5.15.2010

Floral Revival

It's taken me a while to warm up to the 90's grunge thing we have going on in fashion right now, but I'm happy to admit that it's finally starting to grow on me. Don't worry, it's not going to replace my 50's dresses and mini skirts or anything, but I do really like the way these rayon dresses feel in the summer. I got this one back in March sometime (you may remember it from my Yeasayer post), and I'm just now getting to were I wear it a lot, triggered by the hot weather I guess. 'A lot' may even be an understatement. It's the most comfortable dress I have in my closet, and for that reason alone I find myself slipping it on every single day after running my errands and taking my outfit photos. I don't know what it is, but it's the perfect dress to lounge around in while I edit my photos and clean up the house. I just found another one with sunflowers on it too which I was planning on putting in the shop, but now I'm starting to second guess that thought. We'll see.

Aside from the dress, I think the purse really helps make this outfit for me. I've been on the hunt for a good vintage brown bag for a while so I felt like the luckiest girl alive when Annie from Little Ocean Annie sent this one over from her shop. Seriously, I can't stop using it. I've been matching my outfits to it nearly everyday for about a week now!





Dress: Saver's $7
Boots: Pangs on Etsy $50
Purse: c/o Little Ocean Annie
Vintage Fedora: Estate Sale $8

37 comments:

Amelia said...

such a lovely dress, i completely sympathaise with the ambivalance towards the 90s, i really like your shoes and bag as well, they're so wonderful.

love from amelia of la ville inconnue

alsadventure said...

I love that bag and those shoes!! I need to get along to an estate sale soon but I just dont know where to find them in vancouver!

Little Ocean Annie said...

yay! That purse is so cute, I'm so glad you love it. I'm a little relunctant to give into the 90's thing, too, but you're totally rocking it here!
Well, duh, because you're a beauty!

xoxo

Q's Daydream said...

That dress is adorable and looks nice and cool! The bag is amazing, I see why you love it. Have a wonderful weekend!

Chikako said...

lovely dress!!

Ashlee said...

90s dresses are cut in a strange way, but their comfort is undeniable.

you look lovely.

mariska said...

pretty dress.
i love floral too!
hi five!
:D

xoxo

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pauline said...

oh this is lovely, i loove that bag so much!

Glamour Bbey. said...

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Love, Cindy.

Juliette said...

So cute! That dress looks amazing on you! I'm really loving the floral trend.

-Juliette WhereForArtThouRomeo

Jenni said...

I love these kind of dresses! So comfortable, and cute too!

kathy said...

This dress looks great on you! It took me a while to get into the 90's revival too, possibly because i remember these dresses from the last time around! xx

lu said...

Oh man! I think I have that exact same purse. I got it at this weird yard sale-type thing in a shack in the backyard of this sweet old guy in Pennsylvania. I lovvvve it, and I love the way you're wearing it. :)

tess said...

loving the look with the boots

Maria said...

the floral dress looks great! love the boots, and the purse too :3

Alyss Jane said...

awesome stuff!!!
Alyss

crimsonandlace.blogspot.com

Justice Pirate said...

I really am not fond of 90s fashion whatsoever. You definitely make it look good though!! I guess sometimes you don't really like fashion that you remember people wearing that you didn't like back then too. . .because I hated it in the 90s as well so that's why I started dressing in vintage or vintage styles in the 90s haha. Keep on rockin' all the styles that you wear though!!!! Of course I adore the 50s dresses you show off so well ^_^

Victoria said...

Argh I'm loving this look! It's perfect <3 x

M. said...

love all the brown leather, it's so beautiful on you!

lovelove, M.
http://marissaexplains.blogspot.com

The Daily Fashionista said...

That is the best purse. It really lends itself well to your whole look!! And I love the dress. When I wear my floral 90s dress I usually feel like Dorothy Torkelson. Does anyone remember that show?

Pawi Macarena said...

aww that dress is amazingly beautiful!

libys11 said...

that's one gorgeous purse!!! so lucky! :D

bestie said...

You are wearing the trend well, I must say! And yes the purse really complements the outfit. (:

avalonne said...

I love love love this outfit, Starr and that bag is definitely a great find! I love leather bags! It looks very sturdy, which is good! Those boots are amazing too. I need a pair of booties, but I can't seem to find a pair that I can afford! Hope you're having a lovely weekend!

Amanda said...

Hey, I was just letting you know that I'm tagging you in my "Looks I Love" Sunday post! :]

Mycha said...

wonderful dress.

U look amazing :)

Glamour Bbey. said...

Hay dear blogger!
How are you? I'm glad that I've visited this blog! He's lovely.

Please, check mine too & maybe we can follow eachother!
Love, Cindy.

Manja said...

I love love love that outfit!
Thanks for the Remote Control suggestions, I will hopefully be able to buy one soon.
Oh, I wish it was warm here, too...it's not even 60°! :(

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DearBeatrice said...

so cute! I love love the boots and the bag is just perfect! ^.^

Clare said...

ADORABLE! Love that purse!

B said...

Those boots! I love the whole look but I can't help but share your love/hate relationship with 90s fashion. Some things may have gone seriously wrong there but I have to be grateful that there are 90s floral dresses littering the thrift shops. :)

Bea

A plus B

Pawi Macarena said...

i love your boots!!

missWong said...

Stumbled across your blog, and loving it. So vintage-looking, soft, and warm :) If you're okay about exchanging links with me, please get back to me!

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MOUSEVOX VINTAGE said...

Rayon is such a remarkable textile. Especially when it's Summer and you live in the south. The dress is lovely on you!

Sara, Swing The Day Away said...

I really love your shoes! That dress does look super comfy! The floralprint is adorable too. :)

L. said...

those simple 90s grunge dresses are seriously the most comfortable thing in the world. I love it paired with those shoes and that bag, super cute.

Betty Noir