Bows & Boxes

Sep 4, 2012

AugustBlog104-2AugustBlog113-1AugustBlog110AugustBlog115 Well I'm all moved back into my folks' place, and if I never see a cardboard box again, then it'd be too soon.
I Tetrised all my boxes into the back of a boat sized mini van, and when I was unpacking my mom raised a skeptical eyebrow at the wine and beer boxes everything was packed into. I tried to explain the liquor store on my corner was the only place that didn't throw out their boxes on that trash day, but I think she's still running with the idea that I beer bong four bottles of wine per night. I could only wish I was such a champ. 

I wouldn't be surprised if she child locks her alcohol cabinets now. 

On a more fashion-y note, here is one of my favorite slash most unliked dresses. I think it's so cute with its bows and its redness, yet I can never quite dress it up the way I want to.  Here's my 58th attempt. I'm both impressed and unimpressed.

Haha hope everyone had a lazy holiday weekend! :)

dress- UO
vest- Old Navy (recent!)
belt- j crew
oxfords- UO
bag- UO


45 comments :

  1. Casual and really chic. Lovely and sweet dress.

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  2. Well I'm impressed with how you dressed it up. It really is such a cute dress! The bow print all over is just adorable.
    Hahaha oh man, and the beer boxes story is just priceless. I can only imagine my mom's reaction to something like that xD

    Trendy Teal

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  3. I never would have thought to mix that dress with that vest, but it looks so great!! Thanks for your nice comment on my blog...I am now following and would love to have you join me too :)

    P.S. I would love for you to come link up to my Sunday Style linky party :)

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  4. I think it looks cute, it has a sweet and tough vibe

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  5. those shoes are to die for! love this outfit!

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  6. I really love the dress, it looks great on you! I hate that feeling, when you feel like you're not dressing something up to it's potential. I think you look great though, wine boxes and all ;)

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  7. The military vests are popular right now! Looks great with that dress!

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  8. Haha, oh your mum! Also, cute oxfords! Love the grey with black! :)

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  9. Such a cute outfit! I absolutely love those shoes, so cute!

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  10. What a beautiful dress! I love the pattern and the outfit!

    xxx Anita

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  11. Nice post! Do you want to follow me?
    I´m a new follower!
    Kisses

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  12. I love how you styled the dress! It's the perfect mix of cute and cool! I think the 57 attempts were well worth it!


    Kisses
    http://thepurpleclown.blogspot.com

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  13. walking here with a smile. take care.. have a nice day ~ =)

    Regards,
    http://www.lonelyreload.com (A Growing Teenager Diary) ..

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  14. I love that your mom thinks your a wino. My mom does too I am pretty sure,and not for the reason of seeing boxes haha. The print on the dress is amazing, love how you mixed it with the green vest! (what a good recent buy!)Also, I love the oxfords, they are on my need immediate need for fall list, but I am too cheap to actually buy a pair. Hopefully the thrift gods hear me soon.
    Happy not monday!
    xo Hannah

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  15. What a nice Blog you have,my best congrats! great style!!I lov your pics!

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  16. I love the combination of the red dress with the green jacket. Amazing look. Your hair color fits so perfect :) Really well done. Love your sense for fashion and style. Cant wait for the next look :)

    look-scout.blogspot.com/

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  17. Hahaha that is so funny. My mom would probably do the same thing :)

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  18. nice outfit, i like that it is belted !

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  19. I love your dress!!! Perfect for fall. :)

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  20. Cute outfit !
    Btw , thnks for the lovely comment !
    Mind for follow each other ?

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  21. i like how you have styled this dress!

    http://mrmrswalsh.blogspot.co.nz

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  22. Ugh, I know exactly what you mean. I have several dresses that fit such a description and it's eternally frustrating! I like that you grunged it up, though!

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  23. What a sweet dress! I love anything with bows on it!

    Rachel
    floralprintsandcommonsense.blogspot.com

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  24. I love your oxfords! A while back i got some ballerinas at UO that have the same gray fabric and the laces are creamy as well :) xx

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  25. I love how you styled this dress! So adorbs! I do know the feeling though when you have a vision in your mind and it works out not as you wanted...blah! Though as I said you look fab! Also packing/unpacking may be my least favorite activity in the world, I always dread it. Not as much as laundry though..ugh!
    Much love,
    Sara

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  26. Love the shoes! =)

    http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

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  27. Thanks for the comment, it's much appreciated :)
    Your dress is adorable, it looks great with the vest!

    S., The Hearabouts

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  28. LOVE LOVE LOVE this pairing of the red dress and the cute military-inspired vest!
    XOXO
    -Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:
    http://psbananas.com

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  29. I love the dress, it's so pretty! Plus I love the way you've styled it. :) x

    http://www.jenventure.blogspot.co.uk

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  30. Nice outfit! Love your blog! :)
    http://mylifelamiavitamivida.blogspot.gr/

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  31. Love what you did with this dress, very unexpected! And your shoes!! Love 'em.

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  32. Your dress is so cute and I love your shoes as well!:)
    xx

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  33. I have so many pieces that I keep trying and trying yet they never seem to work out quite right haha. I love this bow dress, it's soo cute and the layering with the vest is perfect. Great look!!
    xJennaD

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  34. love the dress <3 it's very cute and a great color! your hair is soo pretty :)

    Alexa <3
    http://sleepeatbreathefashion.blogspot.com/

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  35. Love your oxfords! And the story about having to move back in with your parents cracks me up. I guess you will always be a child in your mom's eyes.

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  36. Love the whole outfit. When you get a chance I'd love it if you could check out my blog.

    Xaimarys ♡
    www.ajumbled-mess.blogspot.com

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  37. Love those shoes so much! That dress is really cute and I like how you gave it a more edgy look with the vest and belt. I'm glad your move is over because that's pretty much the worst task ever and I hope your parents don't lock up the booze- you need a drink to celebrate!

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  38. officially wanting this entire look. you always look so well put together, girl!
    and those moving cardboard boxes are just the worst. i know them all too well!
    xo TJ

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