22 December 2011

Velvet nights

On Friday night I ventured into Manhattan with LK for drinks. When we reached 14th Street and the L was down, we didn't whine; instead we hiked from 8th to 1st Ave in our fancy dresses. As a teenager wandering aimlessly through the city streets was routine for us kids not old enough to drink and lacking the balls to try drugs. This particular night reminded me of that same exhilarated feeling of dolling up and wandering the streets with partner in crime at my side. We fawned over puppies out for their evening walks, lit up when we saw Christmas light displays, and chatted with other intrepid travelers deterred by the L making their way across the city.
For our night out I chose my vintage bright red velvet pleated dress with matching skinny belt paired with monochrome accessories to let the dress take center stage.
vintage dress and matching belt, H&M tights, boots and headband, vintage skates, BB Dakota faux-leather jacket, Wooden Ships scarf

20 comments

  1. Wow, I'm so in love with your dress, its shape and color are fabulous!

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  2. green tea and cupcakesDecember 22, 2011 at 4:14 PM

    That dress is stunning, and very Christmassy

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  4. I love that dress so much! And I love that it is velvet, how perfect. Wish I could have it in a million colors cause the fit is fabulous!

    -Leah

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  5. What a great dress - and I love it with the polka dot tights. And you gotta love a night of wandering the streets a bit...I've done more than my fair share.

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  6. i love your dress!! the colour and the style ah soooo perfect!!

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  7. My gosh, that dress is just stunning. The silhouette suits your figure perfectly! This is the perfect Christmas dress:)

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  8. I live for nights like that! You look lovely!

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  9. Lovely dress and I like the way you paired it with the leather jacket and boots, gives it an edgier vibe. Did you go skating? I own a pair of vintage skates but still have yet to use them.

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  10. Your vintage dress is the cutest thing ever! I'd love to have one just like that. The shape is perfect. I love the polka dotted tights you paired with it.

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  11. Oh, what a gorgeous dress.  And amazing jacket.  Few things are more fun than rolling around Manhattan on foot.

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  12. No skating yet unfortunately. I would be really careful with vintage skates. These were my moms from high school and they probably haven't been sharpened since the 80's and have zero ankle support. I figure skated for 15 years so any skates that aren't my "real" skates would be no fun.

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  13. I would wear this dress everyday now if I could. I left out the part in my post where I bought this in college when I was super broke and had no money for the week, and when it FINALLY came from the Etsy shop I was too in love with it to wear it out because everyone smoked and I didn't want it to get burned! So it hung on my wall for a year...sigh...

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  14. SO pretty. That dress is amazing, it fits you perfectly.

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  15. you look soso cute. a fav! love the cute scarf and polka tightss!















    <3 steffy

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  16. I need to email you!! When are you in New York and can we hang out??

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  17. Lovely dress and a very atmospheric story!

    Merry Christmas to you! :)

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  18. love love love the red dress. honestly, nothing says holidays more than that. and vintage too! my heart!

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