Huckleberry Grapevine

I'm sure you're wondering what the heck "Huckleberry Grapevine" even means, and to be quite honest, I'm pondering the same thing as I'm typing this. I'm sitting on the couch in the living room and I was trying to think of what to call this outfit post when Mike chimed in with just that... Huckleberry Grapevine. So it goes! But when I think about it, Huckleberry really is a perfect name for it... being the quintessential American tale of youth and adventure. The grapevine part is all subject to your imagination, but we're going to roll with it.

If you've followed my blog for any amount of time you're probably well aware of my love for all things nautical. I'm not huge on "patriotic" Americanized things, but give me some red, white and blue, and maybe a dash of gold, and I'm sold! This dress was picked up earlier this week at Forever 21 in Cool Springs. It was under $20, lightweight, and also came in red! Of course I bought both, but the red will have to wait for another day. The red belt is my all-time favorite (I'm pretty sure I say that every single time I write about it) but it was scored for well under 50 cents at Goodwill a long long time ago. The tights are super torn and ripped all over but they're from Target as are the black flats. The purse is a total knockoff (and yes, I have learned my lesson, let's not preach!) but I had yet to pair it with anything so I figured I should show it some sunshine.

Today's weather was incredible. Incredible! Though the weather widget claims the high was only supposed to be 46 degrees I know for a fact it hit 55 today! Both Mike and I abandoned our coats and frolicked in the sun while exploring the town. We drove way out on Darbytown Road past the residential areas and we ended up at a low-water bridge. We decided to play with our toys (read: all of our cameras) and shoot some outfit photos as well.

We have a million and one rolls of film to develop this weekend and many more instax photos to scan, but I promise to share all of those soon! For now we're going to go play on the Kinect before I have to get ready for work!

By the way, tonight is the last night to enter the Diana Mini Giveaway! I'll be announcing the winner tomorrow so stay tuned! And get pumped for February's giveaway!

Dress: Forever 21
Belt: Thrifted
Tights: Target
Flats: Target
Purse: NYC
Headband: c/o Sunshine & Carousels


  1. That outfit is so sweet! I have a penchant for nautical inspired outfits, but they're few and far between in my hometown.

    Do you wear the wig all the time, or just for photo ops? Since I saw yours, I've been looking into buying one, due to the fact I have to have conservative hair for work. Boo!


  2. That's such a cute outfit! And as always I love the scenary of your pics, that little stream looks gorgeous xo

    love zsara

  3. You always find the most adorable things! This dress and the one you posted Thursday are beyond perfect on you. You also have a fantastic photographer!

    I love this!

  4. You look darling! I love how bright and pretty all the colors look. :D

  5. I'm a new follower, but have read every single blog posts you've done (It took me a few days!) and I absolutely love reading your Blog. I'm so envying the temperature you guys have got, we're nippy over here in Scotland with forecast of snow once again! Adoring the navy themed outfit too - you look good in every single post :)

  6. So cute! I'm in the process of sewing my first proper dress, and it's got a halterneck with a little sailor collar, flap on the back and all! I posted some photos of it up on my blog if you're interested to see it :)

    It'd be a shame not to use that bag, even if it is a copy...the colour is gorgeous!

    xx Claire

  7. you look so lovely! love the entire ensemble - red makes any outfit look amazing :)

  8. You are SO pretty! i love the outfit. you're a true inspiration ♥

  9. suuper cute, love the belt and the shoes!!!

  10. What a lovely day. You look beautiful, as always. We have a Forever 21 over here in England now but it never seems to have the cool stuff in it you find! Also love your favourite red belt and your knockoff purse (I want one!).

  11. your look is amazing!!! love it!!!
    lovely weekend!!

  12. Honestly i have been watching your blog for a while,but only now gathered up,let's say courage, to come and comment.
    Your outfit is amazing,i am such a sucker for sailor styled clothes,and my favorite colors are all over your clothes.God,i'm in awwww!

  13. Looks great on you! I'm super jealous of your warmer weather. If it hits 30 here I consider that to be "warm". Haha, I can't wait for spring/summer!

  14. Pink Hibiscus: I wear it most of the time. I wear it with all of my outfits and in public simply because I'm not accustomed to my newly-dark hair again! I dyed it a few weeks ago and I haven't warmed up to it yet haha

    Beccorsola: Holy cow you deserve a medal for reading all of that! Kudos! I'm so flattered though <3 Glad to have you!

    Joana: aw thanks so much! I'm so glad you decided to comment! :D I'm tickled to have you so please don't be a stranger! xo


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