Friday, 9 December 2011

little toy trains

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Let's say this was one of those days where you wonder what on earth you're doing taking off your nice wool coat at 5 degrees celsius to prance around on a children's playground. But after a few twirls, you decide life's not so bad after all.

I was bad recently and bought this dress. But that's what we work for right? To be bad occasionally?

Right, I'm off. I've been spending this week of vacation (there were two bank holidays this week in Barcelona and I took three days off) working on my poor children's novel, which always seems to get prioritized somewhere after work, the blog and a host of other necessary evils. But not this week! It's gratifying to be making some progress again. Maybe draft #2 will even be done by Christmas? That would really be a present to myself!

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photos by Albert

dress: some friki/goth shop in Raval, tights: gift, shoes: El Naturalista, necklace: Les Jumelles

35 comments:

Laura (White Winters) said...

That dress is adorable and the setting is very cute!

Laura
whitewinters.blogspot.com

CessOviedo said...

These pictures are lovely, the train completes de naive sweet girl dress look! Good luck with the book, enjoy these days off!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

Irene Wibowo said...

love the dress! im looking the dress like that! love it. :)
Irene Wibowo

carooolyne said...

Love your photos, your blog and follow you.

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Closet Fashionista said...

love the dress!! And yes, it's good to be bad sometimes :) Those shoes are awesome too!
and wooohoo for your book! I hope you finish your 2nd draft in time for Christmas :)
http://www.closet-fashionista.com

Elegantly Academic said...

Love this dress! Well worth be naughty for if you ask me :)
Kel xo

Franca said...

Love the photos! And I'm always very pleased about el naturalista shoes!

Vega said...

haha. such a cute little train!

and your dress goes with it perfectly! nice!


<3 Vega
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Natalie Suarez said...

so cute! i love this little dress! xx

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SomeoneLikeYou said...

How seriously adorable are you in this little number?! Red looks beautiful on you, and that peter pan collar is just the perfect winning touch ❤

Monique said...

This dress is such a great way to treat yourself , love the details

Rebecca said...

That dress is really cute. I would risk the cold to get cute pictures of a dress like that too.

Shannon said...

Very cute photos and I love your dress. Red is a very pretty color on you.

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Amber Rose, Laughing With Broken Eyes said...

I really can't wait to buy your children's book someday. <3
You look fantastic, and the little splurges make life more fun!

Julie said...

Love your dress.

Arini Desianti Parawi said...

Love the red dress!! you look so cute :)

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Maria, Avenue M said...

That dress looks wonderful on you!

Diana said...

this is so perfect for the holidays! love this post and this outfit :)

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curious constellation said...

That dress is gorgeous & perfect for the season.

Ashley said...

this dress is so adorable!!!! GOSH I LOVE IT AND WANT IT!!! So prance away, my dear, cause you look cute doin' it!

Shybiker said...

Before we talk about the star of this show, can we applaud a supporting player? Your shoes have very interesting design and sophisticated colors.

Okay, now on to the main attraction. You frequently wear clothes that give a hint of childlike innocence and, when viewed in contrast to your worldly maturity, are a delight. This dress fits that bill. I envy your ability to create this impression.

Nicole, Coco Maria said...

What a wonderful dress! I love the color! And I think we all need to prance around in playgrounds every now and then :)
Also, I totally want to read your children's novel!

laura said...

that is an adorable present for yourself. And you look so happy wearing it, so no, you haven't been bad. You've deserved it.
♥ laura
the blog of worldly delights

Anthea said...

Good luck with your new novel! Guilty purchases are the best :)

Anthea,
Embracing Style

Virginie's Cinema said...

That dress is amazing, a good purchase you don't have to feel guilty about at all!! I love this photo set, very theatrical!

I'm thinking I need to stop taking my coat off to. The foot of snow on the ground is trying to tell me something I think...

Virginie ★

Annebeth said...

that dress is friggin awesome, great purchase so don't worry. And you are probably the only one who poses like a true diva on one of those ridiculous playground trains :D

rose said...

Hermosa.
Kisses rose-jp

Raquel, Black Sheep said...

I love your dress! It reminds me of my childhood, probably because these photos are in a playground too ;)
I say if it just for pictures I don't mind freezing for 5minutes, my jaw just drops when I actually see people with just a t-shirt in 3ºC haha, but I should be used to it by now, it's London after all!

Stef / Diversions said...

Lovely dress (adore the cut of the cuffed sleeves) and whoa! those shoes are crazy amazing :)

"Prancing-around-shortsleeved-for-the-blog-in-oh-my-god-hypothermia-is-setting-in-weather" bro fist at you ;)

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

Oh man, Stef's comment is hilarious. I've found that taking outfit pictures in the snow isn't all bad if I focus more on getting it done & over with than on the temperature. Well, once I'm out there, that is. Sometimes getting outside is the biggest hurdle. Perhaps you could put in some practice when you're in Ontario, hehe :)

I'd say this dress purchase was completely justifiable. The color, collar and sleeve cuffs give it such a fun vibe. And the button placket is pretty darn sweet.

threadsandbuttons said...

I think it's okay to be bad now and then if it means buying a dress that is THIS good! Seriously, you look WAY too cute :)

just tututiny said...

Everything looks so beautiful! You have such lovely taste, the dress is gorgeous ;)

I am back from hiberation with a giveaway, I hope you will stop by ;)

Gabrielle - I LIKE IT FAST said...

LOVE this dress! So eye catching!
xx
I LIKE IT FAST

Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

OMG ITS VERUCA SALT! I seriously have been looking for this dress for weeks! It looks amazing on you! Red is such a lovely color against your skin.
I'm glad you're enjoying yourself and doing a bit of shopping ;)
Can't wait to read your children's novel when its complete.

Meanz Chan (Koi Story) said...

I absolutely adore that dress! That peter pan collar is just absolutely adorable! Oh, and those booties are so perfect with this outfit! I would twirl around in the cold too if I had this dress :)