Laura in Wonderland


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dress, belt, necklace: Forever 21:: sheer top: NY&Co:: sandals: Urban Outfitters::
headband: Sanrio:: ring:?



Outift #46 of my 6-Month Challenge

One thing I've grown to love about where I live is the abundance of gorgeous foliage. This is probably why I don't ever want to move to a bigger city-- except maybe Seattle because there are trees everywhere! During Autumn, I am always captivated by the trees changing color and their falling leaves. Nature seems to be so alive around me, and it inspires me to dress with a little bit more whimsy in mind-- like I'm in my own Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland  was my favorite book, growing up. I must have read it 3-4 times a year since I was 7. Though I had a copy of my own, I recall wanting to steal my school library's battered copy with Carroll's ACTUAL illustrations. Just thinking about them makes me squeal in glee just a little bit. Being too much of a goody-good girl, I never did, but checked it out as often as I could (in between Baby-sitters Club and Sweet Valley books, of course)

What was/were your favorite childhood book/s?


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87 comments:

  1. ADORABLE!!!!!! I love the little touches of red in this outfit and your shoes...oh your shoes <3. The books I loved when I was a kid were the Dr. Seuss books, we had a whole collection of them at home and I loved it when my dad would read some to me cause he did it with so much feeling and enthusiasm. I can't blame you for wanting to steal the Alice in Wonderland book at your school though. Those illustrations must be gorgeous!

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  2. I never read the Alice in Wonderland book (shame on me, I know) but it is definitely my favorite story of Disney. I love all the wacky colors, details, and characters.

    Very cute outfit! Love the headband.

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  3. You look lovely and the touches of red are perfect!
    I loved Alice and all the Oz stories!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  4. Those bow shoes are too cute! I was obsessed with Anne of Green Gables as a kid...and the Babysitter's Club...and any book about Greek mythology. Yeah, I was an odd kid.

    xoxo ~ Courtney
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  5. nice dress! I like the red detail! :)

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  6. Loved Anne of Green Gables and Nancy Drew when I was between 8-10ish.
    And, I love your cute headband!

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  7. Alice in Wonderland rocks the CASBAH and your outfit is the ICING on the cake! Love how you styled with the sweetness and amazzzingness/magical look of Alice! That redheadband ROCKS! Happy FRIDAY babe!
    Mwah,
    Big kiss,
    Beckerman sistas
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  8. Your Hello Kitty headband is absolutely adorable! Actually, your whole outfit is adorable.

    My favorite books were definitely Sweet Valley High and Kayla is down with the Twilight series.

    Have a wonderful weekend! Heather

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  9. I love love those shoes! You look great, as usual! Alice in wonderland was one of my favorites (along with sweet valley high and babysitters club) but nothing holds a candle to secret garden. I've read that book more times than I can count! I also have to say I so enjoy reading your blog - I keep following even though I haven't been posting. Keep it up pretty lady!

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  10. Foilage makes me happy too :) I love the last picture where you're in the center of a vast trees. I also loved the Babysitters Club and Sweet Valley series. I also liked Judy Blume, Little House on the Prairie and yes, Alice in Wonderland!

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  11. LOVE that dress. This whole look is just too cute. I particularly love the red head band. =)

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  12. I loved Alice in Wonderland. My favorites were: Where the Wild Things Are; East of the Sun, West of the Moon; and Peter Pan

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  13. Woderland indeed! I love Autumn - it's my favorite season with all the beautiful color of the leaves and apple-picking - best season ever! My favorite books as a kid were like Vanessa said Anne of Green Gables and Charlotte's Web. I love this dress on you and all the additional accessories you've added. Cute Hello Kitty headband. I am thinking of getting a Hello Kitty case for my iphone but didn't know if it was a bit much...

    Have a great weekend L!

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  14. I want those shoes! They are adorable!
    My sister and I used to read so many Baby-sitters Club and Sweet Valley books it was insane! Every time my mom would go to Target we would beg her to let us buy another book!! :)

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  15. Aww... that's such an adorable outfit, Laura! I love it! The Hello Kitty headband is just so cute. I really love the red/black colour combination of this outfit.

