Thursday, June 16, 2011

dotted lady











coat  vintage
dress  vintage
bag  vintage from omnia wears
belt  thrifted
shoes  vintage ferragamo

I own quite a few navy polka dotted dresses and skirts and I never tire of them. This particular 1950's frock is one of my favorites, mostly for the amazing sailor collar. The little pale blue and white coat used to be knee length but I had it hemmed and then switched the buttons for these giant beauties that I found at the Vintage Fashion Expo. Those poor Ferragamo flats were in such perfect condition when I bought them but now they're all white at the toes from so much city walking, oops. I walk everywhere in San Francisco, including to and from work (which takes me 45 minutes only because my walking pace at all times is Incredibly Fast). At least these shoes are well loved!

30 comments:

marissa (stylebook) said...

those big buttons!!! so cute.

Miki's scrapbook said...

I love that coat! :D

Pink Penguin (Elyse) said...

You look absolutely gorgeous, I love love love the vintage polka dot dress! And I think it's something to celebrate when you get so much wear out of something that it starts to fall to pieces :) xxx

Kelly said...

blue polka dots have a way of flattering every girl who wears them.

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

i am in love with the dress, the collar is so cute... and of course the polka dots!

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

Juliana said...

i adore your shoes! i am a somewhat new reader (since the beg. of this year) i have always wondered what occupation you hold though...just curious, sorry if that's too much prying.

Kristin said...

nice. i like your coat!! you look like a doll once again.

The Velvet Bow said...

Oh I am exactly the same, I own way more polka dotted items than would be considered healthy!

Love love love the cute sailor collar, they just don't make em like this anymore, do they?

Sarah K. said...

you have the best hair

jlkcfzxcl;dsafda said...

Can you please post that poem you read at your high school graduate?

Jenni Wells said...

Fantastic use of pattern! I adore the oversized buttons on the jacket. The bag is really lovely, too.

Frannie Pantz said...

The polka dots and the bag are perfection. You do look just like a little doll! Love this on you!

Emily Rose said...

city walker, me too! i walk FAST!

thenewyorkerstyle said...

i love it!!! and your blog!

Emma said...

That dress and coat together are lovely! The coat is super gorgeous! And you look beautiful as always.

Midwest Mayhem said...

Your shoes are adorable, love the color!

Caitie said...

I am the same way... I can never get tired of polka dots OR stripes. SO cute. This whole get up is so adorable, I especially love the oversized buttons! Those shoesies have def. had some loving... my poor feet are going to hate me when I am an old lady always trying to walk the insane S.F hills in a platform! :) At least it's a good workout, right?!

xxx
www.ladyalamode.com

MOUSEVOX VINTAGE said...

everything about this is so perfectly you. i love it! most of my shoes are scuffed up from walking around. though, i think i'm really tough on footwear.

Flashes of Style said...

Oh gosh, I love the navy dotted dress with the mustard yellow tights! You have no idea how much this makes me miss the fall!

xoxo,

Bonnie

Faff said...

Love all the patterns, your dress is especially gorgeous! :)

Jenni said...

I love navy dresses with white polka dots, and this is no exception. Super cute. Too bad about the Ferragamos--maybe you could take them in somewhere to get them fixed?

Jaclyn said...

Love the polka dots and those little sheer sleeves are a cute touch.

Tea For Two said...

I particularly love the wicker bag. The outfit overall really suits you and I like the colour combination. I also love the fact that everything you're wearing is vintage or thrifted. A girl after my own heart!

Katie Elizabeth said...

cute look! you look like lea michele.

xo katie elizabeth
ohheyylife.blogspot.com

sacramento said...

I just love that suttle mix of patterns and those big buttons.
Thank you for finding me, so I could find you back. I love your blog, you and your love for vintage. Adiing you to my blogroll

sacramento said...

I don´t have bloglovin, haven´t you a google follow to be able to follow you??
Anyway I will follow you in Twitter.
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Rebeccak said...

such a cute sailor collar!

Phara said...

I love those huge buttons on the jacket
X

vintagereflection said...

That dress is super cute, looks lovely with the tights too. x

AlexDylanGrohl said...

like all the rest, i LOVE that dress, its just beautiful. and the buttons, well what can i say, they are perfection. i also love the fact that you walk everywhere. most people don't like it this days and then they complain about their health. very good for you, i'm exactly the same.