Vintage Florals

Thursday, October 8, 2009


above: vintage floral bordered dress w/ crochet collar from Leopard Lounge in Houston and Jil Sander boots

When the Mr. and I went to Houston recently, we loved exploring charming streets of boutiques and antique stores. It was refreshing to see so many people browsing the racks at independent stores and actually buying things. I scored this granny-chic floral dress at one such store. It may be an awkward length (hitting mid-calf), but it's perfect for showcasing a pair of awesome boots, such as these Jil Sander cropped boots (circa 2003 I think?) which were languishing in the back of my closet. I remember buying them and thinking that the height of the shaft was awkward, but they were on sale at Jeffrey, and I loved the stacked heel. Years later, I'm thanking myself for the foresight because they have these amazing thin leather strips that criss-cross and fasten around the ankles (think: Isabel Marant or Balmain boots).

Speaking of florals-- I re-discovered some travel photos from a trip the Mr. and I took to Vietnam about two years ago. We are getting ready to head to Asia for our fifth year wedding anniversary. In just two weeks time, we will be in Thailand, on our first trip to that country, exploring Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Phuket. I can't wait to head to that part of the world again because our trip to Vietnam was so amazing. We especially loved Hanoi for its tree-lined streets and Halong Bay for its unreal landscape, beautiful shadowy cliffs at sunrise. Hope these pictures from Vietnam bring you a little joy today...








48 comments:

Midtown Girl said...

Granny-chic!! I love it - lol! And how can something NOT look good on you - hello - tall & thin, you look good in everything.

BTW is the hubs taking these pics? He's getting so professional at this I;m seriously impressed - I feel like I'm watching a commercial!

Let me know your sched chickie & we will make plans!

XOXO
Amy

Lilee said...

great dress and photos!

St├ęphanie said...

The dress is fabulous !

troisieme said...

Thank you so much for your comment! I will know you when our shop finally can start! And all of the new is coming on my blog!

Manju said...

such a sweet dress :)
i love the picture with all the roses, there's so many of them, it's just gorgeous

thingsIlove said...

Lovely dress. Your pictures are all beautiful.

janettaylor said...

Ur look so brilliant!

X♥X♥

Wicked Halo said...

The dress is really cute and quirky, it has this vintage vibe to it...

Thailand, how exciting, looking forward to seeing your vacation photos in a few weeks time :)

PinkBow said...

fantastic dress, really love this. oh and i forgot to thank you for the award sweet-pea! almost the weekend :)

......Continued said...

Great outfit!
Awesome boots!

nicole said...

love the dress, granny-chic is v. alexa chung haha and you're right, the length of the dress totally showcases those amazing boots (the straps sound fabulous!) I love it when I buy something only to realize its full potential a year or two later, it's weird but it's such a gratifying feeling. it's almost as if you knew haha. beautiful photos of vietnam, love the one with the cart full of roses!

rachel is a dreamer said...

your travels sound amazing! love your photos. xo
peace & love.

The Man Who Knew Too Much said...

I love the summerish feeling of these florals!

dots said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous shots. I thought @ first they were Houston! I'm longing to go to Vietnam (altho, I'd be happy to go Houston, too ; )

Came to say hi & that I saw your comment on Jak & Jil & it made me smile. When I saw him proclaim that post the.. what was it, 'single most outstanding moment of fashion week' I thought, hang on: surely that's your own opinion, right? I mean, each of us have our own single most outstanding moments, surely...

but going by the adage, if you don't have anything nice to say... still, I loved your comment re: the pedicure ; )

xoxo

ditto said...

ps.oh and I love the granny chic, look, too. didn't want you to think that i didn't mention it because i didn't like it!

ditto said...

ps.oh and I love the granny chic, look, too. didn't want you to think that i didn't mention it because i didn't like it!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Gorgeous photos! And i love that dress on you. It is beautiful!

modediktat said...

Hey sweetheart D, I'Ve just recognizd your messages!!! Sorry for that! Yes, I'm interested - please tell me more :-D
The cold is back and my Mr and me are sick and feeling not very well.... Uuuuuuuuh!!

