3.09.2011

Yellow Rose


Dress & Purse: Estate Sale
OTK Socks: Target
BCBG Platforms: Smartbargain.com
Trench & Conch Necklace: Saver's

It turns out I was wrong about the weather. It's not supposed to rain anymore this week, and the frigid temperatures should be returning to the high 60s again soon! I think I gave a lot of awful faces during this shoot because it was so windy and cold out. As much as I love the Mount Holly Cemetery, I hate that we resort to it so frequently. It's the easiest and closest place to go since Corey started taking my photos on his lunch break. What a trooper that one is!

I found this dress at an estate sale over the weekend. It was instant love. The sale was in a 3-story home near Central High School (you know,  late 50s, Civil Rights, the Little Rock Nine) packed to the brim with pretty vintage dresses and purses, books and ammunition, board games and funky Christmas lights, all in old dusty packages with the best vintage fonts (my latest obsession). Besides all the great clothes, I also found a huge vintage chest for $30, something I've been casually looking for for ages now. Perhaps the greatest thing I found was a Montgomery Ward catalog from 1924. It has small pictures of everything you can possibly imagine buying –– clothes, rugs, pool tables, you name it. It's perfect for referencing the several different styles of shoes and clothes that were popular at that time. Jake's happy about it, too, says it'll be a good tool for him as a graphic designer. Now I want to start collecting them. Or at least one from every decade.


Photos by Corey!

49 comments:

Honestly Bec said...

Such creative photos, gorgeous!

Kitsune-kun said...

"love that print! Malva just bought a dress and Belson's and it's red with yellow daisies all across the....the .bosoms"

name that moviiiee.

but yeah love that print

o s o p o l a r said...

nice dress, love the print.

redheaded guru said...

hi! gosh, i really need to keep up with your blog, your clothes are always amazingg! plus i love reading and seeing stuff on your blog about little rock, because (and we've talked before about this, awhile ago) i'm from there!
and I've been meaning to log back on here and tell you how much i loveee your fashion articles in Sync!!! that would be my dream job :] lol
i've been trying to contact some local LR magazines about internships, but still looking! wish me luck! lol.
- Lilly

The Tights that Bind said...

You really inspire me to invest more time in the location for my photographs, not just my outfits. Aside from those pangs of jealousy, I love the pairing of this very feminine dress with edgier shoes and no-nonsense bag. I can't wait to see how you wear it in the summer -- perhaps one of your amazing hats? You've absolutely inspired me to go to estate sales.

Anna
www.thetightsthatbind.blogspot.com

avalonne hall said...

You know what? I was reading your post and I thought to myself, I have a similar dress like this. It's yellow, a little brighter than your one with blue roses... but what color coat am I suppose to wear with it? I mean yellow is a hard color to match. Then I scrolled down and see you've worn it with a tan trench. It definitely works with the shade of yellow on your dress, but not so much with my dress. Hmmm tricky.

I love this location and trust me, if I had access to a cemetery, I'd go there all the time. I love cemeteries oddly enough.

This dress is stunning. The shade of the yellow, the roses, the silhouette, that bow. Heavenly.

Rebecca said...

I love the print of this dress and the way Corey has photographed you to really bring out the colour. I am so jealous of the estate sales you get to go to. They sound so interesting. Old catalogues are great aren't they?

Sophie said...

That dress is one of the prettiest I have ever seen! Its gorgeous! Makes me wish we had estate sales in the UK!
Sophie
x

Luchie said...

that dress is super pretty!!!!

Chloe Trayner said...

The dress is such a gorgeous find! I wish we had estate sales here, but I doubt there would be any gems like that anyway. The photos are stunning too! x

Emily said...

really beautiful dress. great color. and i love those shoes!

northwest is best said...

What a beautiful dress! It must have been someone's pride and joy once upon a time.

Chaucee said...

These photos are lovely! The dress is the perfect compliment.

The Daily Fashionista said...

That dress fits you perfectly!! I swear, you make vintage look so modern and pretty with your accessorizing. I love the juxtaposition of the uber modern platforms (although 70s inspired) with the 50s,60s era dress. And don't feel bad for resorting to the cemetery. I like it as your background in your photos.

eelectroCutee said...

what a beautiful dress.. it matches with the flowers in the fifth picture.. :D

Casie Jean said...

such a lovely, lovely dress x.x.x
Casie

Steffy's Pro's and Con's said...

i really love the yellow dress, it is so vintage and classic looking!

