Nearly New Year.

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Vintage Plaid Dress, Vintage Ferragamos, Purse: Thrifted.
Hair Bow: Forever21.
Key Necklace: Gift from my aunt.

Hello! 
This is one of the two vintage dresses I thrifted the other day. Usually I think I would have passed it by, but I began following Noelle's Favorite Things a few weeks ago and have really become inspired by the way she wears plaid. She also takes her photos in the beauty of urban NYC, so I thought I'd venture to my much (much) smaller downtown area for photos.

I went to church today for the first time since being home at the somewhat 'regular' church I've been going to for the past 9 months. I don't know why, but I've felt it hard to be excited about going to church and getting into the word. Perhaps it's because the excitement of being a new believer has worn off and the feeling of being in touch with Him is harder to reach now. I dragged my body out of bed this morning, knowing I should at least put effort forth before I go back to Kent regretful for not making it at least once. And I am sure glad I did. Church was wonderful for me and it opened up my heart again to being excited about all things in Him. The talk today was on not giving up and positively living your life which was perfect to get me inspired for the new year. I'm now anxiously awaiting for next Sunday when I can go again--thankful that my heart excited ♥

With much love, Lauren.
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16 lovely little notes:

Shamu Boo said...

Very glad to hear about your great church visit. It is so helpful to charge the batteries in that area to stay the loving, strong woman you are. Sure helps me out too.

That dress is wonderful, very retro but on the cusp of being back in at the same time. Like the color of the tights and was glad to see them at least a little. Those shoes are adorable! Superb photos, dear :)

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Sammi said...

Ahh this dress is SO lovely, and the location is wonderful! Like always, you have the best thrifting luck!

xox Sammi
www.thesoubrettebrunette.blogspot.com

Madison Martine said...

Such a perfect look! I love the bow in your hair!

xo,
Madison Martine
http://madisonmartine.blogspot.com

Elliementary, My Dear said...

So cute :) I especially love your hair. I want to go out and by a bow now haha.

Petina Carvalho said...

you look absolutely lovely ! love the tartan look and the bow is so pretty ! you inspire me so much.

Cassaela said...

That is such a gorgeous tartan dress, and I love your shoes too. I'm a total sucker for tartan xD
The Undercover Dress-Up Lover x

~K said...

Successful thrifty find!

Federica Colombo said...

Such a lovely blog!
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Neeti said...

I really love your sense of style. Have recently come across your blog and have been addicted to it. Lauren you are a beautiful person. May God bless! And always looking forward to your posts :)
P.S: this is my first comment in the blog world and I am really happy to have debuted with my first one on your blog.

Noelle said...

I am so glad to hear that I inspired you to get this dress because its AMAZING! Keep it up, you're adorable!

Also, thanks so much for mentioning me on your blog. <3 <3 <3

Kalie said...

Perfect dress, what a great find :)

Wild Flower said...

Cute dress, I'm loving the plaid too! Hope you are having a wonderful holiday

Kaylee
xo
Wild Flower

Erin C said...

Lovely! Blackwatch (which is the specific tartan plaid your dress is) is my ultimate favorite plaid coloring! That's awesome that you felt encouraged and re-energized by your church service, God always seems to know exactly what we need in each moment. :)

Jamie Rose said...

Oh man this vintage dress is perfect! What a great piece for the holiday season. I'm sure you can mix it up for the upcoming winter months too. Adorable!

Amia Wheatley said...

Love the plaid on this dress, you always find the best thrift pieces!
Amia

Natasha Atkerson said...

I used to read your blog a couple years ago, but somehow it got deleted off my blogger reader! Needless to say...."I'm baaaack!" Lol!
I can relate to your struggle with church, it seems like Satan seriously attacks me on Sundays. Sometimes you just have to ignore feelings and do what you need to, ya know?
Beautiful outfit!
Blessings,
Natasha
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