Dressed for: A New Twist

Already Pretty outfit featuring vintage dirndl, magenta tank top, magenta snakeskin flats, stretch bracelets, Infrared Studio skull earrings

Dress, vintage dirndl – more vintage dirndls
Tank, Old Navy ages ago – similar
Magenta flats, thrifted – similar
Earrings, Infrared Studio
Bracelets, Bibelot - similar look
Fox ring, Michael Tatom

The black pattern on this vintage dirndl has always tripped me up and I’ve only ever paired it with black before. It looks fun and funky, but also might stark and dark. I finally convinced myself that the pattern was just another design element and a contrasting color would work. I went with magenta and added some light silver jewelry.

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  • http://smiletexysmile.blogspot.com D

    I love it! And it looks like you do too!

  • Veronica

    OMG I love this outfit! If I could replicate it at this very moment I would!

  • http://www.mischiefmydear.com/dramatispersonae Ashe @ Ash in Fashion

    This is one of those outfits I absolutely love because I could absolutely see myself wearing it.

  • http://notdressedaslamb.com Catherine @ Not Dressed As Lamb

    Oh Sal I just LOVE those two shades of purple together!! Plus I’m a sucker for that style of dress, I think it’s a flattering shape on so many body shapes. You look so lovely and summery :)

    Catherine x
    notdressedaslamb.com

  • http://sidewalkchic.com joann, sidewalk chic

    Sal, I love your vintage dirndl — such a great color and style. You look so happy in these photos! :)

  • http://notdeadyetstyle.blogspot.com/ Patti @ NotDeadYet Style

    I really like the blending of purples, and the accent color of the shoes. The DV shoes you linked to look soooo cute in that raspberry/magenta color, too.

  • http://www.sheilaephemera.blogspot.com Sheila

    Oh, I LOVE this with the magenta! It looks absolutely gorgeous! I would do it with turquoise or even a pale yellow too!

  • kathy

    Very cute!

  • http://www.meganmaedaily.com/ Megan Mae

    I’m so glad you decided to pair this dress with brights because it is FAB-u-LOUS! Seriously, Sal, this is amazing.

  • http://pacificrain.blogspot.com sarah

    this is summer perfection! I love it! I have wanted a dirndl for years … this isn’t helping =)

  • Lisa Christie

    Two of my favorite colors!!!! Love them so much together. Great outfit!

  • http://fashionflirt.me Becca

    Love this look! That dress is super cute on you, and you look super cute in it. It’s the perfect match!

  • http://wendybrandes.com/blog/ WendyB

    I love purple! This is such a refreshing shade of it.

  • Audi

    Perfect! I love the lighter look for this dirndl; that lavender color just begs to be summery.

  • sigourney

    Absolutely brilliant choice!

  • http://www.afternoonapparel.com/ Charlotta, Afternoon Apparel

    Woooorks! Love it!

  • J.

    Absolutely gorgeous colour combination. I bet it would also be lovely going the other direction on the spectrum, with periwinkle or sky blue, as well as with other purples. And if you are feeling adventurous, how about with mustard or chartreuse? Yellows to complement the purple. You look wonderful, and I am jealous of that dirndl!

  • http://www.economyofstyle.net/ Economy of Style

    Oh yeah…the magenta pairs magnificently!

  • http://spidersilkstockings.blogspot.com Celynne

    It’s funny how something so simple as a little black can trip us up eh? I love the colour you chose to pair with it, but I bet it would look really great with yellow too!