Monday, December 27, 2010

Girls Girl




Outfit Details:
Vintage blazer - thrifted blazer
Erin Fetherston for Target dress - Beacon's Closet
belt - thrifted
tights - Target
Romance Boots - courtesy of Seychelles









I come from a family full of girls: I have four sisters (three biological, one step), my mom is an only child and so is my grandma. My sister Nicole broke the cycle and had my nephew, Jackson - and then my sister Amanda brought another girl into the family, little Roxy Mae (pictured). When I moved away from home at 17, I scarcely knew what to do with myself. I was used to having a multitude of females around me at all times and there I was, alone. I had a difficult time making friends since I lived off campus, so when I met my now ex-boyfriend who was constantly surrounded by males, he had to deal with my monthly laments of "I miss being around girls!" I went from one extreme to the other.  In college, almost all of my friends were boys...and I really didn't know how to handle that. Sometimes you just need a little more estrogen in your life.

Now that I'm all growed up (you can tell I'm an adult by my made up vocabulary) my best friends and I spend more time together and I see my family even more than when I was living in the same state. I love boys - some of my closest friends are guys - and I love my adorable nephew, but I've come to learn something important that was completely lost on me as an angsty adolescent: I'm a girls girl. Spending time with my sisters, mom, grandma, great grandma, and my little niece has been just the thing I needed for this holiday break.

About this particular day: I let Tessa pick out my entire outfit. Roxy and Tessa have willingly taken over the duty of photographing my outfits when need be. Roxy takes pictures with her "camera" (a tripod with a mirror) and Tessa actually uses the real one. I have to give credit to Roxy for my portrait, however - I entrusted her with my camera for a few moments and she took her job very seriously. After returning the camera to me, a bunch of Muscovy ducks and a couple of geese started following her around. She started running around like a silly goose and jokingly screamed, "This is the worst day of my life!" Of course, as soon as they left her alone she decided that was worse and tried to round them up again. A day with the girls never disappoints!



64 comments:

  1. 1 ruffled dress + 1 blazer + 1 very adorable niece = a very successful photoshoot. <3 these shots!

    xo,
    raven

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  2. Is the one in the picture Tessa or Roxy? She's mighty adorable! You've got some stylish girls there, as your outfit is stunning! I love your blazer. You look great!

    teri at tintedseaglass.blogspot.com

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  3. I hear you on the whole "sometimes we need more estrogen in our lives" front! majority of my friends are guys and as great as they are, I grew up being surrounded by women as well and it was a tough shift when I first moved away from home. Since then, I wouldn't change my circle of friends for the world, but I do love coming home to a house full of females... even the pets in the house are all females. hah!

    I hope you're having a wonderful time at home with your family. Happy holidays!! ♥

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  4. So cute! I love that you usually pair girly items, like your dress, with more grungy/boyish items, like your shoes. I think it's super cute and a nice contrast :)
    Love and Turtledoves,
    Jacqueline

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  5. Thank you, Raven!

    Teri: It's my niece, Roxy:) Tessa didn't want to be photographed (she wasn't feeling very well) but don't worry, I have taken plenty of her since then. And thank you!

    Katrina: I know, I feel the same way. I love my guy friends...and really, they're such a welcome relief from the drama that comes with a group of girls. But I really do need that in my life. I don't know what to do without them!

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  6. Smacko: Thank you! The funny thing is, my sister picked out this outfit. I guess she just knows my style really well.

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  7. aw the little one is just as pretty as your are! sweet post!

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  8. ohh i like how you paired the blazer with the dress! the boots gives the outfit a nice touch.

    i have five brothers and three sisters so it's pretty divided up at my house. i actually like being around boys more because i can be a little dude sometimes but girl time is always nice :)

    xx Kenny

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  9. What a little cutie! P.S. I just wanted to let you know that I posted up your tips for us for visiting New York today. Unfortunately, our flight (and trip) was cancelled...so sad. But thank you for all your advice! I'll make sure to use it the next time we are able to head out there!

    Guide to New York: Keiko Lynn

    xo,
    Cassie

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  10. Oh, she's adorable, like a little princess :)
    Love the combination of textures in your outfit!
    http://fashionagony.blogspot.com/

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  11. How sweet! I love little girls (: ..Not as creepy as that sounds.

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  12. You are far too cute!

    splendiferousinclinations.blogspot.com

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  13. I love your blazer. It is perfect!

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  14. I love the contrast of your outfit and her outfit! So cute.

    http://onegladmorning.blogspot.com/

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  15. Alright, I'll give you props for your outfit (which is lovely) but those Blue's Clue's slippers are stealing the show. :)

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  16. loving that dress, amazing combo with the blazer

    http://elenavasilieva.blogspot.com/
    x

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  17. You are both adorable. Tessa did a fantastic job selecting the outfit!

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  18. Oh Keiko, you just look darlin'. I love seeing pictures with you and your family, they're just so heart warming!

    I did have to mention one thing that stood out. You said "my now ex boyfriend". Are you referring to Bobby? )): I swear to God I'll shed a tear!

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  19. Beautiful outfit! The dress is stunning :)

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  20. I look at your blog. I like your style, skirts, dresses, it's that girl.

    kiss xxx

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  21. The structured blazer and ruffles look great together! I guess style just runs in the family. ; )

    I hear you with the girls girl thing ~ if I don't get my weekly down time with my family {four girls besides me; my Mom, and three younger sisters} I go a little nuts. As much as I adore my Hubby, I just need regular doses of the endless chatter and fun!!

    xox,
    bonita of Depict This!

