Wednesday, August 7, 2013


Hey there! 

I may or may not have mentioned this before, but my cousin is probably THEE coolest person. EVER. Even though she and I are probably about a decade a part (she may kill me for saying that - sorry, Cindy!) we get a long super well! 

Despite the fact that I was the annoying little cousin who just wanted her to read the book about the woodchuck to me and play Guess Who? all the time (the family game obsession got me early on!), we have grown to be great pals! 

We drive my family absolutely nuts, on our family game nights, being goofy, singing at the top of our lungs, and saying the stupidest most hilarious things. 

Sometimes we even read books (i.e. 'The Hunger Games') out loud to each other - yeahhhhh, we are that awesome. :) 

When I'm at school we email back and forth a lot, and her emails never fail to brighten my day and make me laugh. Or I'll get a silly card in the mail that is just perfect! 

My cousin is an avid thrifter as well - she taught me everything she knows. But, being a minimalist, she likes to look for treasures for me. Every time I see her is just double-ly awesome, because she is so fantastic to spend time with; but then she always something little for me, like an old book or a piece of Pyrex! It's like vintage Christmas!  

I'm telling you, I could never be appreciative enough. 

She's kind of the greatest. 

She's the one who got me this 1900 book with maps of Paris, that I thought would make the perfect accessory to this outfit. 

One day, Cindy, we are going to go on our Europe tour and go to the top of the Eiffel Tower and sing 'Bonjour Paris'. 

OH. And see the Jane Austen house - Can't forget that. 

"What excellent boiled potatoes!"

Love you, chica. 

Shirt/Shoes: Thrifted
Skirt: Target: Thrifted 
Sweater: From a giveaway win 
Book: Gift: Thrifted 

Cindy and I at my brother's wedding two years ago - my fave picture of us!




Katie Aman said...

You definitely look SUPER GORGEOUS in these photos. The lighting is hitting you perfectly and it's just glowy and fabulous! This skirt is magic on you too. I have a skirt like that too in green but I don't wear it very much-you've inspired me to pull it out again!
And you were right, that little book was the perfect pairing :)

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Anonymous said...

Aww, that's so sweet that you and your cousin get along so well and buy each other gifts! That book seems super awesome, and I looove these outfit photos!

Xo, Hannah

Jackie said...

This was such a sweet post about your cousin.

I can't believe you thrifted most of that outfit. You look great! I also love that you're rocking the hi-low skirt. I literally just posted about mine (coincidentally, also from Target).

I'd love if you check out my blog. Let me know if you'd like to follow each other!

xoxo Jackie

Ashley of Southern (California) Belle said...

This outfit is so sweet, I especially love that skirt! That throwback pic is just too precious!



Southern (California) Belle

lucia m said...

great skirt!


lauren, curious constellation said...

That's a great outfit, I love the crochet detailing on your cardigan.

Unknown said...

I love your skirt! It's so awesome that you have a fellow thrifter in your family :)

Dus of Cuddly Cacti said...

love that skirt, so fun! and how kind of your cousin to thrift you gifts! that book really is cool. I bet you could make some really awesome crafts from the old map scannings in it (because my first thought was the pages but then i realized that'd entail ripping them all out and that's kind of blasphemy w/ such an old book haha). So cute to have a family member be such a good friend you grew up with!
Cuddly Cacti
Mitla Moda

The Dragonfruit said...

Aw, that's so awesome you've got a great relationship with your cousin! Sounds like you're both really close now :)
Also, that book is definitely the perfect prop for this adorable outfit. Love the high low skirt!

The Dragonfruit Diaries

Jessi said...

Aw how fun! I used to be really good friends with one of my cousins who is 5 years younger than me! We've kind of grown apart now since we live so far away. I love that book she found you, so beautiful. And your outfit is great! That skirt is so pretty :)

Unknown said...

I've been wanting a high-low skirt for a while; I love how you styled it here and it looks awesome on you. Also, I love the book she gave you - antique maps are one of the most interesting finds in my opinion.

xo Kristina Rose

Kelsey Bang said...

love the high low skirt! and the red paris book with it is so darling! great look!

abby said...

I just discovered your blog and I have to say it's one of my new favorites!! I am a thrifting noob, and you have so many great finds here.
xx Abby | a geek tragedy

Madamoiselle Réka said...

Lovely outfit! I like your skirt!

xo Réka

Rachel The Hat said...

oh what a chic lovely outfit, you look gorgeous!the skirt is perfect on you xx

Elana said...

THIS SKIRT. Seriously adorable. And I love it with that cardigan too! That's so sweet of your cousin to give you that book and even sweeter that you guys are so close :)

Unknown said...

That skirt!!! I love the cardigan as well! Super adorable :)

♥, Brittney @ True Vintage Love

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