Friday, February 15, 2013

Versatility of a Black Dress

{Dress: Thrifted Vintage} {Boots: Sam Edelman (I found these on sale at LF in Santa Monica for $75!!!!)}
 {Fly Away Cardigan: Chelsea and Violet (similar)} {Star of David: Vintage, Gift from J} 
{Seahorse: Dolly Python Vintage} {Hat: Laced With Romance} 
{Talon Pinky Ring, Sunglasses: Melrose/Fairfax Flea Market} {Bracelets: Various}

I found this amazing black dress at a Thrift Store a couple of blocks from our house. It's my Lady Mary in Mourning/Stevie Nicks dress (if you haven't caught up on Downton Abbey, Lady Mary along with all the Granthams, is in mourning....I won't tell you why, but it I will tell you I cried). I love the drop waist and the lace detail along the bottom.

I had such a hard time deciding what to layer with this bad boy. Do you ever stumble upon a piece you feel so strong towards, the first time you wear it you just can't decide what else in your closet will do it justice? You don't want to wear anything that will over power it because you want it to shine, but you want to pair it with other parts that will be perfect supporting I sound neurotic? I think I might. With this dress, I thought about a boxy denim jacket, tried a couple of blazers and finally landed on this fly away lacy cardigan. I thought it was a little too obvious/matchy, but it looked good so I went with it. Also Jonathan was doing that lurking thing, where he's ready to go, but doesn't want to "pressure" me to hurry, so he doesn't say anything...he stands at the doorway and stares blankly. I usually try to hustle a bit when he's starts in on that. (He's a very patient man).

What would you have paired this dress with? Can't wait to test it's versatility.

(Feeling a little under the weather with a cold right now, excuse the lack of enthusiasm. My eyes may or may not have been crossing when I wrote this).



  1. Wow, what a gorgeous post! How stunning is that golden afternoon light? Matches your outfit so beautifully and what a lovely thrift shop find! :) You are so exquisite.

    Thank you for your sweet comment! I adore your blog and am following you now! <3

    Hope you will come and pop by soon!

    <3 Mandy xx

  2. I love this! ANd yes very Stevie Nicks! feel better soon!

  3. You're allowed to be normal and not enthusiastic all the time. Also, I LOVE this dress. I would wear it with a big chunky knit and lots of turquoise jewelry. I love versatile garments.

    Feel better soon!

    Kate from Clear the Way

  4. The sunglasses and the hat are perfect!
    I also love your photography!

  5. Beautiful photos- amazing! They photography style fits the look so well. I think I would have paired this amazing dress with similar styling to yours, which allows every piece to shine in perfect balance. Love the dress and the cardigan...beautiful jewelry too. An amazing just "right" look. Gorgeous!!

    XOXO! Courtney

  6. I absolutely love the styling. The way you made LBD stand out is amazing.
    And the pics are beautiful.


  7. Love it, your photos are beautiful and the outfit looks so effortless! I find it really annoying when my boyf is waiting for me to get ready, for some reason i take twice as long to get ready if he is standing there watching! xx

  8. OMG! So gorgeous! Love your pictures, I am now following you fabulous blog!


  9. Amazing!

    xx MJ

  10. Great vintage outfit! Love the setting of the photos too!
    FashionEdible Blog

  11. Absolutely gorgeous outfit! Your sunglasses are amazing and everything about these photos is wonderful.

  12. How beautiful is this styling !! Lovely hat and necklaces. The lighting effects are gorgeous too !

    Swati @ The Creative Bent

  13. Gorgeous necklaces!
    Lovely styling!

  14. I love how beautiful your blog shots are. Simply stunning! <3

    XO, Michi

  15. Nice photos and really cool outfit, you look great, I like your dress, what a great shape and that cardigan is so nice, the perfect touch to the outfit also you are really beautiful and your hat rocks! Your have a lovely blog by the way and I am a new follower on GFC and Bloglovin! Hope you will like my blog and follow back!

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  16. darling you're beautiful!!! LOVE your necklaces!!!!

  17. Such good photos. You pull off the bohemian look really well!
    Love love love!

    Jennie AKA Hooting Miss Owl

  18. Wow, I was scrolling through your older posts (because I always get so off-track on blogreading) but without the intention of leaving a comment. But then I saw these photo's and just wow these are so beautiful! Love the whole look, this kind of country rocking woman. That dress is gorgeous! And the light in these photo's <3 Loved this!


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