Wednesday, December 1, 2010

a light in the attic

a light in the attic

a light in the attic

a light in the attic

This dress originally had a large-sized rosette in the middle of the waist, which made me think twice about purchasing it. So glad I saw past its initial flaws. A few snips with the scissors and the problem is solved. I found this in a vintage shop in New Orleans (of course) and it seems somewhat old - any thoughts on what era it might have come from?

a light in the attic

a light in the attic

vintage lace dress
Gap sweater
H&M belt
Dolce Vita fur-trimmed booties

72 comments:

  1. i totally love your boots
    i want them
    and your dress is really beautiful
    xoxo
    nana
    http://nanajonesofficial.blogspot.com/

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  2. Good decision that you bought
    that dress. It looks great on you!

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  3. These pictures are spectacular. Everything about them is amazing. Just stunning. I'm running out of wonderful words to describe how fabulous they are.

    Give me a minute... I know I have a thesaurus somewhere!

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  4. Now that it's so cold here, the big sweater coats are going to be perfect. I need to find mine!

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  5. Stunning! I don't know what the flaws of the dress were but you managed to make it perfect :) I love how you combined lace with leather! This outfit kind of reminds me of a look I saw in an old McQeen's show :)

    XoXo
    Fiamma

    girl you look amazing! the dress, the shoes.... it's all perfect!

    XoXo
    Fiamma

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  6. I love how you combined the feminine elements of the lace and the dainty necklace with the straps on your belt and boots. Much better than any old rosette! You look wonderful, as always!

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  7. The dress is so stunning! The belt makes it even more so, and gives it an interesting edge.

    xoxo,

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  8. Sometimes I forget how beautiful you are. Then like a splash of cold water it hits me when I click over to your page. Christ, E. YOU ARE LOVELY.

    The dress looks total '50's to me, on the later side of the decade, fresh formed, optimistic and lady like, great day-dress.

    You make it look modern with your fuzzy booties, the severely chic bob, and the chunky cardigan.

    I guess I haven't been to your page in a while. Always good to come back.

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  9. Oh my goodness, that dress is absolutely darling. I love how you styled it too. So beautiful!

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  10. stunning! you never fail to impress us! this is such a romantic look, but still edgy with your "furby" boots. love it.

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  11. Looks very 50s! I love how you've "wintered" it up.

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  12. I'd have to agree with fifties. It is lovely and the combination of the thick belt and stunning footwear with the snuggly cardigan just gives the outfit a timeless quality. You look beautiful, and the setting just amplifies that.

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  13. Dear Lord. These photos are just GORGEOUS. Honestly. Hands down the loveliest thing I've seen all day, and I spent the day antiquing, so that's saying something! I love the furbies in this context....they look so rough and rustic juxtaposed with that dainty dainty dress. From the silhouette and the neckline, I'd guess it was mid to late 50s. But back to how rad these photos are...just....wow.

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  14. Beautiful dress! Like LoveCharlesVintage, I'd guess 1950s from the shape of the skirt. Does it have a washing care label? And a metal or plastic zip?

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  15. That dress is lovely! Sometimes I too have to look past weird features on vintage clothes, it's all part of the fun!

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  16. I love the juxtaposition of the delicate lace with the utilitarian belt

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  17. Gorgeous dress. It will be wonderful in the summer time.

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  18. I love the color palette. I think that's my favourite thing of the outfit. Oh! and the shoes also :)
    Thanks for your comment!
    Kisses!

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  19. i think the dress is totally late 50s or early 60s...it's so betty draper, therefore, i love it (of course).

    you look amazing, lady!

    xx

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  20. The sweater looks like it was meant to be. Super cozy and perfect with the boots.

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  21. Gorgeous look and pics, darling!
    Love your belt and booties, and that lace dress is such an incredible find!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  22. I love the contrast of material and texture in this outfit! You look like a modern damsel in distress :D

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  23. This photos are absolutely breath-taking! Not to mention your outfit. You look stunning.

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  24. Perfect look, darling E!

    Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ

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  25. Your dress is so very pretty!!~ ahhh, I love it with those boots and that amazing belt! I love how your belt has two channels of color. :D

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  26. such gorgeous photos!! they have such a romantic quality to them.

    xx.