<3 steffy
steffysprosandcons.blogspot.com

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

I really wish there were quality estate sales by me. you find some of the prettiest things at them. This is a gorgeous dress. It is okay that you are at that graveyard so often for photos. You make it a sunnier place when death is scattered about! Hope all is well with you.

wardrobetales said...

So pretty! I like that you managed to find some forsythia and what look like yellow pansies so shoot against.

Q's Daydream said...

That dress is amazing on you!!! Those shoes are killer too, I want. Lovely as always :o)

Sally Jane Vintage said...

Look at your forsythia blooming! I'm so jealous. Nothing is blooming here yet. I love the yellow flowers of your dress matching the blooms around you. :)

Rachel said...

These photos are completely beautiful!

nicole said...

Love the clothes, obv. But THOSE CURLS!!! The hair is where it's at. For me. NICELY DONE. xoxo.

Emma said...

Firstly, I want to congratulate you on wearing shoes that high! They are gorgeous!

Secondly, that dress is perfect on you, I love those colours. Also, you can't take too many photos in a cemetery!

Emma xx

Nico said...

You look so pretty.. I love the dress!

Solanah said...

Beautiful! What a nice find, you look really pretty in those colors!

xoxo
solanah

Beatrice said...

wow Starr!! beautiful photos, beautiful dress!!! ^,^

Little Tree Vintage said...

you look amazing! love the dress and the scenery- even though it's a graveyard it looks so artistic

Becky said...

That dress is sooo pretty! You wear it so well and these pictures are so lovely.

LĂșcia said...

love the shoes!
xxxx

NewTownGirl said...

Fantastic dress, and I love the photos, very theatrical, and so much fun to look at! xoxo

Rebeccak said...

Such a beautiful dress. I am ever-envious of you girls and your estate sale tresure scores! We don't seem to have an equivelent in Australia.... just garage sales and thrift stores! boo!

Also - I am cooking up a serious of Art History posts at the moment - so keep your eyes peeled! I think you will like them :)

Caitlyn, Bees with Feathers said...

Oh my gosh your dress is beyond amazing. So beautiful.

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Midwest Mayhem said...

Your dress is so beautiful, what a great estate sale find!!! I love your cemetery photos, it provides a nice eerie moodiness to offset your feminine attire.

Jo said...

Your whole outfit is gorgeous! I adore the shoes + the dress! Eek! + your hair is really cute too! x www.lostinthehaze.com

Emily Saltzberg said...

GORGEOUS!! I have this weird thing for graveyards, so I think this shoot is awesome.

Natalie said...

I have been searching for months for a dress as pretty as this! The color, the print, the style, it's flawless. You look gorgeous and you styled this ensemble splendidly!

Melanie's Randomness said...

Your dress is stunning!! Just stunning!!

Melanie's Randomness

CAITLIN said...

oh my gosh, that dress is amazing. i've been casually looking/mostly just dreaming of that exact dress for so long... you lucky girl! i should probably just go out and buy fabric and make it myself. i wish we had better estate sales here in vermont--it seems like you southern ladies have so much success, but people in vermont tend to hold on to their treasures for all time and then pass them down through the generations!

Darcy said...

This dress is lovely! I'm always so impressed with the items you find at Saver's. I only recently had the privileged to move to a city that had Saver's and its quickly become one of my favorite shopping spots.

MarieBayArea said...

classic cemetaries are so fascinating to me. wonderful photos. you really scored a great estate sale dress. i want it!

Honor said...

that is such a beautiful dress

taylorkitto said...

WOW that dress is gorgeous!!! I also love your new bangs, they are super cute on you.

Becca Jane said...

I love this dress! The print and colours are so pretty.

annah. said...

I love this dress! And that sounds like a fantastic place...I want to go (:

Annah xx

girlandbird.blogspot.com

Gabby said...

This dress is flawless! I also think that there is something mesmerizing about photo shoots in a cemetery.

Gabrielle
www.thegiftofgab-gabby.blogspot.com

Stephon said...

Very stylish i like your shoes !!

stef
http://fashioneptunes.blogspot.com

benzerj said...

Beautiful.