23 January 2012

The Winter Dress

Late in the summer Callie came to New York and when we were thrifting I fell in love with this vintage dress. Navy and dark cinnamon houndstooth on a light brown base makes it the perfect colors for a stormy winter day. The square neck is a little hard to work with because its slightly too big for me and creates a weird revealing gap easily remedied with a jersey turtleneck. I also had it altered a bit because it was gigantic when I bought it, but how could I resist? It is exactly my style and I'm guessing its from the late sixties which makes me love it even more.

16 comments

  1. Lovely dress and especially like the brooch.

    cute bike hanging thing - is that what it is?

    bxx

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  2. Adorable jumper! I like how you winterized it with the turtleneck and boots. Lovely bee pin as well. I'm glad you saw the potential in this dress despite its original size. 

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  3. What a great dress! That bee brooch is, wait for it, the bee's knees. I guess it's not a pun if I'm wrong and it's actually some other insect, but it's still adorable.

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  4. That dress is way too perfect! gah! So perfectly sixties. Makes me want to pull out my black turtleneck and experiment...

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  5. Yes :) Its a key hook but I use it for necklaces sometimes. My mom's boyfriend bought it for me in the Italian Alps! So glad you noticed :)

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  6. A great find, I love the colours too - such a gorgeous dress!

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  7. that dress is absolute perfection.  winter wouldn't be the same without it :)

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  8. That's a great dress, good find! And I would like to say, thank you for not posting five millions pictures of the same outfit when you do outfit posts. There was this blogger that I actually thought was a reallly sweet person, but I unfollowed her the other day because there were literally 15 pictures on her outfit post. Of the same outfit. Basically the same photo. Too much! I couldn't take it anymore!

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  9. LOL!!! I'm so glad you agree, because I think 4 is pushing it. I'm not The Cherry Blossom Girl, my photos are not that beautiful, I'm just trying to get the outfit across :)

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  10. very cute dress! I love houndstooth and plaid from the 60s. I'm always snatching it up when I see it. Also that bee pin is adorable! 

    Whenever I see green sweater vests at the thrift store I always want to buy them all for you hahah. 

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  11. That's a great dress!  I've been looking for something pinaforey like
    that, but so far no luck... they're so perfect for winter. : )


    P.S.
    My mom is always telling us we need to layer with "a black
    turtleneck... or a crisp white blouse."  I've accordingly developed an
    antipathy to crisp white blouses, but black turtlenecks are always
    great!

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  12. I love your vintage dress! It was definitely worth altering. The brown and navy plaid is fantastic and I'd imagine it's really versatile.

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  13. i love the vintage dress it is so school girl cute!















    <3 steffy

    Steffys Pros and Cons

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  14. OH MY GOD! That dress is so perfect and lovely and amazing. The colours are gorgeous and I adore the pleats. What a great find. You seriously rock. I love you so so very much! Thank you for all of the sweet comments and such on my blog!

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  15. OH MY GOD! That dress is so perfect and lovely and amazing. The colours are gorgeous and I adore the pleats. What a great find. You seriously rock. I love you so so very much! Thank you for all of the sweet comments and such on my blog!

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