Tuesday, January 1, 2013

a polka dotted beginning











dress  vintage from custard heart vintage
socks  j. crew
shoes  vintage ferragamo

Christmas was bittersweet this year. I hopped a plane back to San Francisco and spent four wonderful days with my family, but knowing I'd have to head back to Philadelphia so soon left me feeling rather sad and homesick. I made the most of my short trip, however, and left with a suitcase crammed with the loveliest of gifts, including this 1960's polka dot dream dress and beautiful vintage Ferragamo shoes. The winter weather on the east coast is just starting to feel unfamiliarly cold and dreary but I'm making it my mission to avoid the doldrums by exploring my new surroundings and having as many new adventures as possible. I'm looking forward to 2013 and all the fun silliness I hope it will bring. My Ferragamo-clad feet are ready!

27 comments:

Priscilla said...

you look gorgeous! the quality of the photos is so soft and sweet. happy new year!

rachael said...

1. i want to wear more shoes with socks like you.

2. i like the idea of living on the coast...rainy rather than snowy and frigid?

its a cute dress, miss. a dream indeed!

Yours Truly, x said...

Happy New Year lovely! Hope it's a happy and successful one for you. Thanks for yet another heavenly post! You always leave me so inspired! x

Sarah said...

I saw this on instagram and am totally enamored with it (and you, obv)!

Tori Bonaventura said...

Oh my goodness these photos are absolutely lovely. That second photo- wow! Happiest of new years, dear!
xo, Tori
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Crystal Lee said...

cutie pie! I want that dress. I hope you find endless amusement and joy on the East Coast! Happy New Year.

October Rebel said...

Great sleeves on that dress! I've really enjoyed following your blog this year. All the best in 2013!

- October

Naomi said...

What a wonderful way to start the year!


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alittlevintagestory said...

Gorgeous, such a cute dress! x Fran

JM Mericle said...

What fabulous gifts! Those shoes are divine, and that dress is gorgeous on you. What a beautiful start to the new year. Hope you are holding up with the change in weather, wishing you the best, and happy new year!
xo -Jm
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Sophie Jane said...

These photos are really just too sweet, the quality is lovely
what camera did you use may i ask?

Marzipan said...

Love your dress!

Judy said...

That truly is a dream dress! I love it all including the puffy sleeves.

Anna said...

love this outfit. I'm from the bay area and I'm always sad to leave. :(

Orchid Grey said...

The first winter in a new city can be especially dreary, especially on the East Coast where people tend to hole themselves up during the snowy and frigid months, hibernating the grey away. Adventure is the antidote and I have no doubt you'll have plenty! Happy new year!

ps- that dress, simply amazing!

Katie Frank said...

this dress is wonderful <3
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Christy said...

That dress is so gorgeous, and I love the subtle white texture (is it embroidery?). Also, at the risk of sounding silly, your radiator is crazy pretty!

Janet Mandell said...

Great pics and love your unique individual style you portray! LOVE this polka dot dress its amazing :)

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CouldBeKim said...

Philly? We're almost neighbors! Congrats on your new polk dot dress, I love it! But please put on stockings before you go out. Bbrr!

Kim

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kaarlijnx-x said...

wow, beautiful pictures! I really like the polkadots dress.

Michiel Steur said...

Cool blog, love the vibe here! You're photos are nice and different. Keep up on the good work! :)

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Cindy Nguyen said...

Adorable outfit!!! :-)

Cindy x
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Psycho Cat said...

This is really, really gorgeous, I'm crazy about polka dots :)

Is It Secret, Is It Safe said...

I think I saw this dress on Custard Heart and now you are making me wish I would have bought it! You look awesome!

-Katie

Chelsea Elizabeth said...

You are so beautiful! That polka dot dress looks so lovely on you. I lvoe how vintage pieces just stand out from anything else.

<3Chelsea Elizabeth

MOUSEVOX VINTAGE said...

East Coast Winters can be kind of rough, but also magical in their own way - snow is pretty neat! RInging in the new year clad in polka dots sets a good tone, too! xo.

Fashion Forestry said...

I love this dress so much I'M GOING TO DIE!!!!