Monday, September 27, 2010

when you smile for the camera I know I'll love you better

when you smile for the camera I know I'll love you better

when you smile for the camera I know I'll love you better

when you smile for the camera I know I'll love you better

I just got this jumpsuit back from the tailor.  Can you believe this gem went unnoticed on the thrift store rack? A few quick cinches in the usual spots and a little refurbishing on the buttons in the back and it's golden. Still trying to decide whether to lengthen the leg more or not - what do you think?

when you smile for the camera I know I'll love you better

when you smile for the camera I know I'll love you better

when you smile for the camera I know I'll love you better

I've never been much of a hat person, but I've been on the hunt for a bowler for quite some time now. Then I saw Sarah of Mocha Soy Whippy rocking this marvelous chapeau in a damn near perfect fall ensemble and I knew I would have to move heaven and earth to to find a local H&M that had it. Thankfully, for the first time in history, the usually disappointing Tysons H&M had the awesomeness I was in search of. It's not quite a bowler, but it has that wonderful rounded shape that I love so much. Might just be a hat convert now...

vintage jumpsuit
H&M hat
vintage Ferragamo belt
vintage pocket watch, worn as a necklace
Hermes bangles
Topshop bangles
Finsk heels

64 comments:

  1. Yay for hat trying! Me too! I'm on that band wagon! And you look, my dear, so lovely in this, and that fall light is gorgeous. The black suits your perfectly and I actually think the leg length is perfect.

    xo

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  2. This is a beautiful look. I love how dramatic this look is. It is very pretty. Great find!

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  3. Oh, so classy and pretty. Love that hat, goes great with the outfit. I like the lenght but it might look even better if it was longer.

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  4. the jumpsuit is simply stunning. In the first couple of photos, I didn't even realize it was a jumpsuit...I thought it was a stunning gown. And then, it picture number 3, a glimpse of sunshine at the knees!

    Well done. Do you have alterations done frequently?

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  5. I think the hat is adorable, it's so great when you actually find what you are searching for!

    The jump suit was a great find -- I do think I'd like the leg longer.

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  6. I am sure whoever wore this before didn't wear it THIS well...

    Love Grace.

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  7. Fantastic jumpsuit indeed! And bowler hat is gorgeous on U...

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  8. You should totally become a hat person. It looks cute on you.

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  9. looking very regal in this jumpsuit!!! love the way you topped it off with the hat! :D

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  10. gorgeous hat and wonderful dress... u look perfect!

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  11. gorgeous jumpsuit, I thought it was a maxi dress at first!

    Leia

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  12. love the whole look,
    u r pretty,
    =D

    xoxo

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  13. What a sweet jumpsuit! I think that the length looks good, I am on the hunt for hats too, this one looks great with your haircut.

    *ps-Yay! I am glad you like electric six!! :)

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  14. I am soo envious of your jumpsuit!! Love love love it!! The back is dreamy!

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  15. Oh, for a moment I thought this was a dress.. A jumpsuit! It looks really great on you, made you look waayyy taller and slimmer (which you already are, I'm sure).

    And you got it in thrift store? Lucky girl..

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  16. Ooo I love the hat. H&M had another great vintage looking hat that I was thinking of purchasing. I bought a panama-esque hat over the summer and was not brave enough to wear it. So I think I may not be a hat person.

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  17. oooh..love the jumpsuit....you an eye for such great finds...love it<3
    you look tres jolie in the hat:)

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  18. Love the hat and the jumper was a fab find. I would only make the hem longer on it if you really want to.

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  19. lovely find indeed! personally i would lengthen the hem slightly to complete the effect.

    as for hats, i have been a hat person for years and have been hearing so many claim that they aren't hat people, or that hats don't suit them. my take is that it's just a matter of finding a hat you love in the right fit, and voilà! a hat person is born! :) anyway it looks great on you.

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  20. so pretty! I think the leg length is perfect too! Great for showing off those hot shoes :)

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  21. Hi sweetie,
    Thanks so much for the mention i'm glad you liked my outfit! and you should totally wear hats more, this looks great on you. I never used to wear them but now outfits seem incomplete without them! haha.

