Saturday, 29 October 2011

vintage watercolour dress, blue and purple

1960s blue purple floral c

dress: vintage, early 1960s // shoes: topshop.com // hair flowers: sportsgirl // bracelet: lovisa

This early 1960's dress arrived just the other day – and just in time for Friday's hot weather. You know how it was really cold on Tuesday, and wool dresses layered over slips and opaque tights were worn? Well, by Thursday it was hot hot hot! And on Friday, I was happy to wear this vintage full skirted dress. I love how my new(ish, now, I 'spose) purple flowers go with so much – and when I bought them, I was wondering just what I'd wear them with... just goes to show, you can be surprised sometimes!

1960s blue purple floral b

1960s blue purple floral a

1960s blue purple floral e

35 comments:

LandGirl1980 said...

Oh!!! It is SO pretty!! I am also jealous of your warm weather. Because it is dark & cold here. Especially me feets. They are frozen*

*i am rambling... sorry...

muchlove said...

oh my, that dress is a DREAM!

Miss Marie said...

My gosh! This is gorgeous... I'm just a teeny bit jealous of your amazing score... It looks absolutely fabulous on you though, it must be said!

Sweet Harvest Moon said...

Lovely, happy pictures :)


http://sweetharvestmoon.blogspot.com

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

I spy Baby Cat. *pat, pat, pat*

I have a dress similar (different colours) with the water colour floral - so pretty. I adore the blue and pinks in yours.

And those shoes are fab! You know, it's funny, I am happy to wear the oldest of dresses, but I just can't do an old shoe. What's up with that?

Vintage Hippo said...

That last photo is stunning. :)

The GIPSY in the PARLOUR said...

These colors are stunning on you!!

Dawn said...

Oh darling you are so beautiful and vintage clothing suits you perfectly. Have a great weekend. Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo I am having a coach bag giveaway if you are interested.

Sparks In Spring said...

What a lovely print on your dress! Gorgeous shoes too! xx

Makay said...

Please. Just please. 1 day is all you need to redo my closet... fill it with vintage.
Makay
www.thebirdssay.blogspot.com

Holly Marie said...

The color in your top photo is so pretty, I saw the thumbnail in my feed and thought it was a painting!

Mabel said...

Those shoes are awesome! Brightly colored shoes are the coolest.

Mabel
Mabel Time

Kerry said...

Those colours are incredible on you! And I'm in love with the shoes, they work perfectly.

I haven't been to Australia (odd for a Kiwi I know!) but have been told many times that Melbourne is much like Wellington - plenty of wind and four seasons in one day. Is that a fair assessment?

Emily & Gracie said...

Beautiful! And I adore your shoes!!!

xxGee

crazyhatman said...

Oh my god! I had a bit of a freakout when I saw this post. I have that exact dress! wow. the world of vintage fashion is small indeed.

Betina, Styled Our Way said...

That dress is perfection. You always seem to find the best items.

Polly said...

Gorgeous outfit! And those shoes...oh my!

Vivian said...
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achowchow said...

Esme, you look beautiful! The colours of the dress, complemented by those heels is vintage perfection!

I love your style!

Chacha. said...

O M G ! Such a pretty colour! Oh and the shoes! So jealous!! D=

http://theowlqueen.tumblr.com/

Valerie Brown said...

I absolutely love that dress!! You really have the knack for finding great vintage clothes. Oh, and the shoes are pretty great too!

Valerie Brown
Firepan Jewellery Designs

Yud said...

the dress is super cute - but my fav here are the shoes, they are amazing! and i love your hair, i wish i had the time and energy to style mine everyday.

you look stunning!

Aliya said...

Stunning, as usual! What a lovely, lovely dress! And I absolutely adore your shoes!!

x Aliya
www.papermoonsandmacarons.blogspot.com

Charlie, Feminine Bravery said...

You look flawless! Love the dress and your hair is so beautiful :)

My Favourite Fashion Things said...

beautiful dress and shoes

Miss Maple said...

The roses in your dark hair look lovely. Makes you look a little bit like Snow White.

Rosalinda Tjioe said...

Gorgeous dress! x

http://rosalindatj.blogspot.com

esme and the lane way said...

‪LandGirl1980‬ : thanks! Haha no I like the "rambling", it's funny! It's freezing here today, a wear everything you own kinda day! Hope your fetes are warmer now :) I have Uggs on my cold toes, but don't tell anyone! ;D

‪muchlove‬ : thanks! I am so thrilled to have finally found a good water colour dress in my size, and it was a steal! :D

‪Miss Marie‬: thanks! It definitely was an amazing score, but I have looked for aaaaaaages for one! :D

‪Sweet Harvest Moon‬ : thanks! I was pretty happy! :D

‪Miss Tallulah Porkchop‬ : hehe yep Babycat wanted to say O Hai! Ooh, I wanna see your water colour dress! And I am the same with shoes. They're just not… just not as nice! :D At least not the ones I see here :)

‪Vintage Hippo‬ : thanks! :D

‪The GIPSY in the PARLOUR‬ : thanks! I am purposefully buying and wearing more blue :D

‪Dawn‬ : thanks, you too! :D

‪Sparks In Spring‬ : thanks! I am so pleased to be able to wear my blue shoes again!

‪Makay‬ : haha it took me ages and I am only getting started! :D

‪Holly Marie‬ : hehe cool, thanks!

‪Mabel‬: thanks! I agree. I want green ones next! :D

‪Kerry‬ : thanks! Yes, exactly like that – one minute summer, next minute freezing, and SO windy! :D

‪Emily & Gracie‬: thanks! :D

‪crazyhatman‬ : really? It's so funny when that happens, quite amazing. Have you got pics of yours?

‪Betina, Styled Our Way‬ : thanks! I dedicate a lot of time to the hunt ;)

‪Polly‬ : thanks! :D

‪Vivian‬ : thanks! Me too, new favourite combination!

‪achowchow‬: thanks very much!

‪Chacha.‬ : thanks!

‪Valerie Brown‬ : thanks! I try ;)

‪Yud‬ : thanks! Love your picture too!

‪Aliya‬ : thanks!

‪Charlie, Feminine Bravery‬ thanks!

‪My Favourite Fashion Things‬: thank you! :D

‪Miss Maple‬ haha I get that quite a lot! I like it! Thank you! :D

‪Rosalinda Tjioe‬: thanks! x

Anniina said...

Ah, that is a beautiful dress, I've always wanted this kind of a watercolour vintage dress. You look dashing. :)

alittlevintagestory said...

Oh my, I think I'm in love with those shoes. Great colour combo, and the new dress is gorgeous. xx Fran

Jess said...

Gorgeous dress. . . .makes me envious also, the clocks changed over this neck of the woods and its 5pm and almost dark:( bring back summer!

Jess x

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

Here you go, watercolour dress on today. :)

http://misstallulahporkchop.blogspot.com/2011/10/in-spring-carnival-spirit.html

Superstition Vintage said...

What a beautiful dress and you, of course, look stunning! and I really love the color of those shoes; I don't think I've seen anything like them! Thanks for sharing! ")
-Leah
Superstition Vintage

Jamie Rose said...

Oh you look so so pretty! I just love the colors in your dress. The shoes are awesome too.

Mara said...

What a gorgeous dress! It's perfect on you! That last picture is adorable. You also have the most enviable collection of shoes I've ever come across. I want every pair I see you wear.
And OH, goodness, I want to pet your cat. It's so... floofy!

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