Showing posts with label Floral Dress. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Floral Dress. Show all posts

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Vintage Floral Dress Alterations

Spring has sprung and Vancouver has been blessed with many beautiful sunny days.

Finally better from the flu and with my spirits lifted by the sun, I have been thrifting up a storm as well.

One of my favourite pieces called to me when I first saw it in the display window.

vintage floral dress, community thrift and vintage store window display

As always, Community Thrift and Vintage worked their magic on their display windows.

The also 70's cape top really caught my eye.

When I sought it out, I discovered that it's actually a super long dress.

vintage floral cape dress, vintage dress

I almost passed it up. I definitely won't be able to rock that dress as is.

But channeling the display window dressing, I could at the least tuck it into a high waisted dress. At the most, I can continue to hone some alteration skills.

It looks much better as a short dress already.

vintage floral cape dress, vintage dress

I actually didn't really document of transformation, it's actually rather simple.

I just bunched up the hem and whip stitched a few loops.

vintage floral cape dress, vintage dress

vintage floral cape dress, vintage dress

Yup, much better short and oh so bright and cheery.

Monday, 21 May 2012

Kiss of the Golden Sun

The weather gods have been extremely generous last week, until the weekend that is.

I still had enough time to go traipse around in my new maxi statement dress.

Unif Flounce Dress in light pattern, floral maxi dress, floral layered maxi dress, dusty rose large flower belt, propaganda blue knit shrug, romwe tights, kimchi blue platform suede brown and black sandals, street style, fashion, poser style, spring dress, green fields, gold vintage quilted crossbody purse, unique items, statement dress

I have this dress in two colours.

I originally only knew of the dark version until I visited the websites that carried the dresses.

http://www.dollskill.com/unif-flounce-dress.html

http://www.karmaloop.com/product/219382

You can also get it here.

At the time, the dark version was only available in L, but the white version was available in all three sizes.

Knowing that the large may not fit as well as a medium and small I decided to order both dresses. The dark in a Large and the white in a Small and hoped for the best.

They both arrived super fast.

I am so glad I ordered them in both colours because even though they are the same dress, the colour difference dramatically changes the entire look.

I will do a side by side shoot in the future.

Unif Flounce Dress in light pattern, floral maxi dress, floral layered maxi dress, dusty rose large flower belt, propaganda blue knit shrug, romwe tights, kimchi blue platform suede brown and black sandals, street style, fashion, poser style, spring dress, green fields, gold vintage quilted crossbody purse, unique items, statement dress

I love how this dress is short in the front, adding some sex appeal to a sweet print.

The only criticism I have is that I have to wear this dress with a belt. Perhaps it's the way it's cut, perhaps it's the shape of my body, if I don't cinch at the waist, the whole thing looks much more frumpy.

But my trusted flower belt from Gentille Alouette does the trick very well.

I also love clothing that takes on a life of their own when I move around.

Unif Flounce Dress in light pattern, floral maxi dress, floral layered maxi dress, dusty rose large flower belt, propaganda blue knit shrug, romwe tights, kimchi blue platform suede brown and black sandals, street style, fashion, poser style, spring dress, green fields, gold vintage quilted crossbody purse, unique items, statement dress

The dress seem to be dancing with me.

Unif Flounce Dress in light pattern, floral maxi dress, floral layered maxi dress, dusty rose large flower belt, propaganda blue knit shrug, romwe tights, kimchi blue platform suede brown and black sandals, street style, fashion, poser style, spring dress, green fields, gold vintage quilted crossbody purse, unique items, statement dress

Unif Flounce Dress in light pattern, floral maxi dress, floral layered maxi dress, dusty rose large flower belt, propaganda blue knit shrug, romwe tights, kimchi blue platform suede brown and black sandals, street style, fashion, poser style, spring dress, green fields, gold vintage quilted crossbody purse, unique items, statement dress

The glow of the setting sun highlighting my outline makes my heart jump for the joy that it will be summer very soon.

Unif Flounce Dress in light pattern, floral maxi dress, floral layered maxi dress, dusty rose large flower belt, propaganda blue knit shrug, romwe tights, kimchi blue platform suede brown and black sandals, street style, fashion, poser style, spring dress, green fields, gold vintage quilted crossbody purse, unique items, statement dress

That means, the dress can be worn without the accompaniment of these tights.

Unif Flounce Dress in light pattern, floral maxi dress, floral layered maxi dress, dusty rose large flower belt, propaganda blue knit shrug, romwe tights, kimchi blue platform suede brown and black sandals, street style, fashion, poser style, spring dress, green fields, gold vintage quilted crossbody purse, unique items, statement dress

Who am I kidding, I will probably live in these tights through out summer.

Unif Flounce Dress in light pattern, floral maxi dress, floral layered maxi dress, dusty rose large flower belt, propaganda blue knit shrug, romwe tights, kimchi blue platform suede brown and black sandals, street style, fashion, poser style, spring dress, green fields, gold vintage quilted crossbody purse, unique items, statement dress

Outfit:
Propaganda Shrug from Plenty, Old
Unif Flounce floral dress, from Dolls Kill or Karmaloop
Floral flower belt from Gentille Alouette
Tights from Romwe
Kimchi Blue sandals from Urban Outfitters
Vintage quilted purse from Talize