9.21.2010

brick garden

I will never stop feeling charmed by Boston’s North End. It is just so adorable – like being transported back to a quaint European world. Today while catching up on some sibling time with my brother, we stumbled upon this hidden courtyard of brick and wiry plants. A place so sweet all I needed was a cannoli and some twinkling lights.

I dug this dress out of my closet today, which sadly has not seen the light of day too often. I remember spotting it years ago at an expensive store, putting it down after I saw the price tag, and then finding it almost a year later at the Saks outlet. Yes this is a true story indeed (and for much, much less mind you). It was a touch too big for me at the time (nothing a tailor can’t fix), but its graphic flowers, and brick reds, golden browns and deep navy made it too hard to put down. Long story short, I need to wear this more often, and fall just might be the perfect time to finally start showing it off!










*Many of you have asked who takes the photos for my blog. In fact, it is not just one person, but a few people. A few amazing people which include my brother (pictured above), my best friend, my mum and even my boyfriend (happy birthday yesterday!! ;) ) who are all so incredibly helpful and willing to put up with my variety of photo shoots. Thank you so much, I love you all :) xo

{Marc Jacobs dress; Boutique 21 shoes; vintage belt; J Crew bracelet; F21 ring; Ray Ban sunglasses}


56 comments:

  1. that dress is amazing. i haven't been to boston in lord knows how long, i miss it.

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  2. HI Diana....so in love with your dress...what a find to already have in your closet:)

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  3. That dress is so pretty! That's awesome that you found it at the outlet so much later.

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  4. That dress is so pretty on you!! You really look lovely in it. And I love the photo backdrop =)

    And how sweet of your loved ones to help you with photos.

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  5. Looks really pretty andI love your shoes so much! Greetings, Luci My new Blog: http://the-dreamwall.blogspot.com/

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  6. This dress looks sooo cute:) Love the pattern:) And your shoes are great:)

    xxx

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  7. alskdfjalsfj! i love the pattern of this dress! so so pretty!

    and what gorgeous brick! i wish there was some brick near me! (man i really need to move!) orange county has no historic places like this at all.

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  8. omigosh i love your dress!!! and the belt <3 <3

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  9. Pretty dress! Uve a great sense of style!

    Thx for the comment! Im lovin ur blog too so lets become blofried wht say u? Xoo

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  10. You look great! Love all: dress, bag and beautiful shoes <3

    xoxo

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  11. The brick buildings remind my of my childhood streets. They serve as a perfect backdrop to your pictures. Your dress is very lovely.

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  12. OMG! I want that dress!!!!
    xoxo
    K.
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  13. The dress is gorgeous! I also always have a variety of people taking my pictures depending on where I am and who I'm with, it makes for interesting photography!

    Hope you can stop by THE FASHION SMOKE

    Phiephie x

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  14. Ei I love the location!!!! And the pics are wonderfull! SO i love your shoes! darling I absolutely follow you! thanks for visit and if you want follow me!
    S.

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  15. Amazing!!!...Ilove your dress!
    xoxo

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  16. I love that dress!!!
    And oOoh cute brother ;) I wish I had people to take photos for me :/
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  17. Love your dress hun! Hope you have a lovely Wednesday xxx

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  18. Gorgeous dress! xx


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  19. I love what you've done with the dress by adding that green belt! It lifts it up like a dream! :)
    XX



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  20. great pictures! i like your blog. hope you will become a follower of myblog too?
    xoxo

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  21. Love how you paired it with the green belt. Awesome combination!
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  22. Love the print!!!
    This location is an awesome place to shoot photos.

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  23. great outfit, you look very nice :)

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  24. That dress is just so pretty! Fantastic shoes, also. :)SarahD

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  25. that's really nice that alot of people are helping with your photos !
    as for me. its just mr.tripod . the remote and myself :(
    anyway.. the dress is stunning !! i guess it was a match made in heaven for you after reading that story of yours :)

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  26. Think this autumn will definitely be the perfect time to put this dress to good use! Adore the pattern and the pairing with the green belt. Your hair looks gorgeous here by the way!
    Robbie xox

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  27. I really like your dress and shoes. They look great together.

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  28. Aww, it's a wonderful dress! You certainly should wear it more often! xxxxxx

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  29. I love the dress! It looks great on you! And the shoes are a great touch! :)


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  30. Lovely dress (as usual) and I also love your green belt! It's definitely a great fall ensemble. I've been wanting to visit Boston's North End for a while after reading about it in Jane Jacobs book. Apparently it used to be considered a disaster and all the urban planners wanted to tear it down, but she visited, thought it was a really special neighbourhood, and wrote about it in a way that revolutionized Urban Planning. There's your trivia for the day?

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  31. Thank you very much for your lovely comment! Very cute outfit! I will look after these shoes, because they are really amazing and they are so similar to the shoes from Miu Miu.

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  32. I have not been on your blog for ages i lost the url i just found it again and have realised what i've missed ;p
    I love Love LOVE your blog! And your outfit is just SOO nice :) The Dress <3 and how you've put the bag and dress together two different patterns!!

    QueenBeee; xx
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  33. Pretty dress!
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  34. Thank you so much! You are so sweet! So are you serious about the story about the dress? When I read it, I was like NO WAY! Its an urban fashion myth! HAHA!
    It is SO CUTE

    XX

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  35. Oh, very lovely dress and shoes! You rock it!

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  36. i love your dress and shoes. a perfect match!
    love,carmen

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  37. i wish i could spend a day in your closet! that dress is darling!

    m.fay
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  38. very pretty dress! love it!


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  39. I love dress!!! you're amazing!
    pass to my blog!
    kisses francesca
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  40. great post - love the dress xxxxx

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  41. I love your dress.. it's match with your bag and your shoes.. <3
    xo, Lorine

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  42. You are so gorgeous! :)
    Love the pictures and LOVE that dress. :)
    Xx

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  43. Very charming, I adore this print!

    <3 Kelly

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  44. that spot is great an so is your dress :) it is always so nice when you have so many people supporting you!
    have a lovely day!

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  45. I love this dress it looks great on you!!

    Emma
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  46. Oh my! I'm in love with the exposed brick and red barn doors of your location! Your dress is also mighty pretty, so I'm pretty much smitten with this post! xxx

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  47. The dress will look great with tights and boots too. Love when a piece can move through seasons!

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  48. Now that dress is truly beautiful and I love how you styled it so relaxed and different.

    How lucky are you to have so many people to take your picture it is normally me and a tripod sometimes my mum takes some for me xoxo

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  49. great dress!!! I am loving your style ;)
    catita
    xoxo

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  50. you look so cute! i love these shoes! and great pics!
    cheers.

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  51. Gorgeous dress. The green belt is a nice addition.

    Boston is one of my favorite cities to visit. It's been a while, though. I need to go again.

    I haven't paid your blog a proper visit in a few weeks, so I'm diving in to look at past posts. A few comments might pop up on some older entries :)

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thank you!! :)

xo -- Diana