Wednesday, April 23, 2014

French Chic / Awkward + Awesome



   Happy midweek to you, lovely ladies! Today's ensemble was worn on a day when Mom and I both decided to look French - it was totally unplanned! We spent the afternoon out in a coastal town not far from our own. I brought my camera and we did a quick photo shoot at the beginning of a nature trail. As it turned out, some of my favorite outfit photos of all time were the product! :)



   My outfit was built around a "new to me" dress that Mom handed down to me to wear for its last few good days. Stripes are one of my favorite fashion statements ever, and I like the slightly nautical air of this dress. Picking up the dark blue in the dress, I added a navy cardigan. A few dashes of purple, including a big scarf, lent their bright colors and warmth. 

Dress ~ Consignment or thrift; Cardigan ~ Target; Camisole ~ Thrifted; Tights ~ Target; 
Boots ~ Ross

   Mom's ensemble also included some darling stripes. Hers were a cheery orange on a chunky knit sweater. Though her jeans and flats were comfortably casual, her velvet jacket added a classy touch. Her outfit was perfect for sipping coffee at a cafe, then going out to an evening movie, which is exactly what we did that day. :)

Sweater ~ Thrifted; Jeans ~ Thrifted; Jacket ~ Bought from friend; Shoes ~ Thrifted


Now for the awkward and awesome of my week!

Awkward:
* Adding an entire can (three cups) of pumpkin to a recipe that called for one cup.
* Having a night without a good sleep, dozing on and off, drifting in and out of really bizarre dreams.
* Burning my hand on the inside of the toaster oven door.
* Swiping my bangs the opposite way than they're actually parted after taking several photos...am I starting to think like a mirror?

Awesome:
* Discovering a great place to photograph portraits in our house (not that I need to take a lot of "studio" portraits at this point! ).
* Having a crazy game of croquet with friends on Sunday (yes, croquet can be crazy) and winning by "killing off" someone! It was quite fun. ;)
* Making banana bread.
* Finally ironing out details for the act my BFF and I are doing for a variety show.



   The flowers in the photos above are absolutely lovely. There is a verse in the scripture that reminds me of both clothing and flowers. Being into fashion, I have far more clothes than I actually need, so it's not something that I generally worry about. However, I do worry about things, and this is a good reminder that God provides all that He knows we need. 

Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these."
~Luke 12:27

12 comments:

  1. Such a pretty scarf! And I love French-inspired things.

    By the way, I love the background on your blog! I just noticed it and I love the flowers + the color scheme.

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    1. Thanks Ireland! :D Glad you like the background!

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  2. I love love love your dress! I wish I could get one like it! Haha, yes you and your mother both look perfect for Paris! :D Great post!

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    1. Thank you Laura! :D Hopefully you can find a similar dress some day!

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  3. I almost fainted when I saw your outfit, Paige! This is SOOOO cute! I could see you walking down the streets of Paris with no trouble. You mom is beautiful as well! Wonderful outfits! Loved them!

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    1. You're too funny, Ashley! :) Thank you so much!

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  4. super cute!! :D yay, I like your "awesome" about the variety show ;) and what day was this? God's Not dead with your mom or you-know-what with me? ^_^

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    1. Thanks! :D This was the God's Not Dead day, actually. :)

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  5. Beautiful pictures! I'm so glad spring is finally here!! I really like that the stripes in yours and your mother' shirts are similar in width, and there are just two different colors on each shirt but one is a cool color and one a warm color. The bright pops of purple in your outfit are really pretty:)

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    1. Yes, it's good to see spring! Thanks for the sweet comment Jill.

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  6. I think this is my favorite outfit that you have worn! I love everything about it, the stripes, the colors, the boots...it's so cute! Your photos are lovely and you{and your mom} are lovely in them! Haha, I can so relate to adding to much of an ingredient...when it comes to cooking I have a tendency to mess up. ;) So neat you played croquet, sounds very elegant! I'm just picturing everyone dressed in white and looking like the 1910's.
    ~Sarah~
    http://allthingsvintage-sc.blogspot.com/

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    1. Aw, thanks so much Sarah! :) Glad I'm not the only one with cooking mishaps.
      I'm not sure that we looked 1910's, but we were all in our Easter best.

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