Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Out in the garden there's half of a heaven...

Dress: Vintage
Shoes: Free People
Hairband: H&M

I love this dress. The funny thing about this dress is that it was unwanted. It started out with a sad, sad, life. It was in a vintage shop I frequent for awhile, but nobody wanted it, so it was banished to the sale bin, where all of the boldly printed polyester dresses and mumus go. One day I was going through the box (which seemed a hopeless case) and I stumbled upon this beauty. It's a  really incredible 70's dress. I feel so cute and country. And I'm a sucker for gigham. When I tried it on, and if fit almost perfectly (a little loose in the bust), so i picked it up for around $10. Pretty good deal.

Here are my new brogues from Free People. They were on sale and I think I want to get them in another color because it was such a great deal.

Today's photo shoot is courtesy of my little 11 year old sister. She did one unsuccessful one before, but I let her try again because I was desperate, because she was my only choice. So, I pretty much begged her to take my picture. She said yes, if I agreed to dress her and put her picture on my blog. So, without further ado, here's my little sister Margaret...

She's wearing an H&M dress with an H&M floral headband. Isn't she adorable? In terms of personality she's like Little Miss Sunshine (you know the movie with Abigail Breslin?). She's spunky and really doesn't care what she wears, so I'm surprised that she's been really excited about my fashion blog and let me dress her.

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Listening to: Suspended in Gaffa by Ra Ra Riot


  1. Your outfit is really beautiful, as all of your outfits are :D
    I admire your sense of style!
    Love those pattern elements on the dress.

    Greetings from Germany

  2. What a great deal for such a gorgeous dress! Ha, your sister is so sister used to be the same way, until she became a teenager!

  3. haha. you and your sister are so cute! that dress is amazing, what a steal you got for only $10..very jealous. xoxo

  4. Poor dress...! it had such a sad background ; A;
    But, at least, it's now happy, making you look way beautiful! c:
    ...and you DO look lovely wearing it!

    ~ Orphin's Domains ~

  5. I agree this is so lovely! And i love the shoes as well. you have such a great blog!

    my boyfriend does the same thing as your sister sometimes. he finds it amusing for some reason to have his picture on my blog so occassionlly when he's taking my picture he asks me to take his and imitates how I pose and begs me to post one. haha, he's a silly one.

  6. This is such a lovely dress! I think some of the best vintage items are often overlooked, but I suppose this worked out for you since it allowed to find this dress :)

    I just wanted to say that I really appreciated your comment on my post about the potential in relationships. It was really nice to hear someone completely understanding what I'm feeling :)

  7. I looovve that dress! It's so pretty and feminine; like you're a chic milkmaid.

  8. This is so funny because my brother is the exact same way. He takes my blog photos and always demands to be included in the post. Except I find it odd because he's a boy :P

    The dress is a neat find! It looks so nicely made and does look cutely country!

    B from A plus B

  9. very cute look!

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  10. Love love love this!!!!! The dress, the shoes, all of it!!!

  11. that dress is so cute!
    and the shoes are amazing
    oh and you sister is adorable, my sister sometimes takes my pictures too but she generally cuts off my head lol :')


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