11 July 2008

What I'm Wearing



photos by Tom b.

dress: vintage (Salvation Army)
umbrella: vintage (Salvation Army)
purse: vintage (America's Thrift, B'ham, AL)
shoes: vintage (America's Thrift, B'ham, AL) - you can see them here.

I've been meaning to take some photos of my favorite vintage finds as of late but just haven't gotten around to it. I guess these will have to suffice for now as they incorporate two of my most favorite finds. I've been searching high and low for a vintage umbrella. All the ones I'd found up until now were a bit masculine and I wanted a pretty girly one. This one's just perfect! It was hot and sunny on our afternoon walk and came in handy to stay nice and cool. I've also been craving cotton sundresses from the 50's - 60's that are fitted at the waist. I had a very specific look in mind and was so surprised to actually run across just what I was looking for. I had to take it in a bit through the bust (as usual) and took a couple of inches off the bottom hem. I used the extra fabric to make a little belt to tie in the back.

36 comments:

Anne-Solange said...

This dress is adorable, you look very pretty. And beautiful shots, as always.

Nadine said...

Lovely dress - I totally adore it! It's really special!

jayne said...

your dress is such a cute candyshop from the 1950s style fabric and umbrella is just right :)

Alexis said...

Very cute dress and umbrella...love the big pockets!

sleepyhead said...

i think that flowers are the perfect accessory for a pretty summer dress. you look wonderful!

Rhiannon said...

That dress was such an amazing find! I used to avoid '50s dresses because of the way they fit me, but lately I've been doing the same thing . .. buying them and altering the bust and making the skirt a bit shorter. Now I love them!

Imelda said...

that dress is really beautifull!

The Clothes Horse said...

OOoh, I love your umbrella! I have found a couple of vintage umbrellas and at reasonable prices, but I always nervous to purchase because the functionality of an umbrella is key!

Hailey @ stylesymmetry.com said...

Love all the pink, you totally look like a candy striper in that dress!

i. Presley said...

soooooooo great : )amazing!

oldoldfashioned said...

both look so adorable! i am also seeking a sweet little cotton sundress, and hope to be just as lucky as you have been! i completely understand how you feel having to adjust clothing to fit, i am just the same! it can become a pain, but nothing makes an outfit look better than when it fits perfectly, and you illustrate this beautifully!

Heidi said...

The photos are sooo beautiful, as is the dress x

copperoranges said...

i could not wear that dress without looking 12.

your pictures are sooo pretty.

Belle said...

i've been so into umbrellas lately, this reminds me i need to add to my collection..

lovely dress and shoes as usual.

Elysia said...

the umbrella really adds to the outfit!

laurakitty said...

That's exactly the kind of dress I've been searching for!

Ashleigh said...

as usual..I love the dress ;) ...and that unbrella would have came in handy today..it was RAINING madd...p.s. I really think the romper looks suits you...would love to see you in more rompers!

L. said...

Great dress. I love stripes at the moment and this is just about the pinnacle of my desire.

Lydia said...

I always find dresses like this, but the torsos are too long!
Glad to see someone gets use out of them!
You look amazing.

B said...

Cute dress!

Daiane said...

you adjusted it beautifully! and that umbrella is delicious ;)

Sally Jane said...

Thanks so much for all of your comments!

the clothes horse: The nice thing about vintage umbrellas is even if they are no longer water proof you can still use them for shade on hot sunny days. :)

Stephanie said...

I love that this is all vintage! You must have the most beautiful closet on earth..

Nita-Karoliina said...

you look so cute. some how you remind me of a bit of that chuck from pushing daisies? i love that show!

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Sarah said...

I think this might be one of my favorite dresses of yours!

elins said...

sometimes i think that you were born with that tattoo. it just feels so ... you.

so ... pretty!

Dotti said...

Goodness. I'm so in love with that candy striped dress. And that umbrelly too. The first picture is simply perfection. The composition, the colours, the girly sweetness... Aaaa!

Bonnie said...

I love this dress, you look absolutely amazing!

sandra said...

so cute!

Solia said...

very cute-candy striper inspired. and i love the pockets! i think that's my only complaint with most vintage dresses is that they forget the value of a good pocket. btw, added you to my blogroll. thanks for being inspiring!

WendyB said...

Beautiful umbrella!

Orphaned Apparel said...

Love that umbrella. What a find!

Louise said...

And the tie in the back really makes the dress! Beautifuly done, as usual, and stunning photography too, I adore the colours.

Ashley L. said...

your blog is incredible! you are so stylish, and your presentation is great too! :)

Tani Lezama said...

BEAUTIFULL!!!