A Whale of a Time

And, friends, it's my LAST day at work this week!

Hip, hip, HOORAY!

Last night, I spent most of the evening making a mixed tape and a care package for this gal. I also worked on the shop and started cleaning in preparation for Cayla's parents' arrival. They will be staying with us all weekend for Thanksgiving and I am so happy! C's dad is the BEST cook ever, so I get to stay home AND eat his delicious food. It's a win win.

Today, I had to show you photos of the cutest dress I thrifted recently. It is plaid AND it has pockets and I love it. I may have worn it three times in the last week because it's just so easy and comfortable.


Wrangler Jean Jacket: Vintage
Loafers: Vintage (bday gift to myself)
Tights: Target
Dress: Old Navy / thrifted
Purple Bow: Gift from Sara
Cardigan: Thrifted
MN necklace: I Like You
Sending you all a big hug today,


  1. Hi! I'm a new follower from the giveaway hosted by Swell and Stylish! I love your style! I can't wait to get to know you more.


  2. i just used your idea of charging people for intry and using the money for a local charity, thanks so much! that is such a wonderful idea. i'm hoping to find one that helps families during the holidays.

    i am always afraid to wear bright tights (i wore them recently, but still i never do!), but i love how you wear them here! also, i want your shoes!

    lindsey louise

  3. I love that dress!! I need something like it in my wardrobe asap.

    <3 Melissa

  4. Love your outfit and pretty much every thing in your Etsy store!

  5. Oh that dress is the CUTEST! I would wear it all the time, it's perfect!! Sounds like you have a wonderful weekend on tap - enjoy it!! <3

  6. That outfit looks so, so pretty!

  7. You are absolutely adorable, girl! Loving all of these pieces!
    xo TJ

  8. You can STOP being the cutest vintage blogger EVER!!!

    Amazing find and adore how you styled it, girl.

  9. OOh. the biggest bummer about Canadian thanksgiving is how incredibly jealous I get when everybody is ramping up for American thanksgiving! I want a food coma too :P!! I hope you have a lovely long weekend full of happiness and good food (both of those in absolute excess!).

    Aye, and naturally I was away from the interwebs all day today running errands for work, and then got your email! It figures! Days I can't stop refreshing my gmail account, nothing happens, but the SECOND I walk away.... haha. Thanks for thinking of me, sweet lady!


  10. That dress is super cute. Have a great holiday!

  11. Your hair looks super cute at you :D I love these shocking pink tights :) Or they are neon :)


  12. the bright tights are AMAZING. I love colored tights, I just can't get enough!

  13. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this outfit! Your layers look so freaking cute and I would be living in that dress too- you can wear it with anything! I'm glad you bought yourself some bday shoes because those look perfect on you! I hope you are enjoying your days off and have an amazing Thanksgiving! Eat your veggies! I have a good friend who is like a 4 year old when it comes to vegetables too :) Have fun with the fam!

  14. i think i might need some colored tights in my life. love them!

  15. Love that this is schoolgirl but so not! The plaid and loafers are so darling together, but those punchy red tights really make it fun :)

    <3 Cambria

  16. Hi hun, thank you so much for participating in our gift swap. All I need is your email address to send you your partners info.
    Thanks a bunch!
    xo sandra

  17. Hooray for mixtapes! :) and, I love the dress with the cardigan - so cute!
    ALSO, I don't know if you've already gotten one of these before, but I nominated you for a Liebster Award on my blog :)


  18. I love those red tights!

  19. Cute cute cute!!! (both the dress & the hair). I just love finding gems like that & I've definitely been known to do the same thing :). Hope you had one lovely Thanksgiving Amanda! xo Marisa

  20. That 3rd pic is giving me some serious Angela Chase attitude, which is something I always aspire to.
    And I am SUPER stoked for a mix tape. SUPER.

  21. aww yay, family visits are so wonderful & better yet when they're great cooks! Hope you all had a great thanksgiving! I'm lovin' this look, so simple but such wondeful details w/ the shoes & pretty dress!

  22. i love the layers. sweater AND jean jacket? i'm trying it tomorrow. and the plaid is perfect, of course.

  23. oh, those loafers are fantastic. and i love the pop of color from the tights! tights are one of my favorite accessories once the temperatures cool down.

  24. I thrifted that same dress from old navy!!!!!!!

  25. What an amazing bday gift to yourself! Those shoes are awesome! I love 'em! :)