Friday, February 25, 2011

mint thrills


trench coat  thrifted
dress  female hysteria vintage
slip  vintage
cardigan  thrifted
purse  vintage
belt  j. crew
tights  american apparel
shoes  thrifted


This vintage 1930's dress (from Female Hysteria Vintage) is definitely one of the dreamiest things I own. It's made of light-as-air silk and the mint color makes me unreasonably happy. I was saving it to wear when the weather doesn't require tights but I just couldn't resist... and I have to admit I relished the challenge of layering it up for the cold weather. Francesca took these photos as we ventured downtown to check out the lovely new things at Zara (I bought a dress and a cardigan, oops) and search for the perfect shade of light pink nail polish (mission not yet accomplished). We also went to Barneys to ogle the Celine bags, smell expensive candles, and pet even more expensive clothes. Left empty-handed but I do enjoy seeing pretty new things and wondering who might give them a home.


P.S. That yucky red mark you can spot on my wrist in several photos is the sad result of burning myself on my clothes steamer. Womp.

35 comments:

Jessica / Lola Vintage Clothing said...

oh, I LOVE the pics with the contrasting colors, quite an unexpected combo, but lovely!

Becca Jane said...

The colour of this dress is absolute perfection. Love it!

Heidi said...

pretty dress!! That color is gorg-eous!

Cara said...

Stunning! Love this mint colored dress...especially paired with your trench...great photos, you look beautiful!
xo Cara
http://www.afashionloveaffair.com/

Meisha.Style said...

lovely mint dress <3

blythe said...

Effortlessly beautiful. I love this color combo!

<3

www.blythehill.blogspot.com

Jeanette said...

I really love the color combination....seafoam green & the rust (?) colored cardigan! Your blog is such a fashion inspiration! Gorgeous....

Phara said...

I just love everything mint green! This dress is so gorgeous.
Those steamers can be tricky, almost burned myself last week in sewing class :)
X

Emily said...

i was gonna ask what happend to your wrist! steam can be a cruel thing! i love your color combo here!

Casie Jean said...

this dress color is just lovely x..x
Casie Jean

* said...

mint is such an underrated lovely color...

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Kate said...

I love this minty green color on you! I would never have thought to pair it with that color cardigan, but it totally works - I love it!

Beatrice said...

you my dear are not afraid of color! so beautiful!
and ouch, steamers are totally evil. also, Chanel has a very pretty light pink color called "ballerina" check it out! ^,^

Jennyboo said...

You look so lovely in that mint dress! The perils of the steamer :-) Although I do enjoy a good burn/scar story. I had fun at dinner last night! Hopefully I get to see your face again soon. (And I am very excited it is our birthday month. I gave Matty a list of vintage items that I want.) xoxo

Amber Blue Bird said...

such a pretty dress and I love the color. I just bought of pair of mint socks and they are my new loves

cocoscocoon said...

Such a beautiful dress!!

zelina said...

you're so adorable. I want to grow my hair out and get front bangs again.

Lindsay said...

I love this color combination! mint and rust together, i never would have thought to do this but its beautiful!

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mary van note said...

ouch! You look so beautiful!!! That dress is so dreamy! The rust cardi goes perfect with it.

Q's Daydream said...

Pretty!

melina bee said...

wow, that color green is almost addictive to my eyes, it's great paired with the burnt orange sweater. hair looks awesome, too.styling tips?

a pale pink polish you might like is "pop art pink" by essie. I was on a similar quest for a long time til I found that color, it's a very 50s type pink, not quite bubblegum though.

Steffy's Pro's and Con's said...

ha i was going to ask about the sad little red mark! beautiful color combination in this outfit, and i adore that dress. you look gorgeous.

<3 steffy
steffysprosandcons.blogspot.com

hannah, heart city said...

sooo dreamy! what perfect color combo you've got. and check out essie for perfect light pink polish!

Libby said...

I was wondering about the mark...who knew clothes steaming could be so dangerous? That dress is such a lovely shade of mint, and I love how you styled it with so many layers!

HollyDolly said...

OMGoodness this is probably one of the best color combinations ever. I'm in love :)

Holly
http://hollykeenan.tumblr.com

Rebeccak said...

Oh it is gorgeous - so delicate! I love the way you mix is with rust and mustard! It definately winterizes a spring dress.

I am also rather jelous of your hair - those sweet rag curls make me want longer locks!

Steffi Santa said...

aah the dress is so fresh and pretty.such a perfect combo! love it!

curious constellation said...

Wow, the dress is gorgeous!

GIRL AND CLOSET said...

Ouch, sorry to hear about the burn, oh my goodness. I can see why this dress makes you unreasonable happy. Your entire outfit IS absolutely dreamy.

Amazing, your style is always AMAZING. Have a lovely weekend. xx veronika

Ashley said...

I *love* this look! That dress is gorgeous and those colors are lovely together.

Jaclyn said...

Such a great outfit and adorable photos. I love your blog, it's so cute.

Meghan said...

aww love this!

Sophi said...

Yikes, those look like quite the burns! :( Sending healing vibes your way. I can't tell you how many times I've accidentally almost burned myself with the clothes steamer... Once when I worked at Peet's I mistakenly turned the steam jet of the espresso machine on right above my hand. Soooo bad.

I can see why you couldn't wait to wear that dress! it really is dreamy. And the layers look awesome :)

LO' said...

You look like a doll you are so pretty !

I definitely love your blog :)
Consider me as your new follower,

xxx
Laura

Lydia said...

I looooove this dress.