Wooden Antlers

Story behind the dress: Greetings!  I can't believe it's the end of January!  While I'm not sad to see winter go, I'm realizing time is ticking on a lot outfit ideas and outfits that I've worn but haven't necessarily been photographed that are more or less only for winter!  This dress is from Retrolicious via ModCloth that I got a few months back.  It has deer, owls, foxes and trees all over it.  It's teal, so that makes me think of winter but all the browns also make it a fall dress too.  I'm banking I'll probably be ironic and wear it over the summer at some point, because I'm me.  

I almost returned this dress!  I love it, but it has a dropped waist that I'm not really used to.  While I don't mind pleats, they are not necessarily my favorite.  (If anyone has good ironing tips regarding pleats...please lemme know!!) I tried it on a few times before officially deciding, and gosh darn it the print was too amazing to not keep.  I wore this dress to a solstice party back in December, but only got a crappy under fluorescent lighting outfit photo with equally cutely dressed Katie.  I really liked how I styled it though, so I wanted to recreate it for a blog post (though I spaced on adding earrings)!

Style details: As I mentioned, the dress is Retrolicious via ModCloth  It is no longer on ModCloth, but it can be found here at Unique Vintage.  The cardigan is Old Navy, the brooch is Deer Arrow, the tights are Target, and the shoes are Nine West.

Because I love you guys, I took off my cardigan on a semi-cold morning to show you the dress in it's entirety.  The one downside of being a largely based dress blogger is that jackets and cardigans sometimes cover up the cut of the dress while blogging in the winter.  Since this cut is a little different than what I usually rock, I thought it was worth sharing.  I'm a size small in pretty much all Retrolicious and sister company Folter dresses, for the record, including this dress.

Motivational: I've always been into volunteering and activism, but I've picked up the pace a lot over the past 6 months or so and it's become a regular part of my life now, as much as anyone other social activity.  I'm sharing this with y'all because having that stuff to do regularly and look forward to has helped keep my head on straight as everything else in my life's environment seems to be shifting every few weeks.  There are studies that have been done that people's self value and worth goes up when they're apart of some kind of community outreach, and I have found that to be true within myself.  Because this has been a powerful thing in my life, I thought it was worth sharing.  So if your life ever hits a snag, consider doing something for mankind as it'll help you and the world.  


Music! This post, "Wooden Antlers" is based off of a song by the band Milo Greene.  It's a short song, but with the Bambis all over this dress it felt too appropriate not to use!  I saw Milo Greene over the summer at a music festival after not even knowing them at all and I've been smitten ever since!  They're definitely one of the more modern bands that I'm on board with!

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. Adorable outfit! I love everything you paired it with. It is especially perfect with those tights and the brooch! That is great advice about volunteering and community outreach. I'm glad to hear that your work helps bring extra positivity into your life! <3

  2. Super cute!! It's wonderful that you're an activist for animals' wellbeing. Good for you!! I'm with you when it comes to standing up when you can...and should.

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  3. Very cute! I love the dress! And your tights are such a fun color! Fabulous advice, too. That's awesome that volunteering and activism has become a part of your life! :)

    Hope you have a great weekend!


  4. This is such an adorable dress and I love all of the colors. Really, the colors remind me of every season! The deer print is charming. Kudos to taking off your cardi too! I used to do some colunteering down at my local historical society, but haven't had much time with Ava now.


  5. nice!
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  6. Looking so cute in that pretty dress and cute white heels! :)

    Love your attitude and positivity! :)

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  7. Such a cute dress and totally your style! Loving those tights too! :)

  8. Wonderful blog! I love and i follow your blog, please follow me too

  9. your dress is so fun and full of prints, Great style <3

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  10. Great romantic outfit!
    Have a nice week!
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  11. Loving the color of those tights!

  12. This dress is so cute and I love the tights!

  13. such a lovely dress! :D

    Have a great week!
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  14. This print is awesome! Whoever designs the prints to the fabric must have so much fun!!! I love it with the white cardi and shoes too, perfect pick Lauren!


  15. Cute colored stockings! Nice look. Enjoy your week!


  16. The animal prints of the dress are so adorable and unique! And agree that getting involve in community outreach is definitely beneficial, thanks for sharing!


  17. Such a gorgeous dress Lauren and I love how you paired it with these fabulous white heels. I keep seeing you style all these beautiful dresses from ModCloth, which means that I need to try ordering from them. I use to volunteer and my sister is pretty big into it still and seeing how happy it makes her, makes me want to get into it again. Glad to hear it makes you happy:-). Have a great week Lauren!


  18. Beautiful! Love the color contrast between heels and tights. Eye popping and head turning! <3


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