Blue Monday

Greetings!  While a lot of my fashion errs on the side of pinup and retro, I love most dresses.  Unique ones, trendy ones, bohemian ones...they're all good as long as they're fun and interesting and something that I will grow with.  I had been wanting this dress from ModCloth for close to a year now and after some sales a few weeks ago I finally bit the bullet and got it, as it's often out of stock and for once it was in stock...and during a sale.  Sometimes it's just nice to have a dress like this because you can wear it to Target while feeling put together with minimal effort, to a party, to goes with every event for the most part and shift dresses are supppperrrrr comfortable, more so than jeans and pinup dresses actually!

I love the print on this dress.  A lot of people who reviewed the dress on ModCloth complained about it being a print and not being embroidered, but I don't think that's that big of a deal.  It's very well done and it doesn't look cheap in the slightest.  The brand is Sunny Girl, which I own a lot pieces from.  This is one of their more well made dresses I feel, in that it's very durable and super silky to the touch.  Plus, it's lined!  

This is an especially great Colorado dress because, as I'll be better explaining in a post coming up, we don't really have "normal" winters.  The mountains do, sure, but an hour outside the mountains has kind of weird weather system.  It can be 70 for a whole week in January with snowfalls bookending the week.  I took this photoset last week, a few days after our first snowfall (it melted right away, which is why there's no snow in the picture) and a few days before our next.  It was about 65 degrees and overcast, making this a fall perfect dress, especially paired with boots (brand: Soda) and such.  Rounding out the outfit is my first ever Erstwilder brooch (get ready to see tons of brooches on me...I'm becoming a brooch addict!!) and my heart shaped sunglasses from a beach store in Florida.  I know most people think of Colorado as being a winter wonderland for most of the year, but this is actually kind of a perfect outfit for late fall in Denver.  

Thanksgiving is Thursday for those of us in America.  I'm not a holiday person--I'll save the whys for another time, but to say it's "Chandler adjacent" from the show Friends isn't wildly off base--but for the first time in a few years I will be partaking in festivities on Thursday.  Being purposely sidelined from holidays gives one a different perspective on it.  A day to give thanks is cool and all, but every day you should be thankful for something.  I do feel as though some people only take a small handful of days a year to take inventory of whatever goodness they have in their lives, and it kind of baffles me.  So if you're celebrating, definitely be thankful on Thursday...but make it be the first day of a new habit and be thankful the next day, and every day after that!

Music time!  New Order is relatively high up band of those I'd rank in my favorites.  I probably have between 50-100 favorites (I've never officially counted) and I'd ball park them not too far outside the top 20.  They're dance and rock at the same time and their songs seemed to have aged really well.  Sure, they're very 80s in some ways but they're also different enough where you could put them in the same genre as Bloc Party or Gold Frapp.  Being that this dress is blue and today is Monday...why not name this song after the New Order song, "Blue Monday"?  Happy Monday!  

I've recently added two pages to this blog, one that catalogues posts named after songs and another that catalogues all of the concert stories.  Click the links on to see for yourself!  Happy Friday!

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  1. You are right about that--the only predictability weather-wise is in the mountains. The rest of us are screwed. LOL I love this dress and the boots are so cute!

    1. Thank you! And YES! Another Coloradan helping me set the record straight!

  2. Too cute!

  3. Oooh I've never seen this dress on ModCloth (surprisingly). It's so cute!! Shift dresses are the best! I love how you paired it with your red cowboy boots. :)

    1. Hahah, wow. Isn't that a weird feeling when you discover something on ModCloth that you've never seen after combing the site so many times? I've been there!! XO

  4. What a fantastic dress! I am so happy you were able to finally get your hands on it after such a long time of wanting it! Can't go wrong with a great dress! I hope your holiday is good this week. Thanksgiving was last month here in Canada.


  5. This dress really suits you, Blair.
    I have heart shaped sunglasses as well.
    Stella from a Looks & Travels

  6. This dress is darling! I love the colors and the print on it. Modcloth always has the best dresses. Shift dresses are some of the comfiest out there! The red cowboy boots are pretty fab with this outfit too. All of the colors mix perfectly!

    1. Thank you! They really are, aren't they?

  7. OHHHHH, I love every single detail girl!!!
    Kisses, Paola.


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  8. Wow your red boots is so eye-catching, lovely outfit. x

  9. Wow I love the details on the back of the dress!

    Chow Down USA

  10. I love that the back of this dress has the print on it as well it makes even cooler than it all ready is! Those sunglasses win me over every time Lauren! <3 It really is important to look at life and count the wonderful things in it often not just one day or a few times in a year.

    1. Haha, you need a pair like this! Thank you!

  11. I am a total dress girl too, and this one is amazing! I love the detailing. It's so fun with your red boots.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  12. Wow, I absolutely love the pattern on this dress! And those red Hunter boots are amazing!

  13. Beautiful dress!! U look so stylish~~
    Happy thanksgiving! Xo

  14. Wow! Amazing dress Lauren! I love how you styled it with the cowboy boots and these amazing sunnies!;)

  15. I'm loving the dress! It's a dress you can keep and reuse for a long time!

  16. Great outfit, love the pattern on that dress!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

  17. I adore your dress and love that polka dot bag!!

    Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!!

    All the Cute
    Today’s Post: Ivory Plaid & Black Moto

  18. What a fun look! Love the heart shaped sunnies :)


  19. I Love this outfit and how it was paired with those heels too. Looks great

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