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Saturday, June 4, 2011


Happy Saturday! I hope you all are well. I've had quite a busy week, but I'm happy because the weekend is finally here, the sun is shining, and my brother is doing great! He had a rough few days earlier in the week, but seems to be doing really well today. He had a skin graft surgery on Tuesday and another surgery on Thursday. I won't go into too much detail, but the skin graft surgery ended up being more intense than they originally thought (they had to take more skin than expected). So, as you can imagine, he was in terrible pain afterwards and wasn't able to move around, etc. He has gotten a little bit better each day, and seems to be feeling great today!

I spent Wednesday and Thursday in Denver, Colorado. I was there on business, and only had a few hours to walk around/explore. I have to say, it wasn't a very pleasant experience. I have been to Colorado before on vacation, camping in the Rocky Mountains, and I absolutely loved it. It was gorgeous, green, and vibrant. Denver, not so much! I'm sure it was just because I was in a crappy part of town or something and really didn't have time to figure out where to go (I just started walking). Anyways, I was very happy to get back to Oregon on Thursday night!

Last Saturday, Ben and I drove out to Joy Creek Nursery to find some plants for our front yard. I think the Verdant Slip dress fit right in:)

Dress: Anthropologie Verdant Slip Dress
Cardigan: J. Crew Jackie
Belt: Anthropologie Snakebite
Tights: J. Crew
Shoes: Anthropologie
Necklace: Gift


  1. Verdant is one of my favorite words. You look exactly right for the day. Love it!

    And those shoes, salivate!!!

    Oh, your poor brother, will definitely be sending him some good thoughts!

  2. I just got the Verdant Slip Dress and I love it so much! I really like your styling, very nice play of unexpected colors, as usual. I also wanted to say thanks for posting your beautiful pictures/stylings of the J. Crew Tea Stained Dobby dress, it's thanks to reading your blog that I decided to give it a try and it is a total winner (wish it were a bit longer, but it's fantastic otherwise). Enjoy the weather and being back home after a so-so trip - I know the feeling! (I live in Portland too, I'm loving the sun today!)

  3. I'm glad your brother is feeling better, I hope his recovery continues smoothly. Stunning pictures, as usual. These remind me of Alice walking through the gardens in Wonderland. This dress is so lovely on you, but I wish it wasn't. Everybody needs to stop tempting me to buy this dress!

  4. Sorry the skin graft process was even more grueling than anticipated for your brother, but I'm glad he's feeling better.

    I love nurseries, today was a gorgeous day to visit, and you fit right in. You look smashing.

  5. Glad your brother's doing better! What gorgeous photos. Envious of your dress---wanted to try it on but haven't spotted it at my Anthro yet.

  6. I'm so glad to hear that your brother is doing better. The new flowers are so pretty, and that dress looks wonderful on you.

  7. So glad to hear your brother is doing better.

    The Verdant dress is just perfect for a day at the nursery, and the yellow shoes look great paired with the dress!

  8. That dress is lovely on you and with the pearls and all it looks so classic.

    Glad your brother is over the worse it sounds like - I hope the rest of the recovery process goes much smoother.

  9. The Verdant has to be my fave on you so far. I love the way you styled it. :) Glad your brother is doing better today.

  10. Wow, that first pic...is so, so lovely. This dress looks amazing on you.

  11. The pairing with the yellow shoes is great! I love this dress but can't pay full price. Let the stalking begin, (the dress, not you ;D).

  12. Oh, your poor brother has been through so much. I'll continue to keep you both in my thoughts and send you lots of positive energy!

    Your outfit is so pretty. I love the unexpected yellow shoes (which I am insanely jealous that you own) and the pretty pearl necklace. Beautiful photos!

  13. This is a perfect location for the Verdant Slip Dress. Gorgeous detailed flower shots. If only I could do so well with my SLR.

    And of course the Jackie Cardigan is perfection.

    Those shoes are The Flaxen Wedges. My photographer was wearing those with her Take Action Dress. Thus I remember them, because I have been longing for a pair myself.

    Thoughts and Prayers for your Brother.


  14. Love that dress on you. It didn't work out so well on boobless me but I'm happy to enjoy your styling take on it. And can I say that I want your shoe closet? Love the yellow with the tiny bows.

