This weekend I went out of town for my youngest cousin's graduation ceremony and party. I ended up using a couple of different styles, one which comes across as more slick and styled and the other of which is a lot more freeform.
For the party, I went with something casual that stands somewhere in between 1950s retro and Lolita. I wanted to be a little dressy, but with enough versatility that I could take off a layer if it got warm and not so dressy that I looked like I was trying to show up my cousin.
I'm sorry you can't see the shoes on this wide shot, but the grass at my grandparents' house hasn't been mowed in a bit and the house was too busy to set up my tripod.
I love these tights. They're one of my favorite ways to get a little visual texture in without being super patterned.
Skirts: Vintage and Secondhand
Cardigan: Hell Bunny (Hot Topic)
Hair Bow: Claire's
For Sunday, I needed something comfortable. It had to be church-appropriate but comfortable enough for a three-hour car trip. For that, I landed on mori girl. Now, I don't wear mori girl often, but I loved putting this together and it was strikingly suited to the grove out behind my grandparents' house.
My favorite detail about this outfit is the lace headband. It's not actually a headband; it's a long scrap of vintage lace that my aunt brought by for my craft stash.
The dress is a recent addition to my wardrobe. I found it in WalMart and now I have it in two different colors. I might even get it in a third. It's incredibly comfortable.
Dress: Faded Glory (WalMart)
Vest: Ola Mari Clothing
Headband: Vintage lace