Thursday, July 14, 2011

Retrofit: A Little Sketchy

Wow, guys, thanks so much for all the comments on my last post! I do really love those yellow dresses.

Since summer started I've been looking for 1) a vintage novelty print dress and 2) a white dress. Imagine how happy I was when I found one dress to fit both bills!

Now, please bear with me. It was twilight when my boyfriend took these photos on his deck and they looked a lot better on my camera than they do right now. I also just have a crappy camera that tends to turn out sad photos at night. But you can certainly get a sense of the dress (and don't worry, you'll probably see it up here again!)

Dress - nautiegodiva on Etsy, shoes - Aldo


This is a dress from the 1950s made from Schwartz-Liebman textile that features pen and ink drawings of everyday scenes like farms and  libraries (at least, I'd like to think the structures with columns are libraries). I love that looking into my lap is an adventure when I wear this dress because there are so many different drawings. The style makes me think of the illustrations from the Nancy Drew books I read when I was little.

Here, you can get a better look at the drawings and the unhemmed sleeves. I think this dress will need a little love: hemline shortened, sleeves finished, nipped in at the bust, but it will be more than worth it.


I'm not very tall, so I compensated for the length and slightly staid color scheme with a bright 5-inch heel.

I thought to myself, how come I never wear these shoes? And then I put them on and remembered.

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  2. i love it! that is such a cool print.

    and abt the frizzy hair, why don't you wear it curly in the summer? almost like the texturized look, or is that not possible with relaxed hair?

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  3. Great print and the dress fits you like a glove! :)

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