Monday, November 26, 2012

Secret heart

dress: Ruche | cardigan: Target | shoes & belt: thrifted

Well, that blogging break was accidental! But as much as I missed posting for the last week and a half, I'm not going to let it bother me too much. I was busy having a wonderful holiday. Last Thanksgiving, I didn't take any days off other than the actual holiday itself...big mistake! Our office was the only one open on that Friday, and I arrived to an empty parking lot and dark hallways. Needless to say, it was rather difficult to concentrate. So this year, much older and wiser (ha!), I made sure to take off both Wednesday and Friday. 

With my delightfully long 5-day vacation, my family, Chris, and I traveled to Pittsburgh to see my brother and his family. Even though it had only been two months since I'd last been there, I had missed that city! I'm hoping to visit a lot more now that my brother lives there again. There's always so much to do, and I feel like I never have enough time to do it all...but I was able to fit in some wonderful quality time with my nieces and nephew, and several rounds of Dominion (a nerdy-yet-awesome game).






The weather was gorgeous and warm until the last morning we were there. That morning, I was awoken by my niece Sophia at 6:45 a.m. announcing the first snowfall. "Aunt Laura! Aunt Laura! It's winter!" I really don't like early mornings, and I really don't like snow (especially when I know I have to drive in it), but this time, there was something absolutely charming about both. I had to stand in wonder in front of the window for a little bit. My brother's street is full of quaint-looking houses of brick and stone, and there was just enough snow to dust them all. I know I'll tire of snow soon - very soon - but I think my niece's excitement was contagious.


Well, I've got a busy week ahead (modeling in a big fancy vintage fashion show on Thursday [whoops, Saturday], eek!) so I'll sign off now. I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! Has it snowed yet where you are?





13 comments:

  1. love the heart detail!!! so special!!
    also LOVE that it's a navy dress & not black!!!

    xo. c & v
    cake & valley

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  2. You look so pretty in blue. And I love the heart on the back. What a lovely & unexpected detail.
    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com

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  3. I love the dress and it's such a great color on you! I'm not into snow either - it's pretty for the first 1-2 days, but then it's just wet and freezing :)

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  4. i have a dress like that with love round in the behind :) so love it :)
    Irene Wibowo

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  5. beautiful color! and cute cutout:)

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  6. well i don't think it's any secret how much i adore heart shaped things and Laura....your dress just catches my eye and keeps a fast gaze!! i love it so much - effortless cool outfit crushing hard today! your personal style ensembles are a collection i'd love to own myself.

    good for you on taking some extra days off this year and so nice you got in a little trip too. i got a few goosebumps reading about how your niece woke you to see the 1st snow. how sweet! we aren't close to any wintery-esque landscapes yet but a trip up to the mountains (where there is some) soon would make me real happy :) happy week and have a blast at the show on Thursday!! ♥

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  7. glad to see you back in blogland :) This dress is simply lovely and you look beautiful in it. I am the same way about snow. I dont mind it unless I have to drive in it. Driving and snow and me dont mix

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  8. I ADORE this That dress can't be any more perfect That color looks stunnung on you!

    <3Chelsea Elizabeth

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  9. Dominion!! Yessss! And could you please stop being so adorable? You're making us all look bad! :P

    http://theoccasionalindulgence.blogspot.com/

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  10. Ah your heart cutout dress is adorable! This color looks gorgeous on you too. Blue always looks so pretty with red hair. It sounds like you had a nice holiday too. I don't think it's possible to get anything done on Thanksgiving weekend! So I'm pretty sure once I'm in the actual working world I'll be taking off those days too.

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    1. You look simply stunning in this dress, it's so cute! I am such a fan of the back of the dress. I hope to purchase something like that soon!

      amoderndame.blogspot.com

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  12. Very cute dress.

    Janine xx
    http://bakeglueandtrend.blogspot.co.uk/

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