Isn't this dress F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S?
Aren't the details unique? When I saw it on the hanger I thought it was overwhelming but when I put it on I was sold.
I picked it up last year when we went to a vintage fashion show in Elora by Sweet Trash. There was a promotion during the fashion show (which was so much fun!) and when I saw this dress was on sale and fit me I wasn't able to say no.
Originally it was down halfway between my knees and ankles in length but I had it taken up. I don't try to take up circle skirts on my own ever again anymore. Nightmare! This length is much more wearable for me.
I know the shoes aren't what you would normally see me in but this is what I will be wearing next week in France so I'm keeping it real. I don't walk for hours on end in cute heels like this…
But I will pose for one shot on the blog in them : )
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Sue @ A Colourful Canvas says
Absolutely adorable. There really was such attention to detail years ago! And it definitely isn’t too much. Just right is more like it. I was really wowed by your comment about my own vintage-y dress Suzanne. Thank you so much.
Happiness at Mid Life says
What a great vintage dress! It looks perfect with the polka dot trim heels. Have a great time in France!
Yes, it is FABULOUS! It is almost impossilb to find dresses with deltails like that now days. I love the length you went with, it perfect on you. The heels are a fun match but I hear you loud and clear with a good walking shoe when on vacation. Have a wonderful, wonderful time in France.
So jealous – of the fabulous dress and the amazing trip to France. Have a fabulous time!!!
Mrs C says
Great dress Suzanne, does it come with the belt too? It goes perfectly with the black and white shoes. You should wear them more!
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Alison @ Get Your Pretty On says
I LOVE this retro look! Adorable.
Patti @ NotDeadYet Style says
Completely fab, Suzanne! Love all the details of this dress, and it was made for you. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday.
That dress is gorgeous! The details are so unique–and I think that shortening it was a great idea–it probably would have looked a little too dated if it was longer, but this looks perfect!
(I can barely wear heels for an hour–i don’t know how some people do it!)
What a cute dress Suzanne! I love the pattern and the rose details and of course the neckline. It is very extraordinary and suits you fantastic.
Kristina C says
What a darling dress! The details are just precious. I’m so excited for your trip. Please share lots of pics.
I love all the details you had on your dress and personally would have bought the same in a heartbeat. That is the brilliance of sewing something on your own. It is truly unique and it was evident upon seeing it and seeing you in it.
Thanks Trina : )
Well you’re in Phuket right now…not too shabby : )
After seeing all your great pics that is now on my list of places I need to visit.
Thanks for hosting again Patti.
Thanks Alison : )
Whew…glad I’m not alone on the heel front.
Thanks Sabine. I don’t think I will come across anyone else wearing this same dress that’s for sure : )
Fair warning about the trip…we are staying with my MIL and she doesn’t have WiFi so you will probably be waiting till I get back for photos of the trip. I do plan on taking lots though : )
This dress is so amazing! What a wonderful find and I love what you did with it.
Southern (California) Belle
Jan Graham-McMillen says
The little shoes will fit right in on your travels, but the heels would be so perfect for evening in this little dress! Can’t you hear them calling to you… “Please, Suzanne … pack us, pack us. We want to goooooo tooooo.” Makes the dress double duty!
Seriously Jan…you have no idea how hard it is for me to pack shoes for a trip as it is. I’m the worst. The minimum I ever take with me 5 different pairs and that is just too much. Plus let’s not forget that I also take boots because I find boots more comfortable than shoes. Which reminds me…I think I need to start packing soon. No, I don’t leave until Friday but if I start packing now I might be ready by Saturday morning. LOL
Funny story about the belt…the dress didn’t have one with it. This belt came from an old pair of H&M shorts that I have since parted ways with. For some unknown reason I hung onto the belt until this dress showed up in my life to bring it back into rotation. Funny how that worked out.
Alycia Crowley (@alyciagrayce) says
Loving those shoes and the detailing on that dress!!!
Val Sparkle says
The dress is adorable, as are the shoes! If only we could walk for hours on cobbly stony European streets in gorgeous shoes, but comfort wins out in that contest.
Jamie "ChatterBlossom" says
BWAH!!!!! Fantastic piece! You found a really darling!
I love the dress and the heels! Thank you so much for joining us for the “How I Wear My: Florals.” I loved both of the looks we featured and it was so great to have you with us again! XO, Jill
Suzanne, this dress is an amazing vintage piece. And shoes are just perfect!
Alba - Petit Sweet Couture says
Lady à la Mode says
This dress fits you like a dream! love the print and colors!
P.S. I’m SO sorry to hear that you had to be in the ER! I hope you are doing better, that’s so scary 🙁
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