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A Walk to Remember


Dress: c/o Madam Rage   Bag: garage sale   Wedges: thrifted   Earrings: Rue 21  




I love this dress. Period. 
Its bright, orange, and has little birds marching across in stripe formation. What more could a girl want!?
It even comes with the cute brown belt, which gave me the idea to stick with brown accessories and shoes. The warm hues in this dress are so pretty, they make me think about taking a vacation in Baja California or somewhere that's warm and offers tropical drinks on white sandy beaches. ;) Because this is so what I'd wear!
The sad thing with having a job though is that you have that responsibility first and foremost. No random trips to anywhere without having to consult your work schedule first. And sadly, I have a really wacky one since I only find out when I work every Sunday when they print the new schedule. Since I'm still pretty new I get some off the wall hours. For example, Tuesday might have me working from 10:30 AM-2:00 PM, then Thursday I'll be working from 11:30 AM -8:00 PM. I just wish I had a set schedule...that'd be nice. Ah well, I'm not going to complain about having a job! I do enjoy it and it's not hard work at all.
In other news, I've talked with my mom somewhat about my developing relationship with Patrick. Guess who came over and met my parents yesterday? Yup, he did! And he left a pretty good impression in case you're wondering. Would you expect any less?
Haha, but anyway, it's nice being able to talk about it with my mom. She's not only my mom, but one of my best friends, so it can be a relief sometimes to be able to come to her and just talk and ask for advise. 
However, lately she's constantly been bringing up my past relationship and her fears from that. It's driving me crazy! Mainly because I keep thinking how long ago that was, and also because it embarrasses me to remember how stupid I was over this guy. Aha, sounds bad, but it was one long, strenuous relationship...and my mom hasn't forgotten it.
Bracelet: c/o Eclectic Eccentricity
 However, I don't regret it, because I matured from it and learned what I really want in a guy.  Before, I didn't want to step on my ex's toes and wouldn't let him know that his constant texts and calls were annoying me. I tried excusing it as a show of his love for me. Slowly, the aggravation built, until it tempered the affection I felt for him. It was my first taste of young love, and it turned sour after far too long of trying to ignore the bitterness. After I broke up with him, I started to focus on the simple moments of happiness that are present in life. Instead of pining for someone to be my own, I realized I was happier on my own! So now I feel stronger than ever, because I know that I'm okay with just being single, and I don't need a guy to feel satisfied or happy.With my family and friends, I'm never truly alone anyway.
So whatever happens this summer, I can at least find confidence in this. Patrick might bring me some unexpected happiness, but I know that even without him, I would be just fine. :)

PS: I guest posted for the first time ever over at Wear Abouts, talking about my sports experience! Go check out the post here. :)



78 comments

evankristine said...

I love that dress too! If only it is warn enough here in Finland to wear awesome dresses like that, I sure would'!

Allie said...

I love your blogging style..especially how conversational you are! Def. sounds as though you're working in retail. I hate how shifts jump around all the time.

Def. following!

xo,

Allie

www.sparklesandstilettos.blogspot.com

Velvet Bloom said...

beautiful dress!

April Cheung said...

cute bird print :) and me and my mom are the same! We are a lot like best friends. We talk about EVERYTHING! ahh and that is such a pretty bracelet <3

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Danie said...

I love the bird pattern on your dress! Very cute and very summery!

http://dustlandfashion.blogspot.com/

Ali Hval said...

Awww, well, I'm so glad that you're able to talk to your mom about this, and also that you're prepared for whatever may come! You're such a smart girl and I can sense that from ya. You know what you're doin'. :D <3

That dress is way too cute! Are those tiny birdies in tha tprint?! So very cute. :D And what a fun rock to pose on, heh heh~

The Chic Sheet said...

Such an east breezy dress ;)


XX,
Miranda

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

love that dress
Xo Megan

JennaStevie said...

It's awesome you are able to talk to your mom so easily, not everyone gets that lucky!!
This dress is amazzzing, I love the colours and the little birds too, so adorable. Perfect for summer!
xJennaD

-------------- said...

your dress is cute, and you're beautiful as always ! <3

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Ashley Murphy said...

That dress is stunning on you and you truly styled it to perfection! Such a cute blog you have, now following you. :)

xx

Ashley

http://www.goldendivine.blogspot.com

Chris Ed said...

hello, this look is amazing. I love the dress and your bracelet. Thank you for your sweet comment:) I follow you now via bloglovin/140 and gfc/584, I will be so happy if you follow back.
xx chris

trishie said...

What a pretty dress!

Kangarooo said...

I love this dress and bag! and the last photo is very, veery cool!

Miss Margaret Cruzemark said...

Heartbreaking images honey!!! Totally loved this post!!!
Best Regards
Miss Margaret Cruzemark
http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

Caroline Thornham said...

