Monday, November 26, 2012

Secret heart

dress: Ruche | cardigan: Target | shoes & belt: thrifted

Well, that blogging break was accidental! But as much as I missed posting for the last week and a half, I'm not going to let it bother me too much. I was busy having a wonderful holiday. Last Thanksgiving, I didn't take any days off other than the actual holiday itself...big mistake! Our office was the only one open on that Friday, and I arrived to an empty parking lot and dark hallways. Needless to say, it was rather difficult to concentrate. So this year, much older and wiser (ha!), I made sure to take off both Wednesday and Friday. 

With my delightfully long 5-day vacation, my family, Chris, and I traveled to Pittsburgh to see my brother and his family. Even though it had only been two months since I'd last been there, I had missed that city! I'm hoping to visit a lot more now that my brother lives there again. There's always so much to do, and I feel like I never have enough time to do it all...but I was able to fit in some wonderful quality time with my nieces and nephew, and several rounds of Dominion (a nerdy-yet-awesome game).

The weather was gorgeous and warm until the last morning we were there. That morning, I was awoken by my niece Sophia at 6:45 a.m. announcing the first snowfall. "Aunt Laura! Aunt Laura! It's winter!" I really don't like early mornings, and I really don't like snow (especially when I know I have to drive in it), but this time, there was something absolutely charming about both. I had to stand in wonder in front of the window for a little bit. My brother's street is full of quaint-looking houses of brick and stone, and there was just enough snow to dust them all. I know I'll tire of snow soon - very soon - but I think my niece's excitement was contagious.

Well, I've got a busy week ahead (modeling in a big fancy vintage fashion show on Thursday [whoops, Saturday], eek!) so I'll sign off now. I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! Has it snowed yet where you are?


  1. love the heart detail!!! so special!!
    also LOVE that it's a navy dress & not black!!!

    xo. c & v
    cake & valley

  2. You look so pretty in blue. And I love the heart on the back. What a lovely & unexpected detail.

  3. I love the dress and it's such a great color on you! I'm not into snow either - it's pretty for the first 1-2 days, but then it's just wet and freezing :)

  4. i have a dress like that with love round in the behind :) so love it :)
    Irene Wibowo

  5. beautiful color! and cute cutout:)

  6. well i don't think it's any secret how much i adore heart shaped things and Laura....your dress just catches my eye and keeps a fast gaze!! i love it so much - effortless cool outfit crushing hard today! your personal style ensembles are a collection i'd love to own myself.

    good for you on taking some extra days off this year and so nice you got in a little trip too. i got a few goosebumps reading about how your niece woke you to see the 1st snow. how sweet! we aren't close to any wintery-esque landscapes yet but a trip up to the mountains (where there is some) soon would make me real happy :) happy week and have a blast at the show on Thursday!! ♥

  7. glad to see you back in blogland :) This dress is simply lovely and you look beautiful in it. I am the same way about snow. I dont mind it unless I have to drive in it. Driving and snow and me dont mix

  8. I ADORE this That dress can't be any more perfect That color looks stunnung on you!

    <3Chelsea Elizabeth

  9. Dominion!! Yessss! And could you please stop being so adorable? You're making us all look bad! :P

  10. Ah your heart cutout dress is adorable! This color looks gorgeous on you too. Blue always looks so pretty with red hair. It sounds like you had a nice holiday too. I don't think it's possible to get anything done on Thanksgiving weekend! So I'm pretty sure once I'm in the actual working world I'll be taking off those days too.

  11. Replies
    1. You look simply stunning in this dress, it's so cute! I am such a fan of the back of the dress. I hope to purchase something like that soon!

  12. Very cute dress.

    Janine xx