22 May 2009

Yellow Dresses

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I have always shied away from the color yellow. I always felt like it washed me out and was terribly unflattering. But somewhere along the line, just in the past couple of months really, I've begun to change my mind. I've been on the lookout for the perfect sunny yellow dress for summer. I've found lots of contenders - some way out of my price range (of course) and some a bit more attainable.

The one from Anthropologie is just the best. Why, Anthropologie, are you always reading my mind? Yellow? Check. Silk? Check. Ruffles? Check. But then there's that price tag, mocking me and my measly budget. So... in the end I'm passing on all of these lovelies and breaking out the sewing machine. I found a pattern that I like and I'm going to try my hand at sewing again. We'll see how it goes! Untitled-2
3.1 Phillip Lim, Topshop, ModCloth, Anthropologie, Built By Wendy, See by Chloe

22 comments:

Hannah said...

I always do that- like something, realise I can't afford it then start making plans to sew my own. I always start out with good intentions but never follow it through. Either that or I attempt to and end up getting frustrated and giving up! I hope you get on better!

Eyeliah SS said...

Yellow dresses are my fsvorite I have to stop myself from buying more (seriously!)
See: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 lol!

Rain said...

I always avoid the colour yellow, bc I also think it's not flattering for me. Maybe I should give it a try, bc the dresses you show us are just too adorable!

x

Sacaton June said...

oh i tried on what i now realize is a knockoff of that first one last weekend! it was so cute and fluttery! yellow has been tempting me every single day this spring!!

jayne said...

yellow is my favorite color

copperoranges said...

you are so right about that anthro dress! too perfect!

Danielle said...

I really like the form of the Built By Wendy one. Good luck with your sewing!

mary catherine said...

ooh good luck with the sewing...and good for you! let me know if you need any help. one self-taught seamstress to another :)

Freddie said...

oh good luck! :) I really need to get out my sewing machine again too...

yellow is so lovely, but I agree, it sometimes seems hard to pull off. I think it's perfect for summer though.

Frances Baker said...

The built by wendy one is a lovely shade- not too bold. My favourite design is the one from 3.1 Phillip Lin though!

Jane said...

Lovely dresses.

Aphra said...

It's from the UK but at dorothy perkins there is a lovely yellow dress in such a classic shape... they have more great dresses on there too xx



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Erin said...

I love the Anthropologie dress... they always have the most ridiculously beautiful dresses at the not-so-much-my-price-range. One day... one day! :)

Mujer imperfecta said...

Gorgeous!!

Kirsten said...

I own the modcloth dress and I LOVE it. :)

Hippie Frou Frou said...

Indeed a great color, love all the selections, esp num. 1!

jess s//

Louise said...

I love yellow and think it looks fantastic in summer with sunkissed skin. I love dress number 2.

ModCloth.com said...

Thank you Sally Jane Vintage for featuring our dress in your blog! :D We greatly appreciate it!

Aurélie Muller said...

ooh what wonderful yellow dresses!

Emma said...

I don't know why but at the moment I also just love saffron and mustard yellows... good to ee I'm not the only one.

Dayana said...

Awesome selection of beautiful dresses..! Love Love Love mustard yellow.!

devaneante said...

I'm not a big fan of yellow, but here it is a beautiful sellection ;) well done!