But.. Where's the Fatted Calf?

Aug 2, 2013

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Welp, I am now in Chicago and I can't quite say it's going exactly as I expected it to be. I thought there'd be a "Welcome Home Our Darling Baby" hand-painted sign in the living room with confetti poppers going off as I opened the front door. Maybe my  mom would be weeping tears of happiness in the corner with a homemade cupcake extended in her outstretched hand. You know, just normal expectations. 

But I got none of that. The very least I thought there'd be a home made dinner...and instead I nuked myself some chicken nuggets in the toaster oven. You guys, there weren't even cookies in the cupboard. I mean, why did I even come?

But in all fairness my brother did just make me a strawberry smoothie. Maybe things will start turning around? Or maybe we'll have a week of scathing posts? Only time will tell. 

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And this is what I wore to the airport! Lost in Drawers has the most comfy vintage day-dresses. Earlier last month I snapped up a white, floral dress number that's quickly becoming my August uniform. If you want to see more of their selection, check out their Etsy store!
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Dress- c/o Lost in Drawers
Jacket- Levis, thrifted
Hat- UO
Shoes- UO
Belt- c/o Southwest Vintage
Sunnies- Gap

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  1. LOVE this dress and your shoes. Sorry your return visit was sub par. I'd totally have cookies waiting for you!

    Kate from Clear the Way

  2. Aw man! Damn those expectations. Seriously though, who doesn't have cookies??? At least you look adorable in this dress! Love the hat and jacket too!

  3. to me, going home was always such a big deal, except not so much to everyone else :s hope you get a homemade dinner and have fun!

  4. I used to have identical sunglasses, but then I sat on them. I miss them so.


  5. looking stunning as always my friend! Totally loving the style from head to toe. xx

    Into The Blush, a Beauty Blog by Kenny.

  6. That dress is lovely, looks gorgeous on you! Love the jacket as well, the wash is really pretty x


  7. When I went to visit my family back in February, I had to make my own food :( :( :( But over the weekends, my mom made me the yummiest food ever, so it was ok ;)

    LOVE that dress, Marlen. Happy weekend!

  8. I love you in hats, as always! But this one just seems to suggest adventure, so it is extra appropriate that you wore it on a plane. Have fun at home.

  9. Aww, sorry the welcome home wasn't what you thought it would be, but I'm sure you'll have a fun time overall! And I'm sure that smoothie was delicious ;)

    Loving the outfit here- can't go wrong with a denim jacket over a printed dress. Right up my alley! xo



  10. Haha I'm the same way when I go home, which is hardly ever. What I really expect is for my bed to be cleared of stuff. My parents have turned my room into their junk room, and rightfully so, but I still have to sleep on the bed! I don't want it to be covered in dad's phone books from the 1950s collection.

    Life of Mabel

  11. I'm not your mom, but if I knew you of all people were coming to my place, I'd have a cake baked, floors shined, rad sparkly sign made (with macaroni, too, duh) and PLENTY of cookies in the cabinet. PLENTY, I SAYS.

    I hope your week brightens up a tad. Maybe they didn't want to make things ~too intense~ bc you're a big grown up adult or osmething IDK IDK

    Your hat is cute. You and Katie are both such cute hat ladies!

  12. I'm completely envious of your Chicago trip. It's one of my most favorite cities and I haven't been in forever. I hope it gets better, although I really do love chicken nuggets. Oh, and great airport outfit. This is something cute and comfy for the ride there, I would have done something very similar :)



    Southern (California) Belle

  13. Cute outfit! I like the bit of fun flair that the necklace adds.(:
    Haha, I know how you feel! I felt like that would be my welcoming home after I was gone for about a month on a cross-country trip with a friend...I got home and it was just like normal, and I was almost disappointed, haha! But I was just so happy to be back I didn't really care.

    Decked Out in Ruffles

  14. This outfit is perfect. I wish I could wear the jean jacket I thrifted but it's just too hot! I want to wear it with a cute sun dress like yours. I'm loving the hat you paired with this too.

    And I definitely understand coming home and being sad that there's no home made dinner! I expect deliciousness when I come home for the weekend! You came from far away too. It's just not fair.

  15. Ahh, they say you can never go home ;-) Bummer though, you were looking forward to the red carpet!
    I love this dress, it's a little shorter than you normally choose.

    ♥ Paula Shoe Fiend.

  16. Rock that jean jacket, girl. Gosh, you can make anything look fabulous, can't you?

    I hope your week home gets better. I know the pain of having to nuke food when on one wants to make it for me. ;)



  17. I loved that dress, is amazing and you look amazing :)


  18. That dress is so lovely and fits you like a glove! I love your hat too, always a nice touch; I need to start wearing mine again. I hope you have a wonderful trip with your family!

  19. wow! that dress suits you so so well! loved the look sweetie xx

  20. I love that you dress up for the airport- I have so many friends who do the whole leggings and baggy t-shirt thing, but I really enjoy looking put-together even if I'm just sitting on a plane all day! I'm sorry that your trip is off to a bad start, but hopefully it will turn around! :)

    Xo, Hannah


  21. Lovely dress, the whole look is fab! xx

  22. Haha.. going home... is usually not what we expect... keeps things interesting! Very cute dress, love that you put it with the denim jacket..

  23. Ahaha, that sucks! I know I would be hoping for the same thing. Ah well, family is family. Maybe it'll turn around. Probably right before you leave :P
    Love the mixed print belt with your pretty dress! Perfect traveling outfit with the floppy hat and denim jacket

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

  24. Great outfit - I love your dress!


  25. Perfect as always! And going home is always funny like that, my parents are now more social than I am!

  26. That dress is just so adorable! Hope that your trip turns around!

    xoxo ,

  27. Hahaha! I guess that happens because you are FAMILY. :D The love already radiates in the home. Perhaps you'll get a greater welcome during the holidays! Also, I love this entire outfit. Simplicity at its most perfect, honestly.

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  29. love this dress on you, the understated floral and great length, of course perfect w/ the denmin jacket. and you are so funny, my parents never cook so I just expect water or some coffee when I visit home. your brother sounds sweet, i cannot imagine mine making me a smoothie.
    Cuddly Cacti
    Mitla Moda


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