Lady-like Dresses

Aug 25, 2013

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Ooo la la, I can't get over just how wonderfully French and lady-like this Straylight Vintage dress is. Seriously, I think it's getting to my head. Yesterday I was twirling around our living room, wishing I had white gloves on and was in a field of Jasmine, and demanding Marc to go buy  me flowers to show me his affection (because that's what girls in such dresses get, obvi). It also made me want to start saving for a condo in Paris with french windows that having billowing lace curtains, so I can walk cobble-stoned streets with baguettes cradled in my arm, and loudly call out French words to people in an American, Midwest accent. 

Bliss I tell you, bliss. 

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And if you're steamed that you don't have a dress like this in your closet, then you're in luck! Straylight Vintage is offering one lucky winner a $40 giftcard to their store!

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To enter is easy, all you have to do is:
  1. Mandatory Entry: Like Straylight on Facebook and in comment with your favorite item from their store
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And while you're at it, join my $35 The Great Society giveaway HERE- it ends in 3 hours!

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61 comments :

  1. I absolutely adore your dress! It's so cute and feminine! And I love that you added that super cute hat! I'd probably be twirling around and pretending I was in Paris too if I were to wear that dress :]

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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  2. Awww such a sweet dress! It is definitely a call for a flower bouquet and of course a yummie baguette!

    Cee. ♥
    Code Overdressed

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  3. This is the sweetest skirt: 60s Wrap Skirt / Yellow Print Polyester Skirt / Sunshine Yellow

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  4. You certainly do look lovely! That dress is absolutely perfect on you!

    I'm really swooning over that 1950's blouse with the netting decal on the shoulder - so pretty and elegant! I rarely seem to find vintage blouses that are long-sleeved for some reason, so this would really add to my wardrobe!

    xoxo,
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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  5. Marlen, you are always having the best giveaways!
    I love the print on this dress: https://www.etsy.com/listing/130616730/mad-men-dress-1960s-sleeveless-print

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  6. what a lovely shop! the green 70s dress is my favorite! looks so comfy.

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  7. That sounds like bliss to me all right! And your dress is so incredibly lovely on you! The fit is just fabulous!

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  8. You look gorgeous in these pictures! This dress is very classy and pretty, I love it! The hat looks perfect with it too, gives it that extra "french" feel. Very lovely lady :)

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  9. Haha oh man, the power of a dress, huh? I really do see what you mean about this particular one though, I can feel it even through the photos! So pretty and lovely. I can just imagine what wearing it would do to your head. When you make it to Paris, let me know :)

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  10. you are such a babe! This cut looks great on you.

    Rachel

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  11. That is such a pretty dress! I too love to twirl in a girly dress. I did that in a recent shoot for my blog (pics not up yet though) and it was so much fun.

    xoxo Jackie
    http://www.somethingaboutthatthing.blogspot.com

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  12. Lovely dress!!

    www.bstylevoyage.blogspot.com
    xx

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  13. LOVE the dress! You could also quaff wine (vin) and stuff yo face with cheese (fromage) tres french!

    ♥ Paula Shoe Fiend.
    http://shoe-fiend.blogspot.co.nz/

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  14. What a wonderful dress, definitely lady-like! I love how you paired it with the cool hat and the cute sandals, thumbs up! xoxo
    http://www.hollylovespaul.com/

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  15. That is a gorgeous dress on you!

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  16. I WANT TO DRAW YOU LIKE ONE OF MY FRENCH GIRLS, MARLEN! (swaggers toward you with a french accordion thing)

    That dress really is lovely, ooooooooh. I love the cut of it and how you belted it. Denim-y floral = RAD

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  17. Marlen, you look adorable in this dress! I love it! My favorite item from the store is the gorgeous black dress from the 40s with the beaded detail. Too pretty!

    -Becca
    Ladyface Blog

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  18. First, what a darling you are! I just love the happy feel of your dress and hat. Makes me want to pinch your cheek!

    Second, great giveaway! My favorite thing in their store is this:
    https://www.etsy.com/listing/73459327/1940-black-dress-vintage-40s-evening
    I couldn't fit in it, but it is one hot little 40s number!

    -Jamie
    ChatterBlossom

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  19. I love your hat! <3

    http://pukimatok.blogspot.com/

    :)

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  20. What a lovely dress! The feminine silhouette is super pretty and the rose print is great! Looking awesome, Marlen! xo

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  21. Such a great summer look! I adore this outfit. Would wear this in a heart beat, from head to toe.

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  22. What a lovely dress! I love the floral stripes, so cute! it has such a pretty neckline too.

