Monday, September 26, 2011

in which i have big love for this dress

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I really am an old woman. It's terrible. The past few weekends I have been going out with girlfriends (eating delicious Indian food and drinking champagne) and staying out until the wee hours of the morning (dancing/more champagne)... but then it takes me all day Saturday and part of Sunday to recover. There were several things I was supposed to do this weekend that didn't end up happening, but that's okay I guess. I did get some writing done. And alphabetized all of our bookshelves...

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(dress/scarf/belt: thrifted; boots: seychelles)

This dress was to the floor when I thrifted it from Goodwill, which (as you know) is a length I have recently embraced. However, I would look way too Big Love in a full length wool dress with puffy sleeves. Not happening. It's obvious that this dress was handmade, which is pretty impressive. I hope someday my sewing skills improve beyond the odd hem job (I actually hemmed this one on my sewing machine, which was a first).

8 comments:

  1. Love this!! So fall perfect, seriously you were meant to dress for fall I think. The scarf and dress are really wonderful
    xJennaD

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  2. You did a good job chopping this dress down! Or should I say up? Anyhow, it definitely doesn't look Big Love at this length, and the dark navy is a good color for you. That last picture with the leaf is cracking me up!

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  3. I love vintage hand made pieces the most. Some girls were so good at making their own clothes, I really like the simple lines of your dress. I'm with you on the old lady thing. I can't really handle the hang overs like I used to.

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  4. the dress came out great. I cant hem anything so your sewing skills blow my mind :)

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  5. Great color, and trimming the length was a great idea.
    I have the same problem on the weekends. I'll stay up late one night and then it takes me 2 days to feel better. Probably a sign I should slow down a little but I've basically been ignoring those signs.

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  6. So pretty! XOXO, www.NatalyasCloset.com

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  7. I always love how you incorporate your pretty scarves into the outfits! :)

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