    And oh gosh... I was a huge Sweet Valley Twins/High fan when I was in grade school, I even followed Sweet Valley University series haha... Oh gosh, those were the days... and that has pretty much played a big role in my wearing glasses/contacts now ;(

    Cheers,

    Wi
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  16. you can definitely move to seattle and give your love for the foliage. it's basically the best place ever! just saying... :)
    xo TJ

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  17. Adorable. Love the Hello Kitty headband.

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  18. If those shoes go missing from your closet...I had nothing to do with it.
    ps- (BBS 4 life!!!)

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  19. I used to be obsessed with the babysitters club books, I thought I was going to form my own babysitting circle! Sure I still have the video of the film lying about somewhere!! Love your red accessories! x

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  20. this is such a cute girly look! you look so innocent ;-)

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  21. Lady, I also love the fall season with it wonderful palette of changing colors. It's a bit cold where I am but nothing a good coat and a warm scarf can't take care of. I love, love those sandals! How wonderful that you're able to go without a coat still! Ah, I miss the warm weather. That much is true!

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  22. Eeep! What a sweet little ensemble. I really like all the whimsical details, too :)

    I also feel like Autumn is my own kind of Wonderland. It's funny isn't it how it seems so alive despite the decay and impending winter slumber?

    Yikes, don't get me started on all my favorite childhood books. I'd be here all night ;)

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  23. That necklace is super cute! Alice in wonderland was also my favorite book growing up and I always wanted to be Alice.

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  24. the headband is so cute! Oh man I was such a bookworm as a kid. I loooved the amazing days of abby hayes baha. I wonder if they have any new ones out ;) cute blog!

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  25. NOW i know why i adore you!!! I LOVE Alice in Wonderland!!! Look on my blog under (oh here it is):

    http://sassyuptownchic.blogspot.com/2011/08/do-you-care-for-tea-why-yes-im-very_3006.html

    I went to an Alice in Wonderland Tea at the Windsor Court Hotel. I LOVE THE BOOK, MOVIES, ETC. It's my favorite. Also a fan of whimsy's like Willy Wonka, Mary Poppins, Sound of Music. I love anything magical. Laura, I love
    your dress, key necklace and hair decoration. You are too cute! Wishing you a great weekend and I appreciate all of your comments on my blog. ((HUG))

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  26. Where The Wild Things Are!!

    You look so pretty. I love this outfit.

    What happened with the earthquake when you were young? I'm so curious.

    Xoxo
    Tracy

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  27. You look adorable!! I love the fact that this dress has pockets too. My favorite childhood book was The Witch's Broom Stick. I also had a book for tons of nursery rhymes and short stories that I loved.

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  28. I love your dress!..
    you looks so pretty and cuute as usual sweety!
    i'm so happy to be back and read lots of your post and other of our fellow lovely bloggers!
    Thank you .. I missed you so much!

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  29. i
    ve never read it! i've seen the disney and other movie versions, which are probably not akin to the book, i'm sure. i have so many books from childhood & i still have them now.

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  30. you look so cute- lovely colour combo, very ladylike and feminine!

    Come follow my blog darling! xx
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  31. SO cute girl!!!
    Alice was one of my faves as well(as you know!) I also really loved A Wrinkle In Time by Ursula Le Guinn. LOVED that book alot!!

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  32. very cute dear..love the red belt..it really completes the outfit.

    I am doing a Jeffrey Campbell giveaway on my blog and I'd love for you to enter. http://www.walkinwonderland.com/2011/10/purple-blazerjeffrey-campbell-giveaway.html

    xoxo!
    Sheryl

    www.walkinwonderland.com

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  33. Laura this dress is so incredibly flattering on you! I love it. And your styling with the little touches of red is amazing :)
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  34. Aaaah I think I may have found my blogger twin in you lol. My favourite book is also Alice in Wonderland and I have 3 old copies at home that I just satare at literally teehee. When Im down all i need tis to open its pages and i immediately feel infinately better! ^_^

    On another note very cute outfit you have on =) I really like how you've co ordinated with you red accents. Tres cute ^_^

    Eeli

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  35. Those shoes and your headband are both so cute! An adorably simple outfit!

