Sunday, January 11, 2009

Something old, something new...

Some of you may remember this dress:

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Well, the other day I was inspired to change the way it looked, so here it is again in all its shortened glory.

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These pictures were taken straight after I had altered it!

The theme for today is the old wedding adage - something, old/new/borrowed & blue. I've been thinking about weddings today as I saw several wedding parties in the city today, taking advantage of the gorgeous weather (one of them pulled up in the most amazing vintage black car).

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Something old... This one is easy - the dress is vintage.

Something new, I'm wearing a pair of tights I bought the other day, that I purchased from Myer for $6 but really they were sort of free because I had a gift voucher to use.

Something borrowed, Nothing in the outfit is 'borrowed' per se, but the whole get-up is inspired by an outfit I saw in Gossip Girl, when Blair is wearing a short navy sailor dress with red tights. The DVD itself is borrowed from my sister (total froth but so worth watching for the incredible clothes!) so I guess you could say it's borrowed inspiration from a borrowed DVD!

Something blue. Again, easy. Both the dress and my shoes are blue.

The dress now has shortened sleeves and a shortened hem. I think it suits the sailor theme a bit better... If sailors wore cute mini dresses and bold colours, that is!


Dress: vintage, from NZ
Bag: vintage from Newport op shop
Tights: from Myer
Shoes: 1st pair - from a little shop that was closing down in Pt Fairy, a few years back. 2nd pair - ebay
Hat: Gift from my boyfriend
Headband: Diva

24 comments:

trishhunterfinds said...

I'm a big fan of that dress!
I think i commented it last time?
But I will again because both ways are great.
I've teamed the red tights with navy before too and its a great look!!
I'm in love with navy but I find it hard to match colours with because it's not quite black.
Ah, I'll figure it out.
Have a lovely night :)

Alicia - Sea Of Ghosts said...

Oh! It looks adorable like that!! Especially loving the red tights! x

OhDearLeah said...

wow. amazing
your blog is so inspiring in the fact that you buy everything vintage, well done to you!
xxxx

Skye said...

Very cute, excellent alteration work!

Sometimes just the smallest tweaks can make something perfect.

StrikeMatch said...

The red tights + dress is cute. I'm a big fan of the shorter dress! You look great in the photo as well, super smiley!

esme and the lane way said...

I love it! Such a cute dress, and it looks great with the red tights.

heartofpearl♡ said...

wow i absolutely love your red stockings! i dont think i would have enough confidence to wear something so bright though! x

a cat of impossible colour said...

It looks great shortened!

ana b. said...

Oh it's amazing what a new hemlength can do to a dress! It so cute and flirty.

Miss Karen said...

I love the dress shortened! It looks so mod and you look absolutely radiant in it :)

Lavender said...

I like it. Its amazing how simple alterations can change something up so much isn't it?

In answer to your layout question. To get the wider layout I needed to choose a new template in the 'Pick new template' page of blogger. The template I use is called Minima Stretch.

Missa said...

Oh my gosh, I LOVE this!!! The dress was cute before but it is now officially beyond cute, nice job, and so perfect with the red tights!

Pretty Little Pictures said...

LOVE it with the red tights and although it still looked amazing longer its very cute noe its a little shorter :)

thevintageyear said...

Trish: I find navy goes with everything, but I may be biased because I love navy too :)

Alicia: bright tights are lovely, it's almost a pity it's been so warm lately!

OhDearLeah: I'm no longer under my 'ban' but thank you anyway!

Skye: I agree! thanks!

StrikeMatch: hehe I think I was a bit excited

Esme: thank you, I'm a big fan of blue and red together :)

Heartofpearl: the dress is so short now I don't think I'd have the confidence to wear it withOUT tights, lol

A cat of impossible colour: thank you!

Ana: thank you ;)

Karen: I actually thought "this looks mod" when I finished and thought of you!

Lavender: thank you so much, I succeeded in changing the layout using html... somehow!

Missa: thank you!

Pretty Little Pictures: thank you, I think I was inspired by your red tights recently!

Bucca said...

Love that dress it's so cute!!

noelle chantal said...

your dress is adorable! looks great with the red tights. :)

Ambroisine said...

Love the dress with red tights :)

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