Wednesday, July 1, 2009

A Few Days Too Early

This dress and these shoes are some of the spoils from last week's trip to Seattle; both were purchased at a shop called Pretty Parlor, which sells both vintage and new items. The dress is from a Seattle designer; the shoes are used but might as well be new, so light is the wear on them. Lately I've tried to steer clear of buying any more peep toe shoes because I often find myself thinking that they'd be perfectly comfortable if it weren't for the fact that my toes were squashed through the holes at the ends, but this pair is a delight to wear and has no such toe-mangling quality. I also love the fact that they look very 1940's despite being modern.

You might recognize the skirt from the outfit I posted yesterday. In this outfit I used it to add a little length to the hem of the dress, and to introduce a pattern mix. Since the dress isn't flared at the bottom, it causes the A-line skirt to bunch up and create a cute ruffle. It occurred to me later that I was just a few days too early in wearing this outfit, as it would make a great ensemble for the 4th of July.

Dress: Suzabelle
Belt: F21
Skirt: Target
Shoes: Faryl Robin

11 comments:

Marie Lemondrop said...

I love plaid all year long, so double the plaid is just perfect IMO! Love the collar on the dress- sweet!

Brittney said...

Um, that dress is ADORABLE! I'm totally jealous, not going to lie.

saje said...

Love your style. How did it evolve? What do you call your style?

Charlie said...

Just absolutely lovely! gorgeous neckline on the dress

meegiemoo said...

That's a lovely dress. Does it have patch pockets?

Sal said...

Such great scores! And I'm thrilled to hear that the Faryl Robins are comfy. I love her designs, but am yet to buy ...

Diana said...

I love that dress! It has a nice, vintage feel to it.

Barking Dog Shoes said...

As always, stunning. I've been wondering about Faryl Robin's comfort factor. Good to hear there's no toe squash.

chic said...

I love this dress! The neckline is beautiful! And I like how you added length with a pouffier skirt to create that ruffle effect...good trick to remember! :)

S.

eednic said...

that's a fabulous dress!!

Emily Kennedy said...

Ah yes. Audi and Faryl Robin. A very good pairing.