// Garden Rose


Shelby Park is one of my absolute favorite places to take outfit photos. It doesn't hurt that it's only a couple of minutes from our house, but it's also full of beautiful backdrops and scenery. The constant traffic inside the park is less than ideal, and the stares are plentiful when you're trying to get your ~mawdul poses on, but I guess that's to be expected when you're being a bit self-interested and you have pink hair ;) I didn't really like this outfit while I was wearing it, but looking at the photos (these are from Monday), I really kind of dig it. 

I snagged this dress at the Bettie Page boutique on Haight St. in San Francisco back in June. Melissa, Tieka and I perused Haight-Ashbury for a bit after our long day at the Adobe headquarters and I knew I had to have this dress when I saw it. I didn't even try it on, I just hoped for the best. Luckily it's perfect. I toned down the "whoa!" with a neutral grey cardi (I own so many grey cardigans!) and kept the hair simple with just a braided "headband".


I picked up this little clutch on mega clearance at TJ Maxx a couple of weeks ago and it was the perfect match for this dress and my MIA wedges. I topped it all off with a beautiful handmade necklace from the darling Sarah of Copperhead Creations. The little flowers are so dainty and sweet when juxtaposed with the hard lines of the foundation. Listen to me, I sound like someone who knows what she's talking about. (Just kidding). Her shop has so many pretty things though. Definitely worth a gander!

While it's a bit hard to see, I feel it's worth it to talk about the lip color I'm wearing in these photos, too. It's some cheap less-than-$3 lipcolor from Forever 21 in a really really bright pink. I loved the look of it so I picked it up and finally wore it yesterday. I really expected it to be super opaque and bright, but it was almost like a tinted moisturizing stick. It definitely had some pigment, but it was very subtle and it was so incredibly nice. I was honestly throughly surprised. I definitely don't knock cheap/drugstore makeup as I have my favorites for sure, but I kind of love this stuff. It didn't have a color name on it but just get the really really really bright pink one!


Yesterday we headed down to Columbia to take care of a few things like preparing for upcoming events (vague!), get some of Mike's dress pants hemmed and some of my dresses fixed, as well as getting my wedding dress altered a bit (!!!). I've been putting it on and prancing around the house just for the fun of it and I'm getting so excited. Mike picked out my wedding shoes and I'm trying to figure out what cardigan to wear. It's like 38 days away and we don't have a caterer, DJ, justice of the peace, decorations or hay bales. We're just winging it at this point. Am I crazy? I think I'm crazy. I did finally order our wedding rings last night though.

Target cardigan
Thrifted belt
TJ Maxx clutch

36 comments:

  1. that dress is SO adorable! you look fabulous.

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  2. I'm sure your wedding things will come together! Besides, at the end of it all, you still end up marrying the person you love, right? But I'd be lying if I said I wasn't excited to see what kind of soirée you put together, it seems destined to be a real good party (and beautiful to boot)!
    --Erin

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  3. I don't think there's a dress you've wore that I don't like, but this has got to be by far my favourite, pink roses and turquoise bacground, what is there not to love?!?! You look radiant on the third photo ♥ xx

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  4. Such a pretty dress! I just discovered the Bettie Page store on a road trip and had to buy one of their dresses while I was there. The tragedy is that their closest store is nine hours away! Happy finishing-up of the wedding planning to you!

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  5. Everything will come together! Things always fall right into place. I'm so excited!!

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  6. I'm totally in love with that dress! You look stunning! Love the color scheme! :)

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  7. Aww we left our wedding plans to the last minute but it was also because at Christmas we decided to change the date to February instead of June. My husband's wedding band showed up the day before the ceremony, after the first one getting lost in the mail and the second one being too big. It all came together in the end and it was perfect. Your day will be perfect too!

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  8. That dress is fantastic, it's so bright and summery! I can't get over how much I love your pink hair (I know, it's a wig but still) you look fantastic. Have a great day xo

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  9. Ahhh you look so pretty! I love pink hair on you!
    xo Heather
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  10. vey pretty, love your hair! :)

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  11. you're such a cutie!!! I love that last picture of you grinning. 38 days...whew....that's like REAL soon.

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  12. That dress is seriously amazing. Definitely one of my favorites of yours. The colors and design is so pretty.


    Xo,
    ♥ Emily

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  13. Your pink hair looks really lovely with that dress.

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  14. tell us how you got your hair that color!!!!

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  15. this whole outfit is so perfect on you! also, don't feel bad about "winging it," everyone i've ever known that was 38 days away from their wedding day was winging it at that point too. it'll come together! best of luck xx

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  16. Beautiful outfit and a really really great dress! And the color of your hair, its such a warm note of pink.
    And don´t crack up, all thing will be good. A bit of time and patience. That makes a good look into the future.

    All the best, P

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  17. This is a great outfit! It really compliments your pink hair.

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  18. Aawww gorgeousss! I love your style so much! :)

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  19. I totally noticed the lip colour! It looks awesome. Not to mention that I'm drooling over that dress. Bettie Page has awesome frocks!

    -Lindsey

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  20. Can't wait to see your wedding pictures, I'm sure it'll all be perfect on the day! Love the outfit too :)
    Faye x

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  21. We're "winging it" for our Vegas wedding in October too! We're just so excited about getting married that we really don't care if anything else happens!

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  22. omg, your hair!! so cute

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  23. Girl, I love this outfit! You work the greatest stuff! That dress is fantastic (I have one very similar) and it looks amazing on you!

    Also, it's so nice to see you sporting pink hair again! It suits you so well! (Not that your red doesn't, you always look gorgeous. ;D)

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  24. I love how this skirt perfectly matches your hair!

    I seriously can't get over how amazing your pink hair is!

    Becky
    xx

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  25. I really love that cardigan! I have a neutral color fashion fetish, and I don't believe I have a grey cardi yet.

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  26. Seriously I ADORE betty page dresses and fit like a dream! plus who doesn't love that vintage look! What shade of lipstick is that? It matches your hair so well!

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    1. ;) there's an entire paragraph up there about it! i love it!

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  27. Oh my God, the dress is perfect - I think this may be my favourite outfit from you ever!
    38 days seems crazy - as someone who has read your blog for probably about a year now, & has been reading all about the build up to your big day, it's come so fast!
    All the best with planning, I'm sure it'll be a beautiful day :)
    Emily x

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  28. this might be my favorite outfit post of yours so far! it's seriously SO GOOD! and i agree with shannon— everything will just come right together before you know it =]

    ps. it might be a long shot but my awesome friend tyler has recently been dj-ing weddings so if you want his info then ~~hit me me up on twitter~~ . . or whateverrr!

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  29. Your outfit is pretty darn adorable! I can't wait to see your big day!!

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  30. I can never get over how damn cute your pink hair is! SO jelly.

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  31. I love this dress especially with your hair it just pops and pulls together so nice.

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  32. wow this pictures are so, so beautiful.
    i love the outfit!

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  33. i am soooo mad in love w ur outfit!!!! the colors! u look like a sweet cupcake ^^v so cute xx

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