6/19/13

Baby Carrot

     I was going to title this post "Creamsicle" based on the nice creamy color of the dress and the summery-sweet ring to it. That is, until R dubbed me "Baby Carrot".  Orange dress, orange shoes, orange hair...I guess I could see what he was getting at.  He even proceeded to place my green grocery bag on my head (for the carrot stem of course) and giggle while I sat glaring at him from across the couch.  People, this is love.
     Outfit Details: Dress - Allyhoot Vintage // Shoes - Keds // Sunnies - BCBG Generation

     Anyway, whoever was kind enough to send good luck and nice thoughts my way on Monday, THANK YOU, because it worked! Let me explain.  I like the house that I live in, get along with my roommates, and love my bedroom, but a few weeks ago decided that by the end of the summer, I would like to try to make my vintage shop a full time business!  (Eee!) Then, while randomly searching Craigslist for vintage two weeks ago, I came across my dream apartment, in my dream location, in my actual price range, and left work immediately to go outside and call the listing number.  As the post had already been up for a few days, I sadly got a call back that night saying that they had already shown it to about twenty people and that somebody was already signing a lease.  I was heartbroken even though I had only seen pictures online, but saved the lady's number in my phone anyway.  Fast forward over a week later to last Friday, when the lady's number rang on my phone when I was leaving work to ask me if I had found a place yet.  Have I mentioned that the apartment is located literally two blocks from my office, directly behind my favorite coffee shop, and on the ground floor of a beautiful old Victorian house?  I literally sprinted over to see it, fell in love even more, then proceeded to drive myself crazy all weekend waiting to hear whether or not the other girl who was going to sign actually fell through or not.  I got a call Monday evening asking if I wanted to sign a lease on Tuesday, signed it last night, and now the dream apartment is mine!  The moral of the story, I guess, would have to be that if you really want something, keep on hoping for it even if you don't think its possible!
     Sorry for the novel.  As for the dress, it was a recent purchase from Marisa's amazing etsy shop Allyhoot Vintage!  I fell in love with collar on this one, and picked up an amazing green dress too which I am sure you'll be seeing on here soon!  Marisa told me that both dresses belonged to a school teacher in the 50s and 60s, and I loved that she knew a bit of history about the pieces! Thank you Marisa for curating such a lovely shop, and I highly recommend you all heading over to check out her finds as well!
   Hope you are all having a wonderful week! I am on day 10 out of 12 for work, almost there!
xo Hannah

26 comments:

  1. I hope you get the place! That's so exciting :)
    Haha, and love the baby carrot look you're pulling off. So cute!

    Trendy Teal

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  2. YAAAAY I am so excited for you!! This is awesome news, can't wait to see some pictures of your new amazing place
    You are the most adorable baby carrot that there ever was. I love this dress and those sneakers are fantastic
    xJennaD

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  3. Love marisa and her shop - have wanted to buy many dresses, many, many times. :) You look so cute with your new hair. :)

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  4. Hannah you look adorable! I love this dress - amazing colour, and you look nothing like a carrot!

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  5. That dress is so adorable - it definitely looks like something from Marisa's shop - so cute! And congrats on getting the apartment! That is so awesome! Can't wait to see pictures!

    xoxo,
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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  6. Congrats on the new place! It's always amazing when your dreams come true (so cliche...I know)

    This dress is adorable though. Pieces that have a different color than what you usually wear are the best!

    Flounces & Hubbub

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  7. Wow that is an amazing story!! You are so lucky girl! Congrats!! Love your hair too, I didn't know you dyed it! And this dress is so pretty :) I love Marisa's shop too! That's funny that the bf called you a baby carrot, totally sounds like something my Hubby would say!
    Jessi
    haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  8. Yaaaay congratulations! I can't wait to see photos. You should let your boyfriend name all your outfit posts.

    Rachel

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  9. Omg, congratulations on the apartment!! That's really amazing, I'm sooo glad that you were the one to get it!! Can't wait to see pictures. And the orange dress is so cute (I love Marisa's shop), and I love that she knew the history of the dresses. That's awesome that you're looking into making your vintage shop into a full-time business! Lots of exciting things! :)

    xox Sammi
    www.thesoubrettebrunette.blogspot.com

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  10. indeed it's love! and i love the story of your dream apartment! hooray! and what a lovely dress!

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  11. YAAAAYYYY!!! congrats on taking the leap into doing what you love!! i'm so excited for you, and your store is the bees knees so it'll only keep growing ;) and what awesome luck with your apartment. it's clearly the month of hannah ;)

    xo Marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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  12. so amazing dress- lovely color!
    love your blog :D

    ANECIA WAS HERE- more than passion ♥
    blog | facebook | twitter

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  13. My friend Polly Bland introduced me to your blog today and I am just obsessed! You look so cute in this coral dress! Can't wait to see what other outfits you have in store :)

    Xo, Hannah

    sweetsweetnoir.net

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  14. Wow- lots of exciting stuff going on for you! The new apartment sounds absolutely perfect and I can't wait to see pics. I'm really excited to see you go full time with the vintage shop too!! I really love this dress on you and it looks awesome with your matching hair :)

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  15. What great luck! Yay for a new place: it sounds like a dream!

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  16. YAYAY for so many reasons. I'm so excited for you and the idea of taking your shop full time! Also so exciting for such a sweet place to live. Can't wait to here more updates on both!

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  17. Congrats on the new diggs! Sounds pretty amazing. Ya gotta love when luck is on your side.
    Love the color of this school teacher dress, so fun!
    Jen
    http://fashionablyfestive.blogspot.com

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  18. oh goodness your work schedule sounds so crazy! is that just the norm at your company to work tons of days in a row then have a short break? good luck for the next two days and HURRAH for the wonderful apartment!! looks like a dream from your insta pic & the location sounds perfect. wow, making your shop full time sounds amazing as well, so many fun changes and i'm sending you the best of wishes for it all!

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    1. oh and i got distracted after all of that.. i LOVE your dress from Marisa's adorable shop & so fun to hear the history! super cute pairing w/ the shoes & funny about R!

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  19. Gah those sunglasses are great!
    ~Taylor
    http://liveandmove.co

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  20. Congrats on your new home! This outfit is so perfect, the colours are lovely and just ideal for summer!

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  21. Yay!! Congrats Hannah...so excited for you with both the beautiful apartment and the full time vintage business. Will you be doing pop-up with it too? I can't wait to see photos of your new place...it sounds like a dream! The hubs and I lived in an old apartment that was converted from an old clothing shop from the 40/50s and it was the best thing ever...was sad to let it go once he got transferred, but I can only imagine how awesome living in an old victorian would be!

    Of course - that dress looks gorgeous on you! (I knew it would..hehe) Love how you simply accessorized with bright pops of color. ALways flawless lady!

    xo Marisa

    Oh and ...quick question...Once I get back to blogging regularly again..can I use one of these photos on my blog for my next shop update?

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    1. Of course you can use them! Let me know if you need a different size or anything, and I can't wait to hear if there is any baby news from you! :)

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  22. This dress is absolutely, magically perfect! It is such a wonderful color and I adore the collar. Plus, you always have the cutest sneakers! I need to get a pair to wear with cute dresses!

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  23. Beautiful as usual! Love the dress with the sneakers!! Such an awesome look!!

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