2013-11-18

Festive Upgrade

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Dress? Vintage, Netty Vintage (very similar on Etsy here) Shoes? Guess, thrifted (similar here)
Clutch? Vintage? Wool coat? Thrifted

Some dresses are just a pleasure to wear. And this dress? It ranks right up there...
I have spent a lot of time in the last while wearing either steel toes or crocs, track pants and hoody sweaters and since we had a wedding this weekend and I was more than happy to paint my nails and get all fancy. I'm used to living my life between steel toes and stilettos (my old blog tagline I think? ha...) but right now I am ditching my steel toes after work and switching to crocs to get the shop ready. Most of my free time is spent in saggy track pants from 2008, so one could say that this vintage red velvet number is a bit of an upgrade. 

I don't know what is the best part of the dress; the silhouette, the full circle skirt, the pockets or its cheery hue. It is borderline festive, but I can embrace the fact that I am a bearded date away from being a chic Mrs. Claus... 'tis the season after all. 


20 comments :

Anonymous said...

GORGEOUS!!!

ella
TX

Daisy said...

Such a pretty dress! I love dresses with sleeves, especially when they come in bold colours too!

Naomi said...

Your dress fits you beautifully! I love the shoes you paired with it~

xoxo
The Occasional Indulgence

Ladies in Navy said...

beautiful dress and really love your clutch as well!

Sue @ A Colourful Canvas said...

Oh so pretty Yen! I love the new blog design, and seeing it gave me a bit of giddy about your new shop!

Anna D Kart said...

This is a GORGEOUS dress! I can't believe someone gave it away because it's a show stopper...
you look stunning!


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Suzie Salmon (UrbanCountryStyle) said...

Beautiful!

Karli said...

Totally stunning. This is my favourite thing ever.

Amber @ Fashion, Floss and Lip Gloss said...

Yen, Red is definitely your color!! Wishing I had this dress for the upcoming parties I have to attend!! Best wishes in your shop, can't wait to read more about it =)

Amber
Fashion, Floss and Lip Gloss

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous!

xo Jennifer

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Leah said...

The dress looks stunning on you! Beautiful.

gleeps said...

Perfection! You always know just what to do with accessories - love the bare neck, simple sparkly bracelet, beaded clutch, and snakeskin pumps. In this stunning dress, you quite possibly outshone the bride!

ashleykiraand said...

This is truly a flawless dress for the holidays! Perfect!!! www.ashleykiraand.wordpress.com

Jennifer Vincent said...

Top 10 ever! You look really beautiful.

Jules said...

Lovely!!! You picked the right dress. You look so sexy and classy. Love it!!!!

Gwen said...

You look beautiful! That dress is a stunner. Love how you threw something modern in there with the snakeskin shoes, too!

Nout said...

words can't describe how beautiful that dress is on you. Simply amazing.

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Hanlie said...

I almost dies when I saw that dress, and then I almost died a little more when I saw those shoes!!!!! That entire outfit is really to die for! Wish it was in my closet..hehe... And to think someone actually gave it up! Their stupidity is your gain!

Laura Whitman said...

THAT DRESS! Oh my word, you look like a dream! Perfection, simply perfection!

xoxo,
Laura
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