11.21.2009

Free Spirit.

Although I really wanted to wear something wintry yesterday so I could enter Weardrobe's contest of the week (where there's a $500 amex gift card price), the weather here in Arkansas just wasn't having it. Last week was pretty much as cold as it gets, but this week the temperature have soared right back up and I'm pretty much sans jacket once again!

I really didn't have much inspiration for this look, but once I got it on and later in the evening added my over-sized cardigan sweater I felt just like one of the characters in "The Edge Of Love". Although I've never actually seen the movie just a lot of stills from it, the mood of my look reminded me of the two free spirited 40's women giggling on the beach with little cares in the world.



What do you think?

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Vintage Dress: Yard Sale $1
Vintage Boots: Goodwill $6
Vintage Socks: Estate Sale $2

Update!
I had a little time today to photograph it with the cardigan. I think my favorite thing about this look is the the over-sized sweater and the slouchy boots. Everything was just a tad too big giving it a playful feel!

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37 comments:

Django et Coco said...

Always lovely! I would love to see it with the cardigan too: I bet it is so cute! ;)

-Coco

ourpapermoon.blogspot.com

Kelley Anne said...

Great outfit. You do look like the characters in that movie. I've wanted to see it for so long, but have only seen stills as well.

fashionist__ahead said...

so beautiful dress...i love it..

FrivolousFlapper said...

great spin on the Edge of Love look. Very cool

Sistinas said...

Ohh, I love that dress and the boots!! ♥

The Owl's Closet said...

wow! ur dress is an awesome buy! love the look, esp the socks peeking over the boots:) have a great weekend!

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fashionforwriters said...

Super cute! I love the slouchy falling-down boots. It looks so English countryside...
xo
Jenny, Fashion for Writers

S and O said...

that dress is beautiful! great boots!
I have been wanting to see that movie Edge of love since I saw the first sneak peak I just haven't had the time. I really do adore everything Keira wears on and off screen and I love the first pic you used;)
Good luck winning the contest!
Olivia

jayne said...

amazing dress! and lock the socks peeking out of your boots

Jenna said...

I like it a lot, especially the boots and long socks!

piglet said...

Oooh I just watched Edge of Love last night!
Tip: don't watch with your boyfriend! Mine was bored to tears. Poor boy.

Lara said...

I love the dress. I am always a fan of these types of dresses and the print is so cute!

caramelizedvintage said...

I can see the resemblance to Edge of Love. I love the boots and socks combination. Romantic and suitable for traipsing around!

Diana said...

Every once in awhile it's great to be casual, even if it means a loose sweater and some undone boots. You still make it look chic!

Leproust Vintage said...

$1 for that dress!?! I just love it! I also like the very slight disheveled left boot....it adds so much character to your outfit!

Kass said...

I love it!
that dress is great.

Sher said...

oh, I think you always have the best vintage looks!! I get inspired everytime I come here!! I've seen the still of this movie everywhere too but have to see the movie! I've got to watch it soon:)

Mairyliscious said...

wishing you good luck !!!!!!!!
love your boots !!

Valencia Lia said...

Love love your dress and that socks with those boots!

Adore it so much,and all the best to he Weardrobe contest:) And that oversized cardigan is a perfect touch.

Hope you had an awesome weekend <3

VintageFrantic said...

Love the dress! And the over sized cardigan adds so much chic to the whole outfit - Brilliant addition!

VestedBeeVintage said...

I love it all! what a great dress!!!

Corinna said...

your cardigan has such a lovely colour! i like that you pulled one of your socks up higher than the other, intentionally or not

Little Bo Peeep said...

ooh yes, that is a rather comfy look! def, the oversized cardi is a thumbs up. i adore your dress too :)

My Passport to Style said...

Hi Starr, hope your well, adore this dress! Have featured you as my Stylish blog crush of the week over on My Passport to Style! Sharon xox

Maria Confer said...

So gorgeous!! You definitely captured the looks.

Love the layers and slouchy boots.

lululetty.blogspot.com

Kennedy said...

you are adorable, and i love that dress. the print looks just perfect! ps-ive just found your blog and im really enjoying it <3

Christine said...

I like that movie, it definitely inspired me. In Arizona, the temperatures aren't even close to being able to wear winter clothes so I share the pain.

Mamushka Marie said...

love the dress! yard sale? $1? wow. what a find!

.mackie said...

i love how you ooze effortless with this outfit and still look so great! looks very comfortable. the outfit does give me a 40s feel. good job =)

Eyeliah said...

the colors go really well together ;-)

princesspolitico said...

its always a pleasure seeing how you contrast and highlight colors in outfits. that deep maroon is STUNNING against the buttery-tan color of your bag.

xo.
princesspolitico

Rhiannon said...

What a great idea! I love how you kind of updated it with the shorter dress . . .

That movie isn't the greatest, so you're not missing out by not seeing it. Fashion stills do the trick! :)

Eva Silviana said...

Wooow i love your boots so much!

Amy said...

Oh hun, you look like someone right out of the 40s with a modern twist- you look adorable!! I am love love loving the oversize cardigan with the dress and those slouchy boots are so great!!

xoxo
Amy

thebargainhunterextraordinaire.blogspot.com

P.S. I have been staying with my parents and all those things in my pictures are my mother's. She will be so happy you like all them though. She loves to add vintage things to a modern room. :)

stephanie renee said...

I love the clothes i that movie and your outfit is adorable!

betz said...

i love your dress, as usual. =)

Mel said...

I love this, I think your interpretation is so much better than mine! That dress is especially lovely :)