30.8.10

sunday best

Are you confused? You should be. I'll bet that you're sitting at your computer, staring at this screen, your eyebrows furrowed. "Why," you ponder, eyes squinting in utmost confusion, "is this titled sunday best? For it is not Sunday."

Well, friends, that was my meager attempt at READING INTO YOUR MINDS (success! duh.). (And if you weren't confused, then YOU ARE NOW.) (Success! Yet again! Double whammy!) Also, since I read into your minds and discovered your confusion upon seeing the words "Sunday best" (i.e. title), then I will clear the air for you because I am just SUCH a delightful human specimen.

1) This outfit was worn on Sunday. (But that is "neither here nor there" as my sister occasionally says (which I find rather bizarre))
2) "Sunday Best" came to mind whilst wearing this outfit.

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Now there's something about wearing a "pretty outfit" that's strikes me as seemingly bizarre... I feel like I should ROUGHEN 'ER UP. You know? A leather vest... Black boots... A gun? (Or, you know, maybe a leather vest and black boots would have sufficed...)
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I guess there's something about "pretty" seems unnatural. Probably relates to the whole model-off-duty rough and tough trend going on. But something about trying to tie a black leather belt with this pretty yellow seemed even more unnatural. In conclusion, my inner Oprah has been released: Ladies, it's OKAY to dress up in pretty colours and pretty clothes! It doesn't matter if everyone around you is in ripped shorts and leathah vests!
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Have fun with fashion and wear what you like! Like big, obnoxious sun hats... (Awwww. How much should I be Oprah's replacement? We're basically TWINS.)
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Oh and I look pregnant below. What? Why would you say that? That's rude! I'm not! The pose was merely devised to showcase all detailed elements of my outfit! OKAY?! But I feel like a Juno quote would be appropriate in light of the whole "pregnancy" vibe I've created... "So what's the prognosis, Fertile Myrtle? Minus or plus?"
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So happy to finally get pretty pictures at the park downtown. I go there practically daily when the weather's decent (a.k.a. not-so daily due to the weather isn't that decent due to the EXTREME HEAT (but whatever, I'm not bitter or anything...)). I always bike there, but the famjam decided to party it up there with me (by "party," I mean "read"). Can anyone spy my mother and her first appearance on the blog? Brownie points if you do!
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Reading the Kite Runner for summer reading. I'm not even a quarter through and it's been amazing. Any other book suggestions, friends? I want to get into reading again because it's 1) good to cultivate the mind and 2) I look artsy and yeahhh and whatever. (Attempt at irony with jock-ish voice. Fail.)
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"Fashion is there to be enjoyed, to be indulged - to wow in. Don't save it for Sunday best only. Get it out of the tissue paper and be sensational every day." - John Galliano

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(Dress - Vintage/ Consignment $12, Blazer - Thrifted $1, Hat - Thailand, Pink Bow Belt - H&M, Blue Belt - Thrifted, Shoes - Singapore)

P.S. My life is OBVIOUSLY void of excitement. Why would I say such words, with particular emphasis on "obviously"? I got formspring. So now is your time to ask your burning questions and/ or profess a mushy gushy love letter that you're too shy to say to my face! (Hey now, a girl can dream...) But really. Even a "what's your name?" would suffice in making me feel kewl enough to 1) get to answer a question and 2) spell "cool" like "kewl." AW YEAH BABY.

36 comments:

mashi said...

Beautiful outfit and amazing combo of colours. Love your outfit. Love the sun x

Ali said...

Awuh, such pretty pictures! I love your layered belts and how you look like an easter egg. An edible easter egg. *eyes you* A gun would ttly badassify your outfit, yeh. 8D

missy pig said...

The picture of your shoes are cool! you're floating!

Ruta, Look Ugly in a Photograph said...

I dunno if I ever mentioned this, but I love the way you write. It's soooo I dunno, like a really awesome tv show voice over. You know those 90's tv shows that had those voice overs and the person would say cool things, yeah, that's what your writing reminds me of, and if you don't know what I'm talking about, then ummm maybe Princess Diaries (the book series) and the way Mia writes. It all equals to awesome in the end though!

Amazing outfit. It's so pretty. I love that shot where you had your hands on your hat, and the photo is taken from below. We should both dress in pretty dainty dresses and go have Sunday tea and eat macaroons.

I started reading Kite Runner and never finished because exam time came around and I didn't have time. I must read it now.

M said...

Woah amazing outfit! I really admire how you play with colours in your outfits. You're talented and you give so much love to the details. I wish there were more blogs like yours.

And also you inspired me to read some more books ;)
Haha and 'double whammy' and the gun idea made me lol :D

please never stop blogging.

Exuvalia said...

