Thursday, August 8, 2013

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______Hi, folks! Today I don't have any riveting tales pertaining to seductive salesladies to tell you about... or any other nutty people encounters at that.  It's a darn decent day for a quick post, don't you think?

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______My mother and I are at home by ourselves (and our brat of a dog, Gunner) babysitting the house this week whilst my brother and dad roam the northern badlands of Montana and the Dakotas.  With a week of no male influence ahead of us, my mother and I have turned to our femininity to cure our boredom, indulging in girly activities such as dining at healthy little lunch spots, partaking in the occasional shopping trip, ogling over pretty lipsticks and cute shoes, and not discussing cars or hunting gear.


______We snapped these pictures earlier this morning before a raincloud bursted open and rained its fury upon us.  The light was streaming through the leaves and washed my pictures a toxic greenish-orange that makes me wanna transform into the Hulk and smash things, but I suppose it also kind of provides a calming sense of immersion into nature.  I'm just not used to seeing myself with mossy green highlights in my hair and a purple-orange tint to my skin.

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Dress: via Urban Outfitters
Spike bracelet, buckled booties: via Nordstrom Rack
Socks, necklace: vintage
Earrings: Lotus Boutique
Blue diamond bracelet: Charming Charlie
Hair pins: World Market
Hair: styled by momma


Frannie Pantz said...

I think your pictures look great! As a wife and mother to two boys, I think an all girls week sounds awesome! Your dress is SO PRETTY!!! I love how you grounded it, though, with the cute booties. Enjoy your bon-bons and chick flicks!

Linda B said...

Something about outdoor lighting and where you're at that can really skew your photos, huh? I've hit locations like this where the lighting is just WEIRD. However, I like the change of scenery, and being out in nature is always nice :)
I lerrrv the socks and boots combo with your delicate dress! So cool :D
Also, haha, if I ever become an anchorwoman, you'll be the first to know. That'd be so cool *_*

The Dragonfruit Diaries

Katherine / Of Corgis and Cocktails said...

I didn't mean to get on your blog. I signed into blogger to check something, and your blog just peeked at me. so congrats on mkaing me unproductive right now :D

well, this is productive, right?


THESE ARE AMAZING. ohmygosh the light. you're like a disney pixie. I secretly (now not so secretly) think you'd be a great Disney princess actress. Like for Cinderella?

And I love momma/daughter time. The best.

Ivana Džidić said...

girlie week sounds great! I need one myself:)

I love the accessories in this outfit, all those gold goes so well with white!

Anonymous said...

I live really far away from my dad and brother and never see them and I kind of miss hearing about football and cars and junk like that. I think all I need is to hear it one last time and I'll be set for life. Have fun! Your pics look great!

Life of Mabel

Jodie said...

You look fantastic, I love the mix if girly dress and tough boots :)
I hate when my dad goes away, just thinking that they're away in a few weeks make a me sad.

Ruth Lalliankimi said...

Lovely pictures :) Something so genuine and peaceful about them :)

You're so gorgeous too

Ruth x

Jessi said...

Ali these photos are ridiculously beautiful!! I love the scenery and you look stunning! LOVE the dress!

Aga Guerrero Olesinska said...

You look awsome with these boots! Great styling

Jacqueline said...

I think the colors/light of these photos is lovely Ali. Sounds like a fun week of girly stuff :D

Ramida Dusdeevutikul said...

Such a lovely look! Love your blog<3
Followed u my dear!

Cherina said...

I went for coffee with a good friend of mine a few days ago and we spoke about wearing boots/booties in the summer and how the thought of it always makes me cringe. I think it's one of my fears. Not kidding! lol seeing this lovely outfit of yours is making re-think my position and give it a shot at wearing booties with a girly cute dress like yours. Might not be that bad after all!

You pretty lady, you!

Zoé said...

I think this is super pretty - and the outdoor lighting is perfect.

Alissa said...

Nothing could be more gorgeous about these photos! You are like the peak of perfection and the light is just gorgeous!

Elana said...

Sigh...this post is so dreamy. I'm absolutely in love with these boots and this dress. The contrast between the two. I'm such a fan of feminine dresses with tough accessories. Ugh, can I just be you?

Lindsey Louise Bales said...

ah gosh, everything about these photographs and you and your outfit is perfect (i think i say this everytime i stop by?!). but this looks so dreamy and you look like a princess!

lindsey louise

Audrey said...

You look so pretty in your photos and I like your shoes! Have fun with your mum on all your girly adventures!

devin olivia said...

I love the accessories and your hair very pretty.

Patrycja said...

Amazing shoes :) !

Anonymous said...

Your white lace dress is so beautiful and perfect for every season! A simple dress like this would be great to layer with scarves and tights for fall :) I love your bracelets, too!

Xo, Hannah

Jo said...

A mother and daughter time together sounds so girly. Your pictures look wonderful. I don't think the rain spoilt anything about your hair and skin at all.

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

You are so cute! I really like how you paired this sweet lace dress with buckled booties. It's so sweet that you took these photos with your mom. Hope you're enjoying your girly week together.

Rowena @ rolala loves

Lisa said...

Sweet outfit! Love a good frock with an edgy pair of boots. x

SEC by wind said...

definitely followed you after found your blog.
its an amazing outfit
and you are so pretty
visit my blog sometimes :)

Nowak said...

Adorable look! love the boots with the white dress and your hairstyle is so pretty! immediately pinned it :)
Followed you!

Lily Fang said...

Aghhh, I need to follow my blog feed more closely. I can't believe I didn't see this gorgeous post earlier!

