Thursday, January 8, 2015

Chilly Nights, Summer Memories

Hey everyone! Eights days in and it is still blowing my mind that it is 2015; when did that happen? 

I hope that everyone had blessed and memorable holidays! I got to travel home to Pennsylvania for two weeks and it was heaven. I got to see my family, the boyfriend, and a lot of friends that I haven't seen since summer - which is when these pictures were taken! Gosh, I can't even fathom not wearing something on my legs right now; we had -30 wind-chills this morning. It is so cold, I don't even want to talk about it.
I didn't really take a lot of pictures when I was on my blogging break and I'm looking at these and thinking "what the heck was wrong with you, 2014 Laura? Were you too busy adjusting to post-graduation life, falling in love, working, and preparing to move out of state to take pictures of your outfits?" The answer is yes, yes I was. 

But, I found these pictures buried on my memory card and all these memories came back to me. These pictures were taken on a photo shoot adventure with my bestie Maggie; we had such a blast: there are many outtakes of me coughing, giggling at something Maggie said, and my "oh crap, you caught me getting my picture taken" awkward face that happened when a bunch of youths walked by.  I have some shots of her too, that I will definitely need to post soon. 

Now, she's engaged and living in Alabama! I'm still learning how drastically life can change when you aren't confined in the structure and schedule of college life, something that is both terrifying and exciting at the same time. Anyway, I got to see Miss Maggie over the holidays; we just got to go a coffee shop and talked about our families, different books, jobs, our fellas, and of course, her wedding plans. I can't wait until we are both back in Pennsylvania again (around September) and are able to accomplish some really awesome wedding plans for her special day! I might not even have to wear two pairs of sweater tights...fingers crossed!

Dress and Shoes - Thrifted 
Earrings and PA Dutch necklace - Yard sale
Belt - From another dress
Lipstick - Wet n' Wild Cherry Picking 



Unknown said...

Happy New Year my dear... I love your dress!

Cassie Thriftier

Lauren | Chic Éthique said...

I hope your 2015 is off to as great start! I love this outfit, and that lipstick is such a great shade on you!

Kezzie said...

Don't you look pretty! This is a lovely dress!x

Miche said...

I love finding old photos! And it is crazy how life can change at the drop of a hat post college - I'm working on embracing all the changes and being ok with not knowing whats coming my way. These photos are great too - looks like a lot of fun!
Miche from Buttons and Birdcages

The Dragonfruit said...

Haha, yeaaah, doesn't sound like 2014 Laura was busy at all ;)
Glad you got this summery look captured though, that dress is just so pretty! Love the lilac color with the floral print!
Hope 2015 is treating you well :)

The Dragonfruit Diaries

Unknown said...

Life sure can get weird and change quickly once that structure of school is gone. I've been having a really weird half a year or so! I kind of crave that structure again!

Anyway, Happy New Year! You look so cute in this little purple dress. The lipstick is wonderful too. I have about a billion (or almost the whole collection) of those Wet n Wild lipsticks and they're fantastic.

Jamie |

Designer Era said...

Simple and sober pic of the day i would say.

Marisa Noelle said...

So true - life after college is a whole new world. Definitely a little crazy but exciting as well. These photos are the cutest Laura! I love that dress oodles and goodness do I wish I could be wearing short sleeves and no tights right now! PA is ssoooo cold!

Unknown said...

Hey there, stranger! It was great catching up with you and your dress is adorbs. Hopefully we hear from you more often!


Katie Aman said...

Oh man, this post makes me want warmer weather so badly! It is definitely stinking cold outside right now. I have been almost too busy to blog lately too, but I'm glad to see you're doing well! I missed your fun posts for a while there! Hope you have a great start to 2015 (I can't believe it's here either) and that there are many fun adventures in store for you! :)

Kati said...

Oh, that lilac dress is so wonderful! What a find!

Have the best day,

Samantha said...

Lovely dress! With this happy floral print I can't help but think of spring.

Midwest Muse said...

This dress looks great on you and it's nice to see you back!

Mika said...

You have a really cute smile :)

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