6.13.2011

inners as outers.

this was a weekend of celebration and remembrance.
a high school graduation and a funeral.
while it was nice to connect with family and friends
we haven't seen in a long time,
it's sad to think these are the only times we get together.
i didn't have a chance to take pictures of the outfits i wore to these events, but i had to snap a few photos of the hawaiian memorial park. it's up against the mountains, and the grounds are beautifully maintained. on this day, the clouds were low and the view of the mountaintop was just surreal.

 this is a dress that i normally wear under things,
like big chunky sweaters shown here.
however, its pretty tulle and ruffles deserved
to be worn outside...at least once.
i threw in the last photo only because i thought it was funny that mini-he's ball just happened to bounce on by.

29 comments:

  1. This dress is gorgeous, I'm glad you wore it out! The ruffles are so pretty. Those shoes are quite fabulous too.
    Those photos you took of the clouds and mountains are stunning. You live in a very beautiful place. It's sad when you see families only at funerals or graduations, but its nice to see them.

    ps. That last picture made me giggle
    xJennaD

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  2. great look! especially the dress! I know exactly what you mean, it's a bittersweet feeling, but it's definitely nice to see them and catch up.

    http://samalamode.blogspot.com

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  3. It's a beautiful dress...and the ball photo is a lucky accident!

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  4. that dress is beautiful yet appropriate. Such a sad time funerals... The pictures are amazing. the mountains swirled in mist.

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  5. the pictures of the park you took are lovely! i'd love to visit such places :)
    and you look stunning in that dress! congrats for the graduation :)

    come check me out, i did some interesting post on Luisaviaroma's firenze4ever party!

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  6. Really nice dress!!!

    Lola x
    http://lola-x.blogspot.com

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  7. I know the feeling, I went to a family funeral recently, such a sad occasion. You look lovely in that dress though and your photography, especially the mountains is stunning! x

    www.cupofearlgreyandasmile.blogspot.com

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  8. The last picture is so funny!
    I like it, very candid!

    Poison

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  9. really really beautiful, i love the dress and your hair.
    xx

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  10. You look awesome! That dress is stunning! x

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  11. LOVE these photos - those mountains are amazing, and the last one with the ball? EXCELLENT.

    merci,
    Shan

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  12. Beautiful dress hun. I love events like graduations that bring everyone together. :) xx

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  13. No I'm glad you posted the one with the ball as it is the only post with your entire outfit! Looks really pretty :) and love the belt.
    xx http://highwaiisted.blogspot.com

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  14. The dress is gorgeous on it's own! Loving the ruffles and the hem line and loving the chunky belt with it. The necklace was also a nice touch. It's the same with me: only seeing friends and loved ones at different occasions...must slow down and spend more time with loved ones!

    www.plentyforpennies.com

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  15. The dress is lovely! I'm glad you wore it just as it is, because it would be a shame to not show off those lovely ruffles!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

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  16. Love the necklace. And the last picture is so cute :) It's so sad that families get to meet on such occasions only, the same nearly happens in my family as well and we don't really live too far from each other.

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  17. haha i love the ball picture! little black dress always looks good with pearls<3

    xx
    http://www.trend-ish.com

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  18. Pretty dress!! I love it!
    And gorgeous pictures! I'm glad you got to spend time with your family, but so sorry it was because of a funeral. Those funerals are always bitter-sweet for that reason!

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  19. the dress is sexy! esp with the shoes! love it! sorry about ur loss

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  20. The dress is beautiful! Congrats on your graduation!!!

    XpXp
    Plami

    http://fashion-thrill.blogspot.com/

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  21. Very edge!!! love the all black outfit accented with the necklace!

    blog.misspouty.com

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  22. Very pretty dress. I can see how it would be cool as an under layer to stuff as well.
    Love the photos, beautiful.
    The photo of you with a ball in the shot is funny.
    Daphne.
    http://fashiondivamommy.blogspot.com

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  23. Gorgeous! And that applies to both the dress and the scenery...

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  24. The landscape there is so beautiful. That last photo is funny haha, you got photo-bombed by a ball!

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  25. Dress is beautiful! The pictures of the mountain is breathtaking. Wow!

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  26. cool photos...that necklace is kick ass. you look classy in all black.

    cactusandcucumber.blogspot.com

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  27. Great photo with the ball. I love all your posts, though.

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