Weeeeewwwwww!!! Amazing outfit post! I love that dress - it looks stunning!! Very beautiful vibe!
So Autumn!!!! :-D

Wishing you a fantastic Thursday, love!!
xoxo sofie

Jaime said...

Adore this look!!

Thanks for the kind comment :)

thefatandskinnyonfashion said...

I love that dress. It is so beautiful. I love the flowers on the bottom. Those vacay pics are gorg too. They really make you feel like you are there.

Jesspgh said...

You look fantastic! I love the swingy shape and the unexpected length. It really does showcase those boots (which are gorgeous!).

KIRAFASHION said...

wow!Just beaurtiful!
There is no better combo for the season! I love flower prints!
You are stunning!

clarewbrown said...

absolutely stunning!!

The Anthology said...

Love it! Love the length. Love the print. You look gorgeous!

* Kelsey

Sheena said...

Very much in love with those Jil Sander boots. And those pictures are lovely! The first one really brightens up a rainy day :)

BTW, I just received your postcard! Ashamed to say that this shows how often I check my mail :X Either way, it was beautiful! Thank you very much :)

Taylor Sterling said...

I love the dress on you. So lovely! Also, those photos are great!

Andrea said...

So pretty! I love how the outfit is mainly black but edged in floral. And those boots are amazing...

InnyVinny said...

Beautiful pictures, D!

And I have a pair of boots like that too...such an odd height. One day I'll figure out what to do with them.

Modelizer said...

That dress is stunning! I love how a lot of older items that might be stuck in your closet seem to be coming back into style before the usual 10-15 year recycle rules. Jil Sander has always been way ahead of her time. Except this collabo effort with Uniqlo, it's passe.

Couture Carrie said...

What a gorgeous post, darling ~ you look amazing!

xoxox,
CC

http://timelessfashionandbeauty.blogspot.com/ said...

You look great! I really like the colar of your dress. Have a good evening!

kpeach said...

those roses are amazing-v charming look xx

lisa said...

Ooh the dress and the boots work so well when paired together! Great finds and great outfit. And I'm so jealous you and the Mr. will be going to Southeast Asia--it sounds like an amazing trip.

.:*aMbAr*:. said...

WOW! Amazing pics, esp that with the boat in the water... AHHHH.

I'm loving the boots, they look really cute on you. And I'm soo jealous that you get to travel!!! I wish I could explore different countries and stuff.

Maria Confer said...

Oh, I love that dress. The print, the collar... so beautiful.

Gorgeous snaps.

lululetty.blogspot.com

Sher said...

What a pretty vintage dress! I'm so enjoying your photos of your trips. I probably will never make it to Vietnam and you pictures really do the country justice. Just stunning!

Style Eyes said...

I love that dress and actually mid calf length is my favourite length,especially in the winter as it looks so good with boots.

Children of the 90s said...

Great photos! And the phrase Granny-Chic is too cute :)

Hanako66 said...

you look beautiful!!!

I love that dress and I love that I would totally want to wear it to, but would wear it totally differently. I just had an epiphany...you totally just gave me inspiration for my new wardrobe project!

Elizabeth Marie said...

Ohhh cuuutie pie! You basically have the perfect body for clothes. HMPH. Granny my ass...GORGEOUS!

Moving ON! We are in a mooood over here in Cali, must be the sickness in my house.

I'm totally gonna buy a "I love my boyfriend" shirt. Cuz I do. WOOWEEE

Jess said...

Oh the vintage dress is divine. I've always wanted to go to Vietnam - looks amazing

jheanell said...

Thailand? I'm very jealous, lol...loving your dress! Hope your week is going well :)

Michael said...

I looove your floral dress, I just love what's floral right now because it's so fresh and it reminds me of Spring.
And thank you for those lvoely photos of Vietnam, please upload more! I'm Vietnamese and I haven't visit Vietnam since... IN A LONG TIME. ahhaha, it's nice to be reminded how beautiful it is.
- Michael

Michelle said...

I absolutely adore that dress with those boots!

Savvy Gal said...

you dress is amazing.

daisychain said...

you look amazing.

Diana said...

is that a peter pan collar made with lace?? i love! i think this is the softest look i've seen on you. love!

rika said...

i love it !!! :D
i always love floral

xx

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