Wednesday, June 27, 2012

I woke up in the morning & the sun said hi

Today was a good, good day. I woke up on my own, not to an alarm. I made an iced mocha with the espresso machine I scored for $10 at a thrift store last week. I cleaned my room and planned my outfits for the trip I'm taking to San Diego next week to visit my sister (a trip which I spontaneously booked last night--beyond excited to play in the California sun all week!). I blasted reggae and put this dress on because the sun FINALLY came out. I made Chinese food. I met a friend for coffee and we let our feet walk wherever they wanted, over concrete and grass and trails and creeks. Tonight, I'll go see Moonrise Kingdom. Basically, today is a day to do whatever I want, and it feels goooood. 

Back to work tomorrow, but today, I play. xo! 

dress: Target, sandals & hat: Old Navy

Ps: the title is a lyric from the song "Marion Sunshine" by the Blue Scholars & you should definitely listen to it. It is sunshine in song form. 

42 comments:

Amanda k. said...

I love waking up on my own, and what a score on the espresso machine! have fun at the movie, you'll love it! Cute dress :)!

Jamie Rose said...

Your day sounds like it was amazing and perfectly summery! Just like your adorable little outfit! I really want to see Moonrise Kingdom. I hope a theatre around here has it...

Gaby said...

sounds like a perfect day, and a perfect outfit! makes me long for summer...

LaJune16 said...

Beautiful blog :))
I really love it <333


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Elliespeaks said...

I love those Summer days that sort of write themselves! Also Moonrise Kingdom is INCREDIBLE! You'll love it. It'll make you want to be a kid again and REALLY runaway from home with tents and everything!

eighteenthofmay said...

Cute dress! And I love the hat :) You look so tanned, I'm jealous!

Chloe, Wardrobe Quarry said...

I love orange and blue put together, so I love this dress.

Wardrobe Quarry

Bethany said...

love the dress + sandals + hat, it's so lovely and summery and chic!

The Painted Lady

alissa b said...

california?? that's so exciting! can't wait to see the photos :)

alissa b
http://alissab.us

two birds said...

wow, what a perfect sounding day! and i love your outfit, it's so great for a sunny summer day!

Caitie Schlisserman said...

that dress is the perfect summer frock and I love it with those sandals! sweet and simple!


xxx
www.ladyalamode.com

Kelsey Elizabeth said...

That sounds like my idea of a perfect day! Your waves and hair color are so pretty!
How was Moonrise Kingdom? I'm itching to see it

xo kelsey

bridget anne said...

oh how i've missed your style posts! love this dress so much, char. definitely will be pinning this ; ) xo.

Cara said...

LOVE that dress on you pretty lady!!!

Stesha said...

hi! I love your blog, I just stalked you like crazy! haha! have fun in SD, I hope it warm for you!!

xx

Jessi said...

Such a cute dress! You can raid my closet if I can raid yours ;)
Loving your blog - Wanna follow each other?

-Jessi
haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

Jessi said...

Awesome. Following you too!

-Jessi
haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

Diana said...

Wonderful! This looks amazing.

Louisa said...

Sounds like a wonderful day. Can't believe you got an espresso machine so cheaply,good find! Love the sundress :)

Giovanna said...

Cute look! Sounds like a fun day! So jealous of your CAli trip!

xx
Giovanna
www.oliveandanarrow.com

Gina said...

Oh my goodness. I love your dress and you're so beautiful! I also love the mason jars below with the drinks...lovely!

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xo

Katie Q. said...

How cool to see a blogger from Bellingham, I have a bunch of family down there and it's such a beautiful area. (And your big mall there totally rocks!)
This is such a perfect summer outfit, the sundress mixes so well with the hat and the sandels!

Little Tree Vintage said...

girl this dress is a dream on you! love it

Vj-online said...

Your blog is soo beautiful.love your post and the last one too! you look great!
we can follow each other if you want! i already follow you!hope you do the same! ;)

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Elana said...

What a perfect summer outfit! :)

Girl and Closet said...

Aw, sun-dresses & fedoras my absolute favourite. I just styled something similar for Tuesdays post. And you look so pretty in yours, that dress is fantastic. I love the colours & sweet florals. Plus sounds like you've been enjoying a super week. Yay, sun! xo V

Piia said...

Love your dress, it is so pretty ! I decided to follow you on Pinterest also, because your last post was just awesome ! Also, thank you so much for the wonderful comment on my blog :)
-P.
Bowtie Diary

Adora Mehitabel said...

cute dress on you
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Kylie Burrowes said...

Those kind of days are my favorite! You look too cute relaxing on your day off :) You'll have to let us know how Moonrise Kingdom is. I've been hearing A LOT of good things about it!

Lauryn Clemmer said...

love your dress! i'd love for you to come link this post or anything else you want up to my weekend link party http://www.lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com/2012/06/spread-love-link-party-14.html have a great weekend!
{love} lauryn @ lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com

Pink Chai Raj said...

This is a great dress, and paired with the hat is perfection; the perfect summer outfit. Great styling...you look amazing!

Raj
Pink Chai Style

Frank Vinyl said...

great dress ! the color looks great on you girl

Bad Taste Toast said...

Aw this dress is so so cute, I love the summery colours!

Ruby Girl said...

absolutely adorable dress. love the fun colors & print! you look darling! xoxo linds {{www.rubygirlblog.com}}

Kelli said...

What a cute outfit! Enjoy San Diego! It's my home town :) It's pretty great....but i'm a little bias! haha.

Rhianna Nelson said...

You found an espresso machine for $10? That's amazing!!! It sounds like a fantastic day :)

Also I'm so glad to have discovered your blog! It's fun and full of colour and I like it :D Looking forward to reading more! Rhi xx

The Wildest of Dreams

flitandfancy said...

Love your dress!! It's so summery. I always love those days when you don't have to wake up with an alarm

Annia said...

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I just found you blog!
I love it!

I made a blog a couple of months ago!
I would really appreciate it if you could check it out and follow if you like it!
Thank you!

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Serena {Life Love Blog} said...

Super cute outfit. I especially love your hat! <3

christine said...

I love the dress! Nice picture.

The Braided Bandit said...

This sounds like SUCH a good day! I saw Moonrise Kingdom on 4th, it was adorable.
This dress has everything going for it! The print is beautiful & the cut is amazing, and to top it off, the color is amazing on you!
Happy Sunday :)
xo Hannah

Katherine Steven said...

Nice and cool color outfit with sylish head wear! during summer season i also prefer to wear light color
apparel with stylish accessories to look elegant and smart!