Monday, September 12, 2011

Blue Dots

After another very warm weekend, the weather in Oregon has finally cooled down again.  It’s not quite fall weather yet, but it’s definitely cooler, so I’m bringing back my day dresses.  I didn’t wear them for much of the summer – they were too warm – but I’m excited to attempt to transition them for fall.  There is not much transition going on here, but I still like this dress and was happy to finally wear it:




I paired my vintage Karin Stevens dress (thrifted) with espadrille wedges (Corso Como via Piperlime), a vintage cameo bracelet and vintage carnelian earrings (via Lil’ Gypsy).  I’ve been more conscious lately of not going head-to-toe vintage/vintage-inspired.  I love vintage clothing, but head-to-toe vintage doesn’t feel right for my style.  The dress, bracelet and earrings are all vintage, but I think the shoes add a modern element.  I think a belt would help do the same; I just have a fondness for the pin-tucking at the waist and didn’t want to cover it up.

How about you all?  Do you prefer head-to-toe vintage or a mix of modern and vintage? Or maybe you prefer head-to-toe modern?  

Happy Monday, All!  I hope you all had fabulous weekends!

Gracey

17 comments:

  1. so jealous of your cooler weather! love the dress!

    <3 steffy
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  2. Great dress! And carnelian rocks in my opinion. I think you've got the right idea about pairing vintage with modern to keep it updated looking.

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  3. I think I fell in love with your dress! It looks amazing on you! And if you're worried about it not looking modern - I think it looks like the newest creation costing a heap of money. :)

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  4. The pintucking at the waist is fabulous; I'm glad you went beltless, although I can see how a belt could look great with that dress. I don't mind evoking a specific era with my entire outfit, in fact, I like it, especially if I'm feeling very Sixties or Seventies, but totally vintage doesn't quite work for me either. And another vote in favour of carnelian! *cough* Orange! *cough*

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  5. Sue sees Gracey in her polka-dotted dress and says, "I want more polka dots in my own wardrobe. Like, now, immediately, right away." She looks in her closet, sees no more polka dots there than three minutes ago, and grumbles. Then she thinks, "Hey, maybe if I cut some dots out of duct tape and stick them to what I already have . . ." Shakes head. Gets more coffee.

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  6. Gracey, it's rare that I do head to toe vintage as usually it's my shoes that are modern. I really don't want to look costumey, but I do think vintage pieces can retain their charm and still fit in today. Case in point: your gorgeous dress! This has such a 40s feel to it and yet, with the shoes, you don't look like a set extra. I do like your style!!! Hugs! ~Serene

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  7. The dress looks fabulous on you. I'm just about to buy a very-similar one; hope you don't think I'm copying your style!

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  8. Your legs look a zillion miles long, and that pintucked waist is superb! Just gorgeous.

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  9. Oh, that dress is gorgeous, and it fits you perfectly!

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  10. I like a mixture of vintage and modern. I really love vintage accessories and jewelry though. There something about old pins, necklaces, and earrings that just feels right to me.

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  11. If I bought my clothes new, but I hung onto them so long that they came back into style again, does that make them vintage? Hmmm...probably not. That just makes them old and junky.

    So...I guess I'm going to say I'm mostly modern.

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  12. oooooo I LOVE that dress. I wish I was more of a vintage shopper. It overwhelms me and I have a hard time with sizing. those earrings are awesome too!

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  13. whenever i see other people wear vintage i seriously fall in love! i love this dress on you. the polka dots are lovely and it fits you perfectly! i have a hard time finding great vintage pieces that fit me well. i wish i could find something like this! but most of the time i have to stick to accessories, like belts or jewelry, to wear vintage. so sad.

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  14. That's a great fitting dress !The glory of thrifting!!!

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  15. That dress looks amazing on you...it's the perfect shape!!

    Natasha ~ Required2BeInspired

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  16. You look super fabulous in this dress, it is so flattering! Also, I love your blog!

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  17. That waist! That color blue! Oh, fantastic. I have a hankering for some vintage fashion now, although there isn't usually a whole lot of vintage at the thrift stores I frequent. (At least, not old vintage. Maybe 90s-vintage.) So, as far as I know, there isn't much vintage in my wardrobe besides jewelry that I've picked up from my mom's discards. I'll just hold onto some of my skirts for thirty years, and then if I can still fit in them, I'll call them vintage.

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