Monday, August 24, 2009

Field of Florals


I admittedly have a thing for floral dresses, especially short floral dresses with pockets and nipped waists. I've been seeing so many beautiful little numbers in fashion magazines over the past year...and being the magazine junkie that I am, the style has rubbed off on me and effected my eye when I'm going through racks and racks of dresses at thrift stores. In its original form, this dress didn't necessarily fit the bill; there were originally about six extra inches to the hem, a set of linebacker shoulder pads, and the sleeves were a few inches longer. Yet there were enough wonderful details (the pleated front, pockets, the fact that it fastens with a row of purple buttons up the back, and the color of the fabric) and the fit was just right. After a little reshaping and paired with my favorite belt it felt perfect today and gave me the opportunity to wear my new felt cloche hat.

(Please click on any of the photos if you wish to enlarge them:)













Dress: Thrifted and Altered (by me)
Hat: Scalla Collezione
Bag: VintagebyVicari (Etsy)
Pearls: Gifts
Belt: Marshalls
Shoes: Clarks

27 comments:

  1. Hi, am amazed at how you alter dresses, very clever.

    I think the shoes go great with this outfit, the hat is gorgeous, there were some great shots of it. My fav is #1. Oh nice bag too.

    Have a lovely day (or evening):o
    xoxo

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  2. Such sweet dainty flowers on the dress and in the grass! Clever! And the hat is the perfect touch.

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  3. Such great photo's! I love that dress.

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  4. these photos are awesome! and i love this outfit :D i, too, am addicted to florals. my favorite thing though is the HAT! oh, it suits you so well :)

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  5. What a pretty dress! A wonderful alteration. And the photos are so pretty!

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  6. i love florals, this is like the quintessential english tea dress

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  7. Am always utterly envious of ladies who can make their own alterations, you did a ridiculously good job! I can't imagine the dress any other way.

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  8. i think that dress is lovely :)

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  9. wauwwww, the dress is pretty! and the bag is beautiful too

    ..and you got tagged btw :)

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  10. i love the silhouette of this dress! great job on the alterations!

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  11. i want that bagggg! i have been looking for one, but the ones i find are always too expensive!

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  12. Lovely dress and I'm stealing the hat Kelley! :)

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  13. I love these pictures--especially the ones on the stairs! That bag looks great.

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  14. The hat, florals. Too perfect :)

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  15. Love these pics - you look so cute in glasses. The hat is wonderful!!

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  16. Oh I haven't been here in forever! I've been so busy with life...

    That's a beautiful hat - which reminds me, I still haven't posted about that candy/antique shop, maybe I should do that tonight/tomorrow...

    ~ Caitie

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  17. Good 2 have U back, cute outfit!

    xoxo

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  18. I LOVE floral dresses too.
    That dress is adorable! You did a great job on altering it.

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  19. Love the pretty photos and love your glasses, too! You're a doll!

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  20. that dress fits like a glove! a dainty little feminine glove. well done!
    xo s

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  21. What a gorgeous look! I'm a huge fan of florals as well and I think the hat is the perfect feminine touch to your outfit :)

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  22. I just adore your hat, and the dress looks fantastic =)!

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  23. Following you from Chictopia!

    I had to add you to my BlogRoll, you is soooo awesome! You always have the best clothes!

    XOXOXOXO

    Angela

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  24. Love the dress. Adorable! :)

    Xx

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