2010-07-20

DNA

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Vintage dress? Found at a garage sale by my parents
Clutch? Old Navy, thrifted
Earrings? h&m
Sandals? Marc Fisher, Winners


There are three reasons I wore this dress the past weekend.
#1. It's very pretty. I don't think you can argue that.

#2. My parents originally found this vintage dress at a garage sale and kindly gave it to me (scientists should probably go back and study the gene code... is thrifting the result of nature or nurture? Discuss). I thought I would wear it to the family dinner we had this weekend as evidence of their awesomeness.

#3. I needed to wear something with stretch. We celebrated my Dad's birthday and as per family tradition, he got to choose what he wanted for dinner. He chose Korean food. My family lived in Korea for 10 years and while there, my mom picked up some good Korean cooking skills. We don't have Korean food that often, so when we do, I overcompensate and eat like someone broke my heart. I know going into the meal that I will suffer extreme stomach cramps afterwards (always) from all the salt going into my body but I can't help myself because the food is sooo good. And now you know I can be a glutton. Judging by the number of cats I let into the house, by the number of thrifted dresses in my closet and by my lack of self control during a good meal, it seems moderation is a word I have to learn a little about.
P.S. If you care to learn more about me besides my gluttony, check out this feature from Fashion Questions.

38 comments :

Sal said...

I love the idea of a cat, dress, and Korean food glutton. Three great things to overindulge!

Leah (The Domesticated Wife) said...

Dang. Those earrings are awesome.

KP said...

what a pretty dress! It's so, 1920's? And korean food is really good, but i agree, high in salt, sugar, and spices!

Fashion Butter said...

You love Korean food too? Awesome. And don't you love how you then smell like it for three days afterwards? So worth it.

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Chelsea said...

you are killing it in that dress! reminds me of a look cameron diaz sported years ago that I filed away in my brain as GORGEOUS. you fit that description to a tee!

hope the cramping was worth it :)

Half Dressed said...

I don't think you need reasons for wearing this dress, it's so gorgeous!

L x

http://only-halfdressed.blogspot.com/

God's Favorite Shoes! said...

I love the details on this dress!

Sarah said...

Why must you always be so cute!!! Once again that dress is fabulous, and once again I'll never have the same luck as you at garage sales:)

orchidsinbuttonholes said...

I love that dress on you! It fits you perfectly, and the details, like that low scoop back and fun hemline are fantastic. Love the green bag with it, too.

Emily Kennedy said...

Who doesn't practice gluttony when faced with rare noms? Boring people, that's who.

Linda said...

Hey 500 followers!

Thanks for poo-pooing my job in your interview...last time I help you with dresses...

Okay I'll still help you but I want payment next time..$30.00 a hour.

Okay a cookie should do.

Seriously though, I don't go around throwing up my nose to your job...jerk.

eleanor said...

This dress is beautiful! And you look amazing in it, of course. Yay forr thrifty parents.

X

PS. I always over-eat at family things, how can you not? Good luck with the tummy ache!

Emma at Daily Clothes Fix said...

That dress is amazing. And you're looking really tanned. PS Moderation is over-rated.

Lianna J said...

you look great! that dress is beautiful and im loving your bag

anna said...

i am in love with this dress!! you look nothing short of stunning!

and i'm now not so insecure about my own thrifting skills since my parents have probably never set foot in a thrift store nor bought anything at a garage sale.
mmmm, korean food!!

Sabrina said...

GORGEOUS! FANTASTIC! FABULOUS! how many other words can I write in big letters..... all of them apply to you and this dress.

Lovers, Saints & Sailors said...

Yes that dress is gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Everything you've paired it with works so well.
A glutton has never looked more glamourous ;)

Jeanna said...

You are hilarious. And you look beautiful. That is all. :)

celine said...

I LOVE that dress. What an amazing find. Looks beautiful on you

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tess said...

you look so boho chic

kater said...

Might be the most perfect crochet dress ever :D

Nicki said...

Awesome dress =).

Julia said...

Gorgeous green clutch! I love the white with the white walls -- stunning ensemble. You always look like a right classy lady, and I'm always blown away by how you seem to kick it up a notch every time!
xo

those tricks said...

dress = amazing.
wanna trade a dress for a dress?
I love this one.

Also- this is the best thing I've read all day :
"eat like someone broke my heart"

Fantastic.
have a great night.

Destined For Now said...

That is a beautiful dress, but I think the earrings stole the show. Great outfit!

The Pretty Pauper said...

I love this vintage look and that bag just completes the look!


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briannelee said...

I love that dress! I think its awesome your parents found it for you. Can they be my parents too?

La Historiadora de Moda said...

That dress is gorgeous! Happy belated birthday to your Dad!

P.S. I will be wearing things with stretch for the next few days, as I've eaten my weight in pasta and gelato in the past week.

Fancy Pants said...

This dress is fabulous. The clutch stands out beautifuly next to it!

--Katie
www.redlipsandbardothair.blogspot.com

Future Lint said...

What a fabulous dress! My mom gave me a huge ziplock bag full of vintage costume jewelry she bought for me at a garage sale for $5 and I was so happy! Not just with the treasure, but that she thought it was something I would like and got it for me! I've been craving Korean food since I got back 3 months ago... I may have to road-trip it over to St. Paul to the Korean part of town to get some!

MARISA said...

i've been searching for a crochet dress for so long now

they just don't make them like this anymore!

Sally said...

You definitely have the perfect summer clutch, that green is stellar!

Sally
http://ursaminor-sally.blogspot.com/

The Daily Fashionista said...

You look drop dead gorgeous!! That is a great dress and you accessorized it so well. Love Love Love!!

ciupa said...

absolutely gorgeous dress!

Chelsie said...

jealous! i want a dress like that! i am loving the crochet/lace overlay dresses.

LyddieGal said...

Consider the fact that you don't eat tons of Korean food everyday moderation.

It's also impossible to have too many thrifted dresses. If you had 365, then you'd have perfection.

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estefaniap said...

love that dress, it amazing!!