The Dress of My Dreams

Jul 3, 2013

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Oh. My. Word. This dress. The pictures don't even do it justice. Like I would dump Marc and marry this dress if it was an option. The powder blue color, the shape and cut of the frock, the simple stripes and the unfussy bow. I couldn't even bare to layer over it, and just opted to slip a polka dotted blouse underneath for some soft pattern play. And just like that, it became my favorite look of the summer. It just makes me feel so wonderfully Audrey, ya know? (Also, I'm aware that my obsession with the woman is starting to get cray-zay)
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This dress was gifted to me by the ever-lovely Eileen of Nautie Godiva VintageShe first started her store in her dorm during college, just as a way to make some extra snack money here and there. But her love quickly flowered and now she's an up and coming fashion designer and uses these pieces as inspiration and a text book for her designs. Come check out her store here, and maybe you'll find your own dream dress, too ;)
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PS- Don't forget to enter my Rust Belt Threads $50 Gift Card giveaway! It's July- I know you need some new summer dresses. Go enter HERE!

PPS- My store is having a 40% off sale in honor of 4th of July! Just use coupon code "fourth" at checkout ;)

Dress- c/o Nautie Godiva Vintage
Shirt- UO
Shoes- UO (recent!)

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  1. I love the way you layered the polka dot blouse underneath this dress. It's such a stunning combination. Love the light shade of blue of the dress and how much you love it, finding pieces like that is the best!!

  2. That dress looks so pretty on you! I still love your sandals and that blouse is so cute! ;))

  3. Such a lovely dress, no wonder it's the dress of your dreams :D

  4. I love the dress, especially layered with that shirt. Adorable!

  5. It's pretty! looks lovely on you xx

  6. Beautifully simple dress! From the photos it looks like the fabric has a nice texture, too. :)

  7. really beautiful dress

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  8. The dress, the smile and the pictures are simply wonderful. Has made me feel all warm inside. Love your blog xxx

  9. I keep saying each outfit is my favorite, but you keep getting better and better. What a great dress find :)

  10. Soooo it's no surprise that you're obsessed with this dress, it's perfect on you! You're still the master of layering, I wish I could do the same :)



    Southern (California) Belle

  11. Can I just say, you're a pleasure to know as well :) And you most definitely inspire me! We may not have the same style, but I still love checking out your blog and seeing how you layer so artfully and creatively. I'm such a wimp in the heat though, so I'm stocking up on your tips for when it starts cooling down. Haha, sorry, but they don't make deodorant strong enough for me to get away with layers in the summer. I sweat like a man. -_-
    Anyway, congrats on finding your dream dress! It looks lovely and perfect on you!

    Trendy Teal

  12. Dumping yo man for a dress? Girl... girl, I like your style. Guwahaha. I adore your posts so much all the time forever always etc, etc.

    But that dress really does have a rad pattern, and I just wish I could stick my hand through the screen and touch it, because the texture looks neat, too. And those hoop earrings? Rockin'!

  13. Oh yes, the dress! <333 Love how you styled it my dear, very Audrey indeed! You look so beautiful! Perfect post as always!

    Liana x
    Dress Code Chic

  14. I love the texture of your dress. It's heavenly!

  15. This dress really suits you very well, a nice everyday look!

    Much love to you,

  16. Ooooh, LOVE the dress! So vintage and Audrey! The shoes are super cute too.

  17. Oh my, you are beyond cute! I'm pretty obsessed with Audrey too.... she's my favorite actress and my style icon! Just last night I watched Funny Face- she never ceases to amaze me! You look beautiful in this dress!

    Xo, Hannah

  18. This dress is absolutely amazing. You could totally be Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina :)

  19. Gah this shop is too cute, loving the "Cape Cod 1970s jumpsuit" so much. This dress is fabulous, I often find vintage dresses with this kind of half sleeve length and really love how you layered a blouse underneath it! Hope you are having a wonderful 4th!
    xo Hannah

  20. I like the writing on the first photo thing you have started doing by the way.

    A fun, cute dress.

  21. That dress is just so gorgeous! The blue is perfect on you!


  22. This is a fantastic striped dress! I can see why you love it so much. It'll be really versatile!

  23. I agree that the dress is amazing, but I am personally falling in love with the top underneath! Hello to the cutest polka dot blouse in existence!

  24. I love how you layered this dress. Sometimes a dress looks best the way it is with no fuss, but this looks fantastic!


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