Showing posts with label Vintage dress. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Vintage dress. Show all posts

Thursday, 6 June 2013

I'm Mellow Yellow

vintage yellow dress, white wide brim hat, chanel purse, outfit, style

It's a beautiful day for a walk in the park.

vintage yellow dress, white wide brim hat, chanel purse, outfit, style

vintage yellow dress, white wide brim hat, chanel purse, outfit, style

vintage yellow dress, white wide brim hat, chanel purse, outfit, style

vintage yellow dress, white wide brim hat, chanel purse, outfit, style

vintage yellow dress, white wide brim hat, chanel purse, outfit, style

vintage yellow dress, white wide brim hat, chanel purse, outfit, style

vintage yellow dress, white wide brim hat, chanel purse, outfit, style

Hope you have had some time to frolick a little these days.

Outfit: 
Vintage yellow dress that I altered, see similar here
Large brimmed white hat, see similar here
Brown strapped sandals, see similar here
Chanel purse see here

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, 11 March 2013

Paint a Dress Velvet

posing in vintage, vintage velvet dress styled out, vintage velvet dress on paint a dress vintage store on etsy, vintage style, funky jewelry

Happy Monday! Thank you for your patience, I am posting my first of many official posts shot by the amazing Iulia Agnew.

I am modeling one of many amazing vintage pieces in her store, PaintaDress.

The dress will be available soon, in the mean time, see what else she has.

UPDATE!! The dress is now listed in her store, you can buy it here.

This dress can be dressed up to down.

We stuck with a more dramatic theme with the jewelery.

posing in vintage, vintage velvet dress styled out, vintage velvet dress on paint a dress vintage store on etsy, vintage style, funky jewelry

posing in vintage, vintage velvet dress styled out, vintage velvet dress on paint a dress vintage store on etsy, vintage style, funky jewelry

posing in vintage, vintage velvet dress styled out, vintage velvet dress on paint a dress vintage store on etsy, vintage style, funky jewelry

But the entire look changes if you switch up the hardware. With this simple collar, it immediately takes on a more clean, fun and casual flare.

posing in vintage, vintage velvet dress styled out, vintage velvet dress on paint a dress vintage store on etsy, vintage style, funky jewelry

posing in vintage, vintage velvet dress styled out, vintage velvet dress on paint a dress vintage store on etsy, vintage style, funky jewelry

If you are looking for a great LBD (little black dress) that can be carried from day to night, perhaps this one can call home amongst your many fabulous collection.

Measurements:

Length: 31.5"
Shoulder width: 14"
Chest width: 14.5"
Waist: 12.5"
Bottom hem width: 21"
Sleeve length: 19.5"

Once again, you can find the dress here.


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Monday, 6 February 2012

My IFBCon outfit

The #IFBCon Independent Fashion Blogger Conference is happening in 2 days (Feb 8th, 2012) YEEK!

I know I am thousands of miles, or Kilometers as us Canadians would say, away from New York and will no be able to attend this year.

But that doesn't mean I can't live and breathe it via web technology.

I am still having #fashiongirlproblems as I plan my outfits for IFBCon sans attendance.

Let's start with my face.

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick, 40 la sensuelle, red lip, vintage looking photo

The allure of the Rouge Allure is too intense, this is the third time I am trying it on. Really, I should probably just woman up and buy it. But I really don't know how to apply it properly. See, conundrum already.

But I really do love how well it goes with the colouring of my skin, all the way to my hair. The outfit I pull, is actually very much influenced by the lip colour.

I wanted something simple but special that can show off the red lips.

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick, 40 la sensuelle, red lip, white layered chiffon sleeves, Vancouver buildings, vintage style, thrift fashion, thrift style

I love the amazing sleeves of this dress. Oh, what dress? you ask?

This dress.

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick, 40 la sensuelle, red lip, white layered chiffon sleeves, vintage black dress, Vintage style, thrift fashion, thrift style

I have learned to appreciate the magic of candid photos.

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick, 40 la sensuelle, red lip, white layered chiffon sleeves, vintage black dress, vintage gold detail belt, Roberto Vianni sandals,vintage style, thrift fashion, thrift style

I found this amazing dress at Community Thrift and Vintage, Frock Shoppe. The sleeves absolutely took my breath away! Ever since, I have been dying for an opportunity to wear it. Looks like I will be wearing it on the 8th for IFBCon. I can't think of a better debut, save from me actually being at the conference of course.

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick, 40 la sensuelle, red lip, white layered chiffon sleeves, vintage black dress, vintage gold detail belt, Roberto Vianni sandals, vintage style, thrift fashion, thrift style

The belt and shoes and purse add the perfect embellishment. The belt and purse are from vintage stores (sorry, forgot which ones), shoes are Roberto Vianni from last year.

white layered chiffon sleeves, vintage black dress, vintage gold detail belt, Roberto Vianni sandals

I love the coin like detail, the best part is that these shoes are wedges, YAY comfort.

Now I just have to replicate this whole thing on the 8th.

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick, 40 la sensuelle, red lip, white layered chiffon sleeves, vintage black dress

Yup, IFBCon live stream, here I come.