Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Girly, Tough & Chic!............

Vintage 1950's watercolor day dress
Photos by Mark.

super green grass

Extraordinary things can be accomplished from the ordinary. This is particularly true when it comes to styling vintage clothing. I think some of the best dresses starts with the simplest designs – and many are home sew and probably lurking in your closet or availabe at an etsy shop right now. Begin with basics, such as pleated full skirt 50s dress, lovely bag, belt, boater hat then pair with a fresh from the market statement shoes and the result will delight you!

Estravagant elaborateness of skirt

bright sunny day

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For instance this vintage dress I’m wearing is going up in the shop this week! yes it is! I wore the dress for a quick photo shoot when I entered the Chictopia “shoe lover” contest for payless here. I simply adhere to the above mentioned rules to achieve this girl meet tough outfit.

P.s. I know I’m late on the giveaways but wait until you see the next one! I like doing giveaways because it is a way I express my appreciation for following, reading and commenting on my blog and for your friendship.

P.p.s. I have followed 75 new followers up to date but I need a little help, Please leave a comment on this post and I’ll be sure to click on everyone’s name and follow! I wish there was an easier way to do this. “Leave comment here and I’ll follow you”

bye for now

Outfit:
♥ Dress: vintage 1950’s watercolor (In the shop this week)
♥ Shoes: Vince Camuto "Kimbal Sandal" (thrifted for only $5.00!)
♥ Belt: navy blue, buckles all over
♥ Purse: vintage ASPECRS Python Snake Skin Purse Bag (available here)
♥ Hat: vintage straw boater with black bow ribbon

Until then, have a wonderful day and stay beautiful inside and out! :)
Kisses
Bisous

47 comments:

Adelaide's Homesewn said...

you look incredibly gorgeous. these pictures are wonderful.
and i can't believe you thrifted those shoes.

Sarah said...

I love this dress. It's soo classy!

Q's Daydream said...

Gorgeous photos pretty lady! Those shoes really are amazing!!!!!!!!!
I miss you! :o)

Justice Pirate said...

that is so nice that you want to follow so many blogs. I have a lot I follow, but then again I usually respond to people and don't have that many who follow me in comparison to others, so it is easier at thsi point.

I adore this dress and saw it up on hypeed and loveeeeeeee it. simply beautiful, lady!!

Polina said...

amazing dress! :)

loveroffashion said...

You look positively RADIANT!

The Collar of the Dove said...

you look gorgeous in that dress! love the shoes!

Lemondrop Marie said...

You look so pretty in that dress! I love everything about it from the cut to the color!
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

daniRED said...

Oh this is nice! & its going in your shop? I'll be sure to check it out! It looks a little small....but maybe!

Erica
danired922.blogspot.com

Hanna said...

I love that dress! It looks perfect with those shoes as well. And I love love love the streak in your hair.

Eunice said...

that is one amaaazing dress! stunning!


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this free bird said...

I absolutely love this dress on you. It is super gorgeous and suits you perfectly...however for the entire thing I was staring at the shoes and taking it in.

When I saw you got them thrifted for $5 I about passed out. What a serious jackpot and a half!

xoxo,
Carrie

Valentine said...

OOOOOH MY GOD !!!
You're soooo chic & pretty!

I ordered a new hat a bit like your, on modCloth.com : I'm waiting for it !

Love your blog, add it to my blogroll!

melina bee said...

cute dress, great hair

G. said...

Lovely dress!


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Missy Cheeks said...

Hi!!
tks 4 ur coment in Chicisimo.
I luv this vintage dress is so feminine.

Laura Tenshi said...

The print of your dress is gorgeous. One of the most beautiful dresses I've seen in a while.

Lulu and the Locket said...

I love love that dress, it is too perfect! Such a great find! Thank you so much for visiting my blog - you have a new follower of your darling blog! xx

Krystal said...

the dress is so cute! i love how you dress it up!

Cheryl Lynn said...

You look positively adorable! I love the dress and how you've paired it up with the hat and the shoes. Very classy and the shoes give just the right amount of edge to the ensemble.

Bravo!

Meggstatus said...

Absolute perfection.

ash said...

your hat, dress, shoes! All perfect.
u look fabulous :)

Bug said...

Ohhhh, I'm loving this dress. The color and print are so pretty. Btw, your new header is really cute :)

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lola said...

Oh! I love,love your dress!
You are beautiful!!:-)

Christy said...

I love pairing vintage 50's dresses with edgier accessories like interesting belts and chunky heels. You pull off this look so well!

The travelling fashionista said...

Just adorable!

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Debraland said...

You look fab darl!!

anna bu said...

amazing dress!
you look lovely!

bisous
bu
http://justbuit.blogspot.com

Adrienne Rice said...

Beautiful blog, loves it!

Adrienne
http://lolarocksclothing.blogspot.com/

MaNAa said...

wonderfull magical dress love the color just gorgeous!!!!

Glamour-Och-Fläskpannkaka said...

a lovely dress!

Charlotte said...

Oh my gosh, that dress! I'll bet you twirl constantly while wearing it, just so you can have the satisfaction of twirling in a twirly skirt. =] Life doesn't get much better than that, haha

Stephanie said...

woooooow!
That dress is just awesome on you!!
really fab'!
i can die for this look !!
xoxo
Stéphanie

http://stephanieblogmode.blogspot.com

makeupbysaz said...

gorgeous dress hun :) check out my blog www.makeupbysaz.blogspot.com xxxxx

Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

your dress is so incredible. I am in love with the colors. I am absolutely in love with your blog.

Every Little Counts said...

this dress looks gorgeous on you- you should keep it! ;)

libys11 said...

that dress is amazing!! love it so much!!! :D

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ZombieLace said...

YES! I adore the combo of tough black strappy shoes with the sweet full sun dress. Perfection!

lauren carney said...

i adore your blog!
the pretty pictures are fab!

BBM said...

u are so vintage FIERCE girl! work it out! i love it! xoxo!

Kaitlyn McCall Pieri said...

GREAT BL0G AND GREAT DRESS!!!!

I'd L0VEEE if you checked out my blog!

http://TheUrbanFlamingo.blogspot.com/

ALLMYL0VE- Kaitlyn McCall

esme and the lane way said...

Gorgeous, you look so so stunning! And that dress is perfection.

Rachele said...

I love dresses and can't get enough of your dress/ Your blog is adorable. I love scrabble :p and loved how you set up your title that way! :) I'd love for you to check out my blog!

xoxo,
chele
www.wildflowerbazaar.blogspot.com

Laura, Owl Eyes said...

Your blog and style are so very, very lovely! I'll be checking out your shop for sure, and I'd love it if you'd check out my blog :)

TEST said...

That dress is so perfect!

marina said...

look gorgeous!!!
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xx

DaBi Vintage said...

love the dress!kisses from Italy