Love how you 'float'.
It really got me excited.
Hahaha, very nice!
I like how you're twirling! :D

Agustina Selviana said...

the photos look so amazing! great outfit, so lovelyyy <3


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FashionJazz said...

Love your hat with outfit hun!! Goes perfectly : ) xxx

Gets said...

Loving your blazer and hat! :D Such a girly outfit, pretty diffrent but you look good all the same! ((: Definitely looks like a Sunday best outfit! And the peals are to die for too <3

Love,
Gets

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sweet said...

I love the blazer and the dress Lexy...
you are so adorable...and cute!!!

i am loving the hat too...you are such a doll..

kisses love
Sweet
PensandLens

Putri Fatma said...

sweet! cute photograph and ur lovely outfit!


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Aimee said...

Haha, I loved the first part of this post explaining why this post is called 'Sunday Best', really cleared things up for me, thanks ;) I love your blazer too :D

Stiene Saenen said...

you look so beautiful and happy, these pictures made me smile girl :D and I love the color combination, great outfit!! xx

kyki said...

You must have like some crazy sixth-sense for shopping, because I absolutely adore every single outfit post you've made. YOU CAN DO NO WRONG! (...Unless you wear a poncho. I loathe ponchos.)

PEE ESS. Send some of that sunshiney weather over here! The past like 274923874 days it's rained in Alberta. :'(

-xo, kyki ♥

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xnoj said...

Awwww, that is a sweet outfit.

If you haven't read "The Perks of Being a Wallflower", I'd suggest it. :)

Emily, Ruby Slipper Traveller said...

I think the yellow dress is just gorgeous, and I'm really glad you didn't feel the need to "rough it up!"

Hannah D. Marks said...

I think you look gorgeous, as does the park. (: No need to be edgy all the time! I can't wait to receive your bracelet...
Hannah
sixletter-daze.blogspot.com

Naka said...

your rocking the at ^^ and i lvoe your naisl :3

MT Days & Nights said...

love your vintage style!

Clare said...

I love this vintage look! I wish the vintage I like wasn't so darn expensive! I am floored by some of the vintage prices I see!

LyddieGal said...

your photos always lead me to believe you have a life jam packed with excitement, or at least lots of jumping. And florals.

The pup is too darn cute!

Chic on the Cheap

CDG said...

I envy you for being able to pull off "pretty outfits" so well. Why can't everyone dress up every day of the week?! And I kind of really want that ring.
Book suggestions? Generation of swine by Hunter s. Thompson and The Tower, the Zoo,and the Tortoise by Julia Stuart. I have a million more but that would make me a nerd and I want to sound kewl for once.

M.Ersa Adiprasetya said...

whoaaa! great looks :) love the color pattern, and i herat that blazer, it's too awesome!

and i amaze with your photos! great shoots and lovely expressions. you look so fun!

vv said...

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ching said...

haha i got a bit confused in the beginning. :D
very cool pics. The Kite Runner?wow. still haven't seen the movie.

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Panda said...

You are so pretty! :-) I love your hat, and the pictures. You dog is so sweet as well, I love fluffy white dogs! I'm so sorry for the long long long wait but I'm back - and posting :) Sorry for the long wait as well, but thank you for your lovely comment! Panda xx

roxanne said...

"a gun?"

hahahaha, i can't. reading your posts and looking at your pictures are a joy (which is something i can't say for a lot of other blogs - shhhh).

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ooh, I adore that Galliano quote! And I used to have a hat just like that - I wore it for Easter as a child!! :P

Jony said...

Wow amazing love the color combination of that blazer and dress!!

ANewPairOfVintageBoots said...

love your ring and doggie woggie!

Rand said...

this is soo beautiful!!!!:):) really lovely
xx

!♥ m i m i said...

You look pretty :D And pretty is good. Sometimes, tough is not. Yeah? Anyway you're right. Wear what you wanna wear. Even that obnoxious sun hat of yours. JKS I like eet. Not obnoxious at all ;D <3

Sorry for not commenting and shizz. I've been a twat. A lazy, procrastinatingg twat.

Anyway. I always love your posts Lexy. Always inspiring and like there's a moral to it haha. Like a Disney movie. Also all the pics are in like technicolour or something! I love that. xxx

Abby said...

This park is really really pretty, and so is your outfit! The little doggy is so cute!

dreamy princess said...

wooww!! I'm totally worship these pictures! adorable outfit, and you look pretty too(:

I don't know if you had them or not, BUT: I have good news: I gave awards for you! check out my blog if you are interested..here's the link http://bit.ly/9V76vA

Cheers,
Dreamy Princess
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sharonlei said...

OHmygosh.. you are so adorable. I haven't visited in a while. Hope all is well. :)

xx Love & Aloha

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