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Monday, November 22, 2010

Blithe Spirit

Meeting the boyfriend's parents is nerve-wracking. This feeling is further amplified when you are meeting the sister AND various other family members all in one night. I am just thanking the heavens above for this crazy comfortable grandpa sweater that I bought a couple days ago, it definitely got me through the night with its soft cable knit that hugged me as if say everything was going to be all right. Everyone needs a sweater like this.

This dress has dragonflies on it, and some beautiful glass beading down the front. I need to get it tailored so its shorter, but Ive been meaning to get it on the blog for a while.
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The holidays are here! You have no idea how happy I am. I've added a couple of sparkly party dresses to my arsenal which Im too excited to whip out at a moment's notice. No big deal, but the holidays are only the best. Its not even about the presents. Its about the atmosphere.

Im currently listening to the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack. Its so soulful and calming, which is what I really need right now. Im definitely in the mood to watch this movie tonight.

Vintage dress, Urban Outfitters cable knit sweater, Moschino Cheap & Chic heels, The Stylish Wanderer x Mr. Kate presents Le Cadeau bow ring.

52 comments :

FASHION SNAG said...

Cute dress and glad the meeting with his family went well!

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AP. said...

Beautiful beautiful beautiful colors! I'm glad the "meet the parents" went well.

amanda said...

fantastic! i love the mix of reds. so very pretty :)

LuLu said...

Great outfit! =)


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Malicious Mallory said...

Oh, goodness, it's definitely super stressful! Glad it went okay! :)

That sweater looks like exactly what I've been wishing for for so long! I'm so jealous! you don't even know!
Love the nail polish too!
I might as well end every sentence with an exclamation mark! Don't know why I'm doing this!

Biaa said...

I'm so glad you posted this!! I LOVE your red sweater, and I've been looking for proper knit sweaters all of two months now! But every time I go up to supposed knit sweaters, they feel flimsy and not at all like the thick cable knit items I desire. But your sweater is exactly what I'm searching for, and it's in such a wondrously rich colour too!

Great pics :)

Laurita P said...

lovely look. i'm totally digging the length of the dress, i hope you don't change it too much...

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Leigh said...

great holiday look! you look great!

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bravegrrl said...

i love the holidays too :) you look so cute with all those flowers in your hair

Marinka said...

You look great in red, I like the mix of the different shades of red on you ^^

Jenna L. said...

Red looks dashing on you!!
I bet the boy's parents were thrilled to meet you.

Love,
I'm Just a Gal

The Mini Satorialist said...

I like the dress long, because it looks more different. I think the outfit is beautiful.

TMS

ediot said...

it's sounds scary but i bet it went just swell!
and i hope you get along great.
how long have you been together/dating?
love these photos. they got some vintage vibe to them
i really like the colours there.
wish you a wonderful week

x

Shallow Mallow said...

Such a brilliant print :) Love the outfit!

I got lucky when it came to the in laws. My other half and I had been best friends for a couple of years before we got together so I'd already drunk a good lot of cups a tea with who was to become my "mother in law". Chill. You'll be fine, you can only make a great impression looking this pretty ;)


I love that "Oh Death" song. Such a strong voice :) that and the big rock candy mountains which I hated at first but then a colleague always used to put it on when we were cleaning the hotel and that cheered up bed making like anything :)

louisiana mei said...

no one can not love you! you're incredible. i had no idea you had a boyfriend but congratulations and yayyy! have fun and i hope you get whatever you want out of the relationship (does that sound right? i'm not sure..i'm sorry if it doesnt!)
i looove the red tones of the outfit with your brown hair, an A+ combination!

happy holidays!!!

Cocomathilde said...

eah.. happy holidays. are those holidays already your xmas holidays??? tahts just SO long until christmas?! woow, i get holidays on the 23rd of december!!!! not now... but, thats so cool for you. i loove those pictures and the dress. they are amazing. its really cool how you were the cardigan about it.
i love your blog!!!!!!

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Closet Fashionista said...

Love this outfit, perfect for meeting the parents!!!!! :D
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BECCA said...

Love the jumper so much! <3

Glenda C said...

that sweater is great!

franca maisha said...

beautiful... as always :)

xx

Stacey Kay said...

Beautiful. Conservative yet fun. Loves it!!

xoxo
Stacey Kay
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Crystal said...

Aww I hope the meeting went well! I'm sure they loved you!

I really like how the shoes look with all the reds. There's something so cute and ladylike about them.

LUU H. said...

oh,i didn't know that you had a bf, but congrats! Im pretty sure that his parents loved you!

Agitarsi said...

cute outfit:)

Esther said...

haha sometimes the meeting the siblings are even scarier than meeting the parents :P hope all went well! <3

la victime du fashion said...

love the sweater and the shoes! look great together!

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Anonymous said...

lovve that movie and soundtrack!

Chelsea said...

I love your sweater! So cozy and cute!

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alexiaki said...

you look so vintage!
love this ring

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Damsels said...

you have nothing to worry about . im sure they are so happy he met such a graceful and ladylike young girl. i sound like im 40 now :(

im hoping for a velvet dress for new years .

Raez said...

i agree! i dont think you had anything to worry about, what with a stylish, mature and very lovely girl like you! ;)

loving this outfit as well, the sweater goes perfectly with that dress!

xx raez

Elizabeth said...

i love the wine tones of these photos and the clothes! beautiful. you definitely made an impression!

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THRIFTY WISHFUL-FASHIONISTA said...

wow meet the family is just so nerve wrecking! but all worth it! and hurray im keepin up with my sparkly dresses too!

Ashley McConnell said...

that color is gorgeous on you

x

Juliet said...

Really nice outfit, kind a Marni meets vintage feel.

juliet xxx

Eleanor said...

i WANT the sweater! might have to drop into urban outfitters sometime soon! :) xxx
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hope meeting the family wentwell - im sure they loved you anyway! :) xxxxx
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Robin said...

That dress is just darling!

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Anonymous said...

wat boyfriend U NEVER TOLD US BEFORE

Alessa Gianni said...

Love this outfit!!

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xxx

Aissata said...

i sure they loved you. im sure anybody would. your outfit is amazing

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Raman said...

gorgeous outfit! love the grandpa sweater, I got it in creme! xx Raman

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The Fancy Teacup said...

the cardigan is so cozy and perfect. best wishes in meeting the bf's family! and i love O' Brother Where Art Thou, such great music!

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xoxo

the gorgeous said...

super cute outfit.. i'm in love with that knit.. awesome find :)

Hot Cake Fashion said...

What a great strip of photos, the slightly blurred pictures combined with artistic reds, can't help loving them all! I would like to swap links between our sites and wondering about following swaps and a possible feature? Think I'll email as well:-)xx Alice

Catherine said...

Adorable dress. I would be apprehensive to shorten it though— that shin-skimming length is really in right now! (Well, at least in New York . . .) I like that length, too because you can wear really high heels without looking too leggy.

I'm sure the boyfriend's parents loved you!

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JoeyAna said...

love the different shade of reds!

xoxo
jO
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Danielle said...

Awww, dragonflies are so cute!

petitnina said...

Yes, this was very nice to see. I agree with you :)

melish said...

i really like your ring.. so cute

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NĂ¥na said...

hey
this wool jacket is so cute
i love it
xoxo
nana
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sojourned in style said...

im happy the holidays are almost here too !is their anything better than Christmas morning and loadding up on goodies. anyways, lovin the grandpa sweater paired with your lovely dress.

M. Drewes said...

So LA! I love the winter sweatshirt with the mini skirt- Brilliant!
xoxo
Michelle