Monday, September 13, 2010

patchouli special

patchouli special

patchouli special

patchouli special

I imagine this dress was originally worn by a crazy hippie lady who spent her days communing with Jim's spirit and growing mushrooms in the backyard. I suspect if it had pockets, I would have found peyote in them.

patchouli special

I also see a bit of Bottega and Halston in this dress. I wish I could say that took precedence over memories of bohemians past when I purchased it, but that would be a lie. Must host a retro-style fondue party soon so I can wear it again.

patchouli special

vintage dress
vintage belt
vintage locket
necklace from random boutique in Hoboken
Hermes bangles
Topshop bangle
KMRii bag
Finsk shoes

99 comments:

  1. And yet on you it looks totally luxe and like a tall drink of water. Gorgeous color for you, btw. You know I dig the Finsks. Finkx?

    xo

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  2. What a unique looking spectacular dress. Love those shoes too.

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  3. This dress is so amazing and unique. What a quirky dress in such a saturated, rich color.

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  4. U look so wonderful, especially those Finsk shoes!

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  5. It's a beautiful dress and a nice splash of color!

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  6. One word: STUNNING! You always amazing me with your impeccable style. And you always pull everything off with this element of elegance that not many can carry through from head to toe! Love your style girl!

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  7. so stunning, you've successfully made me crave a maxi dress

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  8. That's such an amazing dress. I love te vintage feel to it.

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  9. Really nice photos and outfit! Kisses(:

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  10. AMAZING dress- so so beautiful. and goes very well with those heels!

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  11. SOOOOO gorgeous....love the color...and of course your fabulous shoes!!!

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  12. gosh.. you look very regal in this dress!! wow!

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  13. I'm in love withe color!!! You look great!

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  14. Haha amazing! I love the way it drapes and wraps. Beautiful color.

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  15. I love the rich autumnal color, and it looks fantastic on you! I love the edginess the belt, bag, and shoes add to the soft drape of the dress.

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  16. SO beautifully offset by those killer platforms.

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  17. This is such a lovely dress! Love the vibrant colour and the lace trimmings along the edges.

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  18. WOW to the dress. WOW to the shoes.... wow to the outfit!! :D
    <3

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  19. The dress is perfect and the color is just right for fall. x


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  20. That color is amazing against your skin.

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  21. may i have this hippie dress? the color is gorgeous!

    KeepItFvncy,
    M.E.

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  22. That dress is stunning...I love the wrap/drape to it...such great design details...and it's perfect with those heels.

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  23. Wow! I've never been a big fan of red shades, but this dress is amazing. You pull it off so well. Lovely!
    - Katy

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  24. such a beautiful dress but really laughing at your description of it, haha!

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  25. that is one of the most beautiful dresses I've seen. The color looks fabulous on you; you really pull it off!

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  26. It's got such an incredible shape to it! And the color...WOW!

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  27. gorgeous! i love the color and the shoes. you are amazing!

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  28. I loooove this dress, and your blog is so stylish and so great!

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  29. This dress are so beatiful. Your style is perfect!


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  30. You got me chuckling all the way through this post. Please tell me it smells like nag champa.

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  31. Love this! your styling is beautiful, a vintage dress in a very non vintage way. So beautiful!

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  32. Where, oh, where did you find that amazing dress? Please tell me it was in this area! You look stunning.

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  33. With the way you've styled it, it's so far removed from backyard mushroom growing, I can't imagine it any other way.

    Chic on the Cheap

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  34. this is just absolutely STUNNING. what a great color.

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  35. this is just absolutely STUNNING. what a great color.

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  36. Very pretty dress...I love how the layers drape. And you have some of the most fabulous shoes!

    Melanie@UnravelledThreads

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  37. What an amazing find! And I love how you make it so chic with your black accessories!

    -Samantha
    http://sincerelysamantha.com

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  38. Again, I've come to the conclusion that I'm thrifting in all the wrong places. I never find anything even close to the quality and beauty of this dress. Even though it's vintage, it still manages to look incredibly current. And the color suits you incredibly well.

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  39. this looks amazing on you! the color is great!

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  40. wow that dress is the most beautiful color, it really works well with your skin tone. lovely and perfect for fall

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  42. Love that dress color and those shoes <3

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  43. This is the most gorgeous look I've seen in a while- hands down! Everything about that dress is beautiful, especially you in it. <3

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  44. i love this dress verrrry much! i think your vision of it's previous owner is spot on, and that just makes me love it more. ~joelle

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  45. Aah, such a cool maxi dress, E! Gosh, you have a lovely collection of heels. Love these!!

