Just peachy

There’s an antique store right across the street from my house, and my plans for the day included going there to possibly score some vintage fabric.  Since my plans also included an outfit post, I actually took the time to get ready instead of running over in a pair of shorts and a tank.  As I walked across the street at approximately 1:45, I saw that the sign read “Open 10-5 weekdays, Wednesdays 10-1.”  Well, fudge.  Maybe tomorrow.

This dress is from eBay, circa 2006, and today is the first time I’ve worn it outside the house (but sadly, only for a few moments).  When I first discovered eBay, I got a little addicted, and this is one item from a rash of purchases that winter.  It’s vintage, from sometime in the 80’s, but the tag only tells me care instructions and the size, and I have no idea about the brand.  When it arrived, I was a bit disappointed by the sleeves, and I had plans to alter it, but I just never did.  This morning, it called to me, and when I put my big ol’ belt on with it, I thought it looked perfect.

I kept my makeup and hair extremely simple today.  It’s just too hot to bother with tons of products, and I like to keep it low-key in the summer (well, most of the time).  I combed my hair and let it air-dry, then clipped my back my bangs.  I dusted on some bronzer and blush, defined my brows and lashes, slicked on some gloss, and that was it.  I love the peachy glow I ended up with.

Also, let me introduce you to my new loves:

I got these Colin Stuart shoes on clearance for $7.00!  I’ve been looking for shoes like these for months now, and the other day, when I wasn’t on the hunt for them, these jumped out at me.  They’re so perfect.  I’ve been wearing them to add some edge to my feminine dresses.

I ordered this love knot ring from Premier Designs at a jewelry party, and I love it.  The necklace came from Macy’s, and was marked down from $100 to $9.99.  I’m a sucker for anything monogrammed or personalized.  I’ve been wearing these two pieces nearly constantly.  They’re just so simple and pretty.

(A side note –  you might notice that you never see me wear an engagement ring.  The truth is that I have one, and it’s quite beautiful, but a prong came loose and it’s needing to be repaired.  I definitely don’t want to wear it and risk losing the stone!  I just haven’t made it to the jeweler yet, and so I’ve been pairing other rings, most usually a pearl one that Daniel gave me, with my wedding band.)

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