Cactus Flowers

     A kind of strange, mellow weekend it has been.  Up until Friday evening, I thought I was working a promotional event the whole weekend.  I spent the whole week mentally preparing myself for not having a weekend, so I was slightly put off by finding out my event isn't until next weekend! That means tomorrow is actually the start of the twelve days in a row of work...so hooray for that.  I know I should have just reveled in the fact that I actually had a weekend, but do you ever have those days where you feel something is ruined for the sole fact that what you thought would happened didn't?

 Outfit Details:
Lilac Dress: c/o American Apparel, find it here!
Boots: Marshalls (old)
Scarf: Vintage
Bracelets: The Plaid Barn
Paper Flowers: DIY

    Why all the work you may be wondering.  Well you see, at the end of May R and I bought a groupon to go to an all-inclusive resort in Cozumel in a fit of vacation depravity.  I actually lived in Mexico in a small fishing village in Baja California Sur for five months while studying at the School for Field studies, so Mexico holds a very special place in my heart!  Cozumel is way more touristy than the Mexico I know, but I have a feeling it will be no less beautiful.  It is now a little under a month away so I can really start to get excited about it! That said, I don't exactly have lots of extra cash lying around, so I am working full time at my regular job and then picking up a few weekends at a different job to try to pay off my credit card bill for my plane ticket, etc.!  So, even though I may be complaining about some long hours in the near future, know that it is a means to and end, and the end just happens to be pristine sandy beaches, ancient Mayan ruins, snorkeling with tropical fish, and all you can eat and drink for four days! 
       These photos were taken yesterday and I am loving the stark contrast of sorbet colored pastels against the dry Coloradan landscape.  American Apparel sent over this beautiful lilac hued dress and I am totally loving it!  The top is sheer lace cutouts, and I really like that you can change the whole look of it depending on what color you choose to wear underneath.  It's fun and a little bit sexy without being too over the top.  I opted for bright pink underneath this time and whipped out some paper flowers I made awhile ago for a little touch of whimsy.  And speaking of whimsy, R thinks I am certifiably insane because I thought the mint green fire hydrant looked like an abstract cactus with the flowers on top? Can you see it?! No? Okay.  Well then he may be correct.
     I hope you all are having a wonderful Sunday.  Do you have any exciting trips planned in the near future?  I would love to hear about your plans!
xo Hannah
p.s. Don't forget to enter my giveaway over on Marisa's lovely blog Shades of Monet! It is my first ever giveaway for a $40 gift card to my vintage shop, head on over and follow the super simple steps to enter! 


  1. I can totally relate to what you're saying... when I've planned for something to happen, and it doesn't work out? I get a bit ornery! Ha ha :)
    LOVE the pictures!

  2. love this lace dress and the pom balls! colorado looks so beautiful!

  3. I completely understand you. That can even include small things like if I were planning on cooking or baking something for the weekend with someone, and it falls through, then it just feels so depressing to me.
    Anyways, that sounds so cool regarding Cozumel! Please tell all and post pictures of that trip when it happens! :)
    Cute outfit - I like the sheer top part of your dress.
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  4. beautiful photos once again! love the colors against the background!

  5. Aw this outfit is so cute and I love your scarf wrap! On my way to enter your giveaway now!
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  6. Stunning pictures! This outfit is simply adorable. Love your style, girl:]

  7. ooh, love love those bracelets and that dress! & super jel of your upcoming vacation--have fun, girl! you deserve it! xo.

  8. wow! u look amazing! love these colours :)

    following u and inviting to my blog, hope u will like it too :*


  9. super cute pics, super cute you!

    do you want to follow each other (on bloglovin' and gfc)? let me know!
    see you around!


  10. Lucky you! I have visited Cozumel and it is beautiful. I'm sure you'll hear this from others but you must visit the town of Playa Del Carmen, that is just a short ferry ride away on the coast. Oh how I wish I was going too :)


  11. Nice outfit.
    I love the coloured details.

  12. Great pics. I love the combination of the biker boots with the girly dress <3


  13. oh gosh, you are absolutely adorable!
    the backdrop is just perfect!
    xo TJ

  14. what fun colors! I am LOVING those bracelets of yours. xo

  15. such adorable pictures!! i love the colorful bracelets!! and how exciting for your trip! i just was in mexico last summer for a wedding, it was fabulous :D


  16. Thanks for letting me know about the giveaway on my blog, I'll be sure to enter! :D These are such cute photos, I especially love the second one. Also, your holiday destination sounds incredible, not long to go now!
    Faye x

  17. I love these pictures!! They are so fun and definitely whimsical!

    Working a bunch is a pain in the bum, but having a goal like Mexico has to be pretty motivating!! Jealous!

  18. Absolutely love this outfit dear! I love how you added the combat boots it brings a little edge to this look (: You are beautiful and keep styling girl (;

    Dearest Lou

  19. How fun is this outfit and photos? LOVE!
    I lived in Denver for a year so I understand your pain of missing water after being near the ocean.
    Have a beautiful day!

  20. I love how much fun it looks like you're having in these! It always makes me so happy to see bloggers looking happy in their photos. I've always loved this dress from AA, such a great versatile piece. And I need bracelets! Ah that's so exciting about your trip! My family used to go to Puerto Vallarta every year, so just as (if not more so) touristy. I definitely think that sometimes places like that are great though, especially if you're just looking to relax on vacation. Have fun preparing for it!

  21. I can totally see the cactus thing now that you mention it. I wouldn't have come up with it on my own though. I'm loving this shoot! So pretty with the paper flowers and everything. That dress is the perfect color too. I'm jealous you get to go on such a great vacation! Sounds so fun!


  22. OMG, you're so lovely :) I love the dress, the color is perfect! You've anadorable blog and sense of style, I'm totally following u <3


  23. oh my god.... you are adorable. I love the 2nd photo!!! The best!

    love, polly :)

  24. your look is absolutely adorable! xx


  25. That pink lipstick is lovelyyyy. I have actually been looking for some. And the pink under the dress, good call. Fun and flirty.

    And, of course, a travel partner is always welcome.

    xoxo, hm

  26. I've been lusting after this dress at American Apparel. It looks lovely on you.
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