Sunday, May 17, 2015

Leaves of Red and Gold

Plaid - as lovely as it is, it tends to be a very popular fabric choice for school uniforms! This dress in particular makes me think of the characters outfits in Mona Lisa Smile - 40s/50s collegiate style. I love preppy vintage looks so it isn't any surprise that this dress made it's way into my wardrobe. The shoes do give the outfit even more of a school look, and if I was attending university in the 50s this is just what I would wear on campus!

It was an unexpected epiphany one night trawling ebay when I came across this dress that Collectif had many seasons ago, gasped, and clicked "buy it now". What followed is the euphoria only a serious clothing addict might be able to understand, because there are few things more satisfying than finding the dress that got away!

At the moment I have been on a mission to buy actual winter clothing as we are planing on moving to a place where winter is a real thing, rather than an anomaly as it is here. I was honestly quite shocked when I saw this rogue, typical European autumn looking tree, that for a moment I forgot where I was! I still have no clue what it is - not a maple or a conker tree, but whatever it is it was lovely and reminded me of the autumns of my childhood.

Dress - Collectif
Shoes - Wittner

15 comments:

  1. So beautiful as always! I love the autumn leaves with this outfit and especially the movement shot! absolutely perfect xo

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  2. great photos full of charming colours...and...the plaid dresse is great on you...it celebrate your silhouette at the best...also the shoes are perfect...cheers!
    greetings

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  3. That dress is so beautiful, and it looks amazing on you! :)

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  4. I do love a good plaid dress or skirt, but I don't know if I could pull it off, without it looking like I'm "off to school"! Anyway that dress looks amazing on you though! :)

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  5. Great outfit. I know the feeling of the dress that got away I have a whole pintrest board dedicated to mine! Pretty sure its a maple tree, conker trees (or horse chestnuts!) leaves have rounded edges!

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  6. Dear i love this dress! You are a litle doll! Perfect outfit and perfect photos. Kissssssssssssssss

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  7. Completely understand that feeling - I picked up a Hell Bunny dress I'd been hunting down for two years for half the price of what it should have sold for a few months ago and was riding on that high for a looooong time. You and this dress are a match made in heaven, for sure! By the way, check your emails as I sent you one at the weekend that you might be interested to see (it has to do with watermelon print dresses!). Bit worried it's gone into spam! CC x

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  8. Such a lovely dress. It looks perfect on you, I just love plaid! x

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  9. That is such a splendidly beautiful, truly timeless dress. I love its elegance and sweetness, and how incredibly well matched it is with fall. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!!

    ♥ Jessica

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  10. Such a beautiful outfit! I adore this dress with those shoes! Looks so perfectly authentic <3

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  11. What a perfect look for the season. The collar is very sweet! And I love your shoes!

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  12. Such a great dress for the cold weather! You look so perfect in plaid! x

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  13. i lovveeee this dress! you look so adorable, and you're right about tartan/plaid being a school uniform thing, my school uniform was a dark green and black tartan but there are still definitely ways to wear it that don't look too high-schooly and your dress is one of them. also i'm very curious to hear about where you're moving to!! x

    jessica - littlehenrylee.com

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