Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Running Away


I've been on a self-imposed clothing purchasing ban. I did go into to the thrift store the other day though to find some yoga/pilates new year's resolution reject dvds but I found this handmade dress instead. I HAD to break my rule. I want to wear this dress day and night. I love the colours, the print, the style, the not-so-even hemline. I couldn't live without it! When I put it on it fit to a tee and even made my boobs look small (no easy feat)! For $5 I couldn't say no. You can't put a price on love, right?! 

So I thought I'd bring out my now second prized-possession to pair with it. My favourite suitcase. I transformed it way way way back in this post. I feel like running away to a warmer climate where I can frolic in my new dress everyday...

oh, and we had a wonderful sunrise this morning.

cardigan / belt / dress / shoes - thrifted
cowl - taylor house
tights - h&m

29 comments:

  1. These photos are AMAZING! I love them...and you look so pretty and beautiful!! Cant get over the dress (thrifted? find of the century!!)shoes, scarf, suit case! Ah! This is just perfection.

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  2. Ps : How on EARTH have I not been following you until just now? Absurd!!

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  3. beautiful dress, these flowers are gorgeous, spring is in the air :)

    Xx
    Watching the waves

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  4. Oh I love this Shy. The dress, your suitcase, the lighting! Love it all to pieces!

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  5. I loove these photos!! Seriously, and your dress is so beautiful, I'm glad you broke the no shopping ban for this. Its perfect with the suitcase, jacket and scarf!!
    xJennaD

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  6. If any dress were to be reason enough to break the ban this would be the one!! You look gorgeous : )

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  7. Dresses like this defy any ban! They're too few and far between to worry about such things :)

    I love the flowers and the cut is gorgeous on you. Great find!

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  8. That suitcase and that dress are now two of my favorite things. They are just so perfect. Too bad they're in Canada with you. hehe

    Anyways, gorgeous photos as always!!

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  9. That dress definitely warrants a lift of the clothing ban. It's just so beautiful! amazing photos too! as usual I am very jealous x

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  10. Aaaah, finding home-made dresses while thrifing is honestly one of my favorite things. Good job giving it a new home, it looks great on you.

    xoox mama wolf.

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  11. I love your scarf and that dress is so cute! I've been on a clothing ban lately too, it's so hard!

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  12. Oh, I totally would have broke a shopping ban for that dress! It's lovely! And that suitcase is also wonderful :)

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  13. Yes!! You HAD to. Sheesh five dollars, I spend that in caffeine daily (ok that's depressing). Also I have a trick for making my boobs look small that probably won't work for you cuz it's called My Boobs.

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  14. Ah, that dress is gorgeous! You're right, definitely can't put a price on love ;]

    I'm digging the colors in these photos. Amazingggg!

    xx

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  15. Love that dress and for $5?? There is NO WAY you could've said no! :p It's super cute and of course, so is the case... Have a lovely adventure with them! xx

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  16. Thanks for you comment! You have some great pictures again! Beautiful! And we LOVE the dress! Good job voor $5!!

    www.just-think-twice.blogspot.com

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  17. Beautiful floral dress. So many fabulous colors, a green belt, red cardi and my favorite the yellow suitcase! Your traveling case is the perfect accessory for a warm tropical vacation. Wonderful pictures.
    -Madeleine

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  18. this dress is gorgeous, you most definitely made the right decision breaking the ban!
    Love the suitcase too - i've always wanted a vintage one :D x

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  19. This suitcase is amazing, so I can understand why you love it so much!! Great set.

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  20. Oh my goodness, I love yellow! You made me feel so good by looking at your scarf and suitcase. It is so lovely looking at that bright colour on a dreary winter day! It is funny because people keep writing on my blog saying, "I can't believe you have snow still!" Well... us Canadians know it won't be going away for some time! At least we can make it cheerful with bright colours!

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  21. Shy...$5!!!! I am soooo jealous!!! ;p these pictures are beautiful and guess what...so are YOU!!!!!

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  22. Lovely, lovely dress. For $5, they were basically giving it away so it SO doesn't count against your shopping ban.

    The Auspicious Life

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  23. you're photos are so beautiful! that dress was just a lucky find, you can't pass up something you love.

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  24. This is adorable! I wish I had better luck thrifting.

    I just discovered your blog, and I absolutely love the layout of it. So good!

    xox

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  25. Gorgeous post! That suitcase is adorable, and you're right... there's no way you could walk away from that dress! It all going together so well! xx

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  26. loooove this. the photos, the outfit. everything!

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  27. Your dress is ridiculously pretty, I love it so much!! And your yellow suitcase is amazing too, brilliant pop of colour =)
    Following you now =D
    http://xrebelangelx.blogspot.com/

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  28. These photos are beautiful! And your suitcase, do I even need to say it? AMAZING! I die.

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