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ph. by Lucas Velozo

Vintage 70's maxi dress (courtesy of mama)
Forever 21 crochet headband
Old Navy wedges
Wooden bangles (from St. Marks Pl)
my little boy, "Binks" 

I've been on a "semi-blogging hiatus" for the past few weeks (sorry guys), trying to work my butt off in the hopes of saving for my much anticipated vacay in Brazil this coming August. What better way to end the luscious summer days than a month-long trip to quintessential sexy-town, aka Rio de Janeiro! It'll be my first time setting foot in my boyfriend's hometown. Although I have a pretty good feeling that my shopaholic tendencies are gonna kick in when I peruse Rio's eye candy markets and shops, I'm already contemplating what cute little necessities to pack before I get there: easy breezy maxi dresses, denim cutoffs, bikinis, sandals and loads of crochet here and there (crochet is my current weakness). I promise to chronicle every bit of my exotic getaway with outfit snaps and picturesque landscapes!

Top mission starting (eh hemm) 6am tomorrow: hitting the gym for the next 23 DAYS to squeeze into a two-piece and "possibly" swearing off starchy goodies for the whole month. haha!

If you've been to Rio before, I'd absolutely love to hear your suggestions of cool restaurants, shops and any type of fun attractions worth checking out. :)


Katie said...

Love the dress!

leopardloving said...

love love it!

Blackswan said...

oh the maxi dress is goregous! and so are you! jealous of the weather there in New York! it's so cold and rainy here in Aus.

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kirstyb said...

love the pics that headband is fab xxx

The Jilted Lovers said...

pugs rule!! you look gorgeous

fashion clocked said...

gorgeous i am a huge crochet fiend too!!! love the shots your lips look awesome and the dress and headband are a cool unexpected mix!xxxx
thanks for your sweet
fashion clocked call by sometime.x
kisses, katie.xxxxx

Winnie's Wardrobe said...

Omg lovely dress its gorgeous and i love your hair! :)

good luck with the mission at the gym!

xx Winnie

Alecto said...

loveloveLOVE the pattern (and the back) of this dress. and a vacay in brazil? sounds absolutely magical.

style-haus said...

u look great in that maxi print dress and i love the crochet handband! and cute!

Amy said...

I love that headband and you are so pretty!

fashionlikeheroin said...

doesn't f21 just ALWAYS kill it w the head gear?

Fashion Chalet said...

Thanks for the tips!!

In love with your dress and wedges.



Tee Sea said...

What a lovely headband!
this is super random, but i really like the lighting in the photos as well and was wondering at what time of day they were taken?

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Amy said...

KILLER dress. You look gorgeous!

Constance said...

Wow, you look stunning!

Carissa said...

oh my. you're so so pretty!

Ashley said...

The crochet headband is so cute!

Diana said...

you look beautiful in that dress!

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Bionica said...

Rio!!! how exciting =)
so fun

I love the head band
and the red of the dress is just so vibrant

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DaisyLine said...

great pics and stunning outfit ! i loce maxi dresses <3 yours is amazing :)
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Mode Junkie said...

OMG, great pictures babe. you totally rock that maxi dress. soo sexxaayy. and love that last pic so much. how cute is your pug? ;)

have fun in brazil!

xoxo Mode Junkie

LaurenSchoon said...

Cute dress! I love the headband and your hair! You're so pretty :)

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Lainey said...

You look fantastic as always m'dear. I love the back of your maxi. It's so sexy and unique. And yes, F21 makes the greatest bohemian headbands.

Wendy said...

I love the headband!

Skye said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog :]
I love your blog ♥

Gorgeous pictures!
I adore your dress ♥ :D

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TristanEmma said...

What a great outfit! I love rummaging through my moms closet to find vintage pieces.. That headband is adorable and I love the sunglasses.


-laura. said...

amazing dress! oh and i'm doing the same thing extreme gym-time for the next few weeks, not that you need to even lose a pound your tiny! loves x

Domonique said...

Adore the headband! Hope the mission went well!


Phoebe Rose said...

I can't tell you how beautiful that dress is!
Amazing! I love your blog :)

Silvia Couture said...

great dress and photos! looking good!


Shhhh said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your lovely kind comment, really brightened up my day.

Love your blog by the way

Charleston said...

absolute bohemian beauty x

Tastes Eclectic Fashion said...

Such bohemian cool!

Ashley said...

I've never been to rio, so I will be so excited to see your pics from there. I love this dress, it's a whole lot of print but you really pull it off!

xoxo, Ashley

Beth said...

You are gorgeous!

I love that bright white headband against your hair color.

Binks is so adorable!

You asked about my nationality-- I'm half Filipino and mostly German and Polish!

MOLLYKT said...

gorgeeeeous headband :)

Tash said...


And I love honey and the moon, such a sweet song.


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Sonja P. said...

omg...the last pic is so cool!!!


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