Friday, 22 April 2011

easter cupcake

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So, this look is a bit more cream puff than I usually go for, but it's always fun to experiment outside your comfort zone a bit. I bought this dress off ebay with some of my Christmas money, which I got in lieu of presents this year, due to locational and address difficulties. I wasn't sure whether to bid on it, but finally I couldn't resist the novelty pattern, which consists of robots, russian dolls and skeleton keys, among less recognizable shapes.

On another note, I stole these socks from Urban Outfitters--inadvertently I promise! My usual routine in Urban Outfitters is to wander around, think "Oh that's cute.... wtf, that is so not worth £80." Then I'll try on something by tba and be outraged at the price vs. the fact that it's made of polyester. Then I'll reach a breaking point when I throw up my hands and think "I need to get out of here." Which is what happened this time, except that I forgot I was holding these socks. I realized when I was at the underground station, and I didn't go back. I guess I'll have to go to confession this Easter. ; ) Whatever, these shoes were $40, and while they're very cute, they are murdering my feet from all directions, so UO and I can call it even I suppose.

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Look how heavily it weighs on my conscience...
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Speaking of Easter, a sweet tradition in Barcelona is that all the pastry shops sell chocolate statues. Some are amazingly detailed, and often they represent popular figures, such as Barça players (I'm still sad about the final of the Copa del Rey, for any Spanish football fan readers--unlikely, I realize). Anyway, there was a selection in the windows of the little square where we took these photos.
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dress: See by Chloe via ebay, socks and sandals: UO, belt: charity shop

68 comments:

Closet Fashionista said...

Love that dress! The print is adorable!!
and *gasp* You are a law-breaker!!!! haha :D
Those chocolate statues are sooo cute :D
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Ashley said...

This looks really cute on you, though, and I love the easy, undone hair. OH, and once I ordered some stuff online from UO, including three pairs of socks, and I only got two (I think one got lost in the mail because my package came to me totally damaged) and I never reported it...so there! You don't need to feel bad anymore. I didn't get socks that I paid for, and you got socks that you DIDN'T pay for. So it all works out. Right? Right!

Barcelona looks amazing. Just gotta say.

Lay Rosa said...

Oh so cute ..love your dress!

xoxo

Ashley said...

Hey I like the new blog background and header :) You definitely can't say now that you don't like a floral print...hehehe.

Melis said...

oh my goodness, you look incredibly cute. i love the whole look, i wouldn't be able to pull it off. also, i'm jealous of all the candy! :) happy easter!

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FoofandFaff said...

Man, I hate shoes that look like they should be comfy but they're so not! Excellent dress tho :)

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Ashley: Ha! You have no idea how irritated I was that I couldn't find a decent one without flowers!

islabell said...

those shoes are adorable, thats so annoying they are uncomfy. i was thinking of buying a pair just like that online. Now I think I hold of and buy them when i can try them on to make sure they don't kill my feel.

you look so cute today, i love the photo of you jumping
xx

LikeSpinningPlates said...

I think this is my favorite outfit ever of yours!! That dress is so cuteeee eeekkk!!! And i've always been searching for a belt that is a nice turquoise like that. Love the shoes and socks and I want to jump inside that window display from the last photo... shrink myself and possibly live there???

A said...

Nice pictures Emily.

CAITLIN said...

that dress is adorrrrable! this is the easter outfit you spoke of, i presume? :) love it. also, urban outfitters robs everyone everyday who shops there, so you were only correcting an injustice. can't fault you for that. also, those chocolate statues are so amazing! i would want one except i wouldn't be able to handle not eating it (once when i was a kid i got a decorative egg made out of sugar--yes, just sugar--and i even ate that! my sweet tooth is out of control).

ps love the new header!

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Caitlin: My thoughts exactly about Urban Outfitters!

Ashley said...

I absolutely love that dress! I think it can be really fun to just go all out girly from head to toe sometimes:)

If it makes you feel any better, I recently walked ot of a supermarket with an eyeliner I didn't pay for because it had fallen all the way to the bottom of the shopping cart and I didn't see it when I got to the checkout!

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Amber Blue Bird said...

the print, the print, the print. Its so cute! Cream puff yes but I like cream puffs :) Oh and dont worry about jacking those socks from UO, I doubt they are hurting from it

Jenni Wells said...

Just think... those socks probably cost UO 30 cents. I wouldn't worry about it too much. That corporation has enough money the way it is! Regardless.... they are adorable! And that dress!! Totally amazing.

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paperwhales said...

You look so lovely and playful in this dress! :)

Rosy (of Raindrops on Rosy) said...

ok...um...your officially the most adorable person in the world. I love the socks and shoes and love that simple dress. so beautiful.

