Sunday, April 25, 2010

Brand New Key.





Yesterday, in an effort to go places spontaneously more often, my boyfriend and I drove down to Woodstock. It was a nice mild day, although a few of my favorite shops have closed since we were there last, like Chez Grand'mere, and made my mood droop just the tiniest bit. Next time I want to take a trip to another nearby town and inspect an antique store I've heard rave review about, but this time we ate giant cheeseburgers and loads of tea, a few bars of soap that I have a very hard time not licking (it smells soo good!), and a My Little Pony Seahorse.



I grabbed this skirt on Friday from my favorite antique/vintage store on my weekly visit. I almost didn't see it--the pile of dresses I tried on over my clothes were all a bust--and I was ready to leave with just a sweet little blouse before I saw a crumpled pile of keys on navy blue sitting by the register. I ran to the back, slid it on over my jeans to make sure it fit my waist, and it was mine! All mine!

It is exactly the kind of thing I always hope to find. Something not too twee, but with a certain silhouette and something silly about it, like little keys. I ironed her right up and tossed her in the dryer for a quick fluff with lavender oil so I could wear it the next day without smelling musty.

Next week, even though we are going to NYC for a concert and to visit a lovely friend, I think I might grab the floor-length floral dress from that shop. I've been staring at it for years, it would require almost no mending, and is generally a dream. Hopefully no one else will fall in love with it before I get there, or it would be the most tragic of love stories for me.

Also, thank you to everyone who left me their links, and thank you to all of you lovely darlings who have linked to me! I'm so excited to read some new blogs <3 I think I've gotten everyone who left one, but I'll be checking still through the next week or so to make sure.

Pictures taken by John M.

58 comments:

  1. That skirt is beautiful on you! What an adorable print.

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  2. great outfit! Your style is inspiring :)

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  3. It is an amazing find, that skirt. It is a really great length on you too. I hope you procure that long floral dress soon.

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  4. your skirt is beautiful! that length is tricky for me, but divine on you!

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  5. oo that is whimsical and wonderful, great find

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  6. What a beautiful print! You always find the most gorgeous things:)

    You're such a sweetheart, thanks for the link!!

    xx

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  7. It was meant to be! I believe in little chances like that! It is so darling, absolutely gorgeous.

    My friends and I were discussing woodstock the other day actually :)

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  8. I love this skirt. It is so beautiful. The length is great.

    thequeenofwanderlust.blogspot.com

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  9. That skirt is sooo nice! What a wonderful find =)

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  10. What a great skirt! I have a total thing for keys. Thanks for the link!

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  11. BEAUTIFUL


    *--* SIGA PLEASE

    http://blondinsecrets.blogspot.com/
    KISSES

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  12. oh wow, thank you so much for the link!! and that skirt is amazing - I was just thinking today how much I want some unusual patterns!!! It sort of reminds me of the gown carey mulligan wore to the oscars - the black one with charms of knives and forks and keys all over it??

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  13. this outfit is quite lovely... very nicely coordinated... and you even have a nice backdrop... *happiness* :D

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  14. Hi I am new but I love your blog! Beautiful photos. I also love all of your dresses!

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  15. That is such a cute skirt. I love the natural light that the pictures are taken in.

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  16. Thanks for linking to my blog. :)

    I really like the length of your skirt. It's sophisticated. Also the keys are delicious.

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  17. Darling skirt! That blouse is rather lovely too. I love scalloped detailing.

    Thanks for linking me back :)

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  18. I love your style so much. It's just the right amount of everything.
    Thank you for linking me, love your blog!
    I am definitely planning to frequent my local vintage stores more often now I've seen what lovely pieces you find there!

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  19. that skirt is amazing! ahh i always hate it when nice shops close down.

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  20. Novelty prints are always so fun and lovely to wear, this skirt is no exception!
    I'm new to blogging so I'm not sure what linking means...but here's my blog url :)

    http://harlowdarling-elegantlywasted.blogspot.com/

    xxx
    Harlow

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  21. That's a gorgeous skirt! Even though I live in NYC and we have tons of vintage shop, I can't really afford buying anything there because they are ridiculously expensive. I sometimes find some stuff in charity shops but all their stuff is mostly modern and ugly :(

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  22. Lovely style and darling outfit. I always wish i could pull off such skirts. Love your little ring too.

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  23. That skirt is amazing! What a brilliant find.

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  24. love ur blog
    visit&follow
    fuckthatfashionart.blogspot.com
    kisses

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  25. Hehe, I love the title of this post! That's one of the most adorable songs ever.

    Your skirt is phenomenal, I just love novelty prints! You look so pretty =)

    Penelope

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  26. What a lovely lovely space you have created here; thank you for sharing!

    If you’d like, please stop by my blog for a chance to win a fine art photographic giclee print...by me :)

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  27. That skirt is darling on you.

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  28. I feel so homesick upon viewing this post! Thanks for linking me by the way.

    Please tell us your secrets on wearing skirts so well?!

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  30. I love the little keys! I always shy away from wearing skirts in that length but it really suits you, maybe I'll have to try it.

    And thank you so much for the link!

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  31. That skirt is so cute!! And I love the scalloped edges on your sleeves :)

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  32. You look like a porcelain doll! You are so very beautiful and your outfit is adorable!

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  33. I love that skirt! The pattern is so cute.

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  34. I read your bio and love it! Your blog is great too.

    xo,
    Marcie

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  35. I absolutely love this skirt - It shouts "Ahoy!"

    Love x

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  36. lovely skirt! Just to double check: was the my little pony seahorse IN the antique shop. If so, it's definitely official: I am old as dirt. SO glad I found your blog!!

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  37. what a pretty skirt, I especially love the print.
    by the way, I changed the name of my blog so here is the new link:
    http://going-in-sane.blogspot.com/

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  38. oh dear, you are lovely....been following for about a year, and when I started my very own little blog this January, I linked to you. I would be so very honored if you listed me too ;) Do visit the parlour sometime dearest;)
    xxoo

    http://thegipsyintheparlour.blogspot.com/

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  39. I haven't got a chance to say so, but I am in love with your last few posts. Beautiful outfits that make me want to fall into a bed of daisies. :)

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  40. that outfit you have is very MIU MIU

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  41. That is such a lady like skirt! I love how when you look closely there are quirky details! :)

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  42. cute blog! I’ll follow you!
    I opened a new fashion blog too, I hope u'll be one of my followers:-)

    http://lifegivemefashion.blogspot.com

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  43. the print on the skirt ^^

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  44. Hi! This is the first comment I leave on your blog, but I have to say: this skirt is amazing! It looks so much as the new miu miu collection. I've been to Miu Miu boutique in Florence last week, and I saw a skirt very similar and beautiful as yours. I wish in Italy there were such nice vintage shops.
    Sara C.
    http://styleyoustylemestylish.blogspot.com/

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  45. The print on your skirt is marvelous :-D Thank you for posting this one :-)

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  46. Omg...

    LOVEEEEEEEEEE your look <3

    xoxo* by Portugal

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  47. You look adorable! The print on your skirt is so unique! I love it!

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  48. just discovered your blog, i love your style

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  49. That belt with that skirt and with your lovely self = success!

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