Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Q: How Do You Make a Milkshake?

A: Give a cow a pogo stick!

Hilarious jokes aside, I was so tempted - SO TEMPTED - to title this post "My Milkshake Brings All the Boys to the Yard" but, you know, not the right message I am trying to convey on this teeny tiny corner of the interwebs.

This milkshake dress has caught my eye numerous times in the last year or so. I've seen a skirt version as well. I believe it's originally from Dangerfield, an Austalian clothing company, but I bought it second hand off on of the good ol' BST groups on Facebook that I am a part of (in fact, the lovely lady I bought it from is close to me - we live only an hour apart!).

I spotted this for sale and knew it was time to make it mine. While I don't typically reach for a mostly solid black dress, the milkshake border print is bright enough to satisfy my sweet tooth. I love that there are multiple flavors included - strawberry, chocolate, and more!

It was about a size or two bigger than I needed but that was solved easily by popping it into the dryer after washing it (yay for it being 100% cotton!). It actually shrunk it a decent amount. It's still a bit big on me but not terribly so. In fact, I don't mind it the way it is. It can be added to the cute and comfy section of my wardrobe!

I was also very excited to wear my new shoes. I snagged these pink beauties during BAIT Footwear's Black Friday sale but I don't wear my little BAIT heels much in winter so these had yet to be worn. Worth the wait, they're a perfect match for this dress, don't you think?

And of course, I had to wear my Erstwilder milkshake brooch. Was there ever any other brooch to consider??

If you live anywhere near New England, this past weekend was a treat (oooo look at me, making puns again!). Starting last Wednesday, the sun was out, the temps went up to the 50s and 60s, and then on Friday and Saturday it even hit 70. Summer in February? Well, all right!

While I do so enjoy winter, it was a nice break from the snow and cold. I ditched the tights for a few days, got to leave the coat and scarf on the hook by the door, and rolled the windows down in my Juke for every errand I ran. It was great!

How long will it last? No one can know. It's gotten a bit cooler again this week, with temps down in the 40s, but that's nothing compared to previous weeks (brrrr!). Perhaps it will remain this mild for the rest of winter? I just know better to not get too comfortable - we always have at least one more snow storm that sneaks up on us just when we think it's over for the year.

Fun fact - I had a snow day on April 25th once back when I was in junior high. Yup. Boston.

Moral of the story here is that us Bostonians simply can't tell how long this surprise Spring time will last so I am going to spend my time wisely, ice cone in hand, wearing milkshakes on my dress.

Ready? Let's play a game of find the incredibly annoying (yet adorably irresistible) boyfriend...

He's charming, really. So, so charming...


  1. Such an adorable dress! I love everything you've paired with it, too. Even though I'm also not a fan of black, I do own some dresses with black backgrounds. If the print on them is cute enough, then I'll deal! ;)
    That's awesome you were able to shrink it enough so that it's not huge on you.
    Tomorrow it's going to be 70 degrees here! Can't wait, and I can't wait until it's here to stay! :)

  2. Omg! This look is AMAZING! I love everything - the dress, the shoes, and the brooch. <3


  3. This dress is so adorable, I totally get why you had to snag it! This is the most perfect location for it, too! I love how the weather is going from in the 60s to the 40s, and by love I mean I really hate it.

    I love that blooper photo! I should get Anthony to do some of those, haha!

    xo, Helene

    1. Haha! Oh it happens all on its own. Not pictured here: me snapping at him and threatening him if he didn't stay out of the background LOL I am the best girlfriend, I swear!!

  4. Awwww I love these photos! lol, the last one though. What a dork. :D

    I cannot WAIT to get my milkshake skirt and then "twin" in a way with you. But now I have to think of the perfect location because I love that you shot these at a cute ice cream place! They turned out well!

    1. Thanks! It's good to hear since it was kind of a pain in the a$$ to get these!! It was windy and supposed to be cloudy but the sun kept coming out from behind the clouds, making it challenging to keep track of my settings. Ahh well. The things we do for our blogs!!

  5. Hahaha. I love that little photo bomb. :D Stunning dress! It goes without saying, but it's absolutely gorgeous. Love the print!

    - Anna


  6. You looks so gorgeous! Dangerfield has some great stuff, I have a couple of cardigans and a skirt from them. I love how you have styled the skirt and the brooch is perfect! Hahaha love that blooper :D

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