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  46. Oh the maxi is just stunnin. I love it with the sexy heels.

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  47. I love the detailing on the sleeves
    the dress is a great color
    great for the fall season =)

    -Bionica

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  48. I love the detailing on the sleeves
    the dress is a great color
    great for the fall season =)

    -Bionica

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  49. LOL. You are as funny as you are lovely! You look nothing like a hippie in this, pure classy loveliness. Ladylike and fierce. Such great draping and yes to those shoes.

    heart: Miss Furnellie

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  50. Wow this is beautiful
    Love the dress :)

    Vanilah xx

    www.vanilah.blogspot.com

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  51. Wow, you really pull this off! It's such a rich and lovely colour!

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  52. How stunning! You always give justice to every dress you wear. :)

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  53. I totally love everything about your outfit hun! : ) xx

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  54. Incredible vintage find! The dress is perfect on you and the color is divine! How come I don't have luck like this?! ;-)

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  55. You look so sleek! I love the bright color on you, and I covet those heels :) PS-That tomato soup in the last post looks nom nom nom.

    ~Sara

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  56. thanks for stopping bY! the detail on the back is great!

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  57. Gorgeous dress! That color looks great on you. And you're right, it's very Halston-ish.

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  58. that color is absolutely stunning on you!

    xx

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  59. get out of here in that dress!!! it is amazing!!!!!!!!

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  60. love your modern update of the funky vintage dress! it looks rad!

    and i LOVE the shoes!

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  61. Beyond gorgeous! There are no words- just beautiful!

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  62. you look great :D

    xoxo
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  63. you look great :D

    xoxo
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  64. you look great :D

    xoxo
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  65. Wow that is an amazing dress, I love the detailing!

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  67. beautiful shoes dear..
    looks awesome on u..

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  68. Beautiful dress. I love the detailing at the back.

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  69. What a gorgeous dress! The color is amazing on you. Take care, lovely girl!

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  70. ooh! love the belt, and love that the shoes have a peek of burnt orange on the tips! :)

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  71. hey! i've just looked at you blog and i love it! great pictures.

    please visit

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    kisses

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  72. Thank you so much for stopping my blog and for your super sweet comment!!!

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  73. so gorg. i love the details of the dress, esp. the back. that color looks fab on you!

    hoboken as in hoboken, nj? my mom works there. :)

    xx, becs

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  74. What a wonderful dress (even without the peyote - can't have everything in life...)! The shape and beautiful warm colour looks great on you and the shoes rid it of any possible hippie memories.

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  75. i just like the dress very much and it looks great on you.

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  76. gorgeous dress on you! and loving that bag - as always

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  77. that dress is divine on you, love the way it hangs off your body, so beautiful.




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  78. This outfit is pure perfection, oh my god. The drapery of the dress is stunning, and I love the way you combined those shoes with this outfit. Very clever., and very much stunning.

    Puck
    http://oneofpoints.blogspot.com

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  79. The colour and length of that dress is just amazing. You look fantastic!! :)SarahD

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  80. What a gorgeous color on you! You have the BEST clothes...man, what I wouldn't give for one day in your closet.

    xoxo
    Amy

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  81. This dress looks absolutely STUNNING on you! I love the color and the shape, you simply look so pretty!

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  82. I want to go shopping with you. That dress is amazing! And Finsk shoes?! Lucky.

    Love Grace.

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  83. those shoes are bad-ass!

    When I read the title of this blog post I was thinkin'...stinky. I just don't understand patchouli, do you?

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  84. The color and style of the dress is beautiful. I wish i could be that lucky in finding a dress so stunning

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  85. Those shoes are great! I love the detail on the heel.

    And beautiful pics, as usual. :)

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  86. Bet she wouldn't have owned such a sick pair of shoes though!

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  87. That dress is completely stunning. You could have worn that to Studio 54! :)

    xx anna jane
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  88. this is such a gorgeous dress!!!
    if i find this on the thrift store, i'd hold on to it for dear life!

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  89. Wow you look so lovely in that dress ! I love the shoes very very much :D

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  90. Amazing. I love everything about this.

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  91. my comment cannot be on anything except how amazing those shoes are !! you have the best shoe collection ever

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  92. This dress is gorgeous. Where do you like to go thrifting in DC?

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  93. That color is divine. It makes me want to plunge head-first into autumn.

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