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:

Julia said...

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

Daphne said...

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

Sarah said...

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

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janettaylor said...

U look so wonderful, especially those Finsk shoes!

Melai said...

Love the dress :)

hearts,
Melai of Style and Soul

nab said...

adorable! love your dress :)

The Girlie Blog said...

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

Dylana Suarez said...

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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Eli said...

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

HiFashion said...

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

Nana S-D García said...

Really nice photos and outfit! Kisses(:

LoliTa said...

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

Collette Osuna said...

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

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libys11 said...

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

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assonnata said...

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

Christina said...

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

La Historiadora de Moda said...

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.

Sal said...

SO beautifully offset by those killer platforms.

Clara said...

amazing!

Abi said...

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

Lini said...

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

FASHION SNAG said...

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


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Ebony said...

That color is amazing against your skin.

Michelle Elaine said...

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

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Natasha said...

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

KT said...

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

Rebecca from See You in Sweden said...

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

Melissa said...

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

Kristin said...

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

MrJeffery said...

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

Amanda said...

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

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Arwen.Purple said...

This dress are so beatiful. Your style is perfect!


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AMK said...

Love the dress!

Clare said...

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

Big Daddy said...

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

Christen said...

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

LyddieGal said...

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

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stylefyles said...

this is just absolutely STUNNING. what a great color.

stylefyles said...

this is just absolutely STUNNING. what a great color.

Melanie said...

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

Melanie@UnravelledThreads

sincerelysamantha.com said...

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

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Becca [Free Honey] said...

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.

VersaStyle said...

this looks amazing on you! the color is great!

tess said...

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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Claggie said...

Love that dress color and those shoes <3

Theresa said...

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

theowlsarenotwhattheyseem said...

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

The Owl's Closet said...

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

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Anna G said...

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

Bionica said...

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

-Bionica

Bionica said...

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

-Bionica

Kimberellie said...

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.

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VanilahFashion said...

Wow this is beautiful
Love the dress :)

Vanilah xx

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Madeline said...

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

gleenn said...

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

FashionJazz said...

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

Jessica said...

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

Sara Lynn said...

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

Glenda C said...

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

Marie Z. said...

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

A. said...

that color is absolutely stunning on you!

xx

by Sutton said...

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

drollgirl said...

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

and i LOVE the shoes!

Brunch at Saks said...

Beyond gorgeous! There are no words- just beautiful!

La Michelle said...

you look great :D

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La Michelle said...

you look great :D

xoxo
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La Michelle said...

you look great :D

xoxo
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emilypanda said...

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

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Pretty Shiny Sparkly said...

STUNNING.

wulanasihsetyarini said...

beautiful shoes dear..
looks awesome on u..

Lex said...

Beautiful dress. I love the detailing at the back.

That Chelsea Girl™ said...

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

Helen said...

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

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Collette Osuna said...

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

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stylewithbenefits said...

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

SabinePsynopsis said...

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.

十十f十 said...

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

Cindy Whitehead said...

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

Viv said...

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




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Daniela said...

amazing shoes!!

Puck Litaay said...

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
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My Republic of Fashion said...

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

Amy said...

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

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

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

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Grace said...

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

Love Grace.

Delane said...

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?

Adrianna Traxler said...

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

Stef said...

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

And beautiful pics, as usual. :)

Hannah said...

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

Anna Jane said...

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

xx anna jane
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Gizelle Faye | Vanilla Ice Cream said...

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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Becky Regina said...

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

FASHION BUTTER said...

Amazing. I love everything about this.

Damsels said...

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

Emily said...

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

Vanessa said...

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