Monday, April 23, 2012

what i wore :: e is for elycia

:: head to toe::
glasses :: Warby Parker
brooch :: thrifted
dress :: Simply Sensational Dress from Modcloth
belt :: thrifted
tights :: Jukebox Tights in the Twist from Modcloth
shoes :: thrifted

I have worn this dress before in an outfit post but I didn't show you the back. It is one of my favourite parts of the dress. It goes low and it kind of reminds me of a ballet outfit. I took ballet for years but I stopped right before I got pointe shoes, which were the reason I wanted to start ballet in the first place. I used to look at this ballet book at my Grama's house when I was really little and admire the costumes and colours and wish that I was a ballerina. I wonder if my Grama still has that book? I should ask her!

Yesterday my mom came over and we spent almost the entire day in the garden. Our front garden was/still kind of is a jungle and we worked on ripping things out to get a fresh start. We aren't completely finished but it is starting to look so much better already. I have discovered that I actually really love gardening and can spend hours out there! That's a really good thing because there is still tons of work to do. 

Today I have some fun blog stuff to do including responding the this video from my friend Kim!

♥elycia

32 comments:

  1. Gardening is way more fun than I expected. I'm looking forward to seeing what you've planted. Are you planting any food stuffs at all?

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    1. Yes absolutely! Ivan actually doesn't want to plant anything that we can't eat but we will be putting some non edible flowers in the front garden.
      We can't wait for our veggie garden in the back to be up and going!

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  2. You look great Elycia! That dress looks great on you. I'm glad you showed the back.

    I'm excited to see your garden when you're finished. Happy Monday.

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    1. Thanks!

      I am kicking myself for not taking a 'before' photo. Today i think I will take a 'during' one so that I have something to compare it to when it is finished!

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  3. I love your beautiful dress Elycia!!! Spending the day in the garden is always such fun!! My weekend was spent cleaning and watching Downton Abbey + How I Met Your Mother!! A very relaxing weekend indeed!! :)

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    1. Fun! I feel like I need to check out Downtown Abbey. I am always so hesitant to try new shows!

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  4. love the elycia/kim vlogs!

    you look so innocent in these photos, i think its the ballet effect of the dress!

    Barnicles x

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  5. Probably one of your cutest outfits! and your nails are great too. :D

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  6. You look gorgeous! I love love love the stockings, as well as the fact you can see some cat hair on your dress!

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    1. Ha! I'm glad the cat hair is a bonus is your opinion. I even lint rolled myself before the pohtos to try to get rid of it. I can never get it all!

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  7. I adore those polka dot tights. They look fab on you x

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    1. thanks! they are my current favourites.

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  9. I really love those tights! I am such a huge fan of all things polka-dots!

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  10. I love your glasses! I was recently introduced to Warby Parker and I think everything about their stuff is FABULOUS. Happy Monday!

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  11. It does have a pretty back... and those tights! Seeing polka dot tights all over the place... even have a version of them on my post today (although mine are the cheapy version from Wallymart).

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  12. You are so pretty!!! :) Love this outfit!

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  13. The low back is so elegant and beautiful. You have wonderful skin!

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  14. I really love that E you are holding... What a great find!

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  15. Lovely tights! I love your wall in the first picture too, it totally inspired me to re-do some of my walls :)
    I just read your previous post and felt so identified! I cry and get so tense in movies with animals I've scared people around me, when I watched "I am Legend" with my boyfriend we had a whole discussion because I felt his dog would be killed and it wasn't worth me watching the movie haha :p Glad to know I'm not alone! Have a great day Elycia!

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    1. thank you!

      I sobbed during "I am Legend" too. I actually can't believe I watched it because it is so obvious the dog will die! I literally couldn't stop crying for the rest of the movie. Everytime I thought about it I would start sniffling again.

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  16. You are as cute as ever! The back on that dress is to die for!

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  17. I want to redo our whole front yard too. It's not a jungle so to speak, but there are just random things planted all over! We are waiting until we've lived in the house for a whole year to make any drastic changes since we don't even know what all is growing.

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  18. What dainty little tights! They really make the outfit.

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  19. i wore that dress recently. :) i like that you changed the belt out!

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  20. Oh I definitely did the same thing--I loved ballet and went into it for the pointe shoes. I was ready for them earlier than anticipated, though, and my parents wanted to give my bones some more time to grow so they made me stay in the lower levels for a couple more years. I ended up getting bored with it while waiting, though, and dropped it. Then like two years later I massively screwed up my knee, so there went ballet!

    I still like wearing ballerina-style dresses, though. I think my pleated midi skirt makes me feel like I should be in the middle of a performance. Maybe I'll add some white tights and ballet flats one of these days and go all out with a costume....

    C Marcia (Sequins)

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  21. I really like how you look in this dress. You look great! :)

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  22. You look totally adorable! I love your cute half-smile.

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  23. Your nails look awesome and so does your little dress. The fun dotted tights look great too!

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  24. what style of glasses are these from WP?!

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    1. They are the Crosby's
      http://www.warbyparker.com/womens-eyewear-crosby-eyeglass-frame-graystone?sc=7&category=-107
      I love them!!

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