For My Enjoyment


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Clothing: dress: Banana Republic:: orange belt: Forever 21:: faux snakeskin sandals: Express::
feather bangle: H&M
Makeup: eyes: UD- Zephyr, Lost, Midnight Rodeo:: lips: Clinique- Pink Spice

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Today is a precious day. I get to spend one whole day away from work (then it's back to the grind tomorrow) which I will fill with the loveliest of activities ranging from making bows and pins, watching an assortment of sci-fi movies, and making a ham dinner complete with from-scratch green bean casserole (even the crispy onions will be homemade) and creamy mashed potatoes. 

Because I'll be knee-deep in lovely things, it's only fitting that I blog about my favorite outfit of late. I want to live in this Banana Republic dress made of the softest wool blended with cashmere. It's so very comfortable and makes me feel like a sparkly princess. I've been looking for a nice pair of flat sandals that I can easily slip on for work, and these fake snakeskin ones from Express are really quite lovely. I was so pleased that I got them on sale for $15 over the weekend! I wanted to add more color to my outfit so I put on this skinny orange belt which also worked to define my waist. I am now convinced that I need more orange in my life. Stat. 

I'll be leaving you here for now, dear reader. I'm going to enjoy my very late breakfast of soft brie on a toasted English muffin topped with a healthy serving of homemade strawberry preserve and  few slices of chilled kiwi (separate, of course). 

I hope you have a marvelous day ♥

55 comments:

  1. The dress looks lovely and I love those sandals! Enjoy your breakfast, it sounds delicious!

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

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  2. I like that dress. There is nothing better than a comfortable garment that you want to wear all the time. They're hard to find.

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  3. Your makeup is lovely!!!!!!!

    And I like your dress. It looks really comfortable. I love clothing that makes me feel like a princess. I need more dresses, I've decided. This is partly your fault. You always look so carefree and cheery in skirts and dresses!

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  4. You look very smart in this dress but you also look cool and summery! :) Oh and your face is glowing, very pretty my dear! :) I hope you enjoy your day! I love making bows while watching sci-fi!!! It is dinner time here! So I am going to scadaddle and make myself something yummy before hanging out with my big brother and watching new Game Of Thrones!!! Ohhh exciting! haha! :) Zoë xxx

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  5. That dress is insanely pretty and I adore the belt you paired with it - seriously, this is amazingly stunning!

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  6. That is a really lovely dress, it looks so pretty on you and what a bonus that it's comfy too!

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  7. the dress looks gorgeous on you! very cute!

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  8. First of all - that lipstick looks amazing on you!
    Second of all - I love everything else, too. Just the right amount of color to make your comfortable outfit very fashionable, too :)

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  9. That sounds like a fantastic day, enjoy! And that dress...it is awesome.

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  10. Great dress hope you have a great day off!

    -Ash
    Beauty Flawed

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  11. Simple as it is...one of my top fav ensembles...you look darling! The gray looks great against that pop of red, and the straps/snakeskin on those shoes are epic-ly cool! It's all in the details.

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  12. sounds like your fabulous day is off to a great start -- enjoy every minute of it!

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  13. A very pretty dress, nicely paired with a tan belt!

    Enjoy your day off my dear

    Talitha xx

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  14. That dress really looks comfy and fabulous, I would live in a dress like that as well :) and I gotta say, you look absolutely gorgeous with your hair like that! Loving it! Keep being knee-deep on lovely things, the only thing knee-deep here is snow :D xoxo <3

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  15. you look gorge in the dress...and your hair and make up are flawless, too! GRRReat look! i have been buying brie like crazy, lately. been having a lot of wine nights with the neighborhood ladies!

    [oomph.]

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  16. I hope you enjoyed your day off! I will have Friday off this week and I can't wait! I keep saying only 3 more days....only 2 more days. Then I question whether or not I can actually make it! I love your dress and that bracelet.

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  17. That dress is GORGEOUS!! You look amazing in it!!
    Have fun today!

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  18. You look amazing in that dress! So gorgeous. And it does look comfortable. I'd definitely live in it too.

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  19. Cute Cute dress Laura!! And I love the pop of orange!! I hope you had a great day off :)

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  20. Great dress and that pop of color is so fun! The close up of your face is beautiful, such natural and pretty make-up.

