Tuesday, March 15, 2011

I'm Just Beautiful Me

katie dahl beautifully pure beach homemade dress chic vintage red exposed zipper modest fashion personal style blogkatie dahl beautifully pure beach homemade dress chic vintage red exposed zipper modest fashion personal style blogkatie dahl beautifully pure beach homemade dress chic vintage red exposed zipper modest fashion personal style blogSo, Saturday morning I finished my dress - just in time to wear this outfit to my little sisters recital. Of course, we didn't have time to get pictures for my blog, so I was forced to re-create the outfit yesterday for all of you - not that I minded.

katie dahl beautifully pure beach homemade dress chic vintage red exposed zipper modest fashion personal style blogkatie dahl beautifully pure beach homemade dress chic vintage red exposed zipper modest fashion personal style blogI went with an exposed zipper in the back because a) I love that it brings out the red flowers in the dress, and b) it looked a lot easier than a hidden zipper. And I think it was, once I got the hang of it. Which I had after the third time. That time it went on almost without any problems. And yes, I did had to put it on three times. Now I know why everyone told me zippers are a pain. They look so easy! The good news is that, like I said, I think I have the hang of exposed zippers. So, trend or no trend, I will be doing them for the rest of my life - just so you know.

katie dahl beautifully pure beach homemade dress chic vintage red exposed zipper modest fashion personal style blogI was so cold taking this picture. It felt so warm outside. I was hardly cold at all with just a light jacket and cardigan - and then I took them off. And froze. Some day it is going to be naturally warm - like *gasps* eighty degrees, and I am going to wear the exact outfit above only without the tights, and I am going to go to the beach in it and walk in the sand carrying my sandals, and then trek around in the long reeds with my Diana and/or Holga camera. Add my big sis into that equation and you have my idea of bliss. Someday...

katie dahl beautifully pure beach homemade dress chic vintage red exposed zipper modest fashion personal style blogOutfit Details:
Dress - Made by me
Cardigan - Old Navy
Denim Jacket - Thrifted
Tights - Merona
Sandals - Xhilaration
Purse - Mulberry for Target
Belt - Charlotte Russe
Sunglasses - ModCloth via gift from my big sister
Necklace - Black Market Minerals

10 comments:

  1. Gorgeous photos and outfit. I am absolutely smitten with that beautiful belt, so pretty & girly. AND your dress? Amazing, I'm loving that you went with that red exposed zipper because it's absolutely stunning, love, love. xx veronika

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  2. I absolutely love this outfit! It's so perfect, every detail!
    You did such a great job on the dress, and I absolutely love the exposed zipper!

    Natasha ~ Required2BeInspired

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  3. OHMYGOSH - I am sososo impressed by/in love with this dress! It's so pretty! And it looks like you did a great job sewing it, and the zipper is SO amazing! The fabric is adorable. I can't wait to see what you sew next; this dress is totally FAB.

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  4. Love the dress! Especially with the red zipper in the back and those sandals...and that bag. Just perfect! And your photos never cease to amaze me!
    -Meagan
    http://spunkychateau.blogspot.com

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  5. i love this outfit! you pieced everything together perfectly. and my gosh, you are so tall and beautiful! i wish i had your legs. :)

    X

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  6. I just LOVE this outfit!!! It is sooo cute and pretty and doubly nice because you did such wonderful work on the dress!!!! I am SOOO proud of you!! And I love looking at it 8-D Makes me wish you could sew me a dress 8-D

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  7. I love this color combination. So spring perfect.

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  8. that zipper is quite exposed but the dress as a whole is beautiful and so are these shots of you in it.

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  9. You look beautiful as usual Katie, and the dress suits you perfectly. I love the exposed zipper.

    So, now you have a new blog and I'm having trouble accessing this one, and in general I'm none too sure what's going on! ???

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  10. Wow! I love the dress! did you use a pattern or wing it?

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