Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Vintage Dress Week Lookbook #3 - a 70's summer



When I bought this dress I honestly wasn't expecting much.

After all, I won the auction at 99cents and even postage was less than $3, making it one of the cheapest things I have ever bought/won on Ebay. Even when I saw the dress displayed it didn't look like much. But that silly voice inside me said, "99cents! You can't lose!"

And you know what, that voice was right (finally!). This 70's dress is awesome. It doesn't even need a belt (I just threw one in there for the hell of it), you don't need a bra and it's one of those slip it on and out the door you go, kinda dresses.

I decided to pair it with my lion "doorknocker" earrings (clip ons, how retro :P) and new glady/cagey heels. Sadly the shoes are one-size too big for me, which results in wobbly steps but I'm considering taking them to my favourite cobbler and see what he can do with it, perhaps tighten the straps near the front or add an inch to the toe area with permanent insoles.

Light makeup, braids and the fading light in the front courtyard added to the 70's summer glow.



















Dress: Vintage; Shoes + Earrings: ASOS; Belt + Bangle: Forever 21

35 comments:

Couture Carrie said...

Totally gorgeous, darling! What an amazing ebay find! You look lovely!

And yay for clip-ons :)

xoxox,
CC

Ela said...

That has got to be the best $4 dress I've ever seen! I always love hearing about the fab finds people snag on ebay!

Thanks for the lovely comment! Just added you to my blogroll :)

TheBeautyFile said...

I love the whole look!!

FJ said...

Wow 99 cents? You can't beat that. I love it.

geisharock said...

Ohmigosh, gorgeous! So feminine, I love the ruffles :) Aww that sucks. But you guys have great affordable shoe stores I'm jealous of too over there like jeffrey campbell, gojane, forever 21, etc! :) xoxo

Rachel said...

Definitely my favourite look! I love 70s sunshine long flowy hair on you.

Kendra said...

This is totally my favorite so far! It is SOOO totally you! Gorgeous!!

Shin said...

That is such a pretty dress for such a bargain! I could never find a deal like that! xxoxoxxo

Mairyliscious said...

very nice dress!! and shoes and hair!!! you are like a fairy !!!!!!!

OceanDreams said...

I think dress is my favorite of the three and your hair really compliments the dress! Gosh girl, you have been to about every beach I have ever dreamed of going too...super jealous but maybe I can having a traveling blog like yours someday. ;) Hope you are having a lovely week doll!

Anonymous said...

I've been following your blog for awhile and you are a prety girl but you have awful legs. They don't fit the rest of you. Plus those cankles make all your shoes look bad.

Wanderlusting said...

YAY! My first hater...I've finally made it people.

Didn't your mother ever tell you it's rude to make fun of someone with a disability? Obviously you know my "cankles" are caused by years of surgery.

Next time you want to insult someone you might wanna put a little more "wit" into it. You're coming off a little desperate and low-brow here.

But hell what do I care...I'm pretty :)

Kass said...

Actually, that cankle bit made me a lol. You don't even have cankles lol. These are cankles - http://www.frakincool.com/images/mp-cankles.jpg

Wanderlusting said...

Bahahaha! Yes!

They can call me whatever they want. At least I have an excuse but there is no excuse for blatant ugliness and pettiness. Also, no excuse to stop my shoe shopping either. Off to buy those Balenciagas I've been eyeing and wear them proudly!

Sher said...

You find the best deals! And gotta love a dress that you can go braless ;D

Odette said...

Um I don't see any cankles especially in that last pic. Your shoes and everything they're attached to look great as always! :)

Underfunded Heiress said...

I love this dress! You look so summery and pretty. I love braids in the hair! One of my fav summer do's.

Oh, those shoes are amazing!

Thanks for the update about the dress I won. No worries about time. I'm happy just to win and receive it at your convenience :)

myedit said...

I love your vintage dress week!!! the low cut of yesterday's is amazing and today's dress is too sweet. I love the top ruffle.

almost famous kiwi said...

BAHAHA what kind of loser signs on as anonymous to say something so rude, so untrue.
Luckily I have this special skill in which I can read between the lines.
Anonymous is in fact a woman, most likely aged between 20 and 30. At high school she picked on the girl with glasses and slept with any guy that smiled at her. After high school that girl with glasses grew up to be not only beautiful but also smart and kind and as a result has an awesome life. Anonymous however became as ugly outside as she is inside and no man smiles at her now.
What she was really trying to say in her pathetic post was "You are so damn beautiful and I wish I had your life."
So if you look between the lines there is in fact truth there. You are so damn beautiful and you have an awesome life.
I'm glad I get to be part of it. Love ya.

The Clothes Horse said...

Very pretty dress and those heels are really awesome.

arbyn said...

Really good dress Lusty. I'm a big fan. Please let me borrow it!!!

MsVeve said...

Bargain buys! My favorite;)

TigerLily said...

what a steal! the dress looks very authentic, nice!


xoxo,
http://twothousandthings.blogspot.com

St├ęphanie said...

Oh ! Beautiful !

Mary said...

love it! Wish I could find some good things on Ebay!

plt said...

You look darling! I'm really enjoying your vintage dress week :)

The beautiful and glammed said...

bohemian pretty! Lovely blog! x

Anonymous said...

You look simply beautiful and whimsical in this dress. I love it! ;)

Erica said...

That dress is so perfect! I love it! It would be great down here, its so hot. It looks comfy.

Eyeliah SS said...

I love no bra needed dresses.

Petite Esth├Ęte said...

oh my god the light on these pictures is amazing and you look gorgeous! beautiful dress!

http://petiteesthete.blogspot.com

Kristin said...

What a douche. And you're right lady, you shouldn't care cuz you are oh so pretty.

Mary said...

Anon, quite trashy indeed!! No lady would speak to someone like that, that's for sure!

Elise said...
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Elise said...

This whole outfit is gorgeous! I love love the earrings and those shoes!!!!! You look fantastic & I can't believe that dress was only 99 cents! You have some amazing shopping finds :-)

And good for you for not letting some anon hater get you down.... she/he is just jealous!!