February 9, 2011

Cider and Brick

I've said this once, and I'll say it again, I am determined to hold onto the last bit of winter here in Phoenix as long as I can. I love everything about winter, cold weather, Christmas time, good food, pretty snow, a wonderful state of mind. However, spring weather has certainly been in and out of Phoenix lately, and before I know it warm coats, and layered cardigans won't be an option anymore.

Cider dress: c/o Shabby Apple; Tights: Target; Flats: Ruby and Bloom

The folks at Shabby Apple were kind enough to send me this lovely dress. The moment I saw it, I instantly fell in love. I just adore the color, shape, and lovely detail on the top. Personally, I first thought of fall when I saw this dress, but then I realized that it's an every season dress, as orange seems to be like a color that can be worn all year long.

I decided to wear this dress to my cousin's bridal shower. I felt elegant, and beautiful in it, and was so ready to celebrate my cousin getting married. It was a lovely evening, and I am so glad that I was able to share it with her.

It really is a perfect twirling dress.

See the pretty purple detail?

Scott and I took these photos in downtown Mesa, on the side of the building that I had guitar lessons in early on in college.

Linton-Milano Music Cener is a true landmark in Mesa, and is somewhere that I am proud to say that I attended. It has been around for over 60 years, and is a place that I am sure most people in the area would say that they have visited a time or two (or ten realistically). They have a wide selection of instruments, and offer all kinds of lessons. One of the Linton boys is even in the band Jimmy Eat World. It truly is a special, and big piece of Mesa history.

Do you have a local music store that you love?


  1. i absolutely LOVE the color of that dress! so gorgeous! :)

  2. That dress is really beautiful. It looks wonderful with the tights and flats. You should come here for winter it lasts a lot longer!

  3. Aw, that dress is gorgeous! The color is really nice and I love the contrasting purple zipper.

  4. Stunning dress and that colour IS amazing on you. Love how you paired the dress with the grey tights and ballet slippers. I adore the purple zipper on the back as well, love those little details on clothes! xx veronika

  5. Gorgeous dress! It looks great on you :)

  6. Girl you are SO pretty! I absolutely adore that dress on you.

  7. That dress is so lovely, and it looks AMAZING on you.

    x Courtney

  8. i love this dress on you, chelsea! very nice.

    i wander, i wonder

  9. cutttttttttttw dresss! i found you off of Krisin's blogg... adorable!

  10. that color is so, so beautiful! not quite pumpkin, but it still reminds me of it!

  11. that is really pretty! i loooove the purple zipper detailing :) such a cute addition.

    also, i just wanted you to know that i accept paypal as a payment option now, if you were still interested in ordering a headband! let me know :)

  12. Hi! new to your blog!

    OH gosh! I was just eyeing this dress in their catalog..so jealous but it looks great on you.

    Your complexion and hair color make it lovely on you

  13. Archives: Thank you!

    Sarah- Thanks! I was not too sure about the tights and flats at first!

    Anastasia- I LOVE the zipper as well!

    Girl and Closet- Thanks darling!

    AJ- Thank you soo much!

    Kristine- Awwh shucks, thanks girl!

    Liz- You're making me blush :]

    Courtney- Thank youuu sooo much!

    Little- Oh geez <33

    Sylvia- Thanks dear!

    Ashley- Thank you, and welcome! :]

    Teacup- I feel the same way :]

    Miss teacups- I really love the purple zipper as well!

    Adalid- Thanks! Hope you get it too!