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Down A Dirt Road

Dress & Backpack: Lulus   Wedges: c/o My Hot Shoes   Necklace: c/o Estarer  


Wow, feels like a while since I posted an outfit, huh? I've been busy with work lately, and since the apartment doesn't have wi-fi, I've kind of neglected blogging. Oops!

I won a giveaway for a giftcard to Lulus, which is so exciting since they're one of my favorite online stores! These two beauties arrived a few days ago, and I can't stop wearing them! This striped dress is so pretty, and I adore the high low hem. Plus, a tribal print backpack? You can't not love that! I know it's going to be getting a lot of love for the next semester. They were meant to be paired together in my opinion. Its an odd print mixing combination, but with some tribal wedges, I think the backpack blended in. It just works in a weird way.

So for these photos, I decided to kick up some dust and walk among some orchards. Mom and I had explored this spot before, only this time, a guy interrupted our photo session. He walked up, did a bit of double take when he saw me, and asked if we needed any help. I bashfully explained that no, we were just getting some "Senior photos" (always the simplest excuse when people wander into a blog photoshoot). We asked if we could stay, and he was fine with it. As I cautiously walked in my tall wedges, he added, "Be careful!" before he wandered off.

Man, these run ins with the public during photos are so awkward!

In other news, I just have to say that I'm enjoying being a little homemaker for our apartment. Haha, it looks sooo much better, girls. I've been hitting the thrift store every couple of days and managed to find these nice little knick knacks and decoration items that perk up the place. I'll have to do a tour of it soon, but it's still in the works.

How is your summer going? Mine's rather drab, but I can't complain. I'm getting a lot of hours at work, and guess who just updated from her Droid to an iPhone? You can bet I spent hours shopping online for a cute cover. I've got two on the way, and I'll probably dedicate an entire post to them. ;)

82 comments

Love and Ace said...

Ugh I've never won a giveaway! Haha - luck duck! Nice picks, that dress is totally something I'd wear all the time too! xx Kat

Love and Ace

Kim Alston said...

Congratulations on your giveaway win! This dress looks awesome on you! I love your shoes and backpack with it. Glad everything is going well Linda. You look great!
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Mili said...

Yeah having people come up is super awkward. Love what you picked out!

Mili from call me, Maeby

Pins, Needles & Fashion said...

I love that dress! You are looking stunning as always!

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A N D Y S T Y L E said...

pretty dress you look beautiful :)
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Aga Guerrero Olesinska said...

Stunning dress
Kisses
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FierceandFashionable said...

Love the dirt road! So fun! Pretty dress too

Michelle

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mariafelicia magno said...

beautiful shoes
kisses

Rose-et-Violet said...

This is such a lovely summer look -- love all the print mixing! And oh gosh, blog shoot run-ins are the worst. I'm often not clever enough to think of an excuse so I just blab the truth which sometimes results in even worse looks from people...

-Rose

Carolina Spínola said...

I Love the dress

Very pretty

Kiss

Sara Strauss {Sincerely, Sara} said...

Cute outfit! You are rocking those stripes! Love the shoes!
~Sara
Sincerely, Sara

Toks said...

Great dress, soooo trendy!!
xoxoxo

Toks said...

Great dress, soooo trendy!!
xoxoxo

Barbara de Robles said...

you look pretty!!! :)



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Sabrina T. said...

lovely photos and dress:)

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Ashley Taylor said...

I wish my lifestyle called for a need of more than one backpack... Hmph. LOVE yours. I think this works so well because the stripes on every piece compliment each other. Well done, miss lady!

xo Ashley
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Hanna & Christel said...

Lovely dress!

<3

Joandy said...

I always love b/w, this dress is awesome on you!!!

Mary M. said...

Wow, I absolutely love the clash of prints and the statement striped dress- it looks great on you!

Have an amazing week,
Mary x

Melanie Liliana said...

love the backdrop in these photos!! you look great x

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shamuboo said...

Such a fun look. Great use of stripes with the dress and shoes, mixing it up. Very cool. That 3rd shot is especially wow.

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Mica said...

Such a lovely striped dress! Perfect for summer! I really like it with those wedges too! :)


What are "senior pictures?" maybe I can yell that when people give me weird looks as they see me walking around with my tripod, haha!


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Vanessa A said...

Your wedges are adorable! And I'm obsessed with your hunger games necklace!

xo, Delightful Sunflower

Sam said...

Hi Linda, I am a massive fan of this chic striped dress, i think you will find a million ways to style it, looks lovely on you. The weeds and backpack are great additions. At least you have a good excuse for those blog photoshoot stalkers, lol

poziomka said...