    I'm moving in with you if you have brie on muffins and homemade green bean casserole on the menu in the same day. So yummy!

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  21. I love Banana Republic. Your dress is an example of why I love them. Simple and versatile. Just lovely!!

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  22. I love you in this dress. The color is lovely on you. Also, your hair looks really killer in these photos.

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  23. Comfy cute dresses are the best and I love the pop of color! Have a good day off and your breakie sounds delish!

    aguyagirlandapup.blogspot.com

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  24. love those sandals, and how you belted that dress!

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  25. I love all the elements of this outfit. Super soft dress (wool is my fav material, aside from leather), orange!, and snakeskin. Your hair also looks amazing.

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  26. LOVE that dress! And the belt is the perfect accent color! So cute :)

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  27. That is a very nice dress! Enjoy your day off :)

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  28. Hope you enjoyed your day off! Loving this outfit - that dress is so cute with the orange belt :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  29. Love the pop of color in the belt!

    XO
    www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

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  30. You look so lovely in this dress, and I really love the belt with it! It adds such a nice touch. This sounds like such a nice day. I hope you enjoy your breakfast!

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  31. Laura I love this look! I think it may be my favorite from you, the dress looks great and the orange belt adds a nice dash of colour. Hope you are ready to go back to work today...ahh!

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  32. Sounds like a lovely day indeed- mmm crispy onions! I loved this dress from afar (grey is a great colour on you) but the fact that it's sparkly makes it even better! Your makeup looks so pretty!

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  33. I want your dress. You look so lovely without your glasses but it totally caught me off guard in a totally good way. Hehehe. Sounds like a fabulous day you have planned. Enjoy your much needed day off!

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  34. lovely outfit! the belt is very refreshing for that dress

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog

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  35. You look so lovely, Laura. Just beautiful.

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  36. pretty you:) love your outfits<3 anyway checkout mine if you've a chanve dear thankyou<3

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  37. I LOVE that Chic dress! The pop of color with the belt is just perfect!

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  38. I'm so glad to hear you have such lovely plans ahead!! How fun! This outfit looks very comfy but still stylish and pulled together. And can I just say that your hair looks beatiful today! (it is always beautiful, but today its EXTRA beautiful :)

    www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

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  39. you look so adorable and pretty dear. the touch of orange is very lovely, love it <3


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  40. The way you described that dress makes me want one bad! cashmere, oh wow!
    I love the orange belt and it really pops with your darker skintone. I agree more orange :) still reading even though I'm MIA :)

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  41. you are so cute! The English muffin with brie sounds delightfully good! And this BR dress you're wearing looks lovely! =)
    xo,
    nancy

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  42. I want your hair. It's gorgeous. That dress looks yummy. I love when I have a piece of clothing that feels that good. I totally understand wanting to live in it.

    xo,
    Tracy

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  43. Awww you are so pretty! I love that dress lady! <3

    xo
    Lizzie
    placeclevertitlehere.blogspot.com

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  44. i love this dress! it looks so pretty and shiny! i love the orange belt with it. i have a similar one and its amazing with everything! :) you look gorgeous

    xo
    Anita

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  45. Laura!!! You look absolutely drop dead gorgeous!! I don't know if it's the hair, the makeup, the dress, or just a combination, but seriously?? You are stunning!

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  46. Oh Laura you look so pretty! I love this dress, it reminds me of my Juicy one! It looks super comfortable and I love your lipstick and the name of it!

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  47. This WHOLE outfit look amazing on you L, from the dress to the sandals and the belt. So effortlessly chic and glowing for that matter! Have a great weekend sweetie!

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  48. Laura dear, you look stunning. Hair, makeup, outfit - it's all perfect. Your dress looks and sounds so comfy. It's hard to beat the luxury of cashmere.

    How did your from-scratch green bean casserole come out? I've been wanting to make my own for a while now.

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  49. Truly love this sweater dress, it's one of those great pieces you can accessorize a million different ways to creative different looks.

    Great blog!

    www.dressmedearly.com

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  50. I love your hair :3 your breakfast sounds tasty too :3

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  51. You look so beautiful here! I guess it is really true when you like what you're wearing it would show on your face. It's the whole thought of look good, feel good kind of thing. It's 10am here and I haven't had breakfast. You made me feel so hungry! XD

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