Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Lunch Date.

This past Monday I met up for a lady date with my friend Jess  (who was super obliging and wonderful and took my pictures for me!) for a game of catch-up over lunch and some thrifting, something we made a bit of a habit of over January! I don't always wear something blog-worthy for these occasions, especially if extensive thrifting is part of the plan for the day, but I've been itching to wear this dress since I got it. It's one of the three I bought during my NYC visit a few weeks ago. I don't have anything else like it, and aside from the Peter Pen collar it's a bit of a different thing for me.


Coat: J. Crew circa 2009, Dress: Vintage, Tights: J. Crew, Shoes: Target, Goofy Smile: Birth

It was also supposed to be fifty degrees out that day, but somehow that didn't happen. So much for saving this dress for the nicer weather as planned! 




I don't know that it's the world's most flattering dress shape on me, but I sort of love everything about it. I think I needed it because it reminds me of a mid-sixties version of my Mad Men dress, except I can sit down and eat in this one. It's a bit wrinkled here, even though I risked my life and steamed it while wearing it (worst idea ever, but it has so many inside snaps and buttons the thought of taking the whole thing off, steaming it, and then putting it back on was not something I was inclined to do), from sitting down at lunch and I suppose I should have given it a better soak and mended other bits of it. I just can't be bothered sometimes, especially if I want to wear something very much.


Thanks a lot wind, for sending like, three stands of hair across my face.

The little cat buddy on my collar was also a gift from Jess, so of course I had to wear him. He's just the perfect size--some of my pins, and I do love them dearly--are a bit too strange, or big, or shiny for certain moods. 


We ended up stopping at an abandoned building on the way to a thrift store, and found a little empty house behind it. It was all boarded up so exploring wasn't going to happen--but mostly we were just cold. The good thing is there are always warmer days (we hope. At the moment it's snowing, something it hasn't done properly since October. But I know better. Spring is soon, even if the weather does decide to snow on us for days).

Pictures taken by Jess.

35 comments:

  1. That dress is perfect! Very Mad Men-esque indeed. And your eyes look so pretty in the close-photo! :>

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  2. Love it! :) You keep putting together such striking and well-contrasted outfits... I also love the coat you paired this with! :)

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  3. You look absolutely lovely - adore that coat so much! xx

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  4. They turned out adorable!! Lady lunches are tops!

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  5. so pretty. love that second to last photo

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  6. These pictures are making me drool slightly O_O (umm not in a strange 'i'm having a stroke' kind of way though heh) You look so beautiful!

    I'm so envious of your eyebrows tooo, have you got a tutorial of sorts anywhere around so i can steal your beauty secrets?! xxx

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  7. totally love the retro dress darling.

    xo kaitlin
    kaitgirl

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  8. pretty outfit!
    :) love it dear.

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  9. lovely post! I know exactly what you mean about not being able to wait to fix something up before wearing it. That takes tiiime.

    Also love the little cat especially!

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  10. Fourth photo, gorgeous. "and steamed it while wearing it", hysterical.

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  11. You always look so very timeless :) It amazes me how you're able to switch between decades so effortlessly. Love this outfit :)

    thejoyfulfox.blogspot.com

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  12. adorable! I think it really suits you!

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  13. I think the dress looks great on you! Lovely!

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  15. Mad Men instantly sprang to mine when I saw this dress :) It's really pretty on you and the coat rounds off the 60s feel!

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  16. wow, this photos look so pretty ^^

    just lovely! Your blog is addictive.



    xxx
    kissmequick

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  17. I am a fashion blogger from right outside Albany. You have great photos and cool style!

    http://isabellasfashion.blogspot.com

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  18. Glad you braved the cold weather and wore this dress. Its a beauty.

    Stop by & enter my Vedette giveaway!

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  19. nice outfit. i like watching somebody wearing skirts like this one :)

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  21. I recently started reading your blog and it is one of my favorites. I love the pieces you put together. You have such a classic and chic look. I know what you mean about buying something even if it isn't the most flattering shape (I do this often) but I honestly think you pull this dress off beautifully!

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  22. i love the dress! i'm a firm believer in wearing clothes that you love and appreciate, and not worrying about how flattering they may be! i think you look great. :)
    -sarah

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  23. You look so very pretty in it! And your face is a crime against humanity, stop being so lovely. xxx

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  24. that dress is insanely sweet! love it!

    xxx
    www.ladyalamode.com

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  25. This dress is so lovely on you-- and that close up of your face is just gorgeous. You're such a beauty.

    I've been trying to branch out into looser shapes (I'm quite curvy and feel like anything that isn't cinched isn't flattering), so seeing you do so makes me smile! You look lovely no matter what. :)

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  26. I really love your look ;)

    xoxo
    http://sweet-cherry-bomb.blogspot.com/

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  27. stopping by an abandoned house on the way to a thrift store to take outfit photos with a friend seems like the perfect way to spend an afternoon. i love the dress and want that coat! beautiful color and fit.

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  28. Hey I happened to visit your blog and I really liked it. Enjoyed reading all your wonderful posts :) Please visit my blog as well. If it interests, please feel free to follow me. I shall be happy to do the same for you.
    xoxo
    Faby

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  29. Your dress is so cute, love it! :)

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  30. I just found your blog and I love it. You have great style and I rellay like how you always look very stylish where other people might look old-fashioned. You know what I mean?
    Following you!

    XX Paulina from jumellejumelle

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  31. that dress is so cute! vintage is always flattering.

    xx,
    donyel

    http://mademoisellemeese.blogspot.com

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  32. Love Love Love the dress!

    Jade


    http://91peachykeen.blogspot.com

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  33. I love the graphic print/check at the moment and this dress looks adorable on you. You have such an endearing blog and have started following.

    Thank you,

    Holly
    http://pickleisatreat.blogspot.com

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  34. Your coat is really beautiful i also have that one and i paired it on my women's wool-blend pant suit and it really looks great. You must also try it for yourself.

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