Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Bananarama

As it turns out, I really love kitschy prints.  Like the one on this dress:



Why, yes, those are bananas.  And palm fronds.  And what are either red bunches of coconuts or yet another made up flower.  And yes, I do love this dress in all of its kitschy glory.  So, I’ve finally decided to admit what I'm sure we've all long suspected: I Love Kitsch.  I might even make a bumper sticker to that effect, that’s how much I love it.

This dress is vintage (via Billy Goat Vintage in Portland) and, as I think I made abundantly clear, I think it’s fabulous.  I paired it with a white belt (thrifted) to try to reign in some of the volume, mushroom platforms (Bamboo via TJ Maxx) to add a little modernity and multicolored bangles (thrifted) because I can’t help myself.

I hope everyone had a lovely Fourth of July and that no one is having a cruel, (cruel), cruel summer.*  (Wow, talk about words losing meaning – I don’t think I’ll ever be able to type “cruel” again; that is one strange word).

Happy Tuesday, Everyone!

Gracey

*If this song is now stuck in your head, I can only say: "You're welcome."

27 comments:

  1. "Strange voices are sayin'
    What did they say?
    Things I can't understand."

    Yeah, you could say the banana things are getting' right out of hand, because over here on the right coast I'm wearing banana-yellow shoes. Clearly the entire country's gone bananas.

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  2. that dress is THE BEST. i love the banana pattern!!

    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

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  3. Fruit prints are amaaaaaazing. No lie, once my self-imposed shopping ban is over, I reallllly want to look for a pineapple sundress to go with the pineapple sandals I picked up at Goodwill. If that's tacky, I don't want to be classy!

    Also, those bangles are gaw-juss.

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  4. Fruit prints were quite the rage this season. I love the name of the store you got it from, too. Sounds like a great place!

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  5. I don't know what I love more - your dress, or Katie's pun! I think it might be a tie.

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  6. O..M..GEE!! That is the best dress EVER!! I am so in love with it! The bananas are bananas!!! ;-) This fits you perfectly and you are shining like a beautiful star! Kiah

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  7. Cute dress and great shoes!

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  8. You find some of the coolest prints! I didn't actually notice those were bananas (yes, even with the post title) until you pointed it out - is it possible to have a subtle banana print?

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  9. I really like this fun print! Kitsch--approved!

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  10. I ADORE THIS DRESS!!! More and more I'm seeing some similarities in our styles....I'm totally feelin' you girly!!!! This looks so fabulous on you and you styled it to perfection!! Hugs! ~Serene

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  11. You have the best kitschy prints! They never look costumey on you, just retro-cool.

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  12. Two thumbs up for kitch, 80's pop and super cute blog posts. Its the perfect trifecta:)

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  13. Gorgeous print (what a find!) and I love how you added the pretty, colourful bangles :) Looking awesome!

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  14. Your dress is bananas! B-A-N-A-N-A-S!!! :)

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  15. hahah took me a second to realize there were actual bananas on your dress!!!! I was thinking...."that's not kitschy at all!" Everything makes sense now. But it's totally kitschy in a good way!

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  16. This dress is great!! I love all the colors...it is so summery and sweet!

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  17. I love your shoes! and your toe polish -- very elegant! Can I have them? and your legs, too, of course. You look sooo sweet in this.

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  18. What an awesome dress! I love it! I just recently discovered billy goat vintage - isn't it wonderful? Maybe I will run into you there someday:)

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  19. It is a lovely dress accessorised in a stylish way !Allow me to say that if you turned it into a strapless summer dress it wouls be more versatile worn under cardis maybe if strappless is no tyour thing!

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  20. I think this is my favorite thing I have ever seen you wear. I LOVE it.

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  21. Lovely dress; you look really beautiful and happy in it! And Bananarama, of course, is awesomeness. :)

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  22. How adorable is this dress?! Cheerful & pretty - just like you! :)

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  23. Gorgeous and I LOVE those shoes on you too!! you look awesome!! happy weekend xox oJodi

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  24. As it turns out, kitschy prints rock. (:

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  25. You're rocking those prints quite nicely
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