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Dinosaur World

First off, how was everyone's 4th of July?  Maybe this will make me sound like a monster, but I'm not a big fireworks kind of girl.  I guess they just don't intrigue me as I feel once you've seen about a dozen you've seen them all.  That and I tend to have allergy headaches this time of year so I don't like to make plans in advance to be around loud noises without knowing how the cards will fall for me.  Luckily this year I had a partner in crime who shares my apathy and we paired up to see stand-up, Jurassic World, and went out to Red Rocks in Morrison, CO at 5AM to see the sunrise over the city all while joking that the big fireball in the sky trumps fireworks.  Honestly, it was probably the best 4th of July I've had, though the one I posted about earlier this week is a solid second!

So yes, I saw Jurassic World!  I really like dinosaurs so I needed to see this movie.  I next to never make it to the theaters because honestly I am more of a TV show and documentary person, but this was on I had to see on the big screen.  I knew nothing about Jurassic World other than that Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard were in it.  I was stoked to see Jake Johnson appear on the screen, because not only is he (IMHO) one of the best working comedic actors but I'm a die hard New Girl fan.  I thought aspects of the plot were half baked and the dialogue was occasionally atrocious, but I seriously loved the movie anyway.  A few things I didn't see coming, so yay for being unpredictable, Jurassic World.  And the stuff I just said about what was lacking in the film made it funny for me, and therefore more enjoyable.  No regrets!
Segue into my dinosaur dress by Retrolicious/Folter Clothing!  When this print debuted this spring I nearly had a heart attack.  I love the quirky prints of Retrolicious and I needed this dress to be mine.  This dress is currently sold out at ModCloth and Folter Clothing, and I snagged one of the last ones at Pinup Girl Clothing (which is now also officially sold out there).  Rumor has it that they won't be restocked until the fall, but this dress is in fact being restocked.  High in demand, no?
The name of this post could have been Jurassic World, duh.  But I opted for Dinosaur World.  Does that sound familiar to anyone?  There's this random DARK comedy from the 90s that references a "Dinosaur World" and I have loved it since I was a kid.  It's called "Clifford" and it's with Martin Short, Charles Grodin, and Mary Steenburgen.  Martin Short plays a ten year old boy (despite that he's actually 40 in real life) who's obsessed with dinosaurs and won't rest until he makes it to Dinosaur World, much to the headache of his uncle, Charles Grodin.  Some of my favorite quotes come from that movie, but I won't share them here because a) out of context a few are a little weird and b) it's not like this movie is as widely known like Tommy Boy or Dumb and Dumber; I'm not sure how many of y'all would follow what I'm quoting.  But if you haven't seen it and like twisted comedies, you need to see this film!

Now, we haven't met in real life.  Or at least, 90% of you have not (and I'm even low balling that).  But, I'm a goof.  If you put me in a dinosaur dress, in front of a camera, this will happen EVERY time:
Hehe.  Ok, enough silliness!  I decided to wear these gladiator boots that I got from Zulily (brand: Cleopatra...which runs a little big, by the way.  I'm going to put shoe pads in them in hopes of making them more my size) because it seemed like the perfect mix of summer and fierceness (not that the dresses needed any extra fierceness!).  The bag is Melie Bianco, and I've had it for close to two years.  I got the bag via DSW, which is also where I got these earrings (which are on clearance now!).  
To get on the wait lists for this dress here's where it is being sold (at different price points, I may add):
I got this dress in part because I'm going to a concert in two weeks that has nothing to do with dinosaurs, but given one of the words in their band seemed hilariously appropriate to wear this dress to their show.  Anyone think they can solve the riddle as to who I'm seeing??
Okay...last photo of me being a raptor...or something!

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  1. Love the shoes.

  2. Nice look, i love the funny&original print on the dress!!

    Zapatos Rojos

  3. Hello killer heels :))! Hahaha, i love your shoes. Oh do understand what you mean about things getting old. I love fireworks but I wont kill myself to go and see one either.

    So yeah, very pretty dress and how cute is it that it goes well with your story about watching Jurassic World movie :). You light up the screen with your smile Lauren and you look adorable as usual.

  4. What an adorable dress! Such a cute print.

  5. So, I'm such a nerd and looked up concerts in your area to solve your riddle, and I think your "Jurassic" outfit is quite appropriate ;)

  6. That dress and those shoes have got me super excited! Always stylish! <3
    I just tagged you in the Versatile Blogger Award if you wish to take part if not it's all good!

    1. Thank you so much for that again! I hope you got my comment about that! XO

  7. I love dinosaurs and I need that dress in my life, sooooo pretty! I watched Jurassic World last week and I absolutely love it. I love the original too so was happy to see this latest movie is way better. I mean Chris Pratt? He's so hot!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    1. I've loved him as an actor since he was on Everwood back in the day! Thank you!

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  9. First off, wow these heels are incredible!!! I still need to see Jurassic World. So glad you enjoyed it! This is the perfect dress for it. Always love a unique print.

  10. I just love how fierce this outfit is! You look so good in green and this is such a cute dinosaur print too. It's so unique and cool. Love the boots!

  11. Nice dress, you look so gorgeous! ^_^

  12. The shoes is just fabulous, your outfit is gorgeous, and love your share about dinosaurs :))

    Capturing Life Memoirs |

  13. A dino print dress?! Now that's a seriously fun print.

    Le Stylo Rouge

  14. Such a stunning dress!!! The print, cut......and thse sandals.... Everything is perfect!! Love it!

  15. I adore the print of this dress so cute!

    I loved following along with your vacation photos on insta and I am looking forward to seeing more photos here! Beautiful cover photo :)

    Ginger Side of Life

  16. this print is so adorable!

  17. I've always wanted to see the sunrise at Red Rocks! I bet it was/is amazing! And I really want to see Jurassic World--I've heard nothing but good things! LOVE those sandals!

  18. Mmm... I could say two names of bands, but I am not sure, so I will wait for you to tell us about the concert in 2 weeks :) I love Martin Short, he is so funny! I saw Jurassic Park, and I am such a child sometimes, I could even scream, so embarrassing. Not Jurassic World, Jurassic Park. Now, your dress is amazing! I have a dino T-shirt, but nothing like this amazing dress, I loved it! And the shoes too! Together they really look fabulous, and you too, of course!

    1. Oh yeah, both movies are legit kind of scary! Haha. Thank you!

  19. Love the dress with the gladiator heels.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  20. What a fun dress! I love the print and it looks amazing with your hair!


  21. You look lovely in this adorable dress! And, you have accessorized perfectly (as always). :) T.

  22. Craziest dress ever!!! hahaha but it looks fantastic on you! ;)


    Seize your Style

  23. Qué vestido tan ideal!!! Tiene un estampado precioso!!!
    Un beso Lauren

  24. Well this is a fun print! I wish I had had this dress to wear when I went to go watch the new jurassic world movie! It would have been perfect ;)


  25. Super cute dress! Love the print! <3

    - Anna

  26. Wow what a unique dress...I love it on you Lauren, especially match with those gladiator sandals so awesome!!

  27. Another super cute Folter dress!

  28. beautiful casual all look…Such an inspiration and awesome look different from others!

    elan clothing / makeup looks / designer salwar kameez


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