Thursday, April 29, 2010

Please Mr. Postman

Dress: Aqua via Bloomingdales, purchased with a gift card courtesy of Lucky Magazine // Necklace: Vintage via local antique mall, $8 // Sandals: Vintage, thrifted, $3

Sorry to disappoint, but I did not continue my progression of style-by-decade with today's outfit. I have always thought it would be cool to take the high temperature each day and dress like it's that year. So, if the high is 73 degrees, go for an early '70s look. I don't know how feasible it would actually be, especially if the temperature didn't fluctuate much. Anyway... back to today's outfit.

I was dressed for work this morning in some unexciting ensemble when... "Ding Dong!" The super friendly UPS guy handed me a package containing this sweet chambray dress. I changed into it immediately, barely remembering to remove the tag before heading out the door.


I actually wore it with a cardigan and heels for work. What you see here is my simple, more casual version, which I donned to walk the dog and grab dinner this evening. Much like my polka dot frock, I see this dress as a blank canvas, so this is definitely not the last you'll see of it!

49 comments:

Lovers, Saints and Sailors said...

What a great idea! Though it would be a bit tough in Australia with celsius. We'd be stuck in the 1920's and 1930's most of the time.

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

i LOVE this dress on you, and the fabulous necklace and sandals. i can't get enough of the beautiful ways you put things together.

vintagewithatwist said...

seriously, you are looking super chic in that dress! love it

Polina said...

love the dress!

Joey said...

this dress is great! I love the idea of dressing for the temperature!

jamie said...

Oh, I just love this dress! I've just loved all your outfits this week! :D

Also, isn't UPS great? I love when UPS delivers me something; they're so reliable! :D

Jen said...

ahh that dress is love! it's a lovely color on you too. sad I didn't get to see this outfit in person today. ;)

thevintagedevil.com said...

hey were you able to look at that pic of you? i sent you the info on the previous post to this one on a comment..

Kassie said...

Thats a really cute idea. I feel like I would run out of 70s inspired outfits very fast though. That is if it ever stopped raining here.
I love the new dress. Very cute!
Stolen Stiletto

Ruby said...

ack! i NEED that dress! luck duck! :)

calivintage said...

so so good. this outfit is amazing on so many levels.

also, seeing this helps me understand how to wear a low cut/ tank dress with the short hair. hello, giant statement necklace! very nice.

piglet said...

Adorable! I love the accessories you styled it with.

MELISSA Z. said...

Awesome necklace! Very original!

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Skyline Eyes said...

Absolutely beautiful dress, I'd be so happy if the postman handed me that too (:

OooKellyNicky said...

That necklace is so beautiful. I love it. Only $8, wow, it looks like alot more.


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KP said...

I love the dress, the sandals, hmm i love everything!

Jennifer said...

I just have to say you have been blowing me away lately with your outfits. They ALL HAVE BEEN AMAZING. I realized I better let you know because I was just going thru all my starred items in my google reader and like everyother one is an outfit post of your!
-jenloveskev

Lexie, Little Boat said...

i love this dress! it is a perfect blank canvas!

kate, miss twinkletoes said...

Fantastic!!! This is a great look for you!

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Laura said...

I love it the necklace is phenomenal and the dress is too cute I love how you got to wear it before heading out the door.It sure was nice to get it before heading to work.

Kimberellie said...

Oh, it's beautiful. LOVE that dress.

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great dress, love the vintage look to it

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megannielsen said...

oh my gosh I LOVE this outfit!!! it's so fantastic!

April said...

Great dress! :)

lumikha said...

i heart your hair!! :) found you through calivintage.

Mara said...

you look gorgeous! I don't know if I've mentioned this but I'm loving your hair. It's so you :)

Clare said...

I honestly can't think of enough adjectives to describe how much I love this look. Perfect doesn't come close!

HAL said...

that is an incredible color on you, and your hair looks adorable.

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Meggstatus said...

Good thing you remembered to remove the tag. That's something I rarely remember to do. Sometimes I have something for months, wear it constantly and then someone points out the price tag, and I try to explain that its not new blah blah blah, but everyone just roles their eyes. Pretty embarrassing. But I digress, you look amazing and this dress fits you perfectly. Consider me your newest fan.

dressdarling said...

Love love love this dress. So cute, yet versatile. Adorable. I would totally wear this dress.




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kathryn-louisa said...

Love that dress, don't blame you for changing as soon as it arrived!

x

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Diana said...

That dress is so pretty! I love the color.

Clothes Coquette said...

Such a pretty dress! Very sweet and summery. I love getting new dresses in the mail :)

shybiker said...

Only you would think a dress that's fabulous by itself is a mere starting-point.

Adding that arresting necklace and the glasses was smart; I love how the white in the glasses picks up the color of the sandals.

April said...

your necklace is AMAZING HOLY CRAP

E said...

That necklace is such a wonderful touch to this look!

Erika said...

Sorry, I don´t speak englisch. But yours outfits is - I can't find words.
This blog is my favorite.
Your fashion ideas is wonderful, you is inimitable.

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Trishna said...

OOO La La you look so retro and cool. :)

Sarah, Bad Penny. said...

In LOVE with this outfit, it's so very 60s and i'd kill for any of these pieces.

♥Sarah
Bad Penny

Stel said...

This looks amazing! Love the necklace and the sunnies!!

Keira said...

This look is adorable! I love Aqua.

Viv said...

Love your necklace! AND what a great idea to dress for the decade by the temp... hmmmm wheels turning... =)

princesspolitico said...

love the sweetheart neckline of this fun spring dress!

xo.
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Darlyn said...

I love the dress. I completely agree that it's like a blank canvas. There are just so many ways to style it.

Trilby said...

I love your blog. And that dress works so well with your hair, actually! :)

Love, Trilby.

The Jazzy Belle said...

I LOVE this dress and you put together the PERFECT outfit to show it off for the first time!
xoxo

Mallory said...

I love this look! So perfect for a hot summer day!

Ali B. said...

That necklace is to die for cute.

Misha said...

i love your clothes, do you just shop at the salvation army and thrift stores and find all those great things?