    Loving the jumpsuit, it looks perfect! especially the mesh detailing at the top. XXXX

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  22. From the thrift store?! That's one of the best jumpsuits I've seen! I love the netting type material on the top!

    You look amazing!

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  23. can't really help you with the hem decision cos i'm also always confused which is a more flattering length for me. it's wide-legged? but i see the slight tapered.

    i got some very cheap hats from tibet. just never got around to the habit. this outfit's very cute on you.

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  24. Wow, what a thrift find! I think the length is golden as is, because it shows off your shoes nicely.

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  25. you look beautiful and your hat is simply adorable!

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  27. I am loving the top of your dress! The sheer part is just too pretty. (: && I'm with you, I've never been much of a hat person but once you find a certain type of a hat that I like I want it in every color (for me, that's a beret!). Your bowler hat is very cute. :)

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  28. incredible dress ! love your hat :)


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  29. Oh my gosh, what an amazing jumpsuit! Beautiful in front and back. An amazing thrift-store treasure.

    You carry it off nicely. Lovely shoes.

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  30. Is there anything that does NOT look awesome on you? Honestly, I think you could wear a potato sack and look ridiculously classy.

    That being said, this is an awesome jumpsuit. I just adore it!

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  31. love the hat--such a great spin. and you look amazing in that jumpsuit!

    xx anna jane

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  32. You're so tall! I love the length. Shoes off how cool your shoes are but go longer a la Rachel Zoe.

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  33. You are so tall and swan-like.
    I asdore Hats in all shapes and forms. I wear bespoke hats myself because I like being individual, but the hat pictured above is very pretty, too. The dress is lovely.
    Have a nice Tuesday, too!;-)

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  34. aw the classic jumpsuit look fab on you..

    xoxo

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  35. wow that outift is beautiful! i like the length on it because it highlights those amazing heels (which i'm in love with!)


    stayfabulous,
    zarna
    http://zarnasrunway.blogspot.com

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  36. Thought that was maxi dress but so much cooler as a jumpsuit. Obviously. I love it when other people fail to notice the most amazing things at thrift stores.

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  37. You are amazing you should be a model

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  38. I love the neckline - it's so pretty!

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  39. That dress is so pretty, loe the very sexy and mysterious neckline. The shoes are fab!

    Puck
    http://oneofpoints.blogspot.com

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  40. That has got to be one of the chicest jumpsuits I've ever seen! Love the complete look - the hat is such a wonderful touch!

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  41. i'm not really a hat person either but seeing how chic it looks on you i just might need to become one. :)

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  42. i haven't been on your blog for way too long - i see you're still and beautiful (and fashionable) as ever!

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  43. omg! the jumpsuit is meant for you that's why nobody picked it up..it's just perfect on you!

    i would keep it at that length since i wear too many flat shoes...but that's up to you.

    ♥ vanilla ice cream ♥

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  44. gahh thrift store gold for sure!!! you look lovely :)

    xx
    MILK TEETHS

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  45. fabulous jumpsuit! you find the best vintage--what are your fav stores? I'd love to know for the next time I am in DC vising my family.

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  46. That jumpsuit is just beautiful. I can't believe no one noticed it before you!

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  47. I like the jumpsuit =)
    the pant length seems fine
    the belt is a nice touch

    -Bionica

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  48. You look so long in lean! I actually thought this was a dress at first glance. Sarah always makes me think I should get a bowler hat! This hat looks really cute on you.

    xoxo, Ashley

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  49. I know what you mean. I've always loved hats, but I feel funny wearing them sometimes. I got a cloche hat from Target the other day and wore it out on the town, and I got a lot of stares and compliments. I think you look lovely in your hat, and when I saw your outfit, I was thinking about how chic it looked rather than "hey, she's wearing a hat." So yeah, it works :)

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  50. That vintage jumpsuit is breathtaking <3

    check out our fashion illustrations at http://www.illustrated-moodboard.com/ :)

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  51. Yay! for the Steely Dan reference, and you look lovely as usual.

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