Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Oh Little Rosebud



I found this pretty little dress a few weeks ago in one of my favorite vintage stores in New England. After considering it once I got it home, I realized that it needed some hemming to be perfect. I've never owned a dress with such an impressive collar...and that, combined with the delicate floral print and cotton fabric, were what sold me. Its definitely twirl-worthy!

In other news, I'm leaving for a two week vacation in Italy on Friday afternoon. Now that I think of it, I'm really surprised that I haven't written about it here yet! I suppose with everything that's been going on lately, the trip really snuck up and just did not seem real until this afternoon when I started packing. We're going to take lots of pictures (I think we took almost 400 between the two of us on our last international trip...eek!), so I'll post a few when we return. If I don't post again before Friday afternoon, I look forward to catching up on everyone's blogs when we return.










Dress: Vintage
Belt: Target
Necklace: Gift
Shoes: I Love Comfort
Sun Glasses: Forever 21

24 comments:

  1. Oh my! Have SO much fun in Italy. I love Italy! So jealous right now. Oh- and what a great dress (it will look even better in Italy, I hope you are taking it)!

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  2. Love that belt and the sweet dress with it- contrasts so nicely. Leather and floral fabulousness.

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  3. Nice collar and nice pattern!Love the mosaics on the second photo!Have a good trip!

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  4. Oh my word, that dress is so wonderfully gorgeous! I adore small, charming rose prints on absolutely anything.

    I hope you have an amazing time in Italy, sweetie!!!

    Big hugs,
    ♥ Jessica

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  5. That dress is perfect!!!! Love the last picture too. How exciting about your trip, I know you'll have some fantastic pictures when you get back!

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  6. This dress is SO beautiful! Of course I love the collar, but the little floral print is so darling! What a great find....it fits you like a dream. I hope you have an amazing time in Italy...takes lots of pictures!

    I added you to my blogroll! :)

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  7. Gorgeous dress and twirl photo Kelley! Your trip sounds fantastic... looking forward to reading and seeing all about it.

    Also, thank you for the info on the braid! I have that issue here but I'd completely skipped the article somehow? Going to try... but still looks hard :)

    Bon voyage!

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  8. Whee Italy!! Have the best time and come home with lots of pictures to share!

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  9. Ooo I'm going to miss you honey, really I will! Will be looking forward to some pictures on your return. Have a truly fabulous time. (this dress would look great wandering the streets of Italy)

    I love the first picture, how you managed to get the twirl so well, it's just great. The sunglasses look gorgeous with the outfit and so do the shoes. Oh I like the fifth picture too, so very chic.

    Take care,
    xoxoxox

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  10. The first picture is so perfect! I love the swoosh of the dress. What a lovely collar, too.

    PS So envious of your trip to Italy! Have an amazing time :)

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  11. Pretty pretty pretty! I love it! I bet you get really dizzy when you're wearing it, don't you just have to do pirouettes in it the whole time?

    Have a great vacation! I would love to go to Italy, I'm thinking I'll go next year. Be sure to make lots of pictures there.

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  12. oh and I think I forgot to tell you how much I enjoyed reading about why you love your husband on my blog. It was totally cute and gave me butterflies in my stomach.

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  13. Oh dear, Italy trip envy! Do have a WONDERFUL time. I miss travelling so much! I can't wait to see photos when you return.

    And this dress is so beautiful - the print is so sweet! Love that big collar. :)

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  14. what a lovely dress! have piles of fun in italia!

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  15. Oh I love that first photo! The dress is so flowy and perfect.

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  16. stunning! you are growing quite the collection of vintage dresses!

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  17. Very pretty dress and the wide belt is so nice.

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  18. you look pretty, lovely haircut!

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  19. Oh my! I am in love with that dress! It is the cutest and looks so beautiful on you :) Have a brilliant time in Italy Kelley! :)

    Speak soon,

    ~ Kirsty x

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  20. I love the collar on that and the print is divine!!

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  21. the collar is DARLING! you look so pretty, perfect tea dress...
    xo s

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