i am wearing: vintage kimono dress from yeye, miz mooz boots (similar), anthropologie belt and stella & dot and h&m bracelets.

i bought this dress months ago. you guys know i am a huge fan of chain stores like h&m and forever21 but sometimes it is nice to just own something that no one else has. as soon as i saw this vintage dress, i knew it had to live in my closet. i also knew my husband would hate it as soon as he saw it. he never thinks anything is cute until he sees it on. the sleeves are REALLY going to throw him off…but once he sees the short skirt…he no longer sees the sleeves. see how that works??? it’s a win win really. =)

21 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Joanne Hegarty
    Nov 10, 2011 @ 2:02 am

    Lovely dress – and what do men know about true fashion anyway !


  2. Penny Pincher Fashion
    Nov 10, 2011 @ 3:51 am

    Haha – this is so true! I have to “explain” certain pieces to my hubby before he understands why I want them. Silly boys 🙂

  3. izzy
    Nov 10, 2011 @ 5:03 am

    Awwee! it looks perfect on you, I had no idea you had bought it 🙂 Thank you for posting such lovely pictures!




  4. Neris
    Nov 10, 2011 @ 5:04 am

    haha, my BF is the same, as long as it’s short it’s perfect 🙂 The dress looks gorgeous on you and I love how you paired it with cognac boots and belt 🙂


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  5. Tara
    Nov 10, 2011 @ 5:52 am

    Fun colored stripes…could this be any cuter? My husband is the same way as yours about my clothes lol

  6. Kellie
    Nov 10, 2011 @ 6:12 am

    That dress is amazing! Such a great find and it looks so pretty on you.

  7. Tara
    Nov 10, 2011 @ 6:50 am

    Wow. GREAT vintage find. Love this dress it has so much character!

  8. Nautical Wheeler
    Nov 10, 2011 @ 7:35 am

    LOVE the dress! Looks great paired with the belt. I always try to use F21 and H&M to find filler pieces for my wardrobe instead of making them the main staple. ~jen

  9. My Dressy Ways
    Nov 10, 2011 @ 10:19 am

    Hilarious. I always (accurately) predict my husband’s reaction to my outfits, but I still LOVE to hear his commentary. Cracks me up. I like how you find parts of the outfit to distract yours – nice tip! 😉

  10. Lindsey of Teach Chic
    Nov 10, 2011 @ 11:04 am

    I love this look! You look fantastic!

  11. Really Petite
    Nov 10, 2011 @ 12:59 pm

    What a pretty dress and it looks like it fits you really nicely! And LOL re: husband….hehehe

    I totally agree- having something original that no one else has is nice.

    OMG guess what I just realized? I realized that I found your blog awhile back when looking for a nautical dress and I think I left you a comment on your H & M striped dress!!! : )

  12. Everything Pretty Girls
    Nov 10, 2011 @ 1:35 pm

    Love this! I love H&M, but I always have a staredown in the streets with women as we walk by wearing the same thing (sigh). I love finding something vintage or at an original boutique.

    xo everything-pretty.com

  13. Laura
    Nov 10, 2011 @ 2:15 pm

    adorable! love those “i know you want this, but you can’t have it” finds. p.s. I am slightly jealous the amazing yard/driveway/tree grove you take all these pictures in!

  14. summer
    Nov 10, 2011 @ 4:51 pm

    Okay, when you get tired of this dress, I NEED IT!!!! I lit-rally have drool down my chin.

    You look adorbs.

    After thanksgiving we need to plan a time to do a photo sesh!!! I’ll bring my new lulu dresses. =)

  15. kelly @ paper doll theory
    Nov 10, 2011 @ 6:06 pm

    cute dress! i love the stripes 🙂 men don’t get fashion… there’s guy hot and girl hot (aka man-repelling). great post!

    love kelly

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  16. Sherry
    Nov 10, 2011 @ 9:50 pm

    This looks absolutely stunning on you!! I love the colors and it fits you perfectly!! I love the belt you added too!! 🙂


  17. megan, the frugalista diaries
    Nov 10, 2011 @ 10:09 pm


  18. Sara C.
    Nov 11, 2011 @ 12:16 am

    this is very stylish! I like it =D
    Have a great day
    Sara C.

  19. Clochet
    Nov 11, 2011 @ 1:45 am

    I’ve just discovered your blog and I like it!! your photos have something special…love them!
    xo, Clochet.


  20. Rachael
    Nov 11, 2011 @ 5:19 pm

    LOVE that dress!! Totally the kind of dress I’d love to buy. I also love the idea of having a piece of clothing, or anything really, that no one else has, but it’s hard to do when the only thing that’s around you is chain stores…

  21. Amber from Real Girl Glam
    Nov 11, 2011 @ 7:53 pm

    This piece is so pretty and unique! I know what you mean about having something no one else does and also about explaining a look to the hubby. He always likes it once he sees it on! 🙂