Love love love these wedges!! And cool outfit ;)
xoxo

Heidi said...

I love the maxi!! :) xx

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Izzy said...

so cute in stripes! and lol! shopping for cases is one of the funnest parts of getting a phone xD

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Margarita M. said...

Amazing dress!!

libys11 said...

loving the ethnic print on the wedges and backpack!!! perfect with the backdrop!

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Mish R. (LBD and Onesies) said...

Love those wedges and that dress is pretty! :)

XO, Mish @ LBD and Onesies

Bernadette Czle said...

love the dress, love the wedges, pretty! xx

Kat said...

ooh that dress is so perfect for the summer!! love love love this look!! and still totally embarrassed to take pictures in front of strangers too!! :P

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Caitie Schlisserman said...

those shoes are awesome!

xxx
Lady à la Mode

Candida Maceo said...

I LOVE that dress. I'm not a huge hi-low fan, but I would scoop that dress up in hot minute! And congrats on your upgrade to an iPhone - I am by no means a electronic gizmo person, but I covet my iPhone. You'll have so much fun with it.

xx
Candida
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Mouna said...

i am crazy obsessed with that necklace!! cute wedges, too :)

SHOP STYLE CONQUER said...

love these photos! haha yes its always a tad awkward when people come across you when your taking photos, i can just feel them judging me hahaha!
anyway, love the outfit!!

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Kacie Cone said...

Ah amazing! I love this head to toe, that dress is amazing and those shoes are to die for!

Ayantika said...

love love loved that dress!
Love,

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Madeline Wainscott said...

I must agree, the wedges, dress, and backpack together create the perfect combinations. I'm in love with those wedges! Ahh, the awkward moments when the public intervenes with photo shoots. I can't even tell you how many times that's happened to me. Haha!

xo
Maddie

dinda belle said...

Pretty as always, lucky for winning those from Lulus :D

dinda belle said...

Pretty as always, lucky for winning those from Lulus :D

Annie said...

LOVING that dress and those wedges - you look so cute!

Annie
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Julie Smith said...

Those wedges are awesome!

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Stylish By Nature said...

Striped maxi is sheer love !! Lovely pics too :)

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Larissa said...

Nice dress dear!
xo.
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czarianonuevo said...

this outfit is so summer chic!! the backdrop goes well with it :) LOVE the whole vibe of this ensemble!!! that stripe dress is so nice!!

exciting to see the progress of your apartment!!! and omg, those awkward moments during public shoots :p

we already started school here. and the rainy season too. Summer is over i guess.

czarina :)

Ali Hval said...

LOL oh gosh oh gosh Linda I totally use the "senior photos" excuse, too, even though I graduated two years ago... and you one year ago! We're awesome.

Thrift store searching is an adventure! I love going to them, too, just because it's fun seeing the potential in everything. "Oh, if you painted this blue and put some fake flowers in a jar on it..." etc etc haha. I'd love to see some of your rad decorations once you get it all prepared! :DD

Phew, finally, your outfit. ;D I loooove that stripe-y dress! Stripes will never get old. And the asymmetrical hemline is such a super fun touch.

&& also oh gosh, your comment was so sweet! (how many times have I said "oh gosh" so far in this comment? far too many) I don't think you're one of those "shallow" bloggers, for lack of a better term (I'm definitely not saying that people who don't post anything about themselves are, because for all we know, they may just be playing it safe on the internet or something!). I know so much about your family, your heritage, and your amazing self, so there's no way you could ever be one of those chicks who just posts an outfit and is done with it. :) You totally have thoughts and ideas behind yours pretty pictures, my sweet darling!

nonnapuffo said...

I really like this asymmetrical dress
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ROXTHEFOX said...

It's so cute that your mom helps you take pictures. I love this beautiful dress, so perfect for summer, and love the location of the shoot!

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Carla Florendo said...

how can you be s lucky Linda? Honestly I'm envious, haha. Love that bag. i actually almost got a similar one from Forever21,... and yeah totally agree with photo taking in public. but you'll get used to the stares and weird reactions.. i know i have haha.

btw, do show your apartment to us! =)

xo, Carla
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Lily said...

Lindaaa! You are seriously so cute. Is that a Hunger Games necklace? I just swooned.

But seriously. I love that cool high-low dress and it looks stunning with your stylish wedges! Can't forget that awesome trendy backpack!

I seriously love that senior photos excuse. And I can actually use it because I'll be a senior! I am so satisfied right now haha.

