13 October 2008

What I'm Wearing

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dress: vintage
belt: thrifted at Salvation Army
boots: vintage
knit beret: vintage
purse: vintage
tights: American Apparel

On our recent trip to New York I ended up buying two vintage dresses. One is the little brown mod shift dress with the lace ruffle collar you saw in the NY photo collage (it's still in my to-sew pile) and this is the other one. Surprisingly enough I found it at one of the many American Apparels that dot the city in their California Select vintage section. I expected to find lots of flashy 80's vintage duds but was quite pleasantly surprised at their selection. I ended up trying on four dresses and felt a bit like Goldilocks. This one's a bit too big, this one's a bit too small and this one is juuuust right. I know that every time I buy a vintage dress I say it's my new favorite dress and once again I'm declaring this my new favorite. With its brown velveteen trim and pockets on the hips, how could I not?

17 comments:

AnnaBananaCupcake said...

Absolutely adorable!
XOXO

Casey said...

You look so lovely in that dress--I can totally see why it's your favorite! :D (I do the same thing with clothing: everything new that strikes my fancy is my "favorite"... lol!)

loou said...

you look gorgeous in that dress, the perfect colours for you!
x

Angelique said...

That's an amazing dress! It looks great on you.
have a lovely day,
Angelique
(http://studiokiekje.typepad.com)

Q's Daydream said...

That dress is FABULOUS!!! Every new dress I get is my favorite too! :o)

beccajanie said...

I love the dress!

porter hovey said...

Those boots!! Just fabulous!

abendrot said...

I really like that dress.

Missa said...

How could you not indeed?! So lovely!

copperoranges said...

i love your very fashion forward look in contrast with the grocery store background. your pictures are always so neat!

svenskaussie said...

Fantasic combo, you really suit the beret, it finishes the outfit off perfectly and the boots keep it current. Perfection !

Louise said...

Oh I really like this one! It looks like it fits like a glove, you do the summer-winter transition so well. If I saw you in the supermarket looking like that, I'd probably stalk you around the isles until I've gotten a good look. I've been known to do that...

esme and the lane way said...

Oh, it's all so perfect! I love that dress, and the boots, and the beret... :)

jayne said...

oo i love it, great neckline

Crabby Rangoon said...

Love the grocery store shots! Makes the mundane look fabulous...

TEXTSTYLES said...

such a beautiful classy dress
just shopped your blog
loves
let's link up

and the supermarket shots next levs

L.J. said...

Every descent blogger will sooner or later snap outfit pictures with groceries, am I right? Your blog is great, and the boots in this outfit are adorable!

Johanne