Old & New Faves

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For years I’ve been hearing about a lavender farm, oh…70 miles east of me on the north fork of Long Island. I just never got myself there…but finally on my vacation last week I learned that my girlfriend had also never been and wanted to go, so Girls Day Out! I now have a new favorite place. I’m actually not a big fan of lavender scent, but being among the blooming plants the scent was Just Perfect. Maybe next time I’ll even plan to coordinate my outfit with the lavender (duh. bad, bad blogger).

It was actually supposed to be a coolish rainy day with thunderstorms and flash floods. But we decided to tempt fate and go anyway.

Here I am in the downpour. If you look very, very closely you can just make out some raindrops in front of the tree green, but…downpour? Not so much.

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I am wearing my super duper favorite dress by Junarose that I got last spring from plus BKLYN. I’m never quite sure if it’s a leafy print or feathers…but it’s in a lovely colorway of faded aqua, pale pink, soft sulfer yellow, and a darker greyish purple. The fabric is so lightweight…you hardly even feel it on you, it just sorts floats along with you. And for cotton it has a nice drape, it’s not fluffy or poofy or stiff and crisp. Sadly, it is long gone from stores but if I were to try to replace it (impossible, but), I might go with something like this…

Lucky Brand Plus Printed Flutter-Sleeve Dress

I realize it doesn’t look the same, but it shares some of the best elements of my Junarose dress: muted colors, loose drapey fit, shortish flutter sleeves. It has the same sort of ease to it.


Or this one…

NIC+ZOE Plus Nights In Mojave Abstract-Print Dress

Same here – at first glance you wouldn’t think this similar to my dress at all – but the busy print hides lumps and bumps like my dress, the easy fit through the body makes it comfortable for moving or sitting, the long flutter sleeve doesn’t need a sweater over to cover bare shoulders at work, and the print is sort of different. It’s a lightweight rayon vs. cotton but the attributes are the same – it’s light and nicely drapey.


That’s how you “replace” a favorite item. Don’t try and match it perfectly, you may never find anything exactly like it again. But consider what your favorite elements are and try to find those, even though the actual item may look totally different.

Now, I plan to wear this dress til it falls off my body in tattered shreds, so you can expect to see it on the blog at least once a year (like here from last year).

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I wore my comfy trainers cuz I knew we’d be walking a lot, my turquoise drop earrings from a handcrafted fair in Brooklyn years ago, and carried my hooded jacket in case of flash floods. Ahem.

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Thanks to my photographer friend Who Shall Remain Nameless (you remember her from here and here, among others).

I’m linking up today with Emma Peach’s Style with a Smile link-up – go check out all the bloggers who have joined in!

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16 thoughts on “Old & New Faves

    1. Who wouldn’t like sashaying around a lavender field?? And the chickens were so fun. If the chairs weren’t wet from the little bit of rain it would have been nice to “set and stay awhile.”

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  1. OMG, I love me a lavender farm. The color, not so much, but the plant always makes me happy. You look fabulous in that dress, and happy in that pose.

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  2. What a fun field trip and I hope you enjoyed your vacation week. I like the pattern on the dress but especially those little flashes of the deep red color. And it’s Friday again so you’ve made it to the weekend. Perhaps you have another field trip you’ll take us on? Either way, enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Yep, made it to the weekend. And I discovered this afternoon that my dress shrunk in the wash, I’m crushed! Delicate cycle, Cold water, hang to dry, no dryer, I don’t know what more person can do. It’s wearable but not as lovely and flows as it was before. And another dress, that’s my third favorite summer dress, shrunk so much it’s unwearable! I guess I’m going to HAVE to lose weight just so I can wear my favorite dresses! No field trip this weekend, I have a photo shoot tomorrow morning and then just random things for the rest
      of the day, and probably beaching on Sunday. But you can be sure that I will enjoy it just because it’s the weekend.

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