You wanna know how behind I am on posts?! These pictures were taken last Saturday by my dear friend Shelby of Moment of Clarity. (Thanks Shelby!) She was just home for the day so we decided to meet up in the morning at my favorite vintage shop, which I will be mentioning again in the future! Although there's another local vintage shop that has more of a selection (and a SUPER friendly staff..!), I absolutely love this one because you immediately feel as if you're family. It's owned by a woman named Patti and her sister helps her run the store, along with her mother and son and daughter. Her son is a super cool guy named Ryan, who's in a local band, and we are planning a trip along with his fiance and Patrick to see Ray Lamontagne in Maryland in August! If you can talk to a guy about beards for over a hour.. you know he's friend material.
I found this darling 1950s cotton dress at a random thrift store in the ghetto area of Norfolk. Norfolk can be really amazing and artsy, but it definitely has it's scary areas! Needless to say, I wasn't there for long, but glad I ventured in to find it! I don't have much yellow in my wardrobe, as it usually isn't a very flattering color, but I think the pale yellow works. Because of the silhouette, I had a hard time styling this dress at first. I knew it needed accessories, but couldn't seem to find the right ones until I remembered about this necklace & the headband. Pat and I got up early to get our cars inspected but we ended up not getting there as early as we planned because it took me so long to get dressed.. whoops :) Good thing I have a very understanding boyfriend who kept complimenting me instead of nagging about how long it was taking!
In school news.. the semester is SO close to being over! I have my lab final practical Tuesday, and today is the ONLY open lab day and I only had time to go for a hour earlier between classes and I work until 7:30 and I'm going to rush back to school to study for about 2 more hours.. then rush home to go to bed since I open at work in the morning (4:30am)! The rest of my exams are in 2 weeks and it couldn't come sooner! I signed up for for orientation today at ODU and couldn't be more excited to start! I'm so over general ed and am SO happy that all of my classes from now on will be major classes!
Necklace: vintage, thrifted
Dress: vintage, thrifted
Shoes: TJ Maxx
Currently playing: Lady of the Sunshine, "Home Sweet Home"
*Shelby, you should know EXACTLY why this blog post is titled "A dash of hope"...!!!