A Sweet Wednesday

velvet dress: thrifted
crochet collar: ebay
black & white saddle shoes: urban outfitters, similar
specs: zenni optical
heart clip: my shop!
I have a 4 hour layover at PDX, so of course I'm blogging. Actually, I had planned on exploring around the airport, but I found the most amazing service center where I can charge my devices and access the free wi-fi. How awesome is that? I wish all airports offered free interwebs. It's bad enough that the seats in both the waiting rooms and the planes are uncomfortable, and the food is generally not so tasty, so I really appreciate it when they make the waiting more bearable! 

I've been traveling for about 14 hours now, so I'm getting tired. I have been catching some zzzs, though, while flying, and the motion sickness meds I'm taking are helping me relax and fall asleep easier. I have another 7 hours to go before I get to Alaska, and most of that is just waiting for my connecting flight. It's a good thing I have a couple books with me, and I can get caught up on my reading goal!

This outfit was from two days ago when I had the impromptu idea of visiting a local craft store to get some supplies to play with. I really love this this velvet dress, but I think the waist is a little high for my body type, and it makes me look wider than I would like. I purchased it because (well, it was velvet AND it was a dress, duh) I thought I would have time to alter it a little, but it's been sitting in my closet for months now in its original state. It may never be altered, ever. 

My saddle shoes were being neglected (they have no traction), so I put them together with the dress, and the collar just made sense. I wasn't intentionally going for a Wednesday Addams look, but I guess it kinda turned out that way in the end. I thought about going all out and braiding my hair, but decided to pin on a heart bobby pin instead. It makes me look a little sweeter. 


  1. Lovely outfit! I love that heart clip.


  2. Such a wonderful outfit and I love your header! ♡

  3. Loooooooove your hair!!! Your style is so cute! And the outfit isn't over-the-top Addams family; it's still really pretty! :)
    Safe travels!


  4. Wow that collar is amazing!! I hope that you get to your destination fast because traveling is not always pleasant especially with several hours of layover. BOO!

  5. Haha I love the Wednesday Adams look on you! I can't believe the stuff you find in thrift stores! My dream is to go thrift shopping with you someday! You look so cute!

  6. That dress, that dress, that dress! Smitten here to say the least :-) Wishing you safe and sound travels - you are a brave soul. I dread flying - so I would definitely need those motion meds and a sedative or two ;-) Get some zzzzs darling gal! xo Marisa

  7. oh WOW love love the color of ur hair!! And that dress is adorbs,,especially the lace collar

  8. Travelling can certainly be draining. I loved it when I was younger... I have no idea why.

    7% Solution​

  9. Amazing look!
    Interesting blog!

    I follow you that you follow me!!
    kisses from Rome


  10. Ha, "Wednesday Addams," I like those days! You look so pretty and I love the saddle shoes. I think I may still have mine ... unbelievable! Happy Friday! :) xx

  11. I love Wednesday Addams!! You look gorgeous, I love saddle shoes, they are so pretty!! Have a wonderful Friday doll xx

  12. Ok, I love your saddle shoes! I used to wear the crap out of those things :) Have a great trip! Heather

  13. I hate airports that don't offer free wifi. Seriously, hate. And you look super cute in this outfit. It's very 90s Courtney Love with a dash of Whatever Happened to Baby Jane and I love it.

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

  14. That dress is cuter than cute! I love it. Also, your hair is amazing.
    xo Deanna | Curly Adventures

  15. Free wifi when travelling is a lifesaver. Your hair looks great.

  16. I'm glad you found some free wifi, I'm sure that helped make your layover time a bit more bearable!!

    I love this dress even if you didn't alter it! It looks darling with the shoes you have on!

    Hope the rest of your travels went well and have fun!

  17. Love your hair in these!

    Have a great day,

  18. Wow, what a long trip! I hope you are there safe and sound now!

  19. that's a lot of travel! i kind of miss travelling as i haven't done it in a while...although i am not looking forward to it with the minis! i love that more and more airports are providing "business" centers. just makes sense.


  20. Oooo I love the dress and the green-haired Wednesday Adams look -- seriously! You look gorgeous. So glad your travels are going well. 14 hours, holy schmoly. At get grumpy past 10. I hope you have so much fun being back home with your fam. Alaska sounds like such a gorgeous place -- though Matt and I just watched "Grey" with Liam Neeson and I still am slightly traumatized a week later.

    Can't wait to see more pics from your travels!


  21. You are adorable - love the heart bobby pin choice. Have fun fun fun!

  22. You look so great in that dress. I love the collar and the shoes. I hope all of your traveling has went well. I am not a good traveler. After a few hours I get tired and cranky.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

  23. I like the slight Wednesday Addams vibe in this outfit! Your dress is super cute and I love those shoes. It always sucks when a cute pair have no traction. I always end up slipping and it's not graceful at all.
    Your hair looks so incredibly vibrant and pretty here too!

  24. Laura I love that crochet collar & your hand made heart clip! I want one! I may have to hop over to your shop and purchase me one of those pretties! :)

  25. Such an interesting crochet collar! It adds a great vintage touch to the outfit! :)


  26. omg your hair so rock ! i really love your hair, btw mind to following each other?


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  28. How cool that you're going to Alaska! I need to start showing off tights and high socks more, very cute. Also, I'm having a giveaway, hope you enter :)

  29. This look is totally adorable, glad you had a bit of relaxation during your travels :).

  30. Enjoy your time in Alaska, Laura! I'm loving how awesome this whole outfit is. Velvet + your green hair = !!! And, you never know, this post might spur your dress alterations into action. What were your plans for it originally?

  31. What a super cute dress and those shoes are so fun! I want!

  32. traveling can be such torture. especially long distances. enjoy your time there Laura. love your outfit.

  33. Oh my gosh, 14 hours? That is rough and then throwing a layover and the flight up to Anchorage? You are a tough chick, I always feel awful after the short ride down the Seattle. (Four is nothing compared to 22 hrs!)

    I love the starkness of the black and white and how the velvet texture on the dress just warms the whole look up, it's visually so striking looking, especially with your green hair!

  34. You look adoooorable in this outfit!!! I'm so sorry about the difficult traveling situation, but it looks like you had an amazing time in Alaska so I'm glad!



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