannah Tattoos and Pearls

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    1. it's totally divine - loving the antique mall we just discovered down the street!

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  10. love the dress!

    www.beckspick.com

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  11. I like this dress! My Italian Greyhound tries to get on my blog all the time.

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    1. (; they're sneaky limelight stealers.

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  12. The dress is so cute! And I love your cat :)

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    joanne♥choi

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    1. thank you! he's a little terror, but i love him too!

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  13. That sounds like the most wonderful of days :) I'm all over this pretty bright striped dress...but it just might be rivaled by your darling kitty!

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com


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    1. (: thanks hon! (: i've entered the giveaway too! fingers crossed.

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  14. that dress is F21?? It looks like kate spade! I love it.

    xo,

    wardrobe girls

    www.wardrobesimetandliked.com

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    1. right?! i love kate spade and thank goodness for cheaper alternatives. you have to dig but sometimes f21 can give you absolute classy steals.

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  15. cute dress! love the pleating. and your cat is adorable! :)

    delicatelyfierce.blogspot.com

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    1. thanks for the comment and nice to see you here and on ifb! (: i do love my kitty!

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  16. gorgeous dress!!
    and cuteee cat!


    <3 Amy @
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    1. thanks so much! he's handsome, huh?!

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  17. ooh, a day of indulging in local finds sound fabulous! Loving your green striped dress!
    xx
    Here&Now

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    1. isn't it the best when you can repurpose old things?!

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  18. Lovely dress!! Sounds like a lovely day!

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  19. it sound you had a great vacation day! I love that dress, the thick stripes are <3!

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    1. i'm digging them, too! i usually only wear very thin stripes.

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  20. Aww, I love your green and white striped dress! And your kitty is sooo cute too! :)

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  21. Love love love this look! That dress is adorbs! I can't believe it's from F21!

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    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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    1. me either! thanks for the comment!

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  22. This dress is incredible! Love the stripes with such a bold green, you look fabulous!

    Colleen
    daybydaydarling.blogspot.com

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  23. I LOVE this dress! The stripes are so fun and I love the boots with it!

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  24. Love that dress! It is so cute and looks amazing on you! :)

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