Monday, June 27, 2011

8 of 30: children again




Hello! I'm finally almost caught up with life, since I went on vacation. So the part that's fun and feels like summer is actually starting now. These were taken at the elementary school close to my parents' house. It's where Robert and I spent a lot of time our first summer together.






I haven't bitten my nails for about a month now! Which is amazing for me, since I've bitten them since I was 3 or 4 years old. I'm one of those horrible people who bite it all the way down so that there's a pathetic stump of a nail left. They are at least long enough to paint now though--so usually, after I get past that hump, I won't really bite them unless I get super stressed out. Hopefully this time, it'll be for good.




I am also so so so glad that I included these sneakers in my 30. I've had them for a while and have been wanting to wear them but then usually just wouldn't, since they seemed a bit out of my comfort zone. Now though, I'm finding I want another pair of sneakers. I have to admit, they are quite comfy. Any suggestions?

And... a ladybug that I found on my dress :) Robert snapped a photo and then I let it outside the car and it was happy.



dress: F21
cardigan: Tommy Hilfiger
shirt: thrifted
tights: ?
sneakers: UO

26 comments:

  1. I like this shirtdress!I think it's so versatile! Regarding nails, I am the same- painting them is a way to stop me usually for 2-3 days because they are so pretty I cannot destroy them-of course on day 3 I start biting again :D

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  2. You look so cute ^^ and the playground makes such a fun photolocation :) I hope you find yourself a pain of sneakers soon! I walways stick with converse, allstars are my buddies :D x

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  3. I would title this post has: pretty again! You can never go wrong with polkadots and stripes together ;)

    I used to bite my nails too. I started stupidly, at elementary school because I saw other kids biting theirs -.- now I only do it when I am super nervous, which hasn't happen for a while, so all good here. I am just so sorry because my nails would be so much prettier if I never bit them, because the females in my family have long beautiful nails and I ruined mine.

    Oh and regarding sneakers, I'm considering getting some too, probably a pair of converse, vans, keds or superga ,)

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  4. Saddle shoe sneakers...so cute! This dress with the blouse is one of my favorites of yours.

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  5. So cute, I love they way you mix all your neutrals. I just end up looking like a hot mess when I try it :)

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  6. i am reformed nail-biter too! i found that keeping mine painted all the time really helped kick the habit! anyway, i really like the stripes and dots combination here!

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  7. oo i love how you added sneakers to the dress, love the causal but cute look! :) love your nail polish. Hope your summer is going great! :)


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  8. I love that dress, and congrats on kicking that nail biting habit. :)

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  9. Cute layering with the dress! I'm glad you decided to wear the shoes - they look so cool! And congrats on growing your nails out. I bit mine for many years and it took getting braces at 17 to stop me. The pain of biting down with recently tightened braces was a good deterrent. It seems like once the nails are grown out and strong it's less tempting to bite them too.

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  10. Keds are really cute and also very comfortable.

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  11. Why are you so cute? I love your fun, quirky outfits!

    I used to bite my nails constantly but I eventually had to stop because I play piano and it really hurts. It just suddenly happened one day...nowadays I chew on my nails when I'm bored or stressed...

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  12. Lea, congrats on the achievement! I used to be a hangnail biter. Oh gosh, how embarrassing. And I am so glad that I stopped. My fingers are thanking me right now. Like the previous commenter, I used to play piano too, so when my teacher saw that I was biting my hangnails AND the skin around my nails, she would give me loooooong lectures about how gross they looked, etc. That worked. :)

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  13. Aw I love the playground pics! I always go on a walk through our neighborhood in the evening, and pass the cutest playground; I've been meaning to go one day and take pictures there! Also that picture of you standing on your toes is so adorable!

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  14. i do have to try wearing a shirt underneath my dresses. you look lovely! and a playground! i miss those ;)

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  15. So cute. I smiled when I saw these because I ended up on a playground in saddle shoes for my shots yesterday. Must be summer that brings out the kid in us.

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  16. This is such a cute outfit! And I used to be such a nail-biter too, painting them really does help!

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  17. Aww, you are so cute, and the playground definitely seems like the perfect location for your outfit shoot :) Sneakers are definitely comfy, they go so well with shorts and skirts. Toms might suit you... they're a cute cross between sneaks and flats :)

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  18. adorable! great job on the nails..i'm so bad, i'll let em grow and just when they're a little long i bite them!! working on it though haha


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  19. aww lady bug!! Super cute. I love the layering. That polka dot color peeking out is the greatest thing. I haven't been to a park in forever, but they make for such fun backgrounds when taking photos. I need to go this summer!!

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  20. dots and stripes, i love this combination! :)

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  21. Hooray for not biting your nails right now! I'm an on/off nail biter. Good thing mine grow really really fast. I usually won't start back again unless I have something stressful to do.

    I really love this outfit, though! The layering of the polka dot top under that dress is adorable. Very cute shoes too!

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  22. I love this outfit. The sneakers compliment it so nicely and the dress fits you really well. Congrats on ending the nail biting your nails look lovely...I'm also a nail biter and know how hard it is. Good luck!

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  23. Cute outfit!

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  24. Those sneakers are great and look lovely on you! I'm thinking on buying some too. I always wear my old look-at-like Keds but I guess it is time for me to get a different ones!

    Also, you look great in that sweet dress! That place were you took your photos is an amazing spot to take pictures by the way! :)

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  25. Love the pinafore and blouse combo, very cute :) and I really like the setting, so fun! The bright playground colours look good against your neutral outfit :)

    Well done for not biting your nails, they look nice painted!

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  26. Beautiful! Loved the shoes, have similar ones from Keds and I was meaning to own a couple more. xx

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