Monday, September 5, 2011

The Stop Staring Dress!



After seeing the Stop Staring dresses on calivintage and Vixen Vintage, I definitly jumped at the chance to try a dress myself when offered! I ended up picking this one, partly because I liked the little sleeves and neckline, but mostly because I've noticed a strange hole in my closet when it comes to black dresses. I used to have dozens (well, maybe a dozen) and then all of the sudden, the disappeared and became outnumbered. Which isn't surprising, if I think about it. I skip over the black sections when thrifting or shopping for vintage (bad, I know, but patience is not one of my best virtues) and normally am so entranced by some other neutral or color that black gets left behind. I suppose it's the Lady Mary in me. 

Dress: Stop Staring, Shoes: Nine West (2007)


The dress comes with a matching black belt, which I left off here because I felt in the mood for less somehow. I suppose it's the silhouette of the dress, which is one I haven't worn much since last year's Mad Men pictures, and which is certainly not for the shy (not that it's revealing or anything like that, only that it makes the shapes I have going on from my daily croissant more shapely than in regular old outfits, it's thankfully a flattering material!). 

I'm mostly looking forward to wearing it in cooler weather (where we're heading, judging by the looks of things out the window), especially with tights, but I've been sitting on it since August (in my defense, we went on vacation, I ate myself into a new dress size, got hit by a hurricane, got sick, and am now getting around to behaving like a human being again rather than some kind of bed-ridden amoeba) and realized it's high time it at least showed it's face on here! So be prepare to see it again with some foliage and trench coats!

And of course, I didn't know what to do with my hair so it's in my favorite funny little bow again, accompanied by my little ghosty lens flare.

26 comments:

  1. Really love it, it's very Mad Men! I love Stop Staring too, I have my eyes set on a red dress but sadly it's a bit too far out of my price range...

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  2. I love the little bow - I keep meaning to try my hair like that, although I have crazy mental curly hair and not wavy and cute like yours. Also that is a fantabulous dress xx

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  3. I love their dresses, but i've never taken the plunge to spend that much on a dress! It looks like it was made for you!

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  4. Very pretty! I can't wait until I am no longer pregnant and can start wearing silhouettes like that again.

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  5. I love vintage dresses. I also finally got Oxfords and am in love with them. I have you to thank for that! I fell in love with your looks with Oxfords.

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous! Croissant eating is not unfavorable to you! Tiny-waisted one! Love the cut of the dress...stunning!

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  7. Love it! I'm always so jealous of girls who can pull off sheath dresses, and pencil skirts for that matter. I always buy them, and never wear them. Alack. But I commend you for looking so terrific in your new(ish) dress!

    Cheers!

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  8. i love this dress. it reminds me of something that Dita would wear.

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  9. gorgeous, fits ya like a glove! very classy.

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  10. You look lovely. What a beautiful dress and the bow is perfect with the whole look. As another commenter stated, it is very Mad Men!

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  11. Um, you look stunning in that dress. No apologies need be made for having a classic hourglass figure, m'dear. Do you mind being called m'dear? It just seemed appropriate.

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  12. That is just lovely! It's simple but still gorgeous, and so flattering on you. I really like the look of Stop Staring dresses; I chose one for my my maid of honor to wear at my wedding, but I've never had one of my own.

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  13. lovely kater! you look really beautiful - elegant and sexy and mysterious.

    on an unrelated note, i really liked your two posts below - both the book&outfit post and its immediate follow-up. they opened up interesting debate and you handled the situation with eloquence and grace.

    i hope you're well!

    x MAUD

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  14. Beautiful dress. I've realised I don't have enough black dresses too

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  15. It's a gorgeous dress, such a lovely shape, and it looks fantastic on you. There's just something about a sleek black dress eh?

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  16. Lovely! You look great and the little bow with the pony tail reminded me of Audrey.

    I also wanted to say that I started reading "St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves" and I love it so far.

    Cheers!

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  17. every woman needs a LBD.
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  18. I love the name of this dress and it is definitely pretty on. Such a great look.

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  20. Simple yet pretty in black Feminine Dresses! (www.loudstarbazaar.com)

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  21. Oh wow you have great fashion sense. Definitely looks like it was cut just for you. I used to work in sales at a boutique but the pay was not enough for my bills and family.

    Now i work from home selling import export goods online, I have a lot more time for my family plus my mortgage is almost fully paid. Anyone can work from home and earn big profits online. The first step is knowing HOW.

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  22. woww.. u look so beautifull. love this outfit..

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