Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Never strong, only free

Ever since Ashley gave me this dress back in LA, I've been wearing it non-stop. It's one of those dresses that you can throw on in a rush and match it with anything and be on your way. It's comfortable, looks good, and finally needs washed. This has been my favorite way to wear it: casually. These shoes were bought when I was maybe fifteen. They are the MOST comfortable shoes in the entire world. The cardigan is a lovely understated and beautifully designed band cardigan for River City Extension. Band merch sure has gotten way cooler since I was a kid which is both a good and bad thing.

River City played Cleveland a couple weekends ago and it was wonderful as usual. Not only are they some of the most talented and spirited dudes out there, they are also some of the most kindhearted people I've ever met. And eating pizza with some members of my fav band is always something I enjoy. So, I'd say it was a successful show.

This lovely bag that I am carrying is from Kathryn of Magpie Accessories. It's a beautiful, handcrafted, bag with lots of character. It's perfect for every day wear and what's the point of a bag that isn't?

My boyfriend got a lovely new lens for his birthday and I am so in love with the way these photos turned out. It's nice to shoot with something other than a 50mm. Plus now we can more easily take self-shots (see below).







Outfit Details:
Dress: ModCloth (cabin fever sale)
Belt: Swapped
Shoes: Vans (from high school)
Cardigan: River City Extension (merch, cleveland, ohio 2013)
Glasses: ModCloth
Bag: C/O Magpie Accessories
26 comments on "Never strong, only free"
  1. This dress is so gorgeous, love how it looks with the cardigan and the bright pink purse!! Love these photos and that last one of the two of you is so cute
    xJennaD

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  2. Such a lovely color dress on you, and that cardigan is so cute! Beautiful photos and location, too. And you two are adorable together!

    xox Sammi
    www.thesoubrettebrunette.blogspot.com

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  3. You look lovely as ever. I have been taking a blogging break and am going to catch up on your old posts now! It looks beautiful where you are, and I love the colour levels in the picture. And look at you both with match sunnies. Awww. :P

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  4. Aw cute photo of you two! Congrats on your bf's new lens! Your photos are always great and I can't wait to see them grow even better!

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  5. Ooooo those Vans are soooo cool I wonder if they still make them in those colors. I just "liked" your post on Bloglovin. I never knew you could do that! And you can share too!

    Ali of

    Dressing Ken

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  6. The combination is really cool and love your pictures Jessica! :)

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  7. This is so incredibly cute! Everything from the cardigan, to the dress, to the shoes, and to even you & your boyfriend! The pictures do look lots clearer and better!

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  8. Gorgeous ; I like the shades of pink

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  9. That dress is very whimsical. Throw over a floral scarf to complement it and a pair of beautiful flat shoes with bow (in pink), you already have a cute summer wedding attire for a beach or garden wedding.

    But I love how you wore it, casual-chic. Plus the first photo of you with that vintage house in the background is really stunning.

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  10. You guys are so cute together! I love everything about your photos. The backdrop is amazing, and your outfit is awesome. I like how you paired the dress with the sneakers. I'm tending to do that more, too. It's just way more comfortable. Hope you're having a great day!

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  11. I love that picture of you two! Oh, this dress. It was so pretty but it just didn't fit me nearly as good as it does you. I love it when you wear pink, it really is your color ♥

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

    P.S. Please come and visit again anytime :)

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  12. Such a cute dress and I used to have shoes like that and they were definitely super comfy. I love your hair color too : )

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  13. That cardigan is just so adorable! That is a band design? That's pretty sweet. I love how you casual-downed this outfit with those amazing Vans - I remember having those in high school too.

    Also, that is such an adorable picture of you and your boyfriend!

    xoxo,
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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  14. Ahh...the classic checkered slip-on Vans! I had a pink pair, but I rarely wore them because I felt like they made my feet look bigger than they are...lol. I usually stuck to Chuck Taylors in high school. I love your dress! The color is so pretty. :)

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  15. These photos are beautiful, hooray for a new lens! I love that you paired such a girly dress with vans. That's been my go-to lately since I've been with my mom a lot recently, I feel bad wearing heels all the time because she becomes soooo much shorter than me lol

    -Chelsea
    chelsandthecity.blogspot.com

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  16. oh I love the combination that you accomplished in this look! I love it =)

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  17. Thanks for your lovely words, it is much appreciated!
    You always look so adorable! I love your outfit today, the dress is so lovely and I adore your collection of hats!

    Have a great day,
    -Kati

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  18. That's a nice elegant look. Totally love the pop of pink with the bag! :)
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  19. This is such a chic and classy dress. I can definitely see how it could be paired with so many different pieces. I adore the stand out pink bag.

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  20. Holy crap these pictures are awesome. This dress is so pretty and the color looks great on you. Also, the design on the cardigan is too cute. Too cute I tell you!

    And speaking of cute, I just want you to post pictures of you and your boyfriend all the time because you guys are adorable.

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  21. Aw cute :) I love when people show their guys on the blog! These photos did turn out gorgeous! And you're the best at making dresses casual. This one is super pretty and I love it with the beanie and sneakers!
    Jessi
    http://haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  22. I LOVE this. You are so pretty, my friend!! I hope you are doing great!!! xo

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  23. These sunglasses! They're glorious! You look so adorable in this little pink dress all casual-i-fied. The cardigan and checkered shoes are really cute with it.
    P.S. These pictures really did turn out great!

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  24. THOSE GLASSES!!! They're soo pretty. I love how you styled the vans with a pretty pink dress

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