That dress is very cute, I see why you like it so much! the colours and patterns are lovely. Also, I loved the written content of your post, a comment posted earlier said they liked your conversational writing style, and I agree, it's very effective! xxx

eudoraa said...

hi, thx for the comment on my blog :)

just followed your blog. want to follow me back? hihi.

btw, i love the dress + heels (the pattern of the dress is very great) :D looks pretty

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Two Buttons said...

i love that dress too.
X jane

http://thetaleoftwobuttons.blogspot.com

Olga Choi said...

This is really adorable look, dear~ I love the colors and the way you styled up the whole outfit~!
You have a really nice blog, interesting and clear, full of inspiring posts, useful links and nice photos, so
I thought that it would be great to have so lovely girl among my followers and be your follower also~!
Just drop the message in my blog if you like the idea~
Nice blogging~!


Olga / blogging from South Korea
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Rachel, Cold Knees said...

gorgeous dress <3 I love the bag as well, definitely something I would wear all the time! x

Karola said...

Such a cuuuuuute dress but I am totally in love with your bag!!! So cool! ME WANTS! :)
Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment on my blog. Comments like yours make ma day, really.
Love having you as a blogging friend. :)
And when you finally move back to Cali - please have me over for a cup of coffee LOL ;)

xoxo
Karola
www.karolasway.blogspot.com

mnikaa said...

HAIR ♥♥♥

Mica said...

Aww so sweet that Patrick met your parents! Always a mix of excitement and nerves when that happens.
I still remember my mum talking about an upcoming date I had with my now hubby - she was reminding me not to rush into anything and just have fun, after just coming out of a bad relationship. It was nice being able to just relax and see where things went, and we had so much fun we ended up getting married! haha. It's good to be able to chat to your mum :)

Sorry for the long comment! I love your dress, the birds are so cute :)

AwayFromTheBlue.blogspot.com.au

FashionFreak/Mihaela said...

i love this last photo, it's awesome

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Ana Jiménez said...

Hi pretty!!

I'm giving away 3 bags on my blog. You can see it here: http://enlamodaelbolsillonoincomoda.blogspot.com.es/2012/07/international-giveaway.html

xoxo
Ana
http://enlamodaelbolsillonoincomoda.blogspot.com

Ayantika said...

such a cute dress ! so so adorable :)
Love,

Bong's Belleza

ifigenia said...

really cute dress!

Megan said...

I LOVE this dress!!! Those little birds are so cute and the colors are fun.

How cute that he went to meet your parents :) What a big step!

Amy said...

those little birds on that dress are darling!

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MS AMYAGUILERA said...

The print of your dress is so nice!!!
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Amy x

Grace said...

This dress makes me happy just looking at it! I absolutely love the colors and the little details of the birds are just precious.


A Southern Drawl

Style-Delights said...

wow..sucha pretty and girly dress..love the colors..and your nails too:-) Hope you are having a wonderful day!
-Jyoti
Style-Delights Blog
Style-Delights on Bloglovin

Rebecca Harasym said...

Cutest dress! I think the bird print is so adorable! Great look!

Rebecca

www.winnipegstyle.ca

Tiffany M* said...

Gorgeous dress. I am in love with the print of it. Also, that bag is stunning!
beijos,
Tiffany
www.beijostiffany.com

Laura Elizabeth said...

I love the bracelet, and the dress, and... well, everything really :3

xo, L
http://fluffibonbon.blogspot.com/

Margarita said...

I LOVE your dress and stunning accessories!

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Maiken said...

I think it's one of the most important things for the guy to meet the girl's parents, so it's definitely a pretty big step ;)
your dress, btw, is a perfect summer dress. I like the bird print and the bag - it's awesome! I have seen garage sales only from the movies, hehe.

Maiken,
Maikeni blogi - part of me

QT said...

Beautiful dress & accessories! Have a good day!

indie by heart said...

Cute dress! You look so pretty.
You know girl, I think you've matured & grown into this beautiful woman lately. I've visited here from time to time and can definitely see a change, really lovely one. x Thank you for all the comments! Sorry I haven't had equal time to reply x

Satu
Indie by heart

Renae. said...

very nice and very trendy which is great!!! newest member #586

ZxM Fashion Addicts said...

YOU LOOK BEAUTIFUL!!!
XX




http://style-squared.blogspot.ca/

Sparkle said...

that dress is absolutely gorgeous!
love the print and the color.

xx

Hannah @ Tattoos and Pearls said...

Mature words from you today girl! It is so important to be happy with who you are, outside of any and all relationships. And having cute dresses like this one always helps too!

Hannah Tattoos and Pearls

Ashley said...

beautiful dress!! this is definitely a dress i would pack if i was going on a tropical vacation! your confidence is so refreshing, dear. you are such an inspirationxx

Robots in Trouble said...

that dress is soooo cute! ^__^ i'm a new follower~!

oh and please join my giveaway over here: http://www.robotsintrouble.com/2012/07/giveaway-20-gift-card-to-skincarerx.html

-abby

Fashion is for idiots [like us] said...

