Monday, May 14, 2012

Kitschy Print #17


This dress is just further evidence that I love myself a kitschy print:



I feel justified with this one because I swear more than one fashion magazine said tropical prints were in.  So, I’m totally fashion-forward with this.  Not buying it?  Fine, I just like kitschy prints.  Today’s was thrifted and hemmed by yours truly.  Before I hemmed it, the dress was that awkward length between a midi and a maxi and it was a lot of kitsch, even for me.  Now, it’s just the perfect amount.

I paired the dress with a coral belt (Steven Madden via Ross) because I’ve decided to wear this belt with everything this summer.  And I added pewter sandals (Lovely People via Ideeli) instead of heels to keep the beach-y feel of the dress and because my tootsies still hurt from my night of wild 80s dancing on Friday.

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend and a happy Monday!

Gracey

23 comments:

  1. I had not seen your post when I published mine today, but I asked my readers what they would wear in a tiki hut on a tropical beach. I think your outfit would fit right in :) I need to keep your hemming strategy in mind the next time I'm at the thrift store. It's a cute dress!

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  2. Me being, well, me, I would have sliced off the sleeves as well. I'm such a nut about sleeves. I can't stand how they feel when they're that length! Anyway, it's totally cute and REALLY makes me want to go for a swim.

    tallblondeartist.com

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  3. I am wearing *my* coral belt from Target with everything lately. Peeps probably wonder if I'm a poor homeless belt-less person :P

    Madly in love with your shoes. Madly.

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  4. I love it! You look adorable... and the new length looks perfect. And I wouldn't say the print is kitschy at all.
    The tropical print is definitely back in & I'm glad because I found a few super cute topical print dresses that my mom wore in the 70s. Can't wait to wear them this summer.

    <3 Hudson East
    HudsonEast.blogspot.com

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  5. This is darling, totally-acceptable kitsch. I hereby declare.

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  6. I love the print and shortening it has totally salvaged this dress.

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  7. Love that dress on you, so cute! and summery!

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  8. i am all for kitschy, whatever the reason! and i love this print, love this dress, love the shoes, and 80s dance nights!

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  9. Absolute summer perfection--simple, breezy, fun!

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  10. I love a kitchy print as well. I thrifted one that's a tropical sunset just waiting for the perfect occasion.

    I need to get my butt in gear and hem up some of my "almost perfect" thrift finds. I'm super-inspired! You did a great job!

    Jenn
    The Suburb Experiment

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  11. Your are the cutest 6 foot gal I have ever seen and we are in the saw awesome state of Oregon. So nice to meet you sweetie!

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  12. I've also noticed that tropical prints are a trend.I don't own anything but I would bring it home myself.I bet it's totally transformed after the hemming.

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  13. I sure do love a good tropical print, Gracey! And this dress looks just fantastic on you and I'd wear it in a heartbeat. Way to see the potential in it :)

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  14. Amazing what a simple hem job can do for a dress! I love the print -- it looks like it features the famed Royal Hawaiian hotel, which makes it even more awesomely kitschy. :)

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  15. yes, you are fashion forward! i've seen it in multiple magazines that tropical prints are in. makes me wanna whip out all my cool hawaiian dresses! love this shirt dress on you. it's very cute!

    http://spinning-threads.blogspot.com

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  16. i love your sense of style! and this dress is just too cute for words. i LOVE it!

    ~nic
    www.nics-picks.com

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  17. Great print! I also love a little kitsch. I recently bought some fabric to make a dress, because it reminded me of a tiki party.

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  18. Oh my goodness, I love this print. I love this dress. I love your smile!!

    xo,
    Tracy

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  19. I love this dress a lot, and I can see exactly why you shortened it; that totally updates it. (I suffer from that awkward not-midi-not-maxi problem a LOT.)

    Your 80s prom looked amazing. My real-time 80s prom was not nearly so cool. :)

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  20. SO glad that the weather is coming around so that we can wear fun dresses like this again!

    Sarah
    Cable Car Couture

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  21. Oooh I love this dress on you! :) Yay for awesome weather, FINALLY!

    Chioma
    CsEvolutionofStyle.com

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  22. really cute dress and it's slimming. You look great! I need to learn to do a hem too b/c I often have that awkward length problem too

    Helene
    Bon Vivant + a Budget

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