Annebeth said...

omg THIEF :D

loving the outfit, so sugary sweet on the surface, but CRIMINAL on the seedy downside. I'll never look at you the same way.

Tanvi said...

Such a cute dress Emily. Love the touch of belt. The new blog layout is totally spring and refreshing too!

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Diana said...

i love your story about the socks!! hahahaha so many times i go shopping and am holding something and go to throw said item in my purse accidentally because i put evvvverything in my purse -- its a problem but i have never actually done it... yet! :-x also, i adore this dress! so happy you bought it its adorable!! xo

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sojourned in style said...

I noticed you new header! And I love it, so relevant to what you do while so lovable. pretty pretty dress, the pattern is irressitable. socks were a real steal weren't they (I had to)! your shoes are a piece of lovely, even if they hurt.

Sarah said...

I love that your story is in sharp contrast with the look you created, here. (I'm sure I'm not the first person to have commented similarly.) I've come very close to doing that with a small item before--I'm glad to know it happens to others and not just me!

The print on that dress is fun. I don't know that I'd ever go for it but you're making it work! I'm a little jealous.

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Stevia said...

that is the prettiest sock I have ever seen!
and how you match it with your sandals
so cute!

i love your dress too
how very bright and fun!

the statues look so amazing and tempting. LOL

Happy Easter!

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ALYSSA said...

OMG! haha so sorry! I just saw your comment on the toothbrush blog. That's a blog I, along with a few group members created for one of our marketing classes! I guess I was still signed into that account when I commented!! haha oh man! I signed up under the toothbrush blog account with my school/work email address while my personal blog is with my personal email address because I didn't want my classmates looking at my personal blog!! I bet my other group members are probably weirded out saying "who is this person?" haha Sorry about that!

Lucy, Dear Fish said...

It's kind of amazing that you accidentally stole those from UO! I swear, they need some stealing going on, they are making ridiculous amounts of money off of me! Barcelona is so lovely, I hope you're having an amazing time!

Miss Donata said...

such a great print on that dress! love the green accent of the belt too!!! =))

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Terri said...

It is a wonder that you didn't set off some shoplifting monitor somewhere...and only after several weeks of no blog posts, we discover you in a jail somewhere.

I actually like this look on you. It's springy and you are light on your feet.

Xavi said...

Mones de Pascua...
Delicious. Hava a happy Sant Jordi Day.

Rachelous said...

That dress is lovely :) Considering the price of everything in UO I think accidently leaving with the socks is allowed ;) they look perfect with the sandals so maybe it was fate.. xx

Nikki said...

You look so lovely :) I adore your dress :) x

PatriciaSilver said...

Awww, so cute *-*

nesha said...

oh wah, the shoes and the dress are so cute! i'm in loooove with this outfit. i think for my outfit post today i'm going to do a little ankle-socks-and-heels thing myself!

Codeine said...

thank's for Your comment :)
so nice :)
xoxo

GIRL AND CLOSET said...

Hehe, oops, on the shoes... they are SO adorable in red. And I love the dress, gorgeous pattern and the sleeves & ruffles are so, so pretty. You look fab. Happy weekend. xx veronika

Amber Rose, Laughing With Broken Eyes said...

I absolutely adore you, did you know?
I once inadvertent stole a Sprite from a shop.. I picked it up, drank it as I shopped, and then a sales gal offered to throw it away for me. I felt so bad afterward.. ha!

Anyhow, I swear you are getting more and more gorgeous, and I'm not just saying that. xoxoxo

ps: Sleepover on! (was that tacky? ah well)

danniekate said...

i absolutely adore this. cute chloe dress! xx

Tomz said...

Very nice pictures Emily, I like the way you pose..

Yeraldin Morillo said...

Nice pictures! you are a very narural girl , I love your dress !
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Laura said...

oh my oh my!!!!!!!! i LOVE this!!! you look so cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Velvet said...

You look so happy when you're in Barcelona! I love love your outfit, specially your dress.

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

Oh my, I don't know where to start. Your new blog header and background are delightful! I can't get over that Cowardly Lion postage stamp.

YOUR DRESS! I've been looking around for a good novelty pattern and I must say this one takes the cake. Or cream puff ;) Amusing story on the socks. Oops!

dr.antony said...

The new header is lovely.
But to be honest,I don't see anything,other than you !

Femke de Groot said...

omg, you look so cute!
love the dress and shoes,
lovely blog.
xo

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eliza said...

Lovely outfit & super sandals! Oops about the socks, I always worry about doing something like that haha! Loving your new header too by the way :) Have a great weekend!

She is Sara said...

