2013-05-06

Polka Dots

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Jacket? French Connection with DIY bleach sleeves (similar here) Dress? Vintage, Netty Vintage 
Shoes? DVF (similar here or here) Clutch and necklace? Thrifted

I'm always going to love autumn the most. Nature gets all flamboyant and I am always a fan of the amazing colour show. I also appreciate that there is very little humidity in the air and my hair stays good for days on end. But I do like the colourful trees more than the good hair... I think.
Closely behind a sunny autumn week, I like the first week in the spring when it is consistently sunny and warm. Mostly because everyone is just so happy, happy, happy.
Seriously, when it first gets nice out, it's like a giant love fest in the neighbourhood. You say hi to everyone that walks by, make happy weather chatter and end up finally introducing yourself to the new neighbours who moved in almost a year ago. It's a little shameful that spring fever is the kick in the pants I needed to meet some really nice people that have lived two doors down for a year.
Spring fever was also the push I needed to remove the silk (!) sheer sleeves off this amazing vintage dress. Part of me is sad that I couldn't make the sleeves work; like the sleeves defeated me. But sometimes it's ok to raise the white flag to a pair of 80's sleeves, especially when you are left with a perfect sheer dress embroidered with perfect silk polka dots...

32 comments :

pghbekka said...

I don't know what that dress looked like with sleeves, but it is AMAZINGLY AWESOME without them!

Truly gorgeous!

Jane said...

yes don't feel defeated by the sleeves, feel like you have won an amazingly awesome dress. I would have never guessed 80's until you said it and I though well they probably wouldn't have done that colour combo in the 50s...

Frannie Pantz said...

I would have to agree. I didn't see the sleeves, but this dress on its own is UNBELIEVABLE and perfectly springy!! Which is FINALLY here!!!

The Stylish Biologist said...

Jentine,

This outfit is actually perfection!

The colors, the pattern, that cute jacket! You hit this one out of the park.

Sheila said...

That dress is so beautiful - I can't imagine it with sleeves, but you're rockin' it!

Natasha said...

Amazing!!
I love this...I have some colourful polkadot fabric with a white background...and I've thought of making a fun dress out of it, but was afraid I'd look like a clown. Considering how amazing you look in these fun polkadots, maybe I can get away with it too! haha

melissa rosenkilde said...

What a fun dress!!!! So Cute!

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Ladies in Navy said...

obsessed with this gorgeous dress!
kw ladies in navy

Anna D Kart said...

Such a fun and colorful dress! it looks great on ya!

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Jennifer said...

That dress is so pretty!

xo Jennifer

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Gwen said...

Oh my god, I covet this dress like crazy! You look stunning in it - I'm sure removing those sleeves was the right decision, because that silhouette is just killer!

Daisy said...

That dress is DA BOMBBB!! And I'm also loving those bleached sleeves on your jacket. Might have to give that one a try myself... (and no doubt it will go terribly wrong, leaving me with a ruined jacket)

Jill said...

This dress is like a party in fabric form. I love it! I think you made the right choice by cutting the sleeves.

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

This is gorgeous on you. Love a dress with a bit of length to it since it's so much more flattering... xox

Consider Me Lovely said...

Jentine, this dress is PHENOMENAL!!!

Jenny said...

We can call 80's vintage now? Ha. You have an eye for potential! I'd never realized 80s dresses had such good structure under those puffy sleeves and chest bows. The dress is really fantastic, especially on you.

Anna said...

Whatever; you defeated the sleeves. BOOM. The dress looks perfect without them.

livelovereno.com said...

That dress is super cute! usually the 80's sleeves need to go... don't mourn them, we're all better without them. The dress looks fab on you!

CodeOverdressed said...

What a fun lovely dress! Totally reminded me of outfits Anna Sophia Robb wears for her character as yound Carrie Bradshaw in her show, love it!

Cee. ♥
Code Overdressed

Rebecca Jane said...

Oh my gosh, that dress is incredible!

Nicole said...

I love this dress. Adding "fantastic 80's dress to remove sleeves" to my must-thrift list.

Laura said...

That dress is so amazing! Great idea removing the sleeves!

xoxo,
Laura
http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

Nicole said...

Your clothes always fit so beautifully!

Vanessa said...

I love it one million! This is practically my dream dress.

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Amber Solis said...

I literally gasped when I saw this dress!!! I am obsessed with it!!! You would never know you removed sleeves from it, the dress has such a modern feel to it.

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jas said...

ABSOUTELY LOVE that dress!