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June 14, 2011 / Danielle

Day 151

Good morning (good mooooorning) y’all. Today, I’m once again joining Everybody Everywear.

Lace | Everybody, Everywear

and I present to you, my summer styling of lace.

vintage dress, anthro belt, UO flats, Accessorize hair flower

I love, love, love this dress. It came to me from Ebay by way of a play I did last summer (where, ahem, I may have purchased both of the fabulous maxi-dresses I had as costumes. And used the occasion as an excuse to pick up some fancy undies and glittery hair accessories.) It actually came with (and looks amazing with, I must say) a thick, rich, red velvet sash. For summer, though? I swapped that out for this more lightweight look.

It’s vintage, it’s a fantastic shape, it’s swoony and delightful. I adore it. Let’s add it to the list of “I’ve worn this once” pieces that I love enough to wear once a year without any qualms about usefulness.

Hilariously enough, guess what I’m doing with my day? After some errands . . . I’m headed all over the city to find a vintage-style party frock for a friend of mine to wear to her wedding. (Yes, of course, she would be welcome to borrow this.)

no, I don't garden. (I have a black thumb.) (Somehow, they just survive on the back porch miraculously.)




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  1. Emily D. / Jun 14 2011 3:44 pm

    I’m so glad you kept that dress!

    • Danielle / Jun 14 2011 4:01 pm

      Me too. 🙂
      I need to borrow a good casual jacket from somewhere to make the purple one more day-wearable – I think it can be done?

  2. Rachel / Jun 14 2011 3:46 pm

    It’s a pretty dress but it looks a little bridal at its current length. Have you considered having it shortened to knee-length? That would make it easier to wear on more occasions. A shorter dress would look cute with a cropped or shrunken denim jacket, for example.

    • Danielle / Jun 14 2011 4:06 pm

      You make an excellent point – although, I kind of like the bridal evocation? It’s just such a lovely and unique shape, and I always feel so dressy and special in it. But you’re right – it would shorten beautifully and be much more daily-wear-friendly. (I smell a reinvention when I tire of it.)

  3. Linda W / Jun 14 2011 5:16 pm

    VERY elegant errands today! I think it’s a great dress, but reading your other comments, I agree that knee length might make it more versatile.
    Thanks for joining us at EBEW!

    • Danielle / Jun 17 2011 10:38 pm

      Thanks! And yes, I feel I have never let practicality get in the way of a good outfit . . .
      And I love, love, love EBEW – thank YOU guys!

  4. Vanessa, Take only Memories / Jun 14 2011 7:04 pm

    Wow! Gorgeous dress! Looooove!

  5. Kara / Jun 14 2011 8:27 pm

    I looove your dress. I’m also a big fan of vintage maxi dresses, even if they are not the most practical item of clothing.

    • Danielle / Jun 17 2011 10:37 pm

      yay, thank you! They’re kind of a wonderful find, aren’t they? I feel like no one makes them in these styles anymore!

  6. Sophie - Country Girl / Jun 14 2011 9:16 pm

    Its a lovely dress, the high belt really works well. Love your shoot location, the stairs look great.

    • Danielle / Jun 17 2011 10:37 pm

      Thanks so much, Sophie 🙂

  7. beyourownadventure / Jun 15 2011 12:29 am

    Gorgeous dress! I love your no clothes shopping challenge. I’m on a 3 month no buying thing at the moment. It’s tough, but really good.

    • Danielle / Jun 17 2011 10:36 pm

      Yay! No-shopping company! It’s amazing how much your perspective changes so quickly, isn’t it? And, yes – very, very hard sometimes. Things can be altogether too cute for comfort.

  8. ali / Jun 16 2011 3:19 am

    Loving this dress!! I owe you an email — and promise to get on that, STAT!! — but wanted to throw in my love for this gorgeous maxi. In a sea of tribal prints and weird maxi patterns, this lace dress is a truly refreshing and beautiful creation. Don’t get rid of it!!!!

    • Danielle / Jun 17 2011 10:35 pm

      Haha, no worries – these are busy times! And thanks – it is definitely one of my favorite pieces.

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