Your dress is really pretty! Orange looks so good with your dark brown hair :)

You're beautiful! :)

fashion is for idiots [like us]
fashion is for idiots [like us]

ADAM ❤ ALEX mommy said...

that is a very cute dress. love the vintage-inspired print, and you look amazing!

kisses,
jasmine
AdamAlexMommy

Jenna Hughes said...

so sweet!
http://underthefluorescents.blogspot.com/

Izumi Bogen said...

you play ball? awesome! I love playing too.

xx,
Hybid Hunter

Tonya said...

Saweeet bag!! I love it! And that dress seriously looks adorable on you. I love the bright/warm colors, definitely great for summer :)

Nico Saich said...

love the print on the dress and keep me posted on the boy ; )

-Nico

www.SatinAndSalt.com

Izzy said...

haha just noticed the little birds on your dress, how cute!! love the colours, very summery! your bracelet is adorable too :)

metallicpaws.blogspot.com

Kelsea @ Pink Wonderland said...

Hi Linda!

Thanks for visiting my blog! This post is poignant and very real - I enjoyed reading it. I really like that bracelet of yours too, with the world charm. It's refreshing to see bloggers with a good attitude about things. =)

Mi Antunes said...

Beautiful bag! Kisses!
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Julia said...

That bag! I love love LOVE it! Too bad I can't copy you since you got it at a garage sale, darn ;)

Your boy story sounds similar to something I went through. I came to the same conclusion that now that I know I can be happy by myself, I am able to have a happy and healthy relationship with someone else too!

Julia
Cup of Tea

Princess Dane Recabe said...

I love the dress! It gives summer vibes.

Glad to hear that your parents finally met your boyfriend! And agree with you, learn from your past relationship!


Daney
THE UNCANNY GIRL

Michelle said...

You look so cute! I love the pattern on that dress.

Girl With Plastic Camera said...

Love your dress!!

Girl With Plastic Camera

Chezka said...

Oh yes, I've been through that kind of messy work schedule, mine was all over the place, anywhere between 12 pm to 3 am (It was a bar/lounge) but at least you're having fun right?

Love the dress as well sweetie, and that bag!
- Che

style-che.blogspot.com

Jenee C. said...

You found that bag at a garage sale? Love it!!!

xx Jenee C.
http://camomeetscouture.blogspot.com

Cindy C. said...

that dress is GORGEOUS! :D And that bracelet is so cute! (:

xoxo,
Cindy C.
http://styleologie.blogspot.com/

Sandra Leiva said...

Beautiful dress! Love that print <3

Fashion is for idiots [like us] said...

Thanks so much for your sweet comment! ♥
means a lot to me!

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fashion is for idiots [like us]

Caroline. said...

I love that dress!!!! Beautiful pictures!

Caroline

Audrey Leighton said...

Loveee this dress on you- the colors, the print...so lovely! The bag is amazing too...perfect with the dress!
xx

Be Frassy

Audrey Leighton said...

Loveee this dress on you- the colors, the print...so lovely! The bag is amazing too...perfect with the dress!
xx

Be Frassy

Helmiina said...

I absolutely love that dress, the print is sooo pretty!!:) Great bag and shoes also!

xx Helmiina
http://secretuntiltomorrow.blogspot.com

EverythingPrettyGirls said...

First, love the dress! Second, that’s wonderful Patrick made a good impression AND you were able to open up to your mom.

Amen to that - it’s so important to be able to be OK with yourself and happy being single. If you can’t be happy with yourself, you can’t be happy with anyone else.

xo julia, everything-pretty.com

-Stephanie said...

I understand about having a crazy work schedule! Fort he past 3 weeks,I've only been working on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. So I can't go anywhere wth my family!
Your dress is so pretty! I love the colors, and the birds are so cute!

Stine Danielle said...

I enjoy how casual this look is! Love the print on the dress especially.

Fashion Lookbook said...

This dress is perfect for summer. The color is so bright and cheerful.

Ionela said...

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Carol said...

Love the dress print, you look amazing!
xx

http://undisclozetdesires.blogspot.pt

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Victoria said...

You look perfect in that dress! :)

- Victoria
www.VICKITAS.com

Jenna Hughes said...

so sweet!

http://underthefluorescents.blogspot.com/

Mary Lou said...

oh what a lovely dress it is so 60´s the print is fabulous!
great look darling!
kiss,mary
http://www.maryloucinnamon.com/

Rory said...

That dress is fantabulous! And you always know just how to face life :) :) It's good that you learned from your past boyfriend---and that you're feeling something for someone new! :) I wish I could talk to my mom--she's just so awkward about that stuff. We are really close, but some things we just NEVER talk about. I handle friend/boy drama all on my own. It would be nice to have someone to talk to about it, that's for sure! Anyways, thanks again for guest posting ;) YOU ROCKED <3
Rory
www.WearAboutsBlog.com

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