6.14.2011

About the Weekend

Vintage Dress: Ebay
Satchel: c/o Romwe
Ring: Gift from Mom
Steve Madden Oxfords: Dillard's

It seems like Jake and I did a lot more than usual over the weekend. Saturday we met his family for lunch at my favorite Mexican restaurant. We brought them back to see our new place when we finished, and Jake's mom surprised me with a pretty embroidered clutch and some vintage shirts that she thought I might like. I think she must have been reading my blog, because they're all cream-colored and beautiful and just my style. She also gave me a book that she found at a friends estate sale called A Pictorial History of the Silent Screen. It's a really great documentation of the silent film era that's mostly movie stills and glammed-up portraits of some of my all-time favorite stars. I love it. I'll have to remember to do some scans one day!

I worked late Saturday night which caused me to sleep in on Sunday morning. I lounged for a while, rewatched The Parking Lot Movie for the third time, cooked a big lunch of lemon butter grilled chicken with spinach, tomatoes, and yummy mashed potatoes. I somehow convinced Jake to take my pictures Sunday afternoon which was great because it saved me a ton of time and the stress of dealing with the heat. It's funny when he takes my pictures because he'll take about fifteen before even stopping to see how they're turning out. It took a second to get on track, and once we did, he kept thinking we were done.  I'd have to say "what about my purse? and my shoes? and my ring?" He rolled his eyes and smiled and tried his best to be a good sport. I appreciated it.

Sunday evening we played basketball with our friends Jared and Amy before heading to Kroger to round up some things to for the grill. The last game of the NBA playoffs was coming on, and the boys were excited. I had a hamburger and some baked beans and another rum and coke. It was fun. 

P.S. Remember those interchangeable rings that were cool in eh, the late 90s? I brought one of those back for this post! Mom got it for me when I was in jr. high, and I still have all the different colored balls. Tell me you remember those!

Photos by Jake!

38 comments:

GIRL AND CLOSET said...

aww, Starr this is such a delightful dress. I'm just smitten with the pretty colours, pattern, and silhouette!! Happy wearing and as always... heart your pictures. xx veronika

Tiffany said...

i have that exact ring my Nanny bought me when i was in high school/jr. high! ...and all 30 colored balls!

Christy said...

Sounds like you had a really wonderful weekend! (Jake's mom knows you too well, it seems!)

I love the color palette in these photos, and that purse is the perfect accent for your dress. <3

Rosa Navas said...

I love the bag, the ring, the shoes, well all your look :)

Mr. Mcgranor said...

Nice dress...

Rachelous said...

Love the pattern on that dress! And the satchel is a pretty cool colour! xx

Catherine said...

I looove your dress sweetie!

Kathryn Heller said...

Oh, those rings were my favorite!

Myriam said...

Congratulate Jake! He did an excellent job shooting these photos.

Myriam from Myriad of Mischief
♥ ♥ ♥

sarah said...

I remember those rings! Love the dress - the pattern and colours are so bright and cute, and the satchel sets them off really well. Adorable, as always!

hattitude said...

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ah that bag and shoes are amazing. Thats so nice your mother in law knows your taste so well!! :)
cool book on the silent films!

talk soon wild child
-Hattie
Hattitude Artistic Style Blog

apurpledress said...

I love your outfit! The bag, shoes and dress go so well together. Also your picture location matches your outfit which is kind of awesome :)

jooleedoh said...

darling outfit! i remember when that satchel from your IG feed. so in love with that yellow!

SomeoneLikeYou said...

What a darling little vintage dress! And that picture of your face up close is just stunning... My what pretty eyes you have!

SoFashionistica said...

Such a pretty dress and I want those brogues! I have been looking for a pair and those look very cute!

Fabia said...

i am in love with these beautiful pictures, i adore the colours!!

Carys said...

These photos are so perfect-that backdrop is so simple, but so lovely! And your dress has the greatest pattern and colour combination ever!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

Shelby said...

I REALLY love that dress

Rebecca said...

A very good satchel (They are the best bags) I remember those rings, and also mood rings!You look so summery, and great matching background.

vintagereflection said...

Love your satchel, the colour is great! x

Pink Penguin (Elyse) said...

I love the shape of the dress, it's so flattering!! You look absolutely gorgeous <3

Jamie Rose said...

I remember those rings! They had necklaces like that too. I never had one, but I remember people who did have them! I love your dress so so much and your shoes are awesome too. Great look!

Chaucee said...

Love this look! Great colors. And I like how your outfit goes with the location :D

herecomesthesun said...

That bag is incredible! It looks like one from Modcloth I've been swooning over lately. I need big bags to fit all my crap in and that looks like you could squeeze a lot in there?

Also that lunch you cooked up sounds divine :)

Dylana Suarez said...

Super cute dress!

xoxo,

colormenana.blogspot.com

Desirae said...

Your entire outfit is so pretty!! I love your dress.

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Jenni said...

I used to have one of those rings! >D Love your dress. The pattern is great.

Rosaspina Vintage said...

Ah you look so pretty in the closeup picture Starr, your eyes are mesmerizing! And Jake's mom sounds like a super sweet lady :)
A big hug darling!
Ale
x

jessica said...

Loving your outfit especially the yellow satchel! I also love the way the backdrop matches what your wearing! I so had one of those rings, total flash back!

AnnaBananaCupcake said...

This is just the prettiest, prettiest dress I've ever seen. I love how you accessorized it too. The shoes are too cute.
XOXO

Sweet Harvest Moon said...

Really pretty! Love your bag

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MOUSEVOX VINTAGE said...

what a darling vintage dress! the green really makes your beautiful eyes stand out. just as lovely as usual.

Rebeccak said...

These colours are so great on you with those incredible eyes! That first picture is completely stunning

Lucy said...

Aaah wow the colours in these photos are gorgeous! I love you the yellow bag colour picks the yellow in the door in the last picture :) And your eyes = amazing! beautiful xxxx

M & Em said...

You look so pretty! That bag is amazing. Those shoes are perfection. The pictures are gorgeous. That building you're posing in front of is so cute! Summary: This post is just great overall.

xoxo
Em

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

Very pretty dress. I love when you wear such dresses. That ring is so nice too. parking lot movie, hmm. interesting!!! That is cute that you had to remind him to take photos of your purse, shoes, ring, etc. when I have my husband take photos of me, I do that too because he thinks 2 shots is enough which to me is not. I'll say, "make sure you get a full-body photo, a close up, get shots of my jewelry too." etc. That's nice that Jake did this for you. Lemon butter grilled chicken sounds delicious.

Sarah said...

The dress is adorable, and amazing oversized bag!

whiterice said...

Fantastic Blog!