Vintage at the Carnival.

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1950's Plaid Dress: Vintage shop in Florence.
Patent Oxfords, Bracelet: Forever21.
Messenger Bag, Earrings: Thrifted.

Hello

This past weekend was my town's annual carnival which is something I always look forward to. It's a tradition to go every year: one I started out doing with my first boyfriend Matt and have continued on doing in the years since we've broken up. Just because I'm single doesn't mean I can't enjoy all of the 'couple-y' attractions carnivals have-- a little sister is just as good of a date as any boy! We spent the evening on Friday playing rip off games  (which you have to admit, are addicting), stuffing our faces with delicious funnel cake, and having sister giggle fits over the silliest of things. Oh, and watching good ole pig races because this is Ohio we're talking about! I cherish these moments with her so very much. She's my little best friend. Without her I don't laugh half as much or love as much either. What a blessing being a sister is. One I begged my parents years for and although they couldn't have another biological...they gave me an even greater gift with Gracie. I love her so deeply; deeper than blood could ever, ever run. She'd be the only reason I couldn't move away to New York City because it would kill me to be away from her. Her little infectious laugh, smart wit, and amazing cuddles. Watching her grow up has been the greatest pleasure, and as she nears 12 this October I'm filled with dread hoping that she's never too cool for me as we begin to enter these 'dangerous' years. 

I am many titles. Student. Blogger. Friend. Coworker. But I think the title of being sister is the greatest and most rewarding of all. 

With much love, Lauren.

P.S. She snapped all of these photos for me, as well. Isn't she fantastic? x
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Ina R. said...

Aaaw this whole look is so adorbale, I had to pin it to my Pinterest! :)
Beautiful photos! I love all the vintage candy colours! <3

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emmacharlottesometimes said...

I adore these photos. They're so whimsical and fun. The dress is so stunning and perfect for this shoot too.

Emma Xx

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Lauren | Musings of a Flower Child said...

I love what you said about different titles- being a sister is such a gift!
-Lauren
http://www.musingsofaflowerchild.com/

Sabina B. said...

such a lovely look and photos!


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Carmel Elizabeth said...

Sisters are the best friends. I love my sisters. <3

Olivia Gumienny said...

I love the picture of you inside the van - it looks like something from a catalogue! Your sister has great photography skills, she captured you so beautifully!
xx

-Olivia.
www.foxandmint.com

Sarah said...

These pictures are so full of love and I'm here still saying aww. My brother takes pictures on my blog and I love him for it! I wish he would willingly appear on my blog!

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Laura Whitman said...

Lauren,
First of all, I was wondering if your sister snapped these photos - she has a really great talent! I noticed that in another post in which she took your shots; they are just so good! Also, it is so great to see the bond that you have with your sister - it reminds me of my relationship with my sister, except I'm the younger sister! Let me tell you, being there for your sister as a sister and a friend is definitely going to change her life for the better - I know that it did for me!

Also, I've been loving reading about your New York adventures - what an awesome experience and I can tell that it really changed you and made you became an even more awesome person than you already are! Oh, I really LOVE your dress - can't go wrong with a vintage classic! Miss you!

xoxo,
Laura
http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

LaurenLovesLaughter said...

This is such a sweet post! You guys look so happy and your sister is an awesome photographer! These pics look just like something out of the notebook with the carnival setting and your gorgeous dress!! So pretty! :)

Lauren xx

Cindy Dy said...

It's enjoyable to learn more and more from your blog. Thanks for sharing.

MAcy
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