22 January 2010

But you don't really care for music, do you?

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- 60s wool dress
- AA tights
- UO boots
- vintage wool beret
- 40s Bond Street bag
- listening to: Leonard Cohen "Hallelujah"

This is one of the very first vintage dresses that I bought. I can't believe it's never made an appearance on the blog before. It's funny how certain dresses have specific memories attached to them. Every time I wear this one, I think of the time Tom and I went to a show at the House of Blues in LA. As we were walking into the venue we passed under a balcony where a bunch of biker dudes were hanging out. One of them was whistling at me to get my attention and against my better judgment I actually turned around to see what he had to say. You can imagine my surprise when he said, "Hey honey, I really like your dress!" So I returned with a "Thank you!" Then of course he followed that up with, "Come on up here so I can play checkers on you!" Ummm... no thanks?

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49 comments:

Striped Shirts said...

Love your outfit here!!!I've always preffered Jeff Buckleys version of the song.

ANA said...

That dress is amazing!! You look so chic and classic! Great outfit :o)

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Eleanor said...

I love Leonard Cohen.

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sarah said...

you can't really blame him, it is a fantastic dress!
also, those boots are just perfection.
s.

jayne said...

this is an amazing dress! the houndstooth is great, but it also fits so well! and your story is hilarious :)

Denise said...

that is a beautiful beautiful dress. Is that what they call houndstooth? I have a dress like that too. You just reminded me that i need to wear it out soon.

have a great weekend!

I am Denise Katipunera

kater said...

Hahaha! That's hilarious! At least it was a somewhat clever pick-up line, even if unwanted and creepy.

Ce qui m'inspire said...

I've always enjoyed the Rufus Wainwright version of the song (yeah, it's from the Shrek soundtrack, but it's really good!). Love your dress. It fits you so well, and the pattern is fantastic!

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loveaudrey said...

I adore this outfit. You look stunning.

xxx

Q's Daydream said...

love that dress! oh and that story, haha!

M. said...

thats such a funny story, but seriously your dress is so adorable, I love the print!!

lovelove, M.
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Alice said...

Love the shoes! I am also very fond of the pattern of your dress and glad it is fashionable at the moment!

Django et Coco said...

Beautiful dress! it`s stunning on you! Love how it style with only black accessories!

-Coco from Our Paper Moon

anja louise said...

I definitely have some good ol' vintage dress memories hanging in my closet. Maybe I'll drag them out for a post! That print looks so good out there in all the nature stuff!

Maria Confer said...

This dress is sublime. I'm a sucker for anything mod or houndstooth.

Ha, at least the biker had good taste.

Lulu Letty

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Max and Chloe Vintage said...

This dress is so amazing! I always love the settings of your blog pics!

Lisa said...

I am listening to the same song right now ;)

Great outfit, love the bag!

Samantha said...

Nice chat-up line....
Anyway - that dress is lovely, it really suits you! I'm definately going to keep my eyes open for one of these :)

Ollie Otson said...

"Come up here so I can play checkers on you?" Classic.

Love the dress and that bag!

Midwest Mayhem said...

This dress is to die for! It looks comfy and fits you really well.

Polished Sense said...

I love the big tweed print! Great find :D

♡,
Jessica

hello birdy said...

I LOVE this entire look! The dress is awesome. But I also must say, you really are the Queen of the Berets! How many do you have? ^^

Ms. B said...

Love the dress and bag!!

EVA D. said...

Beautiful bag and pictures!

BuenoBueno said...

just found this blog. cute one. thanks!
B
i am sick so its nice to find other good blogs!

DIANA DYE said...

I love this dress its so Jacky Onassis am in love!! I’ve always loved vintage clothing it’s my passion a good find at a thrift store is gold for me!! And I think your style has a Zooey Deschanel air to it very vintage yet fun and young! I love this post it’s amazing! thanks for the amazing inspiration keep doing what you do!!

anne said...

hehehe! that's funny :) love the dress :)

Isabel said...

Haha, that's a great story. The dress is really magnificent!

♥Lola said...

The dress is so gorgeous, love the print :)

The Art Cupboard said...

youre to cute, so french mod, i like i like
love love
-bree

Jessica said...

Ohhh, that dress! So lovely. Sorry to hear it attracted bad flirt-jokes, though.

Delightfully Tacky said...

I adore this dress. It's perfect on you, so gorgeous.

Style Artisan said...

You look so pretty in this dress.

And I love the dreamy quality of these pictures!

Katie Beth said...

Beautiful pictures!! I absolutely love the dress.

Charmalade said...

Your photographs are always gorgeous! and this dress-- this outfit, I'm in love. I love the classic black and white houndstooth, it's all so chic! I can't stop gushing.

I love that song, but I'm so used to the John Cale version...

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the Citizen Rosebud said...

looks great!

ponyhunter said...

haha i like the rufus wainwright version the best, it must be one of the most covered songs ever made!

lovely outfit, you look very sweet and mod, especially with your fringe.

rayan said...

looks stylish.

Vintage Avocado said...

Hi!
Great dress!
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Love
Nadia
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Susanne said...

nice story. wonderful dress. and of course i love Leonard Cohen. there's also a great version of the song by rufus wainwright.
xx susanne

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Sally Jane Vintage said...

I can't say thank you enough for all of your commnets!

I really like Jeff Buckley's version of that song too but nothing beats Leonard! He's one of my all time favorites. I haven't heard the Wainwright or Cale versions so I'll have to check that out.

How many berets do I have? Probably too many! Ha, ha. Really I only have a handful. One in each color that I wear frequently... black, tan, grey and brown. I just found the brown on at a Goodwill and I'm really excited about it!

Thanks again!

Aya Smith said...

You look amazing! What a beautiful look you have going here :)))

Love,
Aya (strawberrykoi.blogspot.com

Rachel C. said...

I can't believe this is the first time this dress has made an appearance in your blog either - it's perfect!

Alyssa said...

Oooh la la, LOVE this outfit AND the pics! Very classic.

Fashion Tidbits said...

i love the sixties look!!!!

Fabiola "Fab" said...

great look! awsome dress!

SandyLee said...

Love LOVE this dress!

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

I love this black & white look! very minimalist and chic!

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