Styling a Denim Midi Dress

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After staying in Old Orchard Beach, Matt and I continued on a bit towards Portland, Maine, which had some great reviews. We ate at the most delicious brunch spot, Bayside American Cafe. From the insanely hearty toast to the giant pancakes and dutch chocolate waffles, this place was a major hit with us and our tastebuds. Our waiter was super friendly, too, and gave us the tip to head over to the East Bay area. That ended-up being the best suggestion!

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Después de pasar tiempo en Old Orchard Beach, seguimos hacia Portland, Maine. Las vistas cerca de la costa estaban hermosas en allá! Cuando llegamos, comimos en un restaurante que se llama Bayside American Cafe y se lo recomiendo x 100. La comida estaba riquísima y las porciones gigantes. Lo increíble es que no cuesta casi nada! Nuestro mesero era muy simpático y nos dio la sugerencia de pasar tiempo en frente de la bahía este, entonces lo hicimos! 

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 So we went down towards the East Bay and loved the views. There were tons of boats, a makeshift beach, paddle boarders, bikers, joggers, and a tourist train all in this area. We didn’t even think of physical activity when we dressed for Portland, so some enticing activities weren’t really a possibility for us (I had a major limp sandal and leg, too: see below). We did hop on the train, which was informative and historical. It drove about one mile around the area, which had gorgeous views (and an even better breeze). I would recommend biking along the path or the train for sure- it was really a fun way to pass the time.

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Manejábamos hacía la bahía y nos encantaron las vistas. Habían muchos botes, una playa, y muchas actividades físicas (en el agua o en bici). No pensamos en traer ropa para andar en bici, y me había lastimado por mis sandalias (explicaré más abajo) entonces escogimos una actividad para turistas: un viajito en un tren histórico. El tren nos llevó por la parte de la ciudad en frente de la bahía y nos explicó mucho sobre Portland y su historia. La brisa estaba la mejor parta, aún mejor que la vista porque hacía tanto calor jaja. 

La Mariposa: Denim Dress, Strapless Denim Dress, Jean Derss, Dress with frayed hem, unraveled hem denim dress, jean dress, anthropologie denim dress, denim midi dress, madewell bandana handkerchief,

 La Mariposa: Denim Dress, Strapless Denim Dress, Jean Derss, Dress with frayed hem, unraveled hem denim dress, jean dress, anthropologie denim dress, denim midi dress, madewell bandana handkerchief, dutch braids, french braids

While in Portland, I decided to wear this strapless denim midi. Yesterday I showed you my lace-up midi dress from Banana Republic. Isn’t this one so different though? It’s hard to only use midi as a description word for a dress, because there’s so much more to a garment than its length. I especially love the trendy unraveled hem on this particular dress. In general, I think it is a playful spin on a standard a-line silhouette. And much better than it would be in black, right? It’s currently on sale at Anthropologie, so snag it while you can!

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Durante nuestro tiempo en Portland, me puse este vestido de jean. Ayer les mostré mi otro vestido largo de BR. Es bien distinto a este vestido, no? No se puede hablar sobre vestidos simplemente por su longitud porque hay demasiados otros aspectos a cada una. Por ejemplo, este vestido es muy interesante porque la tela es de jean- imagínenlo en negro- nada especial, verdad? Jean no es común en vestidos, y es muy moderno. También me gusta que la bastilla está desenredada. Es una moda popular ahorita y añade un aspecto único al outfit. Está rebajado en Anthropologie ahorita-  deben comprarlo mientras puedan! 

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If you notice my sandals, there’s two black hair-ties holding one of them together. I twisted my ankle (not badly) on the cobblestone and literally ripped the top of my shoe off from the platform. It was only connected in one small area, which gave me a lovely platform flip-flop. I wish you could have seen me walking! You can imagine that this was not my happiest moment, but it was funny as ever! So I got clever and threw on some hair-ties to keep the top and sole together, and then was able to throw on other sandals after swapping at the car. Want to know the saddest part (besides my shoes dying I mean)? I legit pulled a muscle in my hip catching myself from taking a hard bite, and so I was actually slightly limping throughout the day. It was hilarious, and ridiculous at the same time. The things we do for fashion!

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Me imagino que se han dado cuenta que hay banditas elásticas en mi sandal. Pues, cuando estábamos explorando, caminamos por calles adoquinadas. No fue buena idea porque casi me caí y rompí mi sandal entre todo, además que me lastimé mi cadera jajaja. ¡Qué horror! Después de todo, Matt y yo nos reímos muchísimo porque estaba caminando en frente de mucha gente y después, no pude caminar sin aparecer borracha. Todavía estoy de duelo por mis sandalias de plataformas, pero ya no me duele mi cadera.

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LLEVO:

vestido/dress (rebajado/on sale) | bolsa/bag | gargantilla/bandana choker | gafas/sunnies (similar color) | sandalias/sandals (RIP- similar) | aretes/earrings | pintalabios/lips (brave red)

I didn’t take scenic shots of Maine, and I am just now realizing this. What a bummer! I snapchatted (rachelmraquel) a ton, and you can see a gorgeous view from the lighthouse on my Instagam. I’m sorry to not have more (I must have been too concerned with the heat and my sandal!), but I guess that means you will have to visit Maine yourself! ;)

xo Rach

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No sacamos fotos de la tierra y las ciudades que visitamos, desafortunadamente. Estábamos preocupados por el calor y mis sandalias jaja. ¡Perdón! Pueden ver el faro lindo en mi Instagram! Supongo que tendrán que visitar a Maine pronto, para verlo por su mismo. 

xo Raque

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