Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Wind, hail and sunshine

Sunday involved wind, rain, sunshine, a haircut and a lovely early evening dinner at a city restaurant.


I was inspired to finally watch The Painted Veil after seeing one of Casey's posts. All those dropped waists, ruffles and quaint collars... I love the flapper look. Am absolutely in lust with Naomi's hair in the movie too.

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This dress is not from the '20s but is courtesy of my mum from the '70s. I love the plaid - it's such a crazy mesh of colours that shouldn't work, but do. The photo below shows in closer detail - I mean, brown/orange/aqua and purple?!? Who would've thought?

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The necklace is from Drink me, Alice. Last year, I acquired many of these beautiful treasures from Melbourne-based Alicia, both as gifts and self-purchased. This year, I'm on a hiatus from even visiting the site, as I'd be sorely tempted to break my not buying any new jewellery rule. It's still bookmarked though!

Dress: vintage from my mum
Jacket: Kinki Gerlinki from 2005
Necklace: Drink me, Alice
Tights: can't remember
Boots: ebay


heartofpearl♥ said...

i love the styling within your photo! cool cool design !

Anonymous said...

Gosh I love your dress - you're totally right that those colours shouldn't work but they're so appealing!

And I love your necklace too - I should really check out Drink Me Alice more often :D

esme and the lane way said...

Oh my gosh what an amazing dress! I love the colours, too.

Missa said...

Cool dress! Love the dropwaist, colors, and the pleats :)

The Paper Doll said...

What a cute dress - i wish my mum had kept her clothes!! Im jealous :)

StrikeMatch said...

I love a crazy mix of colours. Your dress is awesome, love the top bit with the frills.

thevintageyear said...

heartofpearl: thank you!

Karen: You really should, someone definitely has to buy some of the new Drink Me Alice designs so I can live vicariously through them ;)

Esme: yes it is, the colours are just too brilliant.

Missa: I love the drop waist, they usually don't even suit me but I think in this dress there is so much else going on it distracts from any unflattering-ness!

The Paper Doll: My mum is a hoarder like me! This is not always a Good Thing!

Strike match: the ruffles are so cool, there is so much going on in this dress it should look hideous, but somehow doesn't. Which I love!