i wore this outfit for a weekend trip to asmbly in san francisco for the dear creatures sample sale! i’ve been a fan of dear creatures for years now, but somehow never had the opportunity to meet bianca benitez and rob sinclair, the couple behind this lovely line. so when i heard they would be in attendance, i jumped at the chance to finally meet them. and as i’m sure you can imagine, they were just as sweet as their designs. and it was a pleasure to connect with them and talk about fashion and blogging and life in la. i didn’t bring it up in my chat with them, but dear creatures has held a special place in my heart ever since modcloth chose me as a blogger of the moment (maybe three years ago?) and named a cute little dear creatures sailor dress after my blog. it was an instant favorite that i ended up wearing more than i’d like to admit that summer. and in a very tiny way, pulling on this dress reminded me of those early days of blogging and the excitement and optimism that came with it.