Friday, October 29, 2010

black lace



photos by Cecilia Austin

dress  vintage
shoes  j. crew

This is one of my most favorite dresses ever. I wish I could have it copied in every color and type of lace imaginable so that I could wear it every day. It makes me stand up straighter and feel wonderfully ladylike. I hope more like this one find their way into my dress closet, if only to make all the other dresses super jealous.

37 comments:

Julia said...

That is such a gorgeous black lace dress. I love the tiers and the shape of the dress. It fits you so well!

http://just-like-judas.blogspot.com/

misc-maranda said...

love it! there's something about black lace over creme or ivory that just makes me giddy! i have an addiction :) this one is my favorite:

http://misc-maranda.blogspot.com/2010/04/new-dress.html

Beatrice said...

I can see why it's your favorite. It's so beautiful!! what a great find ^.^

Q's Daydream said...

Stunning!

Abbey said...

You always have the most beautiful photos! That dress is gorgeous on you, and since you have that one... can I have the one hanging behind you? ;)

LuLu said...

Amazing dress! =)


http://luluandthestyle.blogspot.com/

The Drifter and the Gypsy said...

Beautiful dress! I'm a sucker for anything lacey :)

Stefanie said...

What an INCREDIBLE dress, I love that about things that fit perfectly, they totally improve your posture and the way you carry yourself!

Jenni said...

This dress is perfect. The shape, the lace, the tiers... Amazing.

Anonymous said...

Exquisite! Your hair compliments all your various outfits so well. There is just something about lace produced before the 70's that is so lovely.

Manu said...

The dress looks so cute on you.the colour combination is beautiful and the little volant is supercute!
you look like another Alice somehow :)

Kennedy said...

these photos and that dress are just stunning

hannah, heart city said...

its simply beautiful!

Anonymous said...

You've got great fashion sense! I love the lace dress. It's def. not something that i could pull off! There's actually a contest on facebook where you submit a picture of yourself with your fave accessories for a chance to win a $100 gift card to stores like HM, Forever 21, Anthropologie, Urban, etc. You should totally enter!www.facebook.com/hercatwalk

samantha. said...

love these pictures-- the black lace dress and your dark hair really pops with the pale background! pretty!

xo
sami

avalonne lou summers said...

This dress is gorgeous! You have such amazing dresses! So jealous! Your room looks so quaint. I want that wall color!

Caitlin Shearer said...

you have such an immaculate collection of dresses!

Amber Blue Bird said...

The dress reminds me of Audrey Hepburn, very classic

Monique Ceccato said...

You look absolutely beautiful! Such a stylish lady!

P.S. I want your wardrobe selection - It is right up my alley!

Margaret said...

hi ashley!

i just moved to san fran and was wondering what thrift stores you go to? you have the CUTEST fashion! :)

xo,
margaret

Ashley Ording said...

Margaret: Thank you, dear! I frequent Thrift Town (in the Mission), the large Goodwill on Van Ness, and any thrift stores I find outside of the city because they are usually less picked over.

Kara McKenzie said...

Oh man! That dress is absolutely STUNNING! Forget about the other dresses! Color ME jealous! Black lace and neutrals are my weakness.

Kara of Carnivorous Deer Vintage Style

Sophi said...

Not only is that dress stunning on you, the one hanging behind you is absolutely to die for! You always have the nicest clothes.

Sophi
ohsosophi.blogspot.com

Fashion Forestry said...

Cuuuutie! This is an example of exquisite lace!

Siubhan said...

What a dress! It's so Man Men, and so fantastic - it would be more than tempting to wear it every day!

Colourful Buttons said...

It's a gorgeous dress. Am jealous. What a lucky find!

Amy said...

It's a gorgeous dress - not innocent but beautifully modest. I can see why you love it.

Lydia said...

WOW! I would want to wear this dress everyday. You look stunning, I think you were meant for each other!

Lynn said...

Ashley,

I'm a new reader via calivintage and LOVE your blog. prettiest dress ever is what!!! and after paging through I saw such vintage loveliness, photographed sensationally. The collages you two do are awesome too! I adore the way you mix and match outfits, great eye.

Lynn

Margaret said...

Thanks for responding to my comment Ashley! I will definitely check those places out. That is so sweet of you to share... I know a lot of girls would not. Hope you have a super Halloween tonight! Love your costume idea :D

<3, Margaret

Penny Dreadful said...

I know I'm a bit late with this comment (still catching up after the weekend), but just had to say how pretty this dress is. LOVE.

Shelly said...

What an incredible find!

It's the perfect black lacy dress. I am rather jealous of it.

http://shellyism.blogspot.com/

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

This is truly gorgeous!!

Kate @ lovelornunicorn.com said...

Your blog is a delight!

Ette said...

Gorgeous dress.

again, I am madly in love with your blog!!!

Peace & love
oxo, ETTE

WWW.THRIFTEDKARMA.COM

Rachel said...

Your blog is the best I've come across in a while, so whimsical and pretty. This dress is gorgeous and so are the photos.

Hazel Marie said...

These photos are gorgeous, words cannot explain how good they look. The outfits specially that black lace modest dress, I enjoyed looking at these photos, thanks for sharing them.