fruit cocktail

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dress: dusen dusen c/o emerging thoughts
loafers: f21
jacket: vintage

 Tell me cocktail isn't one of those words that make you go "hmm really?" English is a strange language. But I digress. I wore this little baby to Dave's surprise party, he had no clue! Got him good! I've been waiting for the right occasion to wear this dress. I feel like its okay to allow some clothes be "special", no? Plus since I was trying to kill time before I brought him to the restaurant it was a perfect excuse to visit some of the parks in the downtown area. Usually most of my blog photos are in the neighborhoods, but it's nice sometimes to feature an actual recognizable chicago!

With David's birthday passing and mine just around the corner I feel them big 30's leaping rapidly around the corner (sure we still have a few years but....) Trying to have something to show for my 20s. Trying not to have a quarter life crisis (too late?) Trying to make more of an impact in the world than just a funny looking girl in funny looking clothes...

But I do like my funny looking clothes, and I really do like Dusen Dusen. Maybe instead of having an existential crisis I should be proud of wearing not one but TWO dresses this summer so far....small victories my friends...small victories.

"Do you remember when 21 years was old?" - Thomas Mars

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  1. You look gorgeous! I'm so obsessed with that necklace xo

  2. dude!! that dress is adorable on you~ i love the little watermelons~
    marina city towers??!!!!

  3. You look amazing. Your hair does too, as always!

  4. that dress is super cute :)!

  5. That dress looks so beautiful on you - and the quality of your photos never ceases to amaze!

    Happy Birthday Dave!

  6. "Do you remember when 21 years was old", indeed. I know I had my quarter life crysis right after my 25th birthday :)
    Anyways you look gorgeous and I love the fun print on the dress, so minimalistic but colorful.
    My blog: Life Is A Romantic Poem

  7. Dusen Dusen is great! I picked up a few pieces while working at Anthropologie - they did a collaboration a little while ago. Looks great on you! I love the geometric-like fruit shapes.

  8. love love LOVE this outfit from top to toe! So summery and fresh without being obvious and I heart it worn with the panther necklace. :)

  9. love this blog, and the fact that you're a stylish tomboy!

  10. This dress is awesome! What a fun print! I'm loving the background for these pictures too. I love Chicago.

  11. You look so cool love your hair cut :)

  12. Cuuuuuute! I think I'd have to agree with the 14 other ladies, LOVE YOUR DRESS and your blog girl! i want to steal your clever poses!


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