miss you when you are gone

i hope everyone (in the u.s.) had a wonderful fourth! i had quite a relaxing day and deeply enjoyed my independence :) strawberries and viewing fireworks commenced among the normal bravegrrl sunday musings...
this is one of my new/used dresses... and i think i love it... so 60ish... and ohhh how i love pockets! i really want to wear it with some knee socks and my flat knee boots, but it isn't the weather for that...

this week..

~i spent at least five hours at the park and maybe an accumulative hour thinking about sea horses

~i did a lot of thrifting and have added another vintage 3/4 length tea dress and the dress & blouse i'm wearing in this post to my closet... i was shopping for work, but i like to mix business with pleasure... especially when business really means reconstructing secondhand pieces into something one of kind and a bit kooky

~i got my feelings hurt for someone

~i learned that mothball fumes are veryvery toxic... i never use them... but i researched it because i've found pieces at thriftstores that reak of mothball fumes and wanted to know if there was a way to get it out... the answer... ridding the item of the odor doesn't rid it of actual chemicals absorbed into the fabric! yuck!

~i hand washed all my pretties

~i spent too much time reading blogs and too little time reading books

~i colored

and tomorrow starts a new week...
(kimchi blue dress-salvation army, vintage prairie top-goodwill, jeffrey campbell nation boots, vintage armani sunnies, necklace from mama)


TASHA B said...



Lisa Grace said...

I love that dress! and I completely agree, I LOVE it when dresses have pockets. :)

jemina said...

Sabella, you look fabulous grrrllll, xoxo

Calliforniaction. said...

you are beautiful and look great;)


Great dress...beautiful style!
Gorgeous post.

Closet Fashionista said...

LOVE!! you look so great :D

Anonymous said...

the dress suits you perfectly- you look lovely

Yaary said...

love the jacket! you look pretty cute ;)

Dani Banani said...

love this dress you are wearing!!and the booots took!!!really cool look!!kisses

Dylana Suarez said...

What a gorgeous dress! Love it!


Amanda said...

as usual, you look great!

apparellel said...

you look absolutely gorgeous, i love that dress it fits you perfect! and where are you that you can wear a dress and not be freezing? am i the only one freezing my ass off i l.a. right now?!! haha. love. also i gave you an i heart your blog award, because i do!


Charleston said...

chic and grunge at the same time, i love it x


Anonymous said...

Hi Sabella, :)

The following fashion/style related quotes brought you immediately to mind, especially pondering over posts you share here on your most amazing blog:

“The most important thing to remember is that you can wear all the greatest clothes...but you've got to have a good spirit on the inside. That's what's really going to make you look like you're ready to rock the world.”

— Alicia Keys

“Zest is the secret of all beauty. There is no beauty that is attractive without zest.”

— Christian Dior

And Sabella, you seem to so wondrously embody & encompass both of these states/qualities so very beautifully! As it's quite apparent through your wonderful post photos & writings that you have a truly remarkably lovely spirit & "zest for life" & "things of beauty in life & world-at-large!" :)

And ergo, thusly, you render & project, Sabella, this sorta "majestically, magical regalness" & come off "so stunningly beautiful" here & your ev'ry wondrous post, babe! :)

And definitely sure enuf, "so very ready, to
(beautifully, magnificently!) so rock (our) the world! :) <333


Constance said...

I love love your hair cut, it suits you so much! love the dress on you :)

Anna said...

I love that dress! Dress with pockets are wonderful. My thrifting adventures haven't been that great as of late :/

Every Little Counts said...

wow, where are you? i love that weird white modish looking window?

...and the minidress too :)

Kara Marie said...

great jeffrey campbell shoes!


Anonymous said...

gorgeous as usual, love the dress & the booties!


Abi-Anne said...

Fresh little outfit. Love the dress.


J. said...

Great little dress! It looks great with the boots, but I can imagine how it would look with the knee socks, can't wait to see it when it cools off for you!

Jessica said...

you look great!!!

Anonymous said...

sabella!, sabella! :)

sweetheart, what can i say, but, that you so wondrously inspire! this entirely most awesome photoshoot jus' "so sweetly & subtly sings" & "silently screams" --- wow, "utter beauty & perfection!" :)

as the pseudo-denim, "divinely kimchu-blue dress" is so complimentary & flattering to your gorgeous figure, creating an "oh so" classically chic/casual/comfy look. from its offering of conveniently, cozy pockets, to its "lightness of being" natural nature, & "open-ness unbutton-ness" neckline --- this "sheerly, supremely divine dress" seems to so sensuously allow for freedom & fluidity of movement of your lovely free-spirit and smokin' body, baby! :)

the top makes an ideally-matched combo, providing completely differing looks, worn, or sans as stylish prop. :)

and your choice of settings, sabella, seems absolutely stroke of sheer genius! as the marble architecture with its stately columns & frieze-artwork, seem to "so enchantingly embrace you" & "exquisitely frame you" in ev'ry captivating, scintillatingly, artistic shot! :)

my fave, is the first one at the top (favorite colors bein' blue & green, as reflected wondrously in the abundant greenery & blue skies of mother nature), as i've "never, ever" witnessed "blue & green" so very beautifully juxtaposed --- as with your "naturally glorious pose," sabella, seemingly stretching, so relaxingly heavenwards, with the marble column & stately tree(s) in background, so exquisitely framing your "gorgeously statuesque beauty!" "yes, indeed, 'rock on!', lovely lady!" :) <333


kirstyb said...

loving the dress xxxx

A Stylish Mixture said...

May I take your shoes?

Fashion By He said...

love the denim, you look great!

come follow the first ever fashion blog from a Guys POV, let He know what you think


babygirliegirl said...

Well, i´m following your blog for quite a while and i think you´re style is very unique!
It´s kinda 90s style, but very naturally and perfectly-fitting!!

Trop Rouge said...

you are so adorable. i love your outfits

Nickie Frye said...

Hey! I have that dress in orange! Anthropologie! No way! :D I love this dress. I so wish I had it in other colors. What a score to find it at the thrift shop. Well done!

Thanks for visiting my blog. :) xoxo