2011-12-27

Santa and I

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Coat? Vintage, thrifted Dress? Victor Costa, thrifted (yes, I have a very similar one that is vintage... ) Shoes? I.D. Browns Clutch? Thrifted Bracelets? The Ex

'Twas the night before Christmas,
And all through the house,
Jentine was running,
With pins in her mouth.

Meh. That was not my best poetic effort, and the fact that I referred to myself in the third person makes me lose respect for Jentine but, you get the point. At 8 o'clock on Christmas Eve, I decided that I really needed to wear this dress on Christmas Day. Nothing else would do. The dress needed some minor tweaks and then, what started out as a pinch taken in under the bust, turned into some full-fledged alterations. And that is the story of how Santa and I were both working hard on Christmas Eve. Except he got milk and cookies and this reindeer with a red nose to take him around...

41 comments :

Della said...

It looks so great! Besides, you'll have this dress all year instead of cookies for just one day. Personally, you got the better deal. Santa got ripped off. :)

Melissa said...

You look beautiful! It might have taken some work to get this dress ready but it was well worth it :)

I hope you had an amazing Christmas

Melissa
miss-melissa.com

Terri said...

You look absolutely stunning, and that coat is FAB! Hope you had a fun Christmas!
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briannelee said...

Definitely worth the effort. You look fab! Hope you had a great Christmas :)

barefootandvintage said...

I sure as shit didn't get this dressed up for Christmas. I was in jammies all day. You fancy.

The Suburb Experiment said...

Wow. I keep trying to type something else witty or amazing but I just kind of keep coming back to WOW.

Jenn
The Suburb Experiment

Natasha said...

Beautiful!! Gotta love those sewing projects that take so much more work than expected...that's why I always rather making things from scratch than doing alterations. I hope you had a great Christmas!

libby said...

that dress is gorgeous! love it!

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newpetite said...

Beautiful dress and that coat is to die for!

CaramelLatteKiss said...

Worth the effort, I'd say. The dress is lovely, and you look lovely in it.

'Tia said...

Great dress and coat!!!

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Please may I? said...

Well it was worth it cause it looks fab!

X x

Outside Looking In said...

Lovely dress but THAT COAT is Ah.mazing!!!

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leFiligree said...

yup, the coat rawks! as only thrifted vintage can do.

Healthy and Homemade said...

Super gorgeous, and so fancy! I love it.

Christen said...

It was well worth the last-minute effort! You look so sophisticated and festive without being over the top. Holiday perfection!

Glam And Eggs said...

You look so gorgeous and sophisticated! And I think that poem was lovely! :) Good work on the dress! I wish I could do that stuff without sewing the back of the garment to the front! LOL!

Carrie Teal said...

That dress looks amazing.

girl in the poodle shoes said...

haha, it was worth it!!
lovely look,
Girl in the Poodle Shoes

Jordan said...

That coat is marvelous! Love it

xx
classyfromnorthtosouth.blogspot.com

A Stylized Hysteria said...

That dress was totally worth the late night and effort. It's so unique and classy and gorgeous!

CessOviedo said...

That dress makes a gorgeous Christmas number! It's ideal, very classy and elegant!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

Monique said...

Jentine - when I saw this picture I said, "Oh, that dress," and I sighed because it is just darling on you. I love it, you have such unique pieces that are timeless and fabulous, this is why I love your blog. Hope the holidays were great!

Peace
sofullsista.blogspot.com

Tina said...

I adore this dress!

.Candy. said...

You look so sophisticated especially with that coat on! The dress is so nice! I want to have this made by my seamstress for a wedding I need to attend

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April said...

That dress is FAB!!!

Erika said...

Mmm hmm - echoing the above comments - that is gorgeous lace!!! Also loving the mink trim on the coat - that just makes it rock :)

Meg said...

That dress is seriously fantastic - well worth the effort! You look great. :)

Free Coupon said...

Great dress, fantastic coat and above all effortlessly chic style!!! you look great :)

Dawn said...

GORGEOUS!!!

Leah said...

It was definitely worth it! The dress looks amazing. Hope you had a great Christmas!

xo L.

Larissa said...

fabulous outfit! So delicate and classy.

xoxo,
Larissa

http://www.livingincolorstyle.blogspot.com

Diana said...

you look soo pretty! the dress is beautiful and the coat complets it so well.

great look!

Fashion In The Forest said...

Basically, I need this dress to live. I have a pair of yellow heels that would look amazing with it....

MOVING ON...

I'm Tiffany. I randomly found your blog but I am glad I did:) Come visit, if you like. (I'm your newest follower!)

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chillairandperfume said...

What a beautiful dress! I love the lace, and that sheer, polka dot-ish detail up top is just gorgeous!

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Polina said...

Hey! i just found your blog from blue collar catwalk, and i liked your outfits/photos.. then i clicked your about me and realised that you live in hamilton! i go to mac! small world, huh? followed :)

wesothrifty said...

That dress! Incredible! What a find.

Lindsey A. Turner said...

absolutely gorgeous! The whole thing is just gorgeous!

Lindsey Turner
http://thriftandshout.blogspot.com

Kyla said...

This is gorgeous! It reminds me of that racey Stella McCartney number I've seen this past season!

seekingstyleblog said...

Looks like it was worth the work - you look stunning!

xo Jennifer

http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

howsheflowers said...

Can't BELIEVE you thrifted that dress and that coat. SO pretty!