Monday, March 26, 2012

back in style

In case you haven't been reading, I spent the last week volunteering on the Navajo reservation in Arizona with a group of other college students. It was a wonderful, challenging, life-changing, service-filled week & I had a fantastic time. That being said, yesterday morning was the first time I got to shower, do my hair, and put on pretty clothes (at one point last week, I worked in baggy denim overalls--jealous?) and I was verrry happy to do so. This is one of my favorite skirts, so I went straight for it in the morning. 
Thursday night, several of the Navajo women brought their handmade jewelry for us to purchase. I fell in love with this bracelet and can't stop admiring it! Knowing the personal story of the woman who made it, Linda, makes it even more special. I bought a few necklaces too, can't wait to share them with you!
also, I believe that spring is here. here's to bare (pale) legs, floral prints, pastels, and freshly blonde hair! 

I was eager to get an outfit post up, so will share trip photos next. And please, feel free to email me if you have any questions about what kind of work we did or the organization/people we worked with there! I have much to share about the experience. xoxo. 

dress: thrifted, shirt: Forever 21, belt: Target, boots: Charlotte Russe

21 comments:

Judy said...

I'd love to hear more about your experience there! Sounds like it really had an impact on you.

Lovely look :)

Judy
SecondGlimpses.blogspot.com

Wren said...

I'm so glad your trip went well and that you were blessed. That bracelet is beautiful. I would love to hear the story behind it.

I love this skirt and paired with those ankle boots.

Wren
http://houseofwren.blogspot.com/

MadeOfTears said...

Amazing blog! I would like invite you to me! Follow each other? =]

Blake Reynolds said...

Love the shoes! Cant wait to hear about your trip!

-Blake
blakereynolds.blogspot.com

Giovanna said...

Cute look! Love your booties!

xx
Giovanna
www.oliveandanarrow.com

Amanda k. said...

That skirt is really cute! Perfect for the nice weather we have been having the past few days.

LINDA said...

Such a cute post! Love it! <3

xoxo

Linda from www.moonon.com

KatieMaye said...

i adore the print on the this skirt, so cute!!!!

Serena said...

Cute outfit, Charity! I LOVE your bracelet... so unique! =)

melody said...

sounds like a rewarding trip! love the outfit and great personal finds =)

LyddieGal said...

i love having bare legs, pale or otherwise, it's just so nice to have warm spring weather.

love the floral skirt!
Chic on the Cheap

vintage process said...

Great pictures!! I love it!!

Jennifer said...

That skirt is so pretty!

xo Jennifer

http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

Bespoke Biddie said...

That sods absolutely amazing! this skirt sure is a nice icebreaker though

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jessica said...

Love that skirt! And knowing the lady that made that bracelet is so precious! :)

Jes said...

just popped on over from shy scout your guest post!
love the prints on the dress and the bracelet too.

xx jes, newest follower
www.twosmuppies.com

Kylee Noelle {the blog} said...

that skirt is fantastic!

Katie said...

beautiful skirt! and I love that bracelet - how cool to have the story and meaning behind it too. what a neat thing for you to do!

A Girl Named Leney said...

Super cute:)

<3 Leney

Annie said...

That skirt is gorgeous - and can't wait to see pics from your trip :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Jamie Rose said...

Aw you look so pretty! I really like the pattern on your skirt. And pretty bracelet too.