Scarlet Begonias

     Ugh Monday.  There goes my resolution to be more positive, killed in the very first utterance of the day. I don't think it is possible for me to be very positive on Monday mornings though, unless its some sort of holiday I have off.  This weekend, however, was nice.  Friday night I met a friend and we tried this wine and cheese restaurant and bar, which was delicious.  I don't really think you can go wrong with that combo...ever.  I had a glass of Riesling, my favorite.  Then we split a butternut squash dip appetizer and an apple, brie, and caramelized onion panini as our entree.  This was followed my chocolate fondue for dessert. Yup, heaven.  I was in a delectable coma of cheesy chocolatey goodness afterwards, which did make the drive home afterward a little difficult. 
     Saturday was full of the one thing that makes me even more excited than food! Thrifting! (Alright, well it's a close tie).  A thrift store in the next town over does an event twice a year called the ten dollar bag sale.  It's pretty much the best thing ever.  For ten dollars, you get to fill a paper grocery bag with as much clothes and shoes as you can.  I roll everything into little balls, and got four pairs of shoes and probably about 15 dresses in my bag! You can fill as many bags as you want, but since I sometimes want to be able to see the floor of my room, I tried to use some self control.  Some of the stuff I am excited to try and alter a little bit with my new sewing machine too. 


Outfit Details:
Dress: Vintage
Blouse: Vintage
Tights: Sears
Boots: Target (last year)

    This dress is one of my new finds from this weekend.  I love the little silver flower buttons up the front!  The blouse is another favorite find from the past, and I am really surprised it hasn't surfaced on here yet.  The flower embroidering is really pretty, and there is another one on a a front pocket that isn't pictured.  As for the post title, as I am sure you can gather, I am standing in front of a scarlet building (also seen in this Chevron post), and I have floral dress on- they are probably not Begonias though.  I love the red back drop, but red is really hard to photograph! The camera kept on focusing on the building details, making me in the foreground a little fuzzy.  And as usual, I couldn't resist a silly jump shot!
xo Hannah


  1. very cute I love the layering of the blouse and the dress :)

  2. We know how you feel, Monday's can be tough! Thanks for commenting on our blog. We actually do hem most of our dresses. We think that most of the 1960s-1980s dresses we purchase look more modern hemmed. But we try to keep the length on our 1940's-1950s pieces because we think they look better long:-) It's ALOT of work hemming the dresses, but there is two of us so it makes it a little easier:) Anyways, hope this answers your question and have a great week!!!! Vanessa

  3. you are so fun! love all your spunkiness. i am biiiiiig on optimism, but i'll tell you what, mondays are universally hard. actually, the mostly just really, really suck big time.

  4. Such a pretty dress and looks pretty on you :) xo akiko
    Style Imported

  5. Oh my what loverly loverly finds! And whoa...that all sounds heavenly both the food and the thrift store sale. And chocolate fondue!! All this talk of food has my tummy craving something de-lish here at midnight:) Really could a weekend get any better!! Hope your week is going just as awesome! xx Marisa

  6. oh you look sooo pretty, this outfit is all super lovely! :D