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  27. So pretty! Love the dress and those boots! These photos are great!

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  28. The era of beautifulness? Initial flaws scare me off sometimes, and then I kick myself for not seeing past them...great job on looking past that rosette! ;)

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  29. This is straight out of an Anthropologie add isn't it? No really thought it could be. Great outfit, lighting, and photos.

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  30. I really love these photos.. you are gorgeous hun.

    xx Love & Aloha

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  31. I flat out, adore this outfit. And photos in the attic? umm AMAZING. You are so clever to alter that dress a bit, it looks so beautiful!!

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  32. I love the lighting. That dress is gorgeous too! You're a great thrifter!

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  33. Lovely outfit!

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  34. Gorgeous dress! I feel like you need to be sprawled on a decrepit chaise lounge in that attic with a pouty look and more eye makeup, and you'd have some Vogue-worthy editorial pics!

    I think the dress looks rather early 60s to me, especially the bust line. Especially if it came from a Southern Lady, which is why I think it's 60's, not 50's, since fashion moved a little slower down here.

    Great find. I live in NOLA, and I'd love to know where you bought it!

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  35. I WISH I had an attic to take pics in with gorgeous vintage clothes ... LOVE THIS!!

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  36. I just wanted to say that I LOVE these photos and also that I appreciate the Shel Silverstein reference. I'm thinking you should send some copies to the publisher to see if they'll do a reprint with these photos on the front.

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  37. Your photos give such a cool vibe to your outfit. That dress is a great find!

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  38. These photos are beautiful, as is your delicate dress. I really like it paired with your wonderful booties. I can't get enough of those booties!

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  39. this outfit suits you so much! i love the little fluffy boots just gorgeous! x

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  40. Why oh why do my indoor pictures NEVER turn out this cozy and beautiful? I adore this!

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  41. you are so lovely! i love the vintage dress with that belt.

    mallory

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  42. I love everything about this look E! one of my favorite looks from you ever-- the furry boots, the vintagey dress & the perfect backdrop to your outfit!

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  43. The lace dress is so elegant. It's always important to see not what is, but what could be, while thrifting.

    (love the title of your post)

    Chic on the Cheap

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  44. love your cardigan!
    http://paolinasspace.blogspot.com/

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  45. You look so PRETTY! You have a great eye for items when thrifting, too!

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  46. Happy belated Thanksgiving to you, too, E! These pictures are beautiful and I agree, I definitely love the belt compared to the rosette. Such a beautiful dress and eek, I need those boots!;)

    TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com

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  47. That's such a beautiful dress. White dresses do look so pretty. And those boots look really warm!

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  48. cool outfit, like always!!!
    i'm in love with your boots!
    XOXO

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  49. i'm no expert at all. is there any label? you look very sweet here. i like your saddle outfit in the last post.

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  50. Ohmigosh this look is exquisite - and there is something about the lighting of these photographs that makes me think of a cozy log cabin in winter! LOVE those booties - I almost bought them myself last week (now I wish I had)! :)

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  51. love the belttt ! and the fur boots !

    have a great weekend !
    glisters and blisters

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  52. These photos are beautiful, I love your dress with that belt! xx



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  53. you look amazing! i love the warm feeling of the photos :) :)



    stop by sometime<3
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  54. beautiful! Amazing with those shoes!

    xx
    Kaylee

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  55. love that belt with the dress

    http://vernisaongle.blogspot.com

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  56. That dress and belt are fabulous! Love the mix of leather and lace and fur. So cool!

    Melanie@UnravelledThreads
    Follow @UnraveldTreads on Twitter!

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  57. this is absolutely beautiful! :)

    commonsenseandstilettos.blogspot.com

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  58. OH. MY. Goodness! What an amazing vintage dress! Love it with that belt, too. You look gorgeous :)

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  59. Pretty dress, I love how versatile your belt is!

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  60. Such a cute dress and love the scenery for your photos...so beautiful!

    Check out my fashion blog if you have a chance!
    BrennasFashionBeat

    xx

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  61. the lighting in these photos is PERFECTION! I love your Dolce Vita booties....they have the best shoes:)
    C

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  62. that belt is radical!

    and these look like stills from a MOVIE!

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  63. Such a fan of this look! Awesome belt!

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