Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Step out for a while

dress: Navy Pointillism dress c/o Sugarlips | hat: vintage | belt: Forever 21 | shoes: Charlotte Russe | tights: Target

I'm a firm believer that every girl should own at least one dress that is as comfortable as pajamas, and I am happy to say that I have found such a dress for myself! It's feminine but not fussy, comfortable yet dressy enough for work. And it really does remind me of my favorite blue silky pajamas - in the best possible way. I've already worn it several times since I got it, and it hasn't even been a week and a half! I can't help it...it's like I have my own little secret. To the world, I look classy and well-put-together - but inside, I feel cozy enough to crawl into bed with a mug of hot chocolate. It really is the best of both worlds.

And speaking of hot chocolate - it's finally getting cool enough that I can have hot drinks without feeling awful and sweaty! We're getting a gorgeous little taste of autumn here in Michigan and I couldn't be happier. When Chris and I took these photos at the end of last week, it was at least 80 degrees even though it was late evening, but when we did some photos today, I was actually shivering. I love it. 

Unfortunately, I seem to have come down with a slight cold, and I know who the adorable little culprit is - my niece! My family and I went down to Pittsburgh for the weekend for my new baby niece's baptism, and her older sister was a little bit sick...but I really don't mind. I was just so happy to see them. I got to spend time with them and my little nephew, my brother and sister-in-law, and many dear friends I hadn't seen in far too long...my brother and I even got to squeeze in a couple of (very quiet, very dark) games of Dominion while my niece and nephew slept. Nerdy, I know, but it was super fun.

The trip went by far too quickly, of course. Every time we go to Pittsburgh, we drive past so many things I would like to see, but we're always busy! I never feel like I have enough time in that city. Grand Rapids is definitely first in my heart, but if there's one other place I could ever consider home, it would be the 'burgh. We're thinking of spending Thanksgiving there this year, and I can't wait.

Well, my mind is a little bit hazy from the lack of sleep and the pressure on my sinuses, so I think I'm going to watch some Sherlock and call it a day! I've got a busy couple weeks ahead (lots of website design + blog redesign work) so I'm going to enjoy rest while I can. Do you have any fun plans for the week?


  1. Yes! I love dresses as comfortable as pajamas. I think most are. :)
    You look so beautiful in these photos, your dress is gorgeous and your leggings are the perfect little touch!

    Angela @ the lovely cup

  2. Wow such great photos the dress looks great on you!!

  3. You look so pretty in your comfy polka dotted dress! I really love it and those tights you paired with it are fantastic too. I wish it was cool enough for tights here. I would probably die if I had that much skin covered haha. I believe in having a dress that has a pajama-like comfort level too. I have two - but they're the same dress in different colors so that may not count!

  4. there isn't a better combo than blue+white with dots I love dresses like this one, and you look amazing in it!!

  5. I love your hat! I think that every time I see it :)


  6. Pittsburgh! I'm a southern girl at heart, but I too love Pittsburgh. There's just something about it, I dunno what.

    Your hat is gorgeous, by the way. :)

  7. hi, laura!
    so happy that I stumbled upon your blog. your blog has clear beautiful pictures and gorgeous vintage dresses. I adore anything vintage and I adore your blog!
    definitely your newest follower, hopefully you'd follow back :)

    get well super duper soon, Laura!

    The Sweetest Escape 

  8. Helloo!!!!!Today for the first time I visit your blog and I like it. Following you now, if you can follow me back I will appreciate this too much.


  9. You look stunning! I love finding dresses that are as fun to wear as they are comfortable. And, I love how you paired this with the hat + tights + boots. Well done :)
    Isn’t That Charming.

  10. You're such a beautiful girl! I love redheads :)


  11. The hat is such a sweet touch to this look. I love your dress and tights. Beautiful transition to Fall look.

  12. Aw you look so beautiful in all of these!! Both the red ones are my favorites :)


  13. love these photos! your tights are adorable, too♥