Worth the Wars

Apr 24, 2012


So here it is. The dress I had to go into intense battle over with my dear mother. Every time she scrunched up her face like she just ate a sour War Head I imagined smearing on war paint and drawing my sword.
Come on, how adorable do I look? I didn't wear the flower crown to spare her heart, but it'll make an appearance sooner or later. When she least...expects it.

I'm absolutely in love with this dress. I passed by it at a thrift store one uneventful afternoon, it innocently hanging in between house coats and wildly patterned 70s dresses, me having no idea the sneaky Jedi mind trick it was planting in my head. A week later I decided I'd go mental if I didn't have it hanging in my closet so I ran back to the thrift store, clutching my twelve dollars to my bosom and ready to bring it home. It's like I just rescued a puppy from a shelter.

It was a size 12 and the length was almost up to the ankles, so I snipped and hemmed it while I was watching My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding (God bless you TLT) and threw a belt into the mix. And here we are. 
dress- thrifted, $12| belt- j crew, sale $10| necklace- j crew, sale $50ish| booties- bella vita, $30|

38 comments :

  1. Man, I really like that! It's too bad your mom didn't, though I'm not quite sure why. It's adorable and the color is fabulous :).

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  2. i loved your blog, it looks so stylish and elegant really! i am following you if you follow me too i will be very happy :)


    http://zeysfashionroom.blogspot.com/

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  3. Lovely dress!

    www.constance-victoria.blogspot.com

    x

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  4. you look absolutely stunning!

    http://fashionhandglide.blogspot.ca/

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  5. Love your outfit dear:)
    xx Ilka
    http://ilkavontorok.blogspot.com/

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  6. Thank you for your comment, you're really sweet and my friend appreciate <3
    And, you're so beautiful, i love your style !

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  7. That's a lovely dress! The color and pattern are utter perfection! Love the tights paired with them as well! Adore your style & taste, hun! xo, Megs

    http://princesshippielove.blogspot.com

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  8. haha! why does your mother hate this dress? it's so cute, not provocative at all and the colour is so gorgeous. it's good that you shortened the length because it's just right. and it looks super cute with the way you added the necklace and belt! :)

    metallicpaws.blogspot.com

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  9. i adore the dress! i say you win the battle.

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  10. How could ANYONE not adore this dress? I deem it perfect in every way.
    You're so adorable.

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  11. This dress is adorable. I love the color of it. You styled the necklace so well with this dress!

    xoxo,
    Suzie Q
    Style Cue by Suzie Q
    PS. If you're interested, check out my $50 Gift card GIVEAWAY!

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  12. Great find! This dress is absolutely adorable!
    - Gaby
    From Rags to Glam

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  13. You look gorgeous! That dress is perfect!

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  14. adorable dress!

    xxx
    www.ladyalamode.com

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  15. I'm in love with your dress.. and your necklace is so beautiful! :)

    - Victoria
    www.Vickkitas.blogspot.com

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  16. Adorei o look , o vestido é lindo :)

    Beijinhos

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  17. Great outfit, your dress is super cute! :)

    Kisses,
    annchica ♥

    http://annchica.blogspot.com

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  18. your dress is amazing!!i am a new member on your blog i like it so much,if you like you can follow me back!http://shoppingtherapy153.blogspot.com/

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  19. amazing dress. really good job, nice blog :) maybe we could follow each other?

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  20. your dress is DIVINE!! the colour, the print and the cut, looks amazing on you
    xx

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  21. hey babe,
    nice blog.
    loving your sweet cute style.
    xo.
    http://fromhatstoheels.blogspot.com/

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  22. so hot. this is my favorite one so far! (tsssss) <3 thomas

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  23. lovely vintage find! and I like how the color of your tights matches your hair!
    xLauren

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  24. Just come across your blog - what a beautiful dress :)

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  25. Beautiful look!!! nice blog!!
    Take a look on my blog and if you like we can follow each other?
    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  26. You look gorgeous. I am in love with this dress as well and sounds like you did such a great job fixing it up! Wow.

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  27. super cute and that story is just too hilarious!

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  28. so cute! love your hair color.

    memoriesoftimespast.blogspot.com

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  29. Love your hair, love this dress! I also love how you put your outfit together :) super cute!
    xx
    -Daysha http://dayshaprettylittlethings.blogspot.com/

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  30. Girl, you are so unique. I love your vintage style.

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