I know that it's technically Fall now, but where I am it's still HOT and Summer seems to want to hang around a bit longer. Though I'm looking forward to putting together outfits involving layers as much as the next gal, I'm also glad that the weather hasn't cooled just yet, if for no other reason than to be able to wear THIS AMAZING DRESS!
Both the dress and the PERFECTLY matching purple rose pendant arrived from Australia, just before I left for my camping trip. They were in a package full of thrifted goodies from the lovely Skye of the awesome blog Skylark and Son. After offering her my romper's blue twin, she suggested we do a swap, and I'm so glad we did!
I was immediately enchanted by this dress, I love everything about it! Interestingly, a quick google search informed me that the purple rose symbolizes enchantment, so there you go. I LOVE the flower garden print and it's so light and gauzy, the perfect dress for a hot day!
But the dress love doesn't stop there, because she also sent awesome dress number two with its perfect pleats AND this adorable little clutch!
Also, in keeping with the rose theme. I love a good theme for these sorts of things!
It wasn't until after she had acquired these items that I informed her of my address, which happens to be in a town called Santa Rosa :D The small clutch was a bit of a coincidence as well, since I thrifted one very similar for her.
Other goodies included:
This very cool skirt which reminds me of a vintage tablecloth. Skye mentioned having thought of my vintage linens post when she found it.
It seems all my whining about having no plaid payed off! I plan to wear these cute little shorts layered over tights with boots for Fall.
This neat vintage zoo pamphlet with fold-out animal pics. I like the hand colored look of the photos. There were even goodies for Clover!
The "One Woolly Wombat" book is all about the crazy animals Down Under (of which the platypus has always been a personal favorite), very cute.
Speaking of very cute, I love this long-sleeved koala tee, absolutely adorable!
AND speaking of absolutely adorable... the poncho! Poor kid... it was like 90 degrees out and her mama is making her pose in a wool poncho (one woolly wombat indeed;) She's obviously very pleased with her loot though, and it didn't stop her from hamming it up for the camera, look at those teeth! Princess CloverTwoTeeth has about five more coming in as we speak, ouch!
Thank you SO much Skye! You really did a wonderful job shopping for us, and I had a blast shopping for you as well, we should definitely do it again sometime!
Thanks guys for all the well wishes on my trip too, we had a really great time! Also, there WAS some thrifting involved and I'm planning to post about it soon ;)
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