Thursday, September 18, 2014

Rainy Day Vintage...


 We actually got some rain in Austin... can you believe it? We've been in a drought for like about seven years now and have been in stage 2 water restrictions since forever! It was such a sweet relief to get a heavy down poor like we did... not only for our little garden but it cooled things off quite a bit. I always love how it smells after it rains... don't you? The Mister and I sat on our screened in porch and watched the lightening and listened to the booming thunder as we sipped on some red wine. It was really fun and quite relaxing. We haven't seen a storm like that since we lived in Ohio years ago. We used to always love to watch storms roll in. We even slept with the window open that night and enjoyed the cool breeze and listened to the frogs croak!


I'm obsessed with these new white rimmed sunnies I bought from Modcloth! I should have bought them at the beggining of Summer but oh well. It's better late than never and I'll be sporting them even in the Winter here in Austin where it's sunny 300 days of the year. Seriously... I read that somewhere.


Let's talk about this adorable vintage dress that I borrowed from the sweet Katie of 
Butterfly loves Snapdragons. Katie is the master of styling vintage clothing... she's got it down to a science. Seriously.... she can do no wrong! I was super stoked the second I saw this little dress and couldn't wait to get the chance to style it. I'm pretty much in love with everything sixties... if you couldn't tell. So white knee socks are my staple... duh, which just so happen to go with my white bobble earrings and new white sunnies! Weeeeeee!


I have a whole collection of cute little umbrella's which I never use. Ha! It's from living in Ohio all those years where it's always overcast and dreary. I'm retty sure my neighbors think I'm cray cray. I'm always in the front yard posing for pictures.... even in the rain.


It's nice to get a break from watering your garden. Since we are under stage 2 restrictions we are only allowed to "hand hold the hose". You can't just turn on a sprinkler and walk away.... you have to stand outside and bake in the hot sun. It's quite fun. Sometimes I have to go outside and spray the poor chickens because they too get overheated. They love to jump through the water and actually play around in it. The Mister and I watched our feathered friends (from the screened in porch) actually stand outside their coop (while the crazy storm was going on) enjoying the rain while getting a good cool off. I don't think they even know what rain is.... they have never fully experienced rain 
(on this scale) before.


I myself enjoy the rain but not too much... I live for the Sun. It's pretty much the main reason we moved to Austin. I couldn't handle those long, drawn out Ohio Winters anymore. I think my brain needs the vitamin D. I do love watching storms with The Mister and the pups though... and I love how it washes everything clean and smells so fresh afterwards.



How adorable Katie!!!


Check Katie out here too!

xoxo

Dress: Borrowed from Katie
Knee Socks: Target
Cardigan: Target
Shoes: Macy's
Sunnies: Modcloth
Earrings: Claire's

12 comments:

  1. This vintage dress is so cute with your umbrella! I love the stripes with the polka dots. I'm totally with you- I live for sunny days too which is why I moved to the desert from Oregon, but the occasional rain storm we get here is amazing. We've been getting quite a bit lately and it's so refreshing!

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    1. I hear ya girlie! Those overcast, rainy Ohio days really got me down. We truly are Sun Goddesses!
      xoxo
      Taylor

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  2. i am loving these sunglasses! looks so cute with the whole look!

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    1. Thanks girl... Modcloth does it everytime!
      xoxo
      Taylor

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  3. My goodness you made me blush with your sweet words! You are so beautiful and I absolutely love how you wore this dress. With the socks, sunnies, and umbrella you look like a 60's magazine shoot! I adore it! I also love the rain. There's nothing better than watching a good storm unfold :)

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  4. It's so funny... it seems like this dress has been in ALL the elements. I just love your snowy picture with you looking all cute gazing up at the sky!
    xoxo
    Taylor

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  5. I love how you've styled such a cute dress, and it must have been amazing experiencing a storm again after so long!

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    1. That it was.... that it was. Lol.
      xoxo
      Tay

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  6. You gals are the cutest! Taylor - loving the umbrella and sunglasses. Mod is my favorite era in fashion, so I'm convinced I need to style more dresses with knee highs and funky sunglasses :-)

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    1. Yay! me too!! I can't wait to wear tights again. Come on col weather... come on!
      xoxo
      Tay

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  7. superb! Really nice post sis, excited to see more xx Peach

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  8. I like how you styled your hair.

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