Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Vintage Dress Week Lookbook #6 - Sun and Ski

All righty, well to cap-off Vintage Dress Week (which seemed to go on for two, but no matter), I present you my new favourite dress:
















Dress: Vintage; Shoes: Modern Vintage (the brand); Jewelry: Forever 21; Bag: Coach; Car: my bf's sister's VW ;)


Aside from a few small tears in the dress, I could have sworn this was brand new. The cut, with the bustier like top (actual support here) and strategic pleating, plus silky material make for one hell of a flattering dress. Let's not forget the kicky 60's print of the Swiss Alps, downhill skiers and a happy sun.

Speaking of sun, whooooooboy. Im sure everyone in the Pacific Northwest knows what I am talking about....heat waves like this (being above 30C/86F for more than 5 days with a high humidex) only hit BC 3x a century! This is INSANE heat! But though it is a pain when you are trying to sleep (fans only blow hot air on you!) I am NOT complaining. I love this stifling oppressive heat - it is EPIC! It's fun and I know we will all look back and say WOW now THAT was a Summer! Plus, how can I not feel like I am vacationing in Maui or Palm SPrings?

It's great - especially now that I have set up a Slip N Slide in the backyard!! Spiderman, no doubt. And yes, I am over 12 years old, yes I weigh over 110 pounds and I am over 5 feet tall but those warning signs will NOT talk me out of this one!




Haha, in fact though it was 930 this morning when writing this post (I work from home on Wednesdays) I just had to run out and try it. AWESOME!

Anyway, hope you all enjoyed vintage dress week - I have one more vintage treat for you guys and this time it will actually be up for sale. It's one sweet, vintage romper...but Ill keep you in suspense for now :)

23 comments:

Meghan said...

Love the dress and the slip and slide, it looks so much fun! (It's been 41 degrees in Kamloops and I'm melting-time to get a kiddie pool).

FJ said...

You big kid you lol. I love the dress with the necklace. Very Jackie O.

Marianne said...

I love the flattering and unique style of the dress!

J-Diggety said...

Haha, YES! Luv that you're playing on a slip 'n slide... I'd be right there beside you, fo' sho! :) You rock girl!

OceanDreams said...

Ohhh, this vintage dress is my favorite! Good selection with the Forever21 necklace. And slip n slide! That is amazing. Looks like so much fun!

myedit said...

The dress is clearly fantastic but it may be eclipsed by the slip'n slide. In Ontario we usually have lots of hot days but so far... nothing. So enjoy our weather and then please send it on its way over here! Thanks!

Couture Carrie said...

You are gorgeous! That dress is totally fabulous and very flattering too!

I want a slip'n'slide!!!

xoxox,
CC

Alice said...

oh my gosh, i absolutely ADORE that dress. and so funny - i didn't realize the print was anything other than abstract colors until you mentioned it!

Kristin said...

Love the dress and the slip and slide is hilarious. I haven't attempted that since I developed. How is it on the boobages?

The Budget Babe said...

omg perfection! the dress, the necklace, the bag, the shoes. i'd wear everything in that outfit in a heartbeat. so sad vintage week is ending! i want more. i've finally decided i'm a vintage-modern girl at heart.

Lily G. said...

That dress is darling!!! And it goes perfect with that necklace!

Sher said...

Beautiful dress! Love that coach bag too ;)

I would probably break a hip if I did the slip n slide :D

♥ Cara Mia ♥ said...

omg...you are so cute! i haven't seen a slip & slide in forever! :)

thimbles and gingham said...

that dress is lovely. i love hot summers too. they make me feel alive.

The Clothes Horse said...

Your dress is adorable and I love the wedges. Oh man, what I wouldn't give for a wet slide right now! I was tempted to run through the sprinklers today when it hit 100 degrees and we have no a/c...but I decided on a cold shower instead. :)

liza said...

I love the dress, its amazing!!
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Dane said...

That is such a pretty dress... and I am eternally jealous of the slip n slide!!




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Mary said...

gorg dress! Slip n slide looks fun!

DaisyChain said...

Ok, my new favourite dress too! Ohh slip and slide, I haven't done that in years, it's never really hot enough over here.

janettaylor said...

Amazing dress! I amazed! Oh my gosh! :-)

XoXo

leeselooks said...

i love your vintage dress week.

so precious + fabulous finds.

YES. i will definitely take the canadian heat
i miss camping + lakes + my family & friends!!!

enjoy the weekend beauty

xxxx

Eyeliah SS said...

Cute bum shots in this post (hehehe) I really do love that dress, good choice for favorite.

Vegas Princess said...

That dress is incredible! And I LOVE the shoes.

If you like oppressive heat you should come live in Vegas. I do believe it was 111 degrees today.

I have not gone on a slip and slide since I was 10. You are a brave brave woman. :)