Saturday, June 2, 2012

Lost at sea

dress: H&M | shoes & headband: ModCloth | belt: thrifted


 What's this? Bare legs?? Yes, it's true, but this is definitely a rare event. In this way, I'm very much like Zooey Deschanel, who I believe once described tights as her security blanket. I'm right with you there, Zooey! So barring another sweltering Michigan summer, I'm sure I'll still find a way to incorporate tights into my outfits.

There was definitely no way I could wear tights on this day, however: our Memorial Day was a hot and humid one. I spent most of the day staying cool inside (and in the dark of a theater, watching the Hunger Games for the second time...) but Chris and I did make time to head over to Grand River Park to snap some photos and dip our feet in the lovely cool water. I've still only been there a handful of times, but that park has become one of my favorite spots in the area. I'm eager to scout out some pretty new locations (my coworker found a park that she described as a "fairy land!") but I know I'll be returning here often.




These days, life has me smiling. I feel like, in many ways, I'm really starting to get control of my life. This may sound really nerdy, but I'm going to start budgeting this month - and I'm actually really excited about it. I'm eager to shed my debt and start planning for my future! I've also started a workout routine, and after a month, I can proudly say that I've stuck with it. It's truly amazing how much better I feel when I get moving. I definitely have more bounce in my step...it's true what they say about endorphins! Finally, I've also started seeing a chiropractor in an attempt to get rid of my near-daily headaches. I've been really happy with it so far, so we'll see...



Good things are also happening for this blog! This week or next, hopefully, I'll be doing a redesign of the layout featuring some of Chris's artwork. I've been looking forward to this for a long time, and I can't wait. I'll also have to dream up some yummy new Dressipes...

What's making you smile these days?



 

25 comments:

  1. The dress is beautiful and
    the photos were amazing!
    I love the hair!
    Kisses from Brazil

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  2. Aside from how cute your dress is, things making me smile this month have to be anticipating traveling to New York City this month and being able to spend time with my family this summer. I love your outfit and your blog!

    http://sophistikated1992.blogspot.com/

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  3. Picture perfect, gorgeous. You have great legs, you should show em' more! Can't wait to see the new layout.

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  4. I LOVE zoey! You are so so so beautiful! Elly @ www.jazzlipsandtulips.blogsopt.com

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  5. This is the best summer outfit ever! I love the nautical feel of it. Plus, you look gorgeous. You need to get over here and model some vintage for me!

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  6. I love your hair, I love your dress, I love your shoes, I love your sunglasses, I love your red lips!
    I love all of this post!!
    kisses, Anna

    www.letourbillondelavie.com

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  7. Ah, that last shot is my favorite! So excited to see your new layout :)

    http://viennawaitsblog.blogspot.com/

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  8. Totally stunning! Love the dress, the shoes and the whimsical pictures.

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

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  9. I love this post! That dress is adorable - I've been looking for one just like it and now I really wish we had H&M here in New Zealand :) These photos are so pretty, and I love your hair like that.

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  10. what beautiful photos and a beautiful girl! :) i wish there more lakes closer to me. i used to live in the widwest so i remember the great lakes up there! ;)

    i love your headband and your positivity in this post!
    xxx

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  11. What a lovely outfit! The dress looks amazing on you and it's perfect for the scenery you chose <3 I especially like the last photo.
    Anyway summers are always hot and humid here too...and I hate humidity :/

    Life is a romantic poem

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  12. This is such a beautiful outfit. I am absolutely in love with your blog and I will definitely be following along. You have such great style, can't wait for more!
    That lake seems like such a lovely place and I'm so happy to hear that you have been getting control of your life!

    <3Chelsea Elizabeth

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  13. Oh my, that dress is perfection. I just found your blog and I'm already hooked! :)

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  14. 1) Your dress is so cute, but your hair-do is even more so!

    2) So jealous( and proud) to hear about all those things you are doing to make your life better! I really need to both be better about budgeting and working out. You inspire me!

    3) Have you consulted with a physician about your headaches? During my freshman year, I got daily headaches that were migraines. Even if yours are not migraines, they might be caused by something in your life (like a certain type of food, irregular eating schedule or sleep schedule...)

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  15. Really pretty dress! You also look very pretty :)

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  16. looking very cute laura!! good to hear life is going well :D

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  17. Your dress is so cute! I love the shoes and the entire styling of this look. Also the beach is beautiful. Your blog is so pretty! Glad I found it.

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  18. Isn't that dress awesome? I have it to and I LOVE it! So comfy and flattering :)

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  19. I absolutely agree, tights are SO my security blanket... especially for super short dresses. And this dress is so lovely & you styled it so perfectly!! xo

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  20. I totally agree with you girls about tights! :D It's good to hear (and see!) that you're happy :) you look wonderful as always ♥

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  21. love this dress and also your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
    Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad :D
    kisses
    http://francescagiusti.blogspot.com/

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  22. Ohmygoodness, I love, love, love your dress! It's perfection in my eyes. Your outfit is great. X

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  23. These pictures are fantastic! I love the location. And that striped dress looks so incredibly pretty on you. I'm loving the head scarf too. You look wonderful and I think I need a striped dress in my life.

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