Daily Outfit: 8/24/10

Dress, thrifted
Shoes, John Fluevog
Pearl bracelets, self-made

Simple, fun … and a complete repeat. I can’t remember the last time I wore this dress, but when I did, it was with these exact shoes and these exact bracelets. Today I wanted an outfit that included sleeves, closed-toed shoes, and a washable top. And thus, a pre-tested outfit got worn again.

Pretty sure this dress was handmade as a theater costume. When I bought it, the only “tag” was a piece of masking tape that said “Laura” stuck to the inside of the collar. (I think it was “Laura” …)

Gotta love photos at sunset. Believe me, my hair is NOT that red without gobs of sunlight streaming through it.

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  • eek

    You look gorgeous! Beautiful dress!

  • Fia

    This dress is very pretty on you. I like the neckline with the strip across the top.

  • Hearth

    You should wear this dress more often, it looks AMAZING on you.

  • Lisa

    The dress looks perfect on you! I love the neckline, and the shoes you paired it with.

  • Melissa

    That dress looks like it was absolutely MADE just for you. I love the cutout neckline on it, that adds just a bit of whimsy to the otherwise simple shape.

    You look so classy!

  • K.Line

    I love this outfit. Why would you wear it any differently – the shoes with the pattern on the dress are PERFECT. Beautiful neckline also.

  • HGGirl

    So beautiful! I'm not used to seeing you without a belt/scarf around your waist though. πŸ™‚

  • Sadie’s Momma

    I think I should own a dress JUST like this that fits me JUST like this. You look incredible. And I <3 polka dots so much!

  • Tiffany


  • Rosie Unknown

    I love the dress, it looks like it was made for you!


    I swear, when people find thrifted items like this that are PERFECT for them, it's like a mini version of winning the lottery. I'm jealous!

  • grace

    That dress is FANTASTIC. And I agree with the previous commenters–the whole ensemble is so perfect, how could you wear it any other way?

  • Live In Australia

    Love your dots dress pretty

  • Megan Mae

    Beautiful dress it has a great shape. Sometimes a tried and true outfit is just what's called for.

  • LEAH

    that dress is gorgeous!

  • WendyB

    I like the vintage lines of that.

  • Angeline

    That dress is just beautiful! I love the shape and flow. Just beautiful.

  • Kristen

    very cute dress! I love the shoes…

  • katie d.

    You already know I'm a huge fan of this outfit. You should probably just give it to me. πŸ˜‰

  • Sheila

    Gosh, love that dress! How pretty is that neck detailing? And ooooh, love the 'Vogs!

  • Work With What You’ve Got

    That dress + those shoes = perfect.

  • Kristin

    so sweet! Love the keyhole neckline and the shoes

  • Rebecca

    Love the dress and the shoes.

  • Kelly

    I love the dress – but I'm sure you're not surprised πŸ˜‰

  • Le Temps d’M

    nice dress πŸ˜‰

  • angie

    I LOVE this outfit on you, Sally. It makes a strong, clean and simple statement – my favourite types of outfits! The sleeve length is very flattering and the polka dots (are they dots?) are close to my heart. Fab shoes too! Very 40’s inspired and you wear that look well.

  • Emma at Daily Clothes Fix

    Beautiful dress in beautiful light. I love the fact that it could have been a costume in a previous life. I love considering the history of a piece and where it came from.

  • Laura

    Hey, you stole my dress! πŸ˜‰ Looks lovely on you.

    I thought of you today when I tried on a pair of Tsubos, which I'd never heard of before your blog. They were a half-size too small but I definitely see the appearl.

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  • orchidsinbuttonholes

    Oh that dress! And oh those shoes! And together they're just perfection on you. This might be my favorite look of yours. Sweet, sophisticated, fun and sassy all at once.

  • Ann M.

    This is an utterly gorgeous outfit!

  • mara

    vintage love πŸ™‚

    kisses from the philippines xxx