Elana said...

This dress is amazing, what a great giveaway to win! Stripes look so good on you, and I love the mix of it with the tribal backpack.

Glad you're loving apartment life! Can't wait to see those iPhone covers :)

Alexandra Zakharova said...

Is that your mom taking pictures of you? Oh my, I can only dream about it. Its realy awesome! Beautiful pictures and the outfit! Nice post, well done!
Have a great time!

Best wishes, Alexandra
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Analisa said...

Your backpack is just the cutest! I love it with the stripes!

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Kym said...

Awesome awesome dress - I just wore one with a high-low hem on my blog today, too :)) Also, I have a tribal print backpack in a really similar style and I love it - it's a perfect alternative to a purse sometimes, isn't it?
xo
Kym
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Tabet said...

Hey,
great pictures and a sweet outfit.
I love it.
Kisses
Tabea

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Great look and blog! Lets follow each other? Kisses.
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Ashley said...

Stripes and tribal print?!?! LINDA! I love you and this fantastic combo! You look gorgeous, lady! Oh, and I'm absolutely obsessed with your hair in a hot cross bun:) Plus, this photo location is gorgeous! I hate the awkwardness that is someone walking in on a blogging shoot, but I'm totally stealing your GENIUS idea of telling people it's a senior shoot! That really is brilliant. Although I am 24, people constantly ask me if I'm still in high school, so this works perfectly:) One bonus of looking like I'm 16 I guess.
Yay for getting an iPhone! I've got a weird obsession with iPhone cases so you should definitely devote a post to them:) Looking forward to it!

xo Ashley

Velvet Bloom said...

congrats on the iPhone!! they've got the cutest cases ever haha that's the biggest perk...love your backpack btw

Sonia De Macedo said...

Hehehehe I like that 'excuse' I may have to fashion it for my own purposes for style posts! The 'senior' thing wouldn't work for me here in Oz!

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Brae L said...

That dress is amazing <3 The sunglasses compliment is so well!

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Render Sublime said...

Nice one, those shoes are so cool xx

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Alessandra Mazzini said...

love all this print combinations!! You look amazing in that dress Linda! ;)

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Carmen Avram said...

cute summer dress! love your sunnies too :)


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Larissa said...

Wow! I would love to go for a walk around there! It looks so .. somehow holiday- like for me :)
Lovely outfit too! I am amazed that you can walk around there with Wedges :)!

xx

Ilana Morgan said...

you look gorgeous I love the fish tail on you something I cannot wear! Love your necklace too is it a Hunger Games one?
XO Ilana @ My Modern Vintage

Abbi Lavill said...

The hunger games necklace is brilliant! I adore this outfit, so summery but unfortunately it's not warm enough here in the UK for me to wear anything like it :( boo!

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Megan said...

Cute dress, and I love that backpack :)

Issa Tchieu said...

loving the hi lo hemline and tribal bag! FAB SHOTS!

Victoria said...

I love that dress! xx

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Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

great shoes Xo, Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

Monica Agustin said...

Love the dress! You look so great, love it.

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Katie Aman said...

I actually did a little gasp when I saw your first photo! Girl, something about how natural and efforless this is is just so beautiful! That striped dress is a dream and I love how you styled it so laid back. The printed bag and wedges are so cool. And ugh...haha I hate it when people ask me if we need help with photos-I suppose it's sweet of them, but my introverted self doesn't like it! haha
Also, I really need to go to the thrift store for decorating items! That is the best place!!

The Chic Sheet said...

Great dress!!

XX,
Miranda

Tanya Minxy said...

I love love love this look. I would wear that dress, and the backpack is also adorable. =^.^=
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Peet said...

He actually said "be careful"??:) That's funny. And adorable. And funny.:D Congrats on winning the gift card, I LOVE this dress you got!

Lorena said...

I like this setting and your toe nails in white look so cool.

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this dress is too cute! loving the stripes, first of all...and then those shoes!

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katie said...

Yeah, those interruptions just never get any better. It always feels so awkward but at least you had your mom with you, it's when its just you and the tripod that it gets awkward trying to explain yourself.

I love these crazy heels, they do look a little dangerous though! The whole series of pictures are so pretty, the landscape around you is gorgeous!

Kelly said...

Ah!! YAY for winning a giveaway..that's awesome!!
I love the wedges paired with a white pedicure....I would never have thought of doing that!! But it really helps the tribal print stand out!

And I love the necklace :)

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unitedcolorsofaggie said...

Great dress!!!

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