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  36. I love Seattle!! I used to go there every week for a project while in consulting! I can't believe you'd never want to live in a big city...what about your two bffs you visited a few weeks ago? Hmmm my favorite childhood books, similarly to you babysitter's club and I loved curious george!

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  37. awww you look to cute! The headband and shoes are so lovely :)

    I love Alice in Wonderland too!!! It is such a fabulous story of adventure and growth. I was the queen of hearts at high school when we did the play :)

    Olivia :) x
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  38. you look so cute ! love it

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  39. you look so cute ! love it

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  40. you look so cute ! love it

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  41. TOO cute ! love your headband cutie :-)

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  42. your outfit is so cute! :-) xx

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  43. This dress is awesome on you, v smiling! agree with you on fall too, it's the best time of year, though it looks a lot warmer there than over here right now! with regards to childhood books I read a lot of my mums from when she was little, beautifully illustrated 50's books about the sweetest things like picnics, faeries and ducklings, haha! soo innocent!

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  44. Lovely blog dear! Visit mine and if you like we can follow each other :)

    MaryFashionLove

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  45. Ahh you look so cute Laura, I love the pop of red everywhere! I adore your sandals and your red toe nails hehe..

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  46. I LOVE alices adventures in wonderland. One of my absolute favorite books to this day. AND I LOVE YOUR SHOES. dis outfit so kyooooot!!

    anastasia

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  47. So cute! I love that necklace.

    I used to love books of girls with secret hideaways: The Secret Garden, A Little Princess, Mandy, Behind the Attic Wall. I really wanted a secret hideaway of my own. I was also really into the Sleepover Friends series, though reading them now I see them more as food porn for children. I'm sorry, no fifth grader can eat that much junk food in one night.

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  48. hi! I am new to your blog. loved it! and I am also a fan of Alice in Wonderland!!!

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  49. I so love your outfit! Your headband and shoes are adorable! <3<3

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  50. I looove Alice in Wonderland! One of my fav books as I got older...I actually didn't read it when I was young. Little CJ was all about The Bernstein Bears, Winnie the Pooh, and Little Critter!

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  51. Alice in Wonderland and The Secret Garden were two of my favorite books growing up. I completely love this outfit from head to toe...all your little details like the sweet headband and locket necklace are darling:) Love, love, love it!!

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  52. Cuteness! I actually did a lot of research on Alice in Wonderland and the backstory for a project when I was in high school. Love it!

    One of my all time faves that gets me all teary eyed is The Giving Tree :) Even more meaning now that I have a kid!


    Dirty Pink Cardigan

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  53. That last photo is to die for!!! It's so beautiful and whimsical. I was walking through the rain yesterday and was so happy that it's fall. Also my favourite season.

    As a kid my favourite book was Harriet The Spy, I used to like to imagine that I could become a spy like her... I've always been nosy.

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  54. Oh how sweet! very cute and wonderlandish :) Love the headband and shoes. I am on the hunt for a super skinny red belt...

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  55. You headband is just adorable and I love the black and white layering! Oh, and your hair looks fantastic! Hope you're having a lovely weekend so far!

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  56. love the photos, love the outfit. if it's one thing i miss here, it's the actual change of seasons and the changing colors of the leaves during this time. the last picture is really nice.

    [oomph.]
    What's the next line? Help write the story!

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  57. you look sooo cute!

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  58. Love this look! You really do look like Alice In Wonderland!

    PS My name is laura too ;)

    -Laura xx
    http://wrinkleintimevintage.blogspot.com

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  59. love the shoes and cute little black dress! you look adorable <3

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  60. Those shoes!!

    I totally was a BSC and Sweet Valley fiend, too. Did you read the new Sweet Valley book? It was kind of meh, but I still felt like I needed to get it. I guess it was some kind of closure, lol.

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  61. I think that headband is my favorite part - so cute! As a kid I read a lot of books, period. I think I appreciated Alice in Wonderland more as an adult, though!

