Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Bringing Up My Baby

When I look back at some of my first posts I am amazed at how much better my photography and styling has got since I started nearly ten months ago. I think sprouts from a combination of two things a) the constant practice I've gotten since starting this blog, and b) the benefit of having such lovely young ladies to learn from.

When I found this dress at a thrift store near my cousin's house I was thrilled. I reminded me a lot of the Aviary Enthusiast Dress ModCloth is selling, and it was very flattering on. I tried styling it during the week end I stayed at with my cousin, but didn't have the right pieces with me to make it work. A week later I pulled it out of my closet and - rather discouraged from the attempt (and fail) I made at my cousin's house - wondered what in the world could bring out the modern, chic vibe of this dress.

Knowing that Rebbeca of The Clothes Horse had the Aviary Enthusiast Dress from Modcloth, I quickly ran over to her blog to see how she had styled the ModCloth counter part to my dress. And while I gave up before I found the post I was looking for, I did, however, find this post of hers, with a dress even more like mine. Encouraged by the fact that I had a very similar pair of sandals as well as a denim jacket similar to hers, I attempted the styling. Unfortunately for me it was far too hot to wear my denim jacket, so I finished off the look with my lovely, tan Charlotte Russe belt, instead, and loved it! My mom even gave me an old red purse of hers that matched perfectly.

This dress is so comfortable, and cool and the skirt swings when I walk and makes me feel like a glamorous lady from the 40's. Does it get any better than that??
Outfit Details:
Dress - Vintage, thrifted
Sandals - Merona
Belt - Charlotte Russe
Sunglasses - ModCloth via my sweet big sister
Purse - My mom


  1. I love how this outfit looks! These are cute shots too! Very pretty!! How tall are you normally? I gather you're tall like me (perhaps taller) I keep forgetting how old you are when I see your photos. Sometimes you look a few years younger. You are very stylish for your age, I think. I wish my teens in the youth group I lead dressed like you. oh goodness do I!!!!

  2. Everything about your outfit is incredibly pretty. I love the colors and the print on your dress. Adorable photos...I especially love the last one:) I am learning so much as I go along too...when I look back to my first's quite embarrassing..hehe. You're already a pro:)

  3. Katie! I'm loving how you've put this outfit together, it's really beautiful, the belt + wedges are SO perfect. And the photos are looking gorgeous. Hope you're having a super week. xx veronika

  4. You look adorable! The dress and sandals go so well together! I also LOVE those sunglasses! I love it when outfits come together so nicely, especially all around a great thrifting find!

  5. I like that dress a lot! Especially the color 8-D And did I ever tell you how much I like that belt? I think that is the best belt I have ever seen. It reminds me of archeology and mummies...if Nate was a girl he would be wearing one...and now he is glaring at me.
    I like how you did this outfit and I am glad you didn't give up on the lovely dress. It is far too pretty to be stuck in a closet.
    Love always,

  6. OMG, great outfit :)
    adore ur style to mix the dress and that cute belt, wow...

  7. love your sunnies! :D
    Love Lois xxx

  8. LOVE the pictures on this one!
    - s

  9. I completely love how you've styled this; the tan belt suits that dress perfectly.

    Oh, and about Sherlock Holmes: I've definitely seen that new series, and I love it. The relationship was really well portrayed and it's generally super faithful in all the best ways! And Martin Freeman deserves some love too! But the ultimate portrayal of Holmes is by Jeremy Brett. Sorry. ; D

  10. This look is perfection! The way you styled it is spot on - I would wear it just the same! And what a great thrifting find!

    Splendiferous Inclinations


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