Friday, October 8, 2010

Punkin Head

Dress: Vintage via adVintageous
Tights: Gap
Bag: Thrifted
Oxford heels: Nine West 'Kimball'
Hello esteemed readers! I hope your Friday is going splendidly! I have a lapful of cat and a tummy full of butternut squash and hot chocolate, so I am a pretty happy girl right now. Oregon has been so beautiful this fall. I actually teared up while I was driving my old Honda through the gorgeous back hills yesterday. Sometimes beauty is just too much for me. Autumn, I love you so!

Now let's get down to business. The only way I feel comfortable and non-indulgent in that sailor dress is to pair it with bright, non-matching hosiery. With anything else, I feel like I'm wearing a costume. The almost nonsensical pop of primary color states, "Yes, I am wearing this on purpose."

Actually, I did wear this dress to a friend's "Night on the Titanic" costume/cocktail party last year. I arrived at the door with glittering icy face paint, knife in hand, and girlishly whispered to the slew of (normally dressed) people who answered the door, "I'm cold." I pretended I was a young girl who was murdered by her stepfather on the night the Titanic sunk. Don't worry, it was fictional and I'm weird.

Have a wonderful Friday!


  1. I love the outfit! I do the same with non-matching hoisery!

    I found your blog via nonas award list btw, and i'm now following!

  2. you are so cute. i love your style.

  3. Oh wow! You Outfit is stunning! I adore your dress. xx, Alice from bells and whistles :)

  4. You seriously have the most adorable style...I love how you can put together colors from every different part of the rainbow and make them work! I really love your style!

  5. That was a really fun story louise, I could not imagine this dress as a costume, but the look on those people's faces who answered the door must have been priceless.

    Personally I think this is an absolutely gorgeous dress. In fact I came here from weardrobe where I regularly see your photos. You have some really pretty dresses.

    I'd love for us to stay in touch. How would you feel about following and/ or doing a link exchange with my blog? I'd be more than happy to return the favor. :)

    Love from Toronto, Canada

  6. Haha- such a cool party idea!!! And I love that dress!!


  7. Jealous of Oregon weather and leaves least I can cook up some butternut squash! YUMMMMMMM

  8. I love the pop of red on your dress and of course, the collar is amazing! :)


  9. I need to go get some yellow look adorable. thanks for keeping it your blog..and your originality.

    XO Sweetie aka Lisa

  10. Haha that first picture is great! I also tend to get teary eyed when I drive though beautiful parts of PA. It reminds me of how awesome creation is. So beautiful!

    Ps - I like that idea for a costume! No one else would be that!

  11. AAAH this outfit IS SO WONDERFUL. I really wish that dress was mine.


  12. now that you've brought it up, you need to reenact that and show it to everyone... maybe for a Halloween post? i totally remember how freaky you looked!

  13. Isn't butternut squash delicious! Great outfit. Absolutely looks fabulous on you.

  14. I love this look !
    The colors are beautiful (i'm a fan of the yellow of your tights) and i really love your shoes !


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