// Dollydagger

Dollydagger
Can I just say how awesome and amazing y'all are (re: this post)?! Seriously, your comments are so kind and considerate. It's so nice knowing even the silliest of things can be shared among others. It also helps me feel a little less ridiculous for having those thoughts. 

Now to throw a big fat cherry on top of that sundae: wearing a petticoat in a small town! Haha If a gold dress doesn't do it, surely this will, right? Emma from Dollydagger sent over this amazing pin-up inspired dress all the way from the UK, and I couldn't wait to get that baby on. I've already made my new found love for hot pink known, and this outfit is certainly no exception. I do wish I had some better shoes to pair it with though. I think the shoes and the long(er) cardigan definitely give it a casual vibe while then the petticoat is the exact opposite, but I could use some simple pumps, I think. I went back and forth over having the petticoat show underneath or not, but ultimately I decided I liked the fluffy texture it added to the outfit. I've been trying to figure out what else I have in my wardrobe that might look good with this dress but I'm coming up short. Here's the dress itself. What would you pair it with? (In terms of shoes + a jacket/cardi/coverup) -- Help a girl out!
Dollydagger
Dollydagger
This weekend was a nice break from the internet for the most part (well, minus social media... which is basically the entire internet so scratch that first sentence ha). Mike and I spent some time in Nashville on Saturday. We went to the flea market with our friends Maya and Justin, but it was rainy miserable mess and I managed to complain the whole time (sorry friends!) After that we ran errands, paid bills, did boring ol' adult stuff and then hit up our trusty favorites: TJ Maxx, Marshall's and Ross. Yesterday we managed to sleep in, plant a whole lot of flowers in our flower bed, move our picnic table over to the house, install a client's design and even work on some painted signs. The last thing on my mind was the blog haha I feel like I always have these big, exciting plans for our weekends, but they never really pan out in that way. Normally I stay as far away from client work and emails as I can, but I had some loose ends to finish up. I'm trying to make it more of a priority to just kick back and enjoy those two days with Mike and Toby -- I guess I'll try again this coming weekend! As long as I feel relaxed come Monday, I consider it a success!
Dollydagger
Today I'm starting a (somewhat challenging!) design project and I'm hoping to learn a lot of exciting things along the way. Normally in situations like this I have to lock myself in my office and just work at it until I figure things out but I'll admit that I'm feeling a bit stumped! That's the perfect opportunity to expand my knowledge though so cross your fingers. Toby has a baseball game later today and both my parents and Mike's will be there to spectate. Afterward we're having both sets of parents over for grilling out and enjoying the lush green foliage that now canopies our deck/picnic table. It was a rainy mess all weekend but boy oh boy, the greenery around our yard sure does look nice! 

Here's to hoping you have a spectacular start to your week! xo

Target cardigan
Forever 21 bracelets
Thrifted/vintage scalloped clutch
Qupid wedges

38 comments:

  1. you're the most beautiful girl on earth!
    love those dress, looks so gorgeous *-*

    ReplyDelete
  2. I adore Dollydagger! Been eyeing up that site for years, it's perfect for finding quirky bits & bobs - especially in the accessories section! Hope your "somewhat challenging" project goes smoothly.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love this dress, and the petticoat adds some much volume to the skirt. It's such a lovely shape! I'm totally behind my blog reading but I went and checked out your post and I'm so sorry you feel that way. My style tends to swing between incredibly casual, like so make up and jeans, to pretty dresses and stuff that makes me feel amazing. My friends accept it but I think if you don't know me the change can be a bit confusing, and sometimes people don't know what to make of it. Especially when I am haning our with my incredibly hippy friends in a pink tea dress and a bow in my hair. Anytime you break with the norm,; in your town or within your social group people are going to notice.

    Honestly I can't imagine any looks you are getting, real or imagined, are anything other than jealousy. I've definitely coveted items in your closet more than a few times :)

    I think moving into a new community people will find something to notice about you, it's kind of like joining a new school. Being known as the girl with the rocking tattoos and sweet style doesn't sound too bad. I can definitely think of worse! xo

    ReplyDelete
  4. You could try bringing out the greens, or using a yellow or blue cardigan!

    ReplyDelete
  5. a cropped denim jacket & cowboy boots?

    ReplyDelete
  6. I think that there's always so much pressure to have an awesome time on the two days off we have each week (if that's the work schedule we're on) that it's hard to fit everything in and actually enjoy it without feeling you should be doing something more or something else! Also, I love the dress: I would pair it with some round toe white heels and a cute cropped denim jacket.

    ReplyDelete
  7. this dress is such a DREAM!!! you look adorable! hope Toby enjoys the game and you have a lovely time with the whole family! xx

    ReplyDelete
  8. WOW! That skirt and petticoat look fantastic on you.

    ReplyDelete
  9. ooh that dress is out of this world! you're so awesome at making something that would, on the shelf look insane, look totally practical on!
    kw Ladies in Navy
    Target giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  10. What an absolutely stunning dress on you! You look gorgeous!
    Sophie
    x

    ReplyDelete
  11. I have this dress and am wearing it (sans petticoat) to a friend's wedding this summer. Pretty enough to feel wonderful in it, but not to steal the show :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. love the way that dress looks on you.

