(This was originally published in Sept, 2011)
I can’t tell you how much I love this dress. When I found it 8 years ago, it was one of those “love me now” moments that visually took me to a scene in Breakfast at Tiffany’s and even The Sound of Music. Does clothes do that to you?
I’ve always been fascinated with vintage pieces, especially ones that have a story. And though I don’t know the history behind this one, I found it intriguing and very soulful. Perhaps it was the bold pattern or the hidden blue tulle underneath the skirt. Better yet, the subtle, yet sexy open back with an unassuming but lovely blow.
On an excruciatingly hot day, a friend I went out for cupcakes in cutesy town square, where I frolicked among the flowers and played in the old stationary train.
It was a perfect day for a perfect dress — that needs alterations on the shoulders. If only I would have known the straps were falling off…. I’d say the back shot was pretty inviting.
Accessories: vintage lucite and cinnabar cuffs, Anne Klein watch; vintage and Banana Republic rings; Swarovski hair pin; vintage clutch.
Makeup by Michele Reidel. Photography by Will Willis.
Eat well, love unapologetically, pray with true intention, and take care of yourself.
19 thoughts on “Girl in a Blue Dress”
This dress is so pretty!! I love your choice of accessories and the shoes are fab!!!<br /><br />Carsedra of:<br /><br />http://embracingtherealme.blogspot.com/<br /><br />http://sweets4yourtooth.blogspot.com/
Absolutely beautiful! You have such a knack for finding gems and making themm current. STUNNING I say. I love all of your jewelry too. And your make up is just perfect for the dress and shoot. You've outdone yourself!!! xxxx
Mama Mia, I just love your style & approach, so so lovely!<br /><br />Agneta
That dress looks perfect on you, it was obviously made for you!! It is a shame that you don't know the history behind the dress. I have just got an internship with a company called Maggie Semple Ltd and they specialise in just this. If you have a treasured garment and want to know about it's past you can contact them and they can find out for you. It is amazing what they can do. If you
LOVE the dress! Your post reminded me of a book I read over the summer – A Vintage Affair.
What a gorgeous dress! You look absolutely stunning! Love the accessories as well! 🙂
Bren, I love everything about this post. Your dress, your hair, the accessories and makeup! Did you do the makeup yourself?
I love your fashion sense! I need to have a shopping session with you… lol. YOUR MAKE-UP IS AAAAMMMMAAAAAZZZIIINNNNNNGGGGG! <3 it!
That is a beautiful dress! And you look stunning! 🙂 <br /><br />And to answer your question, YES!!! Certain pieces of clothing evoke certain feelings, thoughts and memories. I think you captured all of them in these photos. 🙂
So refreshing! I love all of the pics, maybe I should have been on site to help out with that alteration of the shoulders but that fashion faux-pa turned out to be a hit!<br /><br /><br />www.asewfullife.blogspot.com
WOW you look very classy and– need I say it? Very CHIC indeed. The photos look fabulous! You do look very vintage and classic. 😉
Very cute dress and perfect for cupcakes!
You shared this yesterday and loved it just as much today! Beautiful color, sexy back and adore your accessories, especially the red straps on the watch. And the off the shoulder works though it was by accident!
Love the whole look. The hair pin is really pretty. I've been looking for a nice one for my hair.
I love that dress so much!! When I saw the first picture, I thought I must go out and get it (we live in different cities and all). What a great find!
wow! amazing! beautiful dress, gorgeous style! I love it!
girl you look AMAZING!! Love the look and your gorgeous accessories <3
Thanks fabulous ladies! Was lots of fun shooting though it was over 100F that day! Sigh. When I get the shoulders taken in, I'll do a completely different shoot! A whole new look! 😉 Glad you all love the dress and accessories!