Tuesday, 12 March 2013

pale pink summer vintage dresses

pink purple l So last weekend – wait, the weekend before – ok! – I finaaaaaallly wore this pale pink vintage dress for the first time.

It had been hanging in my room since around Chrsitmas time – and yes, it was a Christmas present from me to me, happy Christmas to meeeee – and was often in the background of my photos, and I know a few of you wanted to see more.

And here it is!

I'd been a bit... cautious? no. Thoughtful..? yes, that's more like it, about buying this one, as, well, it's pale pink. I love pale pink but would I want to wear it?

I gave it a go and the answer is a resounding yes. I LOVE it! It's made by Madeleine Fauth, and it feels just beautiful to wear. So much so I want to introduce more pale pink to my wardrobe! Plus it was an absolute bargain so I am a happy chicken all round.

I wore it here with a belt from a late 1940's dress and my buy-of-the-summer Big W platforms, as I wanted to add a touch of black into it all.

I think this one will look good layered for winter too, which, apparently, is coming... expect to see more of it soon..! pink purple f pink purple g pink purple e pink purple a pink purple d


sophie said...

What a beautiful dress!! looks so cute with our hair color.

alittlevintagestory said...

Pink is definitely a good look for you, SO envious of your pretty pastel hair!

Laura said...

the dress looks like a dream! and i love the shoes as well:-) x

Jaimee Byron said...

ah it is so lovely!

Vickie said...

such a gorgeous dress - I love the bodice & neckline & you look beautiful in it (it gores very well with you current hair colour too) :)

Rebecca Cinnamon said...

Simply looking at your photos! makes me all fuzzy and happy on this snowy tuesday morning (in England!) I love your personal style! and this vintage dress is another fantastic addition!! the colours and photos are perfection! xxxx Rebecca

esme and the laneway said...

sophie : thanks!

alittlevintagestory : thanks, I love-hate it, so high maintenance!

Laura : thanks Laura x

Jaimee Byron: thank you! <3

Iliska Dreams said...

Such a pretty dress, where did you find it?


cecylia said...

wow now that is one stunning lady and dress :) Love the forget-me-not flowers! x

elke said...

you look stunning... perfect hair and outfit combination :-) i love seeing your sunny pics... here we're enjoying 20+ cm of snow and its still going strong... springtime :-)

Q's Daydream said...

That dress is perfection! And with your hair even better :)

Helen Le Caplain said...

What a lovely dress - it looks like it fits like a glove!

The bodice detailing is exquisite... and yes it would look lovely teamed with grey accessories for the colder weather.


Miss Emmi said...

Gosh I really love the experimenting you've been doing with your hair! Question: have you drawn the so frenchy contest yet? I'm so anxious to know!

Mrs Advocat said...

The dress is beautiful and I love it in combination with your hair!

Pippy O Hara said...

You are really amazing! :D



Sammi said...

This dress is an absolute dream on you! Fits you beautifully and the pale pink is lovely! And I love that it has a lily of the valley design! Really gorgeous. You have the most wonderful vintage dresses I've ever seen!!

xox Sammi

Emma said...

You look lovely! That dress just makes me want to eat cupcakes and twirl about, haha. And it looks perfect with your hair!

Miss Maple said...

Oooh, that dress is a real girl's dream. It would be suitable for pretending to be a princess. You're such a beautiful girl.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure you've gotten this question a million times, but what brand and colour is your lipstick?

Eccentric Owl said...

That dress is SO beautiful! And I absolutely love your pink hair! It makes your eyes absolutely pop!

dreamingofavonlea said...

Wow I absolutely love it! What a flattering shape and colour! x

Amia said...

Beautiful dress, it goes well with your hair!

Ulla-Riikka R said...

Like your blog and style :) This look is very lovely, suits well with you hair.

bon. said...

so pretty! your hair looks amazing with all the vintage dresses you wear :)


Teresa said...

So so pretty in pink! Your dress is amazing. I love the print.

I never seem to wear much pink myself but I love it and I have a few pastel pink dresses in my store.

Iolanthe said...

Ooh! You look like a mountain of strawberry meringues. Well done, you nifty confection of a dame.

Stefanie said...

Oh I've been looking forward to see this dress and it is so gorgeous. I love the colour pink and sometimes feel too girl but can't seem to stop buying dresses in that hue. It look so marvellous on you . :)

esme and the laneway said...

‪Iliska Dreams‬ : thanks! It was a bargain from etsy x

‪cecylia‬ : thank you darling lady! x

‪elke‬ : Oh I would give my eye teeth for some snow! ;D Glad to share some sunshine and warmth :)

‪Q's Daydream‬ : thank you darling! <3

‪Helen Le Caplain‬ : it does, it's so nice when that happens! And you're right! I think even with more black, too. Not that I can imagine ever being cold again..!

‪Miss Emmi‬ : thanks! It's fun. I have drawn it! <3 I have more giveaways coming up though so stay tuned!

‪Mrs Advocat‬ : thanks gorgeous lady!

‪Pippy O Hara‬ : ha no, you are! <3 We're as strong as our community x

‪Sammi‬ : thank you! And I knew it had a floral name and I couldn't remember it. x

‪Emma‬ : haha that was how I felt in it!

‪Miss Maple‬ : it really is! I love how dresses can make us feel a certain way :) x

‪Anonymous‬ : this one is Lime Crime's Velvetine in Suedeberry, which I love and can't recommend enough. I don't know if there's more in stock yet, but I think more shades are coming – I hope so!

‪Eccentric Owl‬ thank you! I was a big purple and pink pastel whirl that day :)

‪dreamingofavonlea‬ : so true, it is so well made and flattering. LOVE vintage for that! <3

‪Amia‬ : thank you! x Hugs!

‪Ulla-Riikka R‬ : thanks very much!

‪bon.‬ : thank you! I keep getting itchy feet though to change it! x

‪Teresa‬ : oh cool! I know what you mean about it. I can't believe how much I ended up enjoying it! :D

‪Iolanthe‬ : hahaha best! ;D

‪Stefanie‬ : thanks! I'm glad I wore it at last. I wonder why we feel that concern about being too girly... something to think about! x

Brooke F said...

That dress is soooo pretty. The shade of pink makes me want to eat fairy floss. (Who am I kidding, I always want to eat fairy floss!)
You are a pastel dream with that dress and your divine hair.

Fiona said...

You have the prettiest hair :)
Just found you through Bloglovin random search!

Jessica Cangiano said...

That dress is such a tremendously beautiful work of feminine vintage art. Pale pink looks resoundingly marvelous on you, dear gal!

♥ Jessica

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