Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Never Going Back Again

We Live Upstairs Never Going Back Again Outfit

We Live Upstairs Never Going Back Again Outfit

We Live Upstairs Never Going Back Again Outfit

We Live Upstairs Never Going Back Again Outfit

We Live Upstairs Never Going Back Again Outfit

We Live Upstairs Never Going Back Again Outfit
Dress: Vintage; Shirt: Vintage; Booties + Belt: Target; Backpack: Thrifted

Well, it isn't exactly mint + red, but it's close enough for now without breakin' the bank. 

I've loved this dress ever since the moment I laid eyes on it. When I brought it home, it was almost down to my ankles, but Matt's mom was so kind as to hem it for me. I told him that if I don't manage to learn to sew before Christmas, we'll be adding a few extra days onto our vacation, so as to leave room for his mom to teach me while we visit for the holidays. I could do so much good with some hemming and basic altering skills.

And, as you may have noticed, I have now entered the leather-backpack-as-purse arena, and I warn you, I may never go back. I'd been searching for some time for just the right one, and though this is not my dream cognac brown, I found it at my favorite vintage place in town for much cheaper than anything I was finding online. I love having a nice bag to carry my camera in, as well as my wallet and other purse essentials. What about you? do you prefer small, chapstick + I.D. bags, or carry-alls like a backpack?

How's everyone's week so far? I am forever weekend-ready.

16 comments:

  1. I WANT THAT DRESS.
    I hate carrying a bag. I try and fit everything in my pockets like a man. x

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    1. ^^ haha "like a man". that made me lol

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  2. Your dress is lovely! I have been trying to learn some sewing skill myself because of my thrifting habits, but it is harder when I'm in school since I'm not at home. I have to say that I just bought those booties from Target in the beige color and I can't get enough of them. They have definitely been my shoes of the summer!

    Ashlyn
    Triple Thread

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    1. I know! It would be a good and bad thing if I could sew; good because I'd be able to bring more thrifted goods home, and bad because I'd be able to bring more thrifted goods home ; ).

      Oooh, beige sounds lovely! You're right- they are perfect for summer when I get sick of sandals!

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  3. aww love this one!! I absolutely hate hemming- most of my thrift store finds need to have a few feet of skirt cut off and it's so frustrating. But worth it in the end i *suppose*. And i love the backpack instead of purse thing, it looks so cute :)

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    1. Gah, yet another reason we should live closer together- you could teach me. Once I, you know, acquire a sewing machine : ).

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  4. I'm so happy I just discovered your blog, I LOVE your style! I'm a little bit obsessed with this dress. And I've been debating the backpack thing, I just can't decide if I can pull it off. I love yours though, it looks awesome with the dress :)

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    1. Oh my. You are so kind! These things are always so nice to hear! And I'm kind of obsessed with this dress too, haha : ).
      You should go for it (the backpack)! It's so convenient!
      <3

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  5. This is the cutest little dress!
    I am so ready for the weekend too!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! I like it a lot too : )

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  6. Love the dress, and basic altering/sewing skills are definitely a must have for everyone! Also, I love small backpacks. I switch off between those and different styles of purses!

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  7. Your style is so sweet. And I'm crazy for your backpack! I've been wanting to find one just like it.

    xo Ashley

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