Ring: The Limited
"Heavy are the branches hanging from my fucked up family tree." - Menomena

I've been sitting on these pictures for weeks now. For some reason, I've been avoiding this place like the plague. I'll think to myself, "I should write a new blog post," and then my mind immediately answers in it's best Scarlett O'Hara impression, "I'm not going to think about that today. I'll think about that tomorrow." I suspect my avoidance of writing has something to do with the fact that my mind is a tangled mess. Things have not been going well on the ole' sanity front lately. Let's just say if you have a loving, supportive family then consider yourself lucky. It sucks when you don't.

So, for the sake of getting these pictures out here, I'm just going to stick with talking about the clothes (the fashion bloggers version of talking about the state of the roads and the weather). I picked this dress up on a recent trip to the new Anthropologie store in Raleigh. Yes, my favorite store is now 30 minutes closer to where I live. Ninety minutes, and I'm there! Bam! Before too long they'll be everywhere, except, of course, my town. Nothing comes here. We don't even have a Target, but...we can get nowhere really fast. One of the perks of a small town - no traffic. Glass half full, yada, yada, yada...

Anyway, this new store was real nice. The dressing room floors and mirrors were even clean - not a dust bunny in site. You'll have to take my word for it though. I didn't have time to get any pictures because the damn store closed 30 minutes after I got there. Surprise! This store closes earlier than most. I had just enough time to get this dress and get out. I love the fit of this dress and for once I'm not stepping on a maxi dress from Anthro, but I'm still a little unsure about the print. I'm afraid it might read a little "granny." Hmm, a former classmate of mine did just have her first grandchild, so technically, I could be someone's grandma...

Speaking of being old, the day I wore this outfit, I was reminded of something from my childhood that I had forgotten. Don't you love it when that happens? A lady at work asked me if my earrings were made out of Jade. I told her I wasn't sure, and that the only thing I knew about Jade was that I had a action figure named Jade when I was a little girl. She was my favorite because she had red hair and a green outfit. I decided to do a Google search, and I found her, along with all the other toys I had in that collection! "I'm going to be Golden Girl!" Ah, the memories... I also did a quick search on www.freshtrends.com for Jade jewelry, and it does indeed look like my earrings are made out of Jade. I do love me some Internet...most of the time.  

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  1. Everyone's family is f*d up. If anyone claims that they have a perfect, happy family they are lying. It's so funny - my mother in law considers her family a "perfect and happy" family because she's been married for 25+ years...but she's a hoarder and her husband treats her like a piece of furniture (dusty and ignored). Being married for 25+ years means nothing if you're miserable the whole time. I just means you don't know when you quit, lol. That dress is great and I love the print. It reminds me of some beautiful garden I once saw in Savannah (without the live oak chiggers of course! :)

  2. Miss Berry CakesJuly 3, 2014 at 6:20 PM

    Yay! Was so excited to see a post by you today! I miss your posts a lot! I am also a HUGE Anthro fan, and what I have loved most about your blog over the years is that I have a similar body type to yours . . . so many other fashion/Anthro blogs I follow are written by very small framed girls. I am much more interested in what you are wearing.
    This dress looks awesome on you, and the landscape is gorgeous!! You look like the quintessential Southern gal. LOVE. As a Yank who is now living in Dallas, I appriciate it! =+)

  3. ok have no clue what happened to my first post but I was saying that the dress and print looks great. I love the chosen background, goes so well with the colors and second last photo is my favourite! Thanks for sharing despite all your headaches and heartaches, take care of yourself and have a great Independence day!

  4. by the way my nearest Anthro store is about 9 hours away and not in the same country, the other closest one about 16 hours away, just saying...

  5. In my opinion, this is not a good look for you. That surprises me because your maxi dresses are usually what I find most attractive. This one...I dunno. Paired with the hat in the top photo, my first reaction was 1920's flapper...but the large print kinda does kinda give it a "granny" vibe. Or maybe a slip cover kinda feeling. Anyway...that's just one meaningless data point offered with good intention, although it may not feel that way to you.

  6. Dajana FabjanovichJuly 16, 2014 at 2:07 AM

    Katie's right -- everyone either has an effed up family member or family. Hang in there, dude!

    This post is beautiful - stunning scenery and you look lovely in that dress (I don't think it's a Granny print at all).


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