12.22.2010

Inspired by Santa

I wasn't planning on wearing this dress until Christmas day. I thrifted it at a great big estate sale a few months ago and set it aside until the holidays came around. My plans didn't shift until I thought about the Christmas edition of my Sync article! The dress reminded me of something Mr. or Mrs. Claus would wear, so I picked her and Santa as my inspiration. I was also able to find inspiration in a really great Victorian theater poster from the late 1800's. I'm not sure if the new issue of Sync has been added to the website or not, but you're welcome to take a look if your interested in reading my article.

Photos by Corey!

38 comments:

fawn said...

this is soooo cute.

nicole said...

What a perfect Christmas dress. You look so lovely & I love your hair. xo.

Penny Dreadful said...

How cute, it really is a proper Christmas dress isn't it. Love the matching belt :)

Emily, Ruby Slipper Traveller said...

Honestly, best dress ever!

Roo said...

That dress is beautiful but we need a bigger shot of your shoes, they look so cute

G said...

I love this dress, great find!

Amanda, The Upside of Wonder said...

Oooh, what a lovely dress Starr. I'm completely in love with that collar. The brown and red are such a unique combo, but it really works!

And how cute are those shoes! Love em :]

xx

meghan said...

That dress is awesome! I need to hit up whatever thrift stores you go to, you have such awesome finds

BaronessVonVintage said...

Oh my, forget Santa that's a Myrna Loy worthy 30s dress with an amazing collar. Too bad it has been made into a mini but hey it looks just great on you!

Juliette said...

Perfect holiday dress!

-Juliette WhereForArtThouRomeo

monster cakes said...

What an amazing estate sale find! That dress looks like it was made for you. Happy Holidays! xo

Wangari M. said...

Such a beautiful dress, and a great find. Absolutely perfect for the holidays!

A Little Brighter said...

Incredible! This is the most amazing dress I have seen in a long time! I wouldn't be able to stop wearing it.
You look beautiful too! These photos are lovely.
Heading over to read your article. I really do love your writing!

Ayesha x

Sonia said...

lovely.

Kerry said...

That dress is UNBELIEVABLY darling and you have now inspired me to visit more estate sales. Work can wait ;)

ox

WobiSobi said...

So Cute!! I love the dress.

JoeyAna said...

love your bangs!

xoxo
jO
http://fashionbyjo.blogspot.com/

Casie Jean said...

such a mrs claus dress, in the best way possible! happy holiday! x.x.x Casie Jean

Hannah Becca said...

Lovely, as always! That is that perfect Christmas dress!

{jaclyn} said...

i loooove the dress.

Liz said...

Absolutely gorgeous. What a great find!

www.everythingsbetterwithfrosting.com

Raquel said...

you definitely look like a mrs claus :) the dress is lovely!

AnnaBananaCupcake said...

What a gorgeous holiday dress!! There are so many details in it that make it special. Just one more reason why I love vintage. XOXO

arnique said...

Talk about Fashion Forward: saving a dress for months AND having it speak of times long past. Great choice!

Arianne from A + B in the Sea

Luchie said...

oh such a pretty dress! great find!

taylorkitto said...

what a wonderful find that was!! it is a perfect holiday dress, and you look super adorable in it.

Jessica said...

What a beautiful dress, great details! x

Sally Jane Vintage said...

What a perfect dress for the season! You look beautiful!

Sarah with an "h" said...

This is so cute! So festive. Love it.

:o)Sarah
restlessromantic.blogspot.com

MOUSEVOX VINTAGE said...

This is such a beautiful dress. Great find! And it's very Christmasy, too. So pretty.

Kelly said...

This dress is gorgeous! And so holiday-perfect.

Annie, Time Enough for Drums said...

This dress is beyond incredible, as I'm sure you already know. Merry XMas dear!!

One Girl said...

Precious! Very precious - going to check out your article now!

kathy said...

Love love love the dress! x

Rosaspina Vintage said...

You look so pretty in red Starr! I love the side buttons and the big collar, a great finding!

Marina said...

You look really great- that dress is pretty incredible! The perfect Christmassy shade of red.

Tashrin said...

It is such a gorgeous and unique combination. I do not often think of pairing deep brown with red!
Have a wonderful Christmas. :)

Look forward to hearing from you

Love

Tashrin from Toronto, Canada

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

I'm so behind in blog reading. Anyway this is beautiful, you are Beautiful. Merry Christmas. I miss hearing from you. I know you're busy though and that you and I don't really know each other THAT well. . .but anyway keep the great stuff coming.