4.07.2011

Maxi Dresses, Floppy Hats, and Downton Abbey


Platforms: Topshop
Floppy Hat: Goodwill
Necklace: c/o Romwe

Lately the weather has been perfect. Flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, and pictures have been more fun than ever. Julie has had this dress floating around the Delightful Dozen for a while, and I'm so happy to finally have it in my possession. I can't think of anything better for the 70s trend. 

After working on all those David Hamilton scans the other day, I was inspired to string some flowers into my floppy hat, too. With the platforms, the maxi dress, the print, and the floppy hat, I'd say this is just about as 70s as I get. Funny thing is, it actually kind of reminds me of the early 1900s, as well. 

I know, I know. You guys are probably thinking, 'of course it does you Edwardian-obsessed maniac', but hear me out! I'm watching a British mini series called Downton Abbey on Netflix (streaming!) right now, and I swear, the material, the cut, and the way my hand wants to hold it every time I walk seems just like something that Cora or Lady Mary would wear/do, too. The show was referred to me by one of my awesome blog readers, and I'm am so so so so grateful to her for telling me about it. We're taking a break from Deadwood at the moment so that Jake can get some movies in the mail too, and Downton Abbey is holding me over while I wait my turn. I feel like part of my heart is resting in Deadwood, South Dakota circa 1870 while the other half is lingering in England circa 1912. It's silly how attached I get to these shows. I really need to take screen shots. . .

40 comments:

Christy said...

I can never decide if I'm completely on board with the 70's trend, but then I see you rocking a look like this, and I wonder what my objections are!

Your hair looks especially lovely here, and the flowers in your hat are a perfect finishing touch. And I agree that there's something distinctly Edwardian about the outfit. A lot of 70's-era clothing makes me thing of Edwardian aesthetics. Just a bit less stuffy maybe.

Dakota said...

Yay, I'm so excited to hear that Downtown Abbey is on Netflix streaming-- I've been reading about it on blogs for ages, and I really need to see it!

You look so striking in that dress! I definitely see the Edwardian influence in its fluttery details, and the pretty white flowers make it even more so.

Monica Whitney said...

oh a great recommendation for netflix and a great outfit, double score!

Dylana Suarez said...

The dress is so so stunning!

xoxo,

colormenana.blogspot.com

The Drifter and the Gypsy said...

Ohh so pretty! And I'll have to check out the series... hehe I love Netflix streaming :)

Jo said...

I just love the outfit, not to mention the hat specifically! Did you attach the flowers yourself? They look lovely!

x
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Amelia said...

gorgeous as always- love how you worked the maxi dress. very different from orchid grey's take. and downton abbey! i'm obsessed, funny because my boyfriend got me into it. his self-proclaimed guilty habit haha

Lucy, Dear Fish said...

Starr! This series of photos is so beautiful. Whimsical, and the colors are beautiful. It really looks like you have summer already in Arkansas!
I love PBS...the mini-series they show are always so interesting. I especially love all of the films of classic books. Their interpretation of Tess of the D'Urbervilles and Sense and Sensibility were two of my favorites!

Manja said...

Ooooh...that necklace...I LOVE IT!

Amanda Castro said...

LOVE THAT ROCKING HORSE NECKLACE!!! lovelovelove!

Kelly said...

Simply gorgeous.

The Daily Fashionista said...

You always look amazing, but this outfit seems to be plucked out of a 70s editorial magazine. You are so gorgeous! And I need that dress so bad!! Or something like it:)

Lilly of the Valley said...

oh i cant wait for downton abbey to start here! ive been tempted to watch it online but its so much better on the big screen. gorgeous dress!!!

Fenny Wong said...

I don't understand, everytime I try to make flower crown with living flower, I always fail --- I cannot seem to tie knots between them, the knots always come off -__-; But yours look lovely, especially on that floppy hat!

Pretty Things said...

you dress is so beautiful! and your rocking horse necklace is adorable. love the look

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xxx

nicole said...

Beautiful! I need to pull out my 70s floral maxi dress. I got it from Paddywack's ages ago. I love it, even though my husband thinks it looks like "grandma's curtains" ha... xoxo.

Caitlin said...
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apurpledress said...

I love that dress! It is so unique and pretty.

Kaitlyn said...

I know what you mean about getting attached to TV shows, I'm like that too! I liked Deadwood a lot, but I've never seen Downtown abbey!

Beautiful outfit, that dress is so lovely on you!

D-rok said...

tragic... just tragic

Babes in Thriftland said...

Love love this outfit. I love Downton Abbey too! I should have told you about it too! I even wrote a post on it. It was so wonderful, I watched all of the episodes in one day!

xo
Erin

Nikki said...

you look amazing :)x

Tieka, Selective Potential said...

Oh gosh, Starr. You never fail to amaze me with your gorgeous photos + outfits! I LOVE this! xo

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

Starr,
I really love this dress on you it looks great with your hair color and i love the flowers on top of the hat! you're dreamy!


<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

Amber Blue Bird said...

this dress looks like it was made for you. You look lovely in each photo.

eleanor said...

Yay! I have this dress so I'm always looking for inspiration on how to wear it - you did so wonderfully! It looks beautiful on you, Starr!

Maggie said...

Love this look on you- you look stunning!

Have a great weekend!

Rachel said...

I love how you styled this dress...and the floppy hat with flowers looks absolutely perfect on you. :D

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

you make all 1970s fantasies come true.

Jennyboo said...

Lovely! The styling on the outfit is perfect, especially with the 1970s maxi dress. I would have to say that the necklace is my favorite part.

Les Deux Filles said...

You're not the only one obsessed with Downton Abbey. I watched the whole series in ONE SITTING because it got me hooked. I hear that they're making another season right now!

This is so lovely! I love floppy hats for spring.

Margaret
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PSbyDila said...

Gorgeous outfit!

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Sarah said...

Amazing dress!

x
Sarah
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Sarah said...

Amazing dress!

x
Sarah
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Teresa said...

I love the dress. And that hat is stunning!

Love,
Teresa

Gina said...

I love this look on you, Starr! This dress is your spirit animal, girl!

xoxo,
Gina

Robyn said...

I'm watching it too! Love the dress. The coloring is so unique.

Monique said...

The necklace, the flower hair piece, the dress, the hat I love it all. Just awesome

Mod dolly said...

I love the 70's look for s/s 2011. Ive chosen you as part of my style inspiration this week.

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xx

M & Em said...

Absolutely stunning. Gorgeous outfit, amazing photos... This is just fantastic all around.

xoxo
Em