Monday, September 12, 2011

The London Look

Dress: Vintage via Beacon's Closet, $25 // Shoes: Forever 21, $25 // Necklace: Forever 21, $8 // Bag: Vintage, thrifted, $3

Rather than getting too caught up in the excitement of a new season and buying lots of stuff, I'm trying to shop my closet for trendy fall items I already own. After mentioning my obession with mod '60s dresses, I remembered this little number. I got it two years ago while visiting New York City and have somehow never worn it! I think I thought it didn't fit me right, or maybe its imperfections -- slightly yellowed color, snagged threads in some spots -- blinded me to its awesomeness. I must have been crazy, because I'm totally in love with it!

15 comments:

amberly said...

I love how the shoes make your dress so fall-esque! The dress is so unique and it looks great on you! And that bag is incredible!!

Smart girl to make just a few new pieces expand your wardrobe options for fall.

Lauren said...

This dress totally rules! I love finding pieces in my closet that I forgot about and feeling like I got something new all over again.

Lauren @ See Parrot

JennaStevie said...

What a beautiful dress, love the pattern of it and the neckline. Those shoes are so very perfect with it as well!
xJennaD

Kellie W. said...

The collar on your dress is amazing!

Between Laundry Days said...

I can't believe you had never worn this dress before! It's SO perfect. :)

Rae Veda said...

So cute! Where is Beacon's Closet located? XO, Rae

http://aneclecticheap.blogspot.com/

Kansas Couture said...

@Rae Veda -

Thanks! There are a few locations in New York. I got the dress at the Williamsburg (Brooklyn) location.

The Daily Fashionista said...

I would've bought that dress in a second too!!! I love the shape and the collar!!

HadleyEG said...

I've been to that thrift store in NYC! It was the best! One of the only places to buy affordable vintage and used clothes. Awesome dress!

The Thriftaholic (Leilani) said...

I tend to shop my own closet too, it's fun to rediscover vintage gems that I'd forgotten about-- I also like that you are turning to vintage as a way to interpret the current trends.

Lovely bag, I have a hard time finding vintage purses that are big enough for my modern needs.

Midwest Mayhem said...

Love this vintage dress, what an amazing collar! You look smashing.

Sarah said...

Oh dear lord, the collar. *drool*

Sarah
( Fashion Battleship )

Irene Wibowo said...

i like your shoes! :)

Love Simple Green

jenvegas said...

I love this dress so much. It looks perfect on you. I LOVE the 60s London look! :)

Jenni said...

I'm a little late on this, but I've got to say, I just love this whole outfit. Perfect, perfect dress.