Saturday, July 14, 2012

We are the tide

dress: Dethrose Vintage | belt: vintage | shoes: Goodwill

Have you ever accidentally forgotten about one of your favorite items of clothing? Oddly, that has happened with me and this dress recently. I bought it last summer and it instantly became one of the most beloved items in my closet. The color is one of my favorite shades of blue, the fit is flattering, and the length is perfect. After I first bought it, I had to restrain myself from wearing it every day of the week. I wore it to a wedding, to the beach, to work...anywhere, everywhere.

And then, after months of wearing it almost nonstop, it's like it became invisible in my closet. My eyes glossed over it. I don't know why, exactly. But last week, I rediscovered it - and the reunion has been a wonderful one. When I put it on, I remembered the lovely embroidered details, the comfortable fit, and most important of all, how happy I feel when I wear it. Hello, old friend!

These days, life is so good that my cheeks often hurt from smiling. I'll save most of my gushing for my next post, but trust me, good things are coming. One awesome thing: I got a new lens for my camera, finally! Chris has been bugging me for months to get a 50mm fixed lens, and I finally did it. I'm not sure why I waited, but I got a really great deal. Some of the photos from this post were taken with it. I'm super happy with the results (Chris does a great job!) and I can't wait to experiment more with it.

Also, this may not sound like the most exciting thing in the world, but I'm getting really close to having my student loans all paid off - and though they weren't outrageous to begin with, it will still be a huge weight off my shoulders. It's unreal to think that that chapter of my life will be behind me pretty soon. No's an exciting prospect! I can't wait to see where life takes me in these next few months and beyond.

One change that being debt-free will bring is that I will finally be able to look for a place to live. Living with my parents has been great, don't get me wrong - and it's been a huge help not having to pay much in rent - but I'm looking forward to having a place I can call my own. One that's closer to my favorite coffee shop (the Sparrows), I hope.

Grand Rapids, here I come!


  1. YES! Move back to GR so we can have Sparrows dates all the time. -Meghan

  2. such a lovely dress, look so good on you :)

  3. your hair is absolutely stunning! It looks amazing with this dress. LOVE this outfit <3


  4. these photos are beautiful lady! and it's so exciting that you got that new lens. :)

    this color is beauuutiful on you and i'm glad you rediscovered this dress. congrats on almost paying off the loans!! that's one thing about college that i'm not looking forward to...

  5. You look amazing in that color and I'm so glad life is going so well for you!

  6. Love that dress on you, the color is lovely. I also really like your shoes. Also really like the location of these photos.

  7. this color is darling with your hair! oh my gosh! what a lovely dress.

  8. that color is so lovely on you. I love my 50mm! have fun experimenting with it. also, congrats on your loans! I have to START paying mine off in a month & am not looking forward to it. so good for you. :) xo

  9. the idea of paying off student loans actually excites me..soo you're not alone. by the way, this dress is perfection.

    found the route

  10. Hooray for paying off your loans! That'll be awesome!
    You look so pretty in this shade of blue. It looks great with your hair color! I'm loving how these pictures turned out too. I'm planning on buying a 50mm lens within the next week or so too. Hooray!