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  62. As soon as I saw your outfit, I thought, "OMG, ALICE IN WONDERLAND." I love this look on you!

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  63. I particularly <3 your necklace. Alice in Wonderland is one of my favorite childhood books too! :)

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  64. What nail varnish are you wearing? It's soo nice!

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    Nadia, XOXO (your newest follower)

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  65. I dig the Alice theme! It's actually a trip down memory lane because I used to dress up like her for Halloween. Love the mature take on this

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  66. that's a really cute outfit with a top worn inside a dress. I like the subtle red accents. The necklace is really cute too! I like the Alice wonderland story too. That's one of my favorite stories, another one is Charlie's chocolate factory

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  67. I love your take on Alice, Laura! It makes me want to try it -- although I don't think I can pull it off like you do.
    Atlanta is actually known as the city in the forest or something like it. We have muchos trees, but for some reason we aren't really known for it. When you fly into Atlanta you mainly see a sea of trees and then a few of our tall-ish buildings. It's a definite perk to living some place so humid and hot most of the year -- lovely, delicious shade. Scotland on the other hand is nearly treeless. Plenty of heather and peat, but very few trees (it was deforested centuries ago). It's still strange for me to see mountains and hills without a single tree on them.
    Cath and I were HUGE Wizard of Oz fans growing up -- and I loved the original drawings in the Oz books. It is the same sort of magic realism/fantasy that Carroll was such a fan of.
    Ooo sorry for this epic comment! Hope you had a loverly weekend!
    xoxox,
    Lar

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  68. such a lovely look!!
    totally love alice in wonderland and lion king :)
    have a great week ahead

    xoxo

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  69. You're lovely !
    My favorite child's book is "le petit prince" of Antoine de Saint Exupéry, deep and beautiful !
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  70. Your hairband is outstandingly cute!!!

    Hehe, you remind me of Minnie Mouse in this outfit for some reason! <3

    How's things going with you? Job hunt and all? It's Monday morning in the office for me today and I sure wish I was home surfing the net. :(


    xoxo,
    Addie
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  71. aww you look soooo freaking adorable! :)

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  72. haha thats so interesting because i hated alice in wonderland! it was just so weird and trippy, i was kind of scared lol. as i got older i learned to appreciate my namesake storybook, now its one of my favorites.

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  73. wow, you're shoes are super cool!!

    xx, Sabinna and David

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  74. Oh my goodness. You look too cute! I love this idea of wearing a sheer top under a dress.

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  75. Love this :) The little red details really make this outfit stand out

    xx
    lilithfashion.blogspot.com

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  76. black is with a pop of red is so classic...you look great! Mix and Match Fashion

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  77. my favorite would have to be Beauty in the Beast. I rewatched it again last year and I loved it even more.

    I also like Hercules, especially the song 'I won't say I'm in love.'


    I so love how your outfits are always inspired by the childhood things that I once loved or still loved... like the hello kitty one. haha. :D

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  78. Re your comment hun. Awwww you shouldnt be self conscious! Thats what fashions about, wearing WHATEVER you want. After all its one of the pleasures we can actually control ;)

    Hope you're having a good wind down from the weekend =)

    Eeli x

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  79. I really really love your outfit. Very cute with the black & red hints.
    I remember reading the old Alice in Wonderland story when I was a child. It was the long version with the hare and tortoise etc. Classic story.

    Talitha xx

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  80. OOhh. So true. My neighborhood also has a lot of tress I would really hate the day I'd have to move
    Anyway, I really like how you add the red belt. Perfect accessories with that darling headband :)
    Oh gosh.. My fave children book would have to be Alice In Wonderland, I supposed. :p

    <3
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  81. Very cute outfit! Love the shoes!

    And yes, I liked Antichrist as well. I watched it by myself which I shouldn't have but there is something so disturbing about Lars von Trier's films that it makes them fascinating!

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  82. This outfit is the complete definition of adorable, I absolutely love it. My favorite childhood books, I liked Sleeping Beauty and I read the Babysitter Clubs books too. I sometime would read Goosebumps as well.

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