Haha cream puff! You look sweet though! I love the details here, the color of the belt and those little socks just make the look perfect, have a great weekend!

My said...

you are stunning and that dress is so lovely!
haha . . . the socks, stolen or not, are adorable!

Abi said...

Absolutely love this dress. Great bid. Really like the pairing with the shoes/socks.

I sometimes worry I'll accidentally walk out of a shop with unpurchased goods and always double check myself.

PS- Great new layout and header.

Becca [Free Honey] said...

I really like the dress. It's so sweet, but it also has that retro chic feel ala Zooey Deschanel. I'd totally wear it! I also adore the picture of you jumping. I always try for photos like this, but can never quite get a shot mid-air

Guapizimo said...

Such a cute dress your wearing!

Vicky said...

Such a wonderful dress! Love it!
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simplychic said...

what an adorable little dress, and some adorable photos to go along with it :)

Marisa Noelle said...

My goodness, your outfit is simply the cutest!! The dress=totally precious..and that mint green belt is so sweet. It does remind of a cupcake..totally delicious:) Hope you had a lovely Easter day!

The Attic People said...

The dress was worth the bids, you cant beat a good print. Switzerland has similar chocolate displays all year around...amazing!

Krystal said...

you're the cutest! happy easter, i hope it was relaxing at least :) i have the same thoughts as you as I walk through UO, unfortunately!

Harriet said...

THat dress is so lovely! It goes perfectly with the shoes, but shame they are so painful.

I once accidentally left a restaurant without paying, but I felt so guilty and worried I trekked back across town to pay! They hadn't even noticed!

Rebeccak said...

It is actually really cool to see you in something so frilly and girly! It totally suits you - and seems perfect for spring. Never a bad thing to break out of your comfort zone!

Stef / Diversions said...

Love this dress - robots and russian dolls - who could resist?!

I walked out of Claire's with a pair of earrings caught in my hoodie once. I was a little miffed I didn't "thief" a nicer pair :p

Raquel said...

OHHHH I don't know how to express how much i like that dress! It's darling! And nicely accessorized with that belt and shoes! I think this must be one of my favourite outfits from you :)
I know what you mean about the shoes, I have a very similar pair from Zara and after some walking my feet get really sore. But I tried today the Swedish Hasbeens + H&M shoes that are very similar to yours today and they were very surprisingly comfortable, like they were made for my feet! If I could I would have got them, but anyway, I have already one pair of wooden sandals, that are at Madeira though :/
And I wouldn't worry about the socks, UO didn't loose anything with that, with their prices they don't loose any money I am sure!

PS: I am really enjoying your new layout and header! :)

Adora Mehitabel said...

thankyou for your beautiful comment. you made me smile :)
i love your blog. your photos are so so preety.

Monique said...

First off, I love the new blog design. I mean love love love it. It's so soft and easy on the eyes and has a nice vintage feel to it.

2nd, thanks for the birthday wishes.

3rd, Your dress is adorable. Those shoes look like they may be comfortable but then again the wooden sole can be a tricky one.

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Monique: The wooden soles are not the problem so much as the fake leather straps. But it's ok, I stomped around wearing them with thick socks today, looking a bit stupid in Barcelona in the spring time, but it's helping to loosen them up!

Caitlin Rose said...

Oh I love your dress! and yes, that's exactly my own experience at UO, except I also would include asking someone working for a size of shoe and watch them talk to their friend instead of getting the shoe.

Lovely Blog Emily. Thank you very much for checking out my blog. I can't wait to start following you. oh, and you're Canadian, which is always nice : )

Penny said...

hahahahh!i laughed a lot with this story!the same thing has happened to me- unfortunately i got out of the store carrying a swimsuit which was far from being my size...i think i held it on my hand to browse behind it for a bigger size and then got out of the store because i didnt find anything and it was still with me!i gifted it to a girlfriend!

Tashrin said...

What I don't understand is that why UO sells such gross stuff that looks very cute but murders you when you put it on!!!

Just so you know I am loving your Barcelona shots, kind of living vicariously through you. :) It's been a long cherished dream to go there.

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Virginie's Cinema said...

cute cute cute!

That pattern might be the best pattern ever made. Skeletons keys, robots and russian dolls? What could be better!

Jumping pictures 4ever ;)

Virginie

Pink Penguin said...

That's such a pretty dress, I adore the pattern! You have such a lovely blog going on here xxx

Wangari said...

That dress is adorable, I'm glad you decided to buy it even though it's not something you usually go for. I rarely find anything at uo that I'm willing to shell out for (except for when they have sales) so I agree with your assessment - shoes that hurt vs stolen socks = even :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog btw and for your lovely comment!

Kennedy said...

in love with this dress! youre adorable!