I totally swooned when I saw these photos--the forest is so beautiful with the golden lighting. I feel you when you say you don't like the color balance changes though. Haha, I'm super picky too! But I think you look absolutely ravishing in your pretty-meets-edgy look! That white dress is simply love and your bold boots add a certain punch. Your hair is always perfect and I love the cute little embellishment/jewel type things in them hehe!

It's kind of nice just to be with your mom, isn't it? Haha it always seems that way though--when you get the opportunity to be girly and such, you end up doing the complete opposite! I'm exactly the same way.

Have a beautiful weekend, dear Ali!

Kelsey Bang said...

ok, love this outfit! so cute! love all the fun jewelry and the boot with the buckles are awesome!

Londyn said...

LOVE. So chic. I adore how you pair feminine and masculine touches together. Beautiful!

Polly Bland said...

I love your outfit and I want to have your legs put on my body! Haha! Thank you for congratulating me on my internship. It means so much. NY is a rough place, but people like you make it better :)

love, polly

Katie Aman said...

Ah yes, weather can so affect photos. I spend most of my time scoffing at how washed out or dark my photos are (mostly because I'm too lazy to use my camera on any setting but auto...).
How fun that you and your mama get some girl time! I had two sisters and no brothers so girl time was all I knew until I got married. Boy was that a change! haha.
These photos are absolutely lovely. That is like a modern fairy princess dress and you always accessorize your outfits impeccably. I thought your necklace and earrings were a set! How amazing that you found two pieces which matched so well together.
Also I should tell you, I took a road trip with one of my friends this past week, and she was asking me about bloggy stuff because she's fascinated by it. We spent a good ten minutes just talking about you and your awesomeness. All of your stunning beauty aside, you really leave the funniest, most sincere comments every day and I'm so glad we're bloggy friends :)

Amanda said...

Omg can I have your boots? =)

Ashley said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! That last pictures is especially breathtaking. I love the way you styled this pretty little dress with tough boots!

Don't you love girl time? It's so nice to be able to indulge in all things girly.

xo Ashley

La Dolce Moda said...

Ali this outfit is so cute! I love that dress!!!!!
Thank you so much for stopping by La Dolce Moda, you have a great blog! And I just followed you on GFC and Bloglovin. :)

from La Dolce Moda

Marlen said...

ok your mom needs to come over and teach my mom how to take gorgeous pictures like that. mine can barely figure out where the shoot button is -__- and i can kindaaa see the lighting, but only after you mentioned it. theyre still gorgeous though :D

and yay for a no-boys-allowed week! those are always the best. and im coming over to STEAL YOUR BOOTS!!!

xo marlen
Messages on a Napkin

Joyce said...

I love this change of scenery, these photos came out great! (Well they always do but I especially like the lighting in these ones!) the dress is super cute and looks so twirly.

Sounds like a good week! All girls week is so fun, haven't had one in a while but wish I did. I love eating at little lunch spots and shopping :)

LyddieGal said...

I always love it when no one is home but my mom and I and we too indulge in fun girly things, eat out and shop and get manni/peddis. Good times.

This little white dress is so cute, and I really love the chevron pattern woven into the knit.
Chic on the Cheap

Cassandra Too said...

You have some amazing accessories! Beautiful dress too! :D Great outfit.

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Francesca said...

You look gorgeous as always Ali! You and your mom remind me of me and my mom, we do girly things all the time, she is the one I can thank for me being such a girly girl! Haha my dad isn't into hunting though, he's into cooking, and he's very good at it.

I love your dress, and oh my gosh, I seriously just want to be able to do something cool and beautiful like that with my hair, but I am just not talented enough, haha.

These pictures are so whimsical and inspiring, I love them!:)


Sam said...

Hi Ali, I am early awaiting another tale of the crazy folk you meet! A girls week sounds so amazing, hope you enjoy the pampering! The photos came out great, its such a beautiful location. Love the feminine dress with those awesome boots, the perfect mix of girly and grunge. Thanks for your kind visit...wish you well for the rest of the week!

Alyssa Marie said...

Ahhh Ali, words can not even describe how lovely these photos are! You just look so absolutely gorgeous (like you are in your natural setting ;) with all of the beauty of the trees and the Earth all around timeless, beautiful and ethereal.

I love how you talk about the girl time with your mom and being free from males..haha! "no talk of hunting" love it. I really like Tuesday nights because those are my mother daughter nights with my mom- we go to yoga class together and get a bite afterwards. So nice to have that girl time in the beginning of the week. :)


Kimberly said...

Your pictures are everything! I love that you and your mom are spending some one on one time with each other and playing dress up over tea ;}. I can't wait to be back with my mom and posts like this make me miss her more!



You look so beautiful dear. The boots really stand out to me, and I love them with this outfit. It's nice to have a girl's day, to be honest, I could use one of those pretty soon. x/Madison :)Enjoy the week.

E said...

Oh these photos are so beautiful! I feel like the setting matches your outfit perfectly!

Sonia De Macedo said...

Oh I think the lighting in these photos is darling. I love this outfit, girlie but slightly toughened by the boots.

Enjoy your girlie week!

mochaccinoland said...

u look lovely dear. love how u pair a sweet dress with a more edgy pair of shoes. your mum is the best hairstylist in the world!


Imogen said...

This sounds wonderful. I always feel lucky that my husband is one of those few men that isn't interested in cars. Love your hairstyle more and more every time. Stunning and classy dress; you look so pretty.

Diana Horsfall said...

beautiful dress

jess said...

Your hair looks so nice.

Into The Blush said...

as always, every single piece is very chic! I love the total outfit. Great post!

Into The Blush, a Beauty Blog by Kenny.

Halie said...

Super cute, stunning boots.