Thursday, September 22, 2011

ophelia / guinevere / fanciness

























photos by julia lamont

silk robe  vintage
dress  vintage from omnia wears
flower band  vintage
purse  vintage
heels  vintage
lipstick  nars velvet matte lip pencil in dragon girl

The older I get, the fancier I want to dress every day. A dress this lovely shouldn't be saved for a "special occasion." Certainly ducking outside to buy some cereal deserve its own romantic costume! Add to that some bright red lips... although they prove to be dangerous when you have a habit of constantly pulling dumb faces like I do. The sad result is marks of red on my chin, but perhaps I can pass it off as part of my Tragic Heroine look?

P.S. The wonderful shop Omnia Wears (where I found this dress!) is offering my readers 15% off everything in the shop through October. Just use the code FANCY15!

34 comments:

Victory Garden Yarn said...

Oh my goodness YOU are gorgeous and so is that dress!!! Now I really want to get out of my boring shorts and t-shirt and into something fancy for my day of yarn-craft at home. ;)

Joy said...

Spotted: a Victorian on the streets!

Anna said...

oh my gosh you look incredible what a beautiful outfit! xxx

Crystal Lee said...

I am love with this get up, girl.

out of order said...

you look so lovely and fun! I adore the fact that you make faces :)
Do you like climbing trees, too? I really want to get outfit photos wearing a pretty dress high up in the branches.

<3Meghan

Caitie said...

these are amazing pics... and the dress.... sigh

xxx
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naomi said...

Absolutely smashing Ashley! The dress looks gorgeous ;)

gabrielle said...

omg i love the pic of you climbing the gate. it is awkward, lovely, and unforgettable. i wish i ran into someone as mystical while picking up some cereal!

xxoo
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Karin (Wunderlust) said...

oh gosh...I just discovered your world of magic and I am blown away...that dress is absolutely perfect in every way...you are a dream

Nádia said...

This is just simply AMAZING! That dress is beautiful beyond words and so are your photographs <333

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Alessandra Sorrentino said...

Haha, oh my you're the best Ashley! My favorite picture is the one with the halo on your eyes, so cute and your smile look fabulous :)
You're such a creative and fun gal, keep it up!
Ale
xxx

baileyblush said...

What a wonderful outfit, and you are so right. I hate nice things being stuck in the wardrobe. Good on you!

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Teddi said...

this speaks to the little girl that's still a part of who i am now. translation: wear what you like, that makes you feel happy, & pretty. you look both.

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The Thriftaholic (Leilani) said...

I definitely take every opportunity to wear a fancy dress, even if it's just to the grocery store or a coffee shop! Your lace trimmed dress would be really pretty to wear to an outdoor garden party.

Love the tiered drawstring bag and little floral crown too.

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

omg that dress is so pretty!

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

Ahn Belleza said...

I just want to hug you for all your craziness. Love your dresses and everything on this blog.

Love,
Nini

AnnaBananaCupcake said...

Ashley!! You are just the cutest darn thing. You absolutely look like a princess on top of her castle tower. We need to have a super fancy dress up date to Encore. One day I will get up the guts to get up on that dang stage. haha. Seriously, I had such a fabulous night.
XOXO

Kailey said...

Ahhh these pictures are absolutely gorgeous! That dress is stunning, and I love your lipstick!

misslikey said...

cannot agree more with the first sentence. Dress is breathtaking.

Clara-J said...

wow, stunning!

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Manding. said...

i'm finding it like that too! the older i get the more i find each day a special occasion ! granted, i'm 25 but there's no sense is leaving the house not wearing your best suit!

ps, http://amandamantes.blogspot.com !

girl&bird said...

your lips are just amazing! so incredible!

Annah xx

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Kathleen said...

Love, love, love this! You look as if you're from another era. Don't worry about the red lipstick thing. That happens all the time when I eat. Just have to remember to blot, blot, blot. Hope you are doing well! :)

Meg said...

you look like a princess! so great meeting you a couple of weekends ago :)

Ismay said...

goodness me, you look so very lovely

piper perry said...

This reminds me of Murron's wedding dress in Braveheart! So sweet, really.

Fiona Timantti said...

Wonderful outfit! That little bag is cute and the flowers in your hair. I like!

amberly said...

You've got balls for going out in public like that...but girl, you do make it work...

You're just too much fun :)

<33

Jennifer said...

this is pretty much my dream dress ~ i really want a white lacy victorian/opehlia to flounce about in.

you look lovely, definitely one of my favourite looks.

Phara said...

How dreamy! That dress is a stunner and quite perfect for you.
X

little lyzi said...

Stunning. I'd love to get married in a dress like that! xxx

Kate said...

I don't think this outfit could be any more amazing! Beautiful!
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Heidi said...

Such beautiful photos, you're right, such a beautiful dress shouldn't just be kept for special occasions!

the wild bunches said...

This dress looks stunning on you! x