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Red Velvet

October 16, 2012

Cross-Body Bag: Coach | Vintage Dress: Parsimonia | Belt: Thrifted | Flats: Target

I spent most of our weekend trip to Springfield, MO just enjoying my friends’ company and shopping, so I only pulled out the fancy camera to take a few photos at Red Velvet. It’s such a dreamy shop! I’ve missed popping in to browse the pretty dresses and eat cupcakes.

Isn’t this the most perfect vintage dream dress?! I snatched it up immediately from Beth’s adorable mobile boutique, Parsimonia, at Strange Folk Festival. The invisible hem needs to be re-done, as you can sadly see, but that will make a perfect little Saturday afternoon project for me.

From Springfield, we traveled down to Branson for some outlet shopping and I got quite the hot pick haul!

Haha, I didn’t intend to, but I came away with three lovely items that are all the same shade. The purse is my first brand new Coach bag! I’ve always bought vintage, which I love and think is great, but there is something sort of special about getting yourself something shiny and new and just for you every once and a while.

I may have also gone a bit nail polish crazy at State Beauty Supply. Haha, I stocked up on a couple old faves and snagged a few new colors! Gotta utilize Nicole’s discount while I can! ;) That whole first row is new and I am drooling just looking at them.

  • Love that dress! You look adorable! :)

  • I just found your blog through your chictopia and I think I’m in love!

    You post the loveliest photos!



    • Michelle

      Aww, thank you, doll! You have awesome style yourself! :)

  • Such a pretty new purse! And the nail polish…LOVE IT.

    • Michelle

      Oh god, it felt so amazing to buy so much nail polish at once. It was like a dream lol

  • Your dress is beautiful, and so is that nail polish. Mmm mmm mmm.


  • erika

    Seeing all of your nail polishes, I must ask…. Do you have a favorite or go to color?

  • Oh my gosh, you went to Red Velvet! That is SO cool – it looks gorgeous there! Love the shade of pinkish red you chose. And I would love a Coach bag someday too… sometimes it’s nice to just spoil yourself a little. =) I’m also a bit of an OPI nut. Basically this entire post is awesome!

  • This dress looks excellent on you! the colors and the cut are perfection. Springfield looks like such a great city, I would love to visit someday.

  • I think it’s like every girl bloggers dream to stop by the Red Velvet shop one day! But I think I would feel very star-struck. I love your dress, pretty shape and colours.

    • Michelle

      It’s definitely a surreal experience walking into a place and seeing people that you feel so artificially close to because you follow them online. Red Velvet’s a bit more familiar to me because I kept up with their goings-on IRL before online, but it definitely still feels exciting and weird going there!