Monday, February 6, 2012

in which i'm gardening a lot of attention

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When Modcloth contacted me a couple of weeks ago and offered to send me a dress to style because Elizabeth was "crushin' on my blog," it was the equivalent of receiving a valentine from the cute boy in middle school math class (ohhh middle school--so much unrequited love). I have been reading Delightfully Tacky since I first discovered style blogging, and it has been one of my favorites from the beginning. Elizabeth just seems like such a cool girl, and she has such profound insights on blogging (and life in general) that reading her blog is always a treat. I've always identified with her Alaskan roots, because even though Vermont is nowhere near as northern it's still a frigid winter wonderland for five months out of the year, and I looked on with envy when she took her wanderlust on the road with that epic Brave trip. I'm excited to see how she styles her "Gardening a Lot of Attention" dress, and I can emphatically say that the crush is reciprocal!

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(dress: gardening a lot of attention dress c/o modcloth; cardigan/vest/belt: thrifted; tights: tjmaxx; heels: seychelles)

In other news, I had a great weekend! K was working both Friday and Saturday nights so I had the apartment (and DVD player) all to myself. I watched several movies, finished "The Sun Also Rises" (which I'd never read before--a travesty, right??), and wrote 2,000 words. It was all very lovely. I spent Sunday cleaning like a madwoman, doing some last minute grocery shopping, and preparing guacamole and mushroom-caramelized onion-goat cheese quesadillas for our Superbowl party that night. I sort of arbitrarily decided to root for the NY Giants (because everyone always roots for the Patriots around here), and was so excited when they won! It was great fun with good friends, and we sure had ourselves a feast:

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Also, can I just say: Madonna's half-time show was amazing. She's still got it, folks!

10 comments:

  1. Wow! I just admired this dress over at Delightfully tacky and now i see it here too. How amazing! I love how you styled it with the matching cardigan and skinny belt! And I'm a sucker for floral tights like the ones you wear!
    I wish I lived in a winter wonderland too. It's freezing over here in Germany, but we don't have snow :-/

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  2. amazing floral dress and gorgeous tights, love the cute cardigan too

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  3. Your outfit (and blog in general) are adorable! So fun to see you and Elizabeth style it up. Also, the quesadillas for your party sound SO SO SO delicious! Have a great monday :)
    xo Hannah
    thebraidedbandit.blogspot.com

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  4. So chic!! XOXO, www.NatalyasCloset.com

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  5. Ahh I love Elizabeths blog too, thats so amazing!!
    This dress is AWESOME, perfect floral print and I love it layered with the cardigan and vest
    xJennaD

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  6. Very awesome you both styled this dress. Love her blog and yours. As a Vermonter too I appreciate her colder weather outfit posts too. Congratulations again. If you are looking to anything out and about on V-Day our band The Smittens will be playing early evening at Radio Bean in Burlington.

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  7. Such a pretty dress! It looks fantastic on you. I love you vest as well. Lovely ensemble.

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  8. So cool to have a blogger Valentine :)
    I'm a big fan of Delightfully Tacky, especially her road trip photos. So cute to see you both style up the same dress.

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  9. ah, floral & lace. makes my heart happy!

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  10. What an amazing opportunity! And you look amazing too! The dress is incredibly pretty on you. I love the fun tights you paired with it.

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