Sunday, November 14, 2010

silver lining



photos by Cecilia Austin

dress  vintage
necklace  thrifted

I will buy anything that looks like an ice skater in the 60's may have worn it. Case in point: this swingy silver dress, which I found many years ago at a vintage store in Santa Rosa (the town I grew up in). I'm a sucker for that a-line shape. The Boyfriend and I were making plans to go ice skating soon and this dress might be the perfect costume to wear. At least I will look sparkly when I fall flat on my face!

32 comments:

SISTERS AND DRESSES said...

Pretty pictures and dress!!!

B*

Shelly said...

I just love the colors in these photos. Sort of a muted colors that go with the dress beautifully.

Shellyisms

Crystal Lee said...

This dress is amazing!!! so in love with it & very jealous. You look great!

Rosa&Carlotta said...

That dress is amazing! I just love it! and you look so cute with a ponytail :D
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Anaïs said...

Oooh I love the dress, with the pleats and how it falls!

Amber Blue Bird said...

I have never actually been ice skating but if I ever go I will apply this principle to my adventure...dress sparkly for impending face plant on ice

Sarah said...

your ponytail is so enviable!

Kate said...

You look SO pretty! I love this dress, so swingy & fun, and your hair look absolutely darling in a high ponytail! So cute!

My CoCoon Vintage said...

That dress is really amazing. I love vintage that still looks modern. This fits that bill. Gorgeous!

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Hannah said...

I love ice skating! So awesome. But I had to stop going because they stopped sharpening the skates properly :(

Terri said...

This is FANTASTIC. I'm usually not crazy about these accordian things, but I love the way it swings from the shoulders. Applause.

Now you need go-go boots!

LuLu said...

Beautiful dress =)


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Caitlin said...

you look so cute, I love that dress, and your hair!

thrifted finds said...

i love the necklace. very pretty

kate maggie said...

Im so jealous that you and your dreamboat are going skating! Eeep. I cant wait to get back to Canada...and this dress is perfect for the occasion. You may fall flat on your face, but atleast you will look like a babe when doing it!! Have a great week Ashley! x

Emily Rose Theobald said...

cute pony!!

Kennedy said...

you have the most perfect ponytail! ive got to learn how to do this.

amy@flyingakite.blogspot.com said...

these photographs are stunning
you're such a brunette bombshell


hope to hear from you!
love always
^_^

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Penny Dreadful said...

Hehe, fun. Now you need a sparkly headband to go with it!

Colourful Buttons said...

Pretty dress and cute photos!

Style Souk said...

Ice Skating + This Dress = Retro Perfection!

Sarah x

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Jenni said...

This dress is killin' me! I'm in love! Also: "ice skater in the 60's" is one of the best style concepts I've ever heard.

ClosetConfections said...

That dress is amazing! And of course it's vintage, which means there's very little chance of me getting one like it :-/

In any case, it looks like it would be a dream to iceskate in!

Kendra
http://closetconfections.com

Ashlee said...

i have a semi-irrational fear of ice skating...or maybe just a fear of falling on the ice.


you are just as lovely in person as you are in your photos!

Amanda Swann said...

What a cute dress! Unless it's made of spandex, it's much, much to cute to be an ice skating dress. (I was an ice skater in my former life and I have said spandex outfits still) ha ha.

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Danielle @ Antiquated Treasures said...

This photography is truly breathtaking.

Suseth said...

I agree with you on this sparkley number. You look gorgeous.

Katie said...

Oh my gosh! I LOVE this dress!

meghan said...

this is adorable! i love the dress and the curly pony tail :)

Sophi said...

That dress looks lovely on you :) I like how simply you style everything... you buy the nicest pieces and just let them speak for themselves.

Perfect for ice-skating, too! I'm hoping that comes with a photoshoot :P

Love your changes to the header!

xoxo Sophi
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Rosaspina Vintage said...

sooo cute. you look lovely with the ponytail :) and this dress is adorable!

Niki said...

OH, I really love your blog. you are amazing!