Dress: Vintage via The Braided Bandit Vintage
Hat, Earrings, Bag: Vintage // Thrifted
After a very full week of running around like a wild banshee, this gal is ready to take some serious downtime. My impromptu trip to Philly was a success, 9 floral hair pieces (crowns and clips) were carefully crafted for my friend's bridal party (me included), and speaking of the wedding itself - it was quite a delightful celebration filled with love, laughter, and plenty of dancing - but now I am quite tuckered, so bring on the R&R! On the agenda this week: finally getting my hands dirty and planting some veggies in my community garden plot, painting the baby's nursery (hint hint to the Mr.) and our wee little band playing a show on Friday night.
As for what I am wearing - well, I found this sweet little number of a dress over at my fellow Flock Together gal Hannah's shop, The Braided Bandit Vintage. Right away I knew it had to be mine because not only did the little leopard print collar tickle my fancy, but it reminded me of my grandmother who was the biggest leopard enthusiast I ever knew. Yes that's right, Susie, loved her leopard prints - she had dresses, blouses, bags, jewelry, scarves, I think even shoes adorned in leopard. She had leopard all around the house as well - throws, pillows, sheets, you name it! All her life she had such a bold and elegant sense of style - and she always appreciated mine which is why I do believe we were kindred spirits. Anyhow, she passed away two years ago and with that I felt like a piece of my heart went with her...but not to be sad, I know she is always close to me. In a funny way, every time I slip on this little dress, I can hear her so sweetly say in her boisterous German accent, "Oh I LOVE that dress Marisa". Above is a photo of her in one of her many leopard printed pieces circa the 1960s.
That's all for now! Have one fantabulous week darlings!