    ReplyDelete
  13. i love it all the hair, dress, cardigan, shoes, from head to toe you look fabulous!

    ReplyDelete
  14. My Heavens! That is my favorite of all of your dresses! I Love love love that one.

    I read your post the other day about self-consciousness and your tattoos and small town, etc.

    Personally, I think you are super brave. I know the small town mind-set and how hard it can be to step outside the box and be yourself sometimes. I love your dresses. I want to ask you ten thousand questions about your tattoos and I think you're just great.

    Jen

    ReplyDelete
  15. Yellow/mint/or robins eggs blue cardigan and tobacco colored pumps. Mhm. This is my favorite dress on you yet!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Personally, I'd style it how you did or just throw a denim jacket over it; I love that dress!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Love, love, love your dress!

    Emma x
    http://beautyandrags.blogspot.co.uk/

    ReplyDelete
  18. I love this dress with its poufy crinoline! I think it would look super Rita Moreno with a black crinoline, shrug, and belt. And sky high shoes. Vampy! Also, belatedly, I think I might actually have to BUY the dress from the gold post...COULD IT BE MORE MAD MEN. Madame, it could not. I LOVE IT.

    ReplyDelete
  19. OB-sessed with that dress girl! You're adorable.

    ReplyDelete
  20. I am DYING over this dress, holy crap! And the first picture of you is stinkin' adorable.

    ReplyDelete
  21. LOVE your outfit! The dress, the sweater, the shoes. Beautiful!!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Beautiful dress and cute with the petticoat! I am a big fan of petticoats but it took me some time to get the courage to wear one. Now I wear one every day , it makes my dresses look so much better. (You just have to be careful because a lot can get stuck to it. I got home from a 8 hour workday and found my son´s spoon with jam from breakfast hanging on my petticoat -lovely:)

    ReplyDelete
  23. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Ohh my gosh, that beautiful dress with that perfect petticoat is simply amazing! You look great in that shade of hot pink! I think I've visited Dolly Dagger's website before (I think your link might not be working? But I did a google search) but I'm so glad you reminded me of them! Their dresses are right up my alley. :)

    xox Sammi
    www.thesoubrettebrunette.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  25. Gosh, I love this!! It's also so nice to be linked back to a UK site for once ;) I'm in the UK and I do admit to having a penchant for US blogs over UK ones but sometimes it's so frustrating not to be able to buy anything from the store that US bloggers promote! Hehe. (P.S. Your link to Dollydagger has one too many Ls!)

    I'd wear the dress with maybe a denim jacket or a leather jacket for a bit of an edge? Pumps would be cute! Could you wear some tan coloured boots and a lots of wooden jewellery to make it a bit more boho? A green cardigan would be fun too! I got a great one from Aerie (American Eagle) last time I was in the US. Sadly another store I can't really buy from here in the UK! Shipping is so expensive!

    Sophie | onetenzeroseven | blog

    ReplyDelete
  26. Gosh, I love this!! It's also so nice to be linked back to a UK site for once ;) I'm in the UK and I do admit to having a penchant for US blogs over UK ones but sometimes it's so frustrating not to be able to buy anything from the store that US bloggers promote! Hehe. (P.S. Your link to Dollydagger has one too many Ls!)

    I'd wear the dress with maybe a denim jacket or a leather jacket for a bit of an edge? Pumps would be cute! Could you wear some tan coloured boots and a lots of wooden jewellery to make it a bit more boho? A green cardigan would be fun too! I got a great one from Aerie (American Eagle) last time I was in the US. Sadly another store I can't really buy from here in the UK! Shipping is so expensive!

    Sophie | onetenzeroseven | blog

    ReplyDelete
  27. I am already a HUGE dolly dagger fan, and PS I know all about wearing a crinoline in a small town. Funny stares and funny looks, but I still wear them!!

    ReplyDelete
  28. You look amazing I love that dress and I find that dresses like this can be dressed up or down. Maybe without the petticoat too make it more casual with a jean jacket and cute flats? maybe cute sneakers like keds? BUT a cardigan and wedges never fail. You are getting me really excited to do some planting this week :)

    ReplyDelete
  29. That dress!! I'm so in love! I just love the petticoat and I think the best dresses have them. So very classy. Hope Toby had a good game and you guys had a fantastic get together with your families afterwards! ^.^

    ReplyDelete
  30. This dress is absolutely wonderful with the petticoat underneath! It's so full and pretty. The print is perfectly spring-y too. I think something blue would look really nice with it next time you wear it. The pink cardigan is gorgeous with it though!

    petitepanoply.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  31. The Dollydagger shop in Brighton is gorgeous too, crammed full of beautiful treasures! The owners and staff are just lovely too which makes it all the better!

    ReplyDelete
  32. I don't think I needed a petticoat until this moment! You look amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  33. I absolutely love this look for you !! omg toooo cute!!

    ReplyDelete

HEY! Thanks for dropping by. xo KB