  15. These pictures are SO BEAUTIFUL! That dress is Gorgeous and looks Great on you.

  16. Your photos are absolutely gorgeous and so is the Verdant on you - love it!!

  17. Oh Kristin, so sorry to hear your brother's surgery was more intense than originally thought. Quick healing prayers his way.
    I am so happy you snagged the Verdant Slip Dress. It looks so lovely on you. Love it with the Flaxen Wedges!

  18. Dina - Thank you:) It is a great word, and perfect for this dress.

    Anna - Hi! Thanks for you sweet comment. You are going to love the Verdant Slip Dress! I'm glad you like the Tea-Stained dress as well. I totally agree with you about it being too short. That just means it gets lots of weekend wear:) We should go shopping sometime!

    Mich - Thanks! I know what you mean about being tempted, but it really is a great dress:)

    Gracey - Thank you! Wasn't it gorgeous over the weekend? Finally!!!

    Caffeinerd - Thanks:) I'm guessing it was probably there and already sold out (it went very quickly from most stores). It seems like there is a second wave coming out next month though, so I hope you get to try it!

    Sil - Thank you!

    Kelly - Thanks:)

    Elle - Thank you! Yes, it seems that the worst is over. He is doing great!

    Loraine - Thank you so much! I felt like these shoes were a perfect match:)

    13 - Thanks!

    Thessa - It is a lovely dress, but I know what you mean. Full price is tough on the wallet. Good luck with the stalking:)

    Carly - Thank you! After a rough week last week, my brother seems to be doing great so far this week! These shoes are among my favorites. I'm so glad I was able to find them.

    Laura - Keep working with your SLR. They are complicated! I've learned a lot just by practicing with it/online research/etc. but I'm thinking about taking a class too. I think it would be super helpful. Yes, these are the Flaxen wedges. I bet they are perfect with the Take Action dress. Thank you:)

    Andrea - Thanks! Sorry the dress didn't work for you. I hope you enjoyed the gorgeous weather over the weekend:)

    Emma - Thank you!

    Kim - Thank you so much:)

    Molly - Thanks! I appreciate you sweet words regarding my brother. Although last week was really rough, he seems to be doing great this week! It seems that the worst is over and he is recovering very quickly. I feel so relieved.

  19. Oh that is so picture perfect! You in a floral dress in the garden! So spring!


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  20. You look so pretty in the verdant slip dress and I love it with those yellow shoes! Nice pics too!

  21. That dress is amazing on you! I love the flowers and the setting of the photos, too.

    Thinking of your brother!

  22. I'm so sorry that your brother's surgeries have been so painful. I'll be sending some positive thoughts his way, and hoping for a speedy recovery.

    I love how your paired this light and pastel-toned dress with darker tights. The contrast is great -- and those shoes really complete the outfit.

  23. JUST found your blog through Smashion and I love this outfit! The colors and the patterns and everything. Sooo cute.

  24. yellow shoes floral dresses sounds lovely to me.

  25. What a great dress for a lovely day in a garden. I especially love the pearl necklace, it's the perfect touch.

  26. 20 York Street - Thanks!

    Jessica - Thank you:)

    Jess - Thanks! The gardens surrounding the nursery were gorgeous (as you can see). It was a fun place to hang out for the afternoon. Thanks for your thoughts, my brother is doing great!

    Jamie - Thank you! My brother is doing so much better already. He has had a great few days. One of my favorite color combos is mint and gray:)

    Chaucee - Thank you! I'm glad you stopped by:)

    Melissa - Thanks!

    Sweet Laundry - Thank you! I loved wearing this dress! I even wore it again the next day.

  27. thanks for the update on your brother. sending strong healing vibes his way.

    lol u r right, this dress does fit in with the environment nicely. i love this dress on you, this seems like the perfect summer dress, thanks for making me want it now...and oh btw i heart your shoes too.

  28. Oh so happy to hear that your bro is doing well, even though he still has a long road of recovery ahead of him. I know it is such a relief to you to know that he will be okay in the end.

    LOVE this dress on you! I ordered it knowing it was on backorder so I could have time to decide if I really want it, hehe. I'm usually not a fan of spaghetti straps AT ALL, but the reviews are pretty much 100% positive, so it can't be all bad, right?