    Good luck to your winner, they have a lovely selection!

    Em x

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  23. Love your dress!!
    Hope
    hchdesigns.blogspot.com

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  24. you look absolutely adorable in this dress!

    christen
    fashionplatecheapskate.blogspot.com

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  25. lovely dress!you look adorable!
    XOXO
    http://dailyfashiondream.blogspot.com

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  26. I'm loving the 60s Green Wiggle Dress!

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  27. Love the black circle skirt! https://www.etsy.com/listing/94249868/1950s-circle-skirt-black-print?ref=shop_home_active

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  28. Love this dress http://www.etsy.com/listing/151302789/1960s-cheongsam-turquoise-blue?ref=shop_home_active

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  29. My fave is the mad-men-dress-1960s-sleeveless-print!

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  30. I think my fave is the '60s cotton drop waist dress. Unlike my usual style which is why I think it would be fun :)

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  31. http://www.etsy.com/listing/98651696/80s-cotton-knit-dress-blue-floral-print?ref=shop_home_active
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/93441565/70s-maxi-skirt-llong-black-skirt-boho?ref=shop_home_active
    i like both!

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  32. jesus, marlen!! what a super beautiful dress!! you are too cute!!

    --Leeds
    at this volume

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  33. alsooooo LOVE the layout redo! it's very sleek and pretty!! super jelly!


    --Leeds
    at this volume

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  34. Such great items in the shop! I really love the red party dress with sweetheart neckline: http://www.etsy.com/listing/107265770/red-party-dress-sweetheart-neckline-lady?ref=shop_home_active

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  35. http://www.etsy.com/listing/115826869/1950s-polka-dot-dress-1950-black-swing?ref=shop_home_active

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  36. I love this dress:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/129040700/dress-sale-12-off-60s-orange-dress?ref=shop_home_active
    samantha.tedesco@gmail.com

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  37. i really love it! http://www.etsy.com/it/listing/123661554/green-70s-gown-kelly-green-dress-1970s?ref=shop_home_feat

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  38. I love this Red 60s Shift dress! http://www.etsy.com/listing/114806781/red-60s-dress-1960s-print-shift-dress?ref=shop_home_active

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  39. https://www.etsy.com/listing/113140207/vintage-silver-80s-purse-1980s-hand-bag?ref=shop_home_active

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  40. http://www.etsy.com/listing/156395755/70s-maxi-dress-special-occasion-dress?ref=shop_home_active

    LOVE THIS!

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  41. I like this red skirt:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/93260613/80s-red-skirt-1980-gathered-skirt-black?ref=shop_home_active

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  42. I like this red skirt:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/93260613/80s-red-skirt-1980-gathered-skirt-black?ref=shop_home_active

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  43. Looove this:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/94259304/vintage-50s-skirt-blue-tiered-circle?ref=shop_home_active

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  44. I like http://www.etsy.com/listing/93260613/80s-red-skirt-1980-gathered-skirt-black?ref=shop_home_active

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  45. I love this maxi dress: http://www.etsy.com/listing/130427927/1960s-floral-print-maxi-60s-long?ref=shop_home_active

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  46. Love the 1930s Dress, Vintage Cotton Dress, Flower Print Dress, Vintage Summer Dress. Thanks!

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  47. 1960s Green Dress / Alfred Shaheen Dress / Garden Party Dress / 60s Mad men Dress

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  48. I love this one: http://www.etsy.com/listing/88753288/60s-purple-dress-1960-empire-waist?ref=shop_home_active

    ~Johanna

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  49. I love the 1960s Alfred Shaheen Dress!!

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  50. great giveaway, love this. :D My fav is the vintage silver 80's purse.

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  51. I like the look of the Mad Men Dress. It is special. Thanks!

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  52. I love this little silver bag.
    http://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/113140207/vintage-silver-80s-purse-1980s-hand-bag?ref=shop_home_active

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  53. Honestly, I have quite a few favorites (see all the items Etsy Hearted by Jesselyn and/or Pinned by Jesstinger (Jesselyn Andersyn) ; - )

    Two of my most favorite favorites are the Purple Lavender 70's Tunic and the http://www.etsy.com/listing/120201408/mad-men-dress-50s-shirtwaist-t-dress?ref=shop_home_active

    Among many many others!

    Jesselyn A/Jesstinger
    Jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

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  54. I loveee this dress: http://www.etsy.com/listing/82337804/1950s-lavender-dress-vintage-reception?ref=shop_home_active

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  55. I like the Vintage 60s Black Sheath Dress... I've been looking for a dress like that!

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