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  22. I'm a girls girl too! I grew up with my sister, girl cousin, Mum, Auntie & Nana. I had 2 boy cousins on my Dad's side which was good because I was a right tom boy growing up but I am a girls girl through and through. Now I have a little niece too! Infact, on my Mum's side, my Nana & Grandad only have 1 boy, my cousin's son, but 3 great grand-daughters and 3 grand-daughters and 2 daughters!

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  23. Roxy is adorable!! Also, love the outfit (especially the boots).

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  24. So cute that Tessa picked your outfit! And Roxy is so darling.

    I feel you about growing up having a lot of guy friends, and all of sudden as an adult we begin to appreciate female comaraderie more. There's nothing like having close girl bonding even though guys are just as fun.

    www.TheFancyTeacup.com
    much love.

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  25. I adore the outfit, as per usual!
    xxx

    www.rubyccino.blogspot.com

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  26. The blazer is gorgeous and the pictures are cute :-)

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  27. love your outfit and the little girl is cute (:

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  28. Hi! I'm a new fashion blogger, and I am going to start featuring recent outfits of other bloggers that I love every Thursday. This feature will be called Splendiferous Sightings. I love this look, and I'd love to include you! Is it okay if I use one of your images and link back to you? Please email me or leave a comment on my page to let me know! Thanks!

    splendiferousinclinations.blogspot.com

    splendiferous.inclinations@gmail.com

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  29. you look pretty with your dress! and Roxy is so cute !!!
    www.thefashionmom.com

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  30. ohh.. I love the outfit.. the dress looks really good with that blazer *.*

    http://breakfastatfruh.blogspot.com/

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  31. Kjempe nydelige bilder :D fint antrekk også :)

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  32. Your makeup always looks flawless. I'm going to have to go through your archives of makeup tutorials to pick up a few tips!

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  33. I can completely relate. I am exactly the same.
    I am an only child in a very girly house and I have close female cousins.
    I love my few male friends but I really need female company at all times.
    I'm really girly!!
    Your niece is adorable!!

    Charlotte
    xxx

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  34. I love your blazer. That's something I've wanted one for a while.

    I'm following your blog now. I really like it!


    Christy of Dress Rehearsal

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  35. That blazer is amazing. If you are ever looking for more vintage clothing please come and check us out!

    www.avintagelovestory.com
    www.lalalandvintageclothing.com

    xx

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  36. <3 outfit its romantic with men's wear! but I'm crazy about your make up!
    ~M
    Classy & Fabulous
    http://monichika2.wordpress.com

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  37. That blazer is stunning. Lovely photos!

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  38. you're so fucking dumb and ugly

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  39. Love that dress, and she is adorable!

    http://www.hsquarefashion.blogspot.com

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  40. aaaww your niece is just so cute!! and I love the ruffle dress can wait to wear mine, I have soft spot on ruffles and lace
    <3
    http://reserveradefashion.blogspot.com

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  41. I love the girliness of your dress (appropriate considering your comments about the women in your family) mixed with the tweed. Unexpected but gorgeous.

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  42. Your style is so flirty and fun with no hint of pretension. Very charming! I'm also really inspired by Postlapsaria! I just got a sewing machine for christmas and am really stoked to learn how to make my own clothing. Have you ever posted (or considered posting) on clothing construction, or where you learned how to sew? Or if you know of any online resources for people interested in sewing? I don't know about your other readers, but I would absolutely love to see something like that! Thanks for sharing your fabulous blog!

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  43. Cassandra: I'm so sorry to hear that your flight/trip was canceled. Will you be rescheduling? I guess we're both lucky to have missed the blizzard!

    Lexa: That made me laugh! It does sound creepy when you say it out loud. haha

    Olivia: Don't worry, I meant my previous boyfriend from years ago. Bobby and I are still very much together.

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  44. Jess E. I will email you! Thanks:)

    Mousevox: Thank you! I'm feeling rather guilty about my lack of Makeup Mondays. I will get back into the swing of things, I promise.

    Charlotte: It's so funny because when I was younger, I was the opposite. I was a little bit of a tomboy, but mostly a misanthrope. I just liked being alone and wanted my space. Girlishness made me nauseous. Now, I'm such a girl. If you told my younger self that I would turn out like this, I would have been appalled.

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  45. Anonymous: If you're going to call someone dumb, can you at least use proper punctuation and capitalization?

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  46. Rebekah: Thank you so much! I appreciate it. I have spoken about my sewing history in interviews, but I don't know if I've expanded upon it on the blog. That's actually a great idea for a post, so thank you for the idea.

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  47. You are so beautiful. I envy you.

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  48. As a girl's girl with three sisters of my own as well, I found it lovely to read this post -- you have a way of sharing your outfits with us and at the same time sharing bits and pieces of your life in the most natural and adorable way! Cheers to you in the new year.

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  49. I hear ya about needing to get in quality girl time! Why does it seem so hard to make girl friends as an adult?! I miss my family like craaaazy! Oh P.s. my sis just moved to Brooklyn and I asked her if she saw you yet. But I guess it's a big city :P

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  50. so lucky to have so many sisters! absolutely adorable photo shoot!

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  51. Love this dress! You look lovely!

    www.around-the-hourglass.blogspot.com

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  52. Oh, that dress is such a great find from Beacon's Closet. I love that place. I totally know what you mean about needing Girls Time every so often. It really does recharge the batteries. Also, your niece is adorable!

    Kendra
    http://closetconfections.com

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  53. oooh so cute! I have that dress myself - I think you've inspired me to give it ye olde restyle!

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  54. That's so adorable that she picked out your outfit, she has good style!

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  55. Love the boots!! I just ordered them for 43% off! Thanks!

    http://www.endless.com/dp/B003H11FK8?ie=UTF8&ie=UTF8

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