Friday, March 18, 2011

hand me down

As of Wednesday, I have been on vacation. I'm in sunny Southern California visiting my dear boyfriend--who is actually done with school in less than four months! And then this long-distance span of our relationship will be over :) The weather is so perfect here: fifties and sixties. It gets a bit colder at night, so I still deem the tights necessary.

I love Main street Ventura. It's touristy and silly, but I still like it. It reminds me of NW 23rd Avenue in Portland, but with a bit more of a beach town vibe. We go there every single time I come to visit. It's littered with little boutique-y shops, thrifting and restaurants.


This is one of my favorite dresses at the moment. It's light, easy for packing, comfortable, versatile and has a string of memories attached. It was actually my mom's that she saved for me. I remember she would wear it when we'd go out to play. I can't help but love it. The print is so perfect.




These are shoes I actually found yesterday thrifting. For four dollars! I almost spend that amount on coffee. And they're in perfectly pristine condition. I love T-straps. They're a bit taller than I'm used to, but for four dollars, what can I say? I was so excited I put them on the moment I bought them and had Robert (boyfriend) take my photos.

It's so much easier when someone else takes your pictures! :)


I kept it simple, since I love love this dress so much (and couldn't go crazy with packing, since I didn't check anything). Is there anything you adore that is a hand me down? Or do you plan on saving anything for your children in the future?

♥ Lea!


  1. love this dress and the tights are perfect! i used to be long distance from florida to new york with my boyfriends so i understand it sucks! thanks for your comment :)

    <3 steffy

  2. the dress is adorable and those tights are to die for!

  3. Lovely pictures! xxxxxxxx

  4. Eeee I just love this outfit! I would so wear your tights and dress. I love how you layered the tee and dress, too. It's so cute!

  5. your outfit is so cute and you and your boyfriend are such a sweet-looking couple. i'm happy you won't have to do the long distance thing soon. congratulations!

  6. such a cute dress and love how you paired it with those tights:x


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