Sunday, August 1, 2010

I wouldn't say no to a green handmade dress









There seems to be a sort of magic in the air lately. Little swirling tornados of leaves as we cross the street, ripe blackberries; dark grey clouds in deep blue skies...you know the kind, blue grey clouds, thick on the horizon, casting long shadows, saturating the world in jewel tones, the sun bright and deep. Midsummer heaviness hangs in the air. Mornings are crisp and still somewhat cool. Afternoons are long and hot. And evenings, the world sighs as the day drops to its knees.

I love evening. It is my favorite time of day. It really does feel like the day sighs, to me. A sigh of relief. I'm happiest and most awake during the evenings (and into the night. I would be a night owl if I didn't have a little morning bird).

Summer is magic.

And so is this dress. It came in the birthday parcel. And it is, for all appearances, not only homemade, but HAND made. Amazing, hey? And it fits me perfectly. I adore it. You may adore it too.

Now I am off to enjoy this summer evening of loveliness: white wine? Yes please. Strawberries? Don't mind if I do. A handsome man to curl up with? I wouldn't say no to a handsome man to curl up with. *

outfit details:

hand made dress: gift
bracelets, thrifted: each $1
shoes, naturalizer: $30
cardigan, joe fresh style: $14
opal ring: present from sister-in-law
shell ring: $6
sunnies, chanel: gift
summer: new every year

Heart: Kimberellie

*If you haven't read Come Thou Tortoise, I highly recommend you do. And while we're at it: I wouldn't say no to any book recommendations you have for me.

27 comments:

  1. So that dress is fantastic. Really, really. But then you go and add the cardigan! Get out of town! That is the best thing I've seen all week. No foolin'.

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  2. Beautiful! That dress is 1950's perfection and looks lovely on you, so sweet and ladylike. What a gift! xxx

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  3. i am in love with the cardigan!!!!

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  4. MiLady, you are almost "too dreamy wonderful" to be "really real," ya know!? :)

    Seemingly, marvelous melange of part Meryl Streep, Emily Dickinson, & Greta Garbo, w/a hint of Audrey Hepburn! :)

    In other words, quite a "fascinating & captivating, charming & amazingly intriquing, & most lovely lass!" "Bon Anniversaire!!!" :)

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  5. I want that shell ring! It's perfect.

    Love the clashing prints, and the dress is a great shape on you.

    xx

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  7. Love that dress. You say you love books? I just read A Vintage Affair. Highly recommend it! Let me know if you get a chance to read it.

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  8. i love that dress, great outfit!

    jadepurplebrown.blogspot.com

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  9. I wouldn't say no either! That dress is gorgeous, and it fits you perfectly! I wish I was a great seamstress (or, that I had a personal dressmaker!).

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  10. you look super amazing in this. like this is right up there with that gorgeous lace dress you have. this color is perfect for you and the fit is just superb. loved reading your post today. it's everything that i'm trying to grab hold of right now. just slowing down and 'being present' :) ya know? finding joy in right now, being thankful for even the smallest blessings. thanks for sort of speaking to me through your blog. totally appreciate it :)

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  11. Love. This. Great dress. Nice pattern mixing!

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  12. Aaaaaah...quite a perfect match. I imagine the cardi dreaming of such a dress, like a girl dreming of a handsome man to curl up with. Romance with bangels-in-waiting. Cannot wait for Contessa Coco Balducci to see the divine fit.

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  13. That dress fits you PERFECTLY. And I love the silhouette on you!

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  14. green is definitely a good colour for you. especially with the red in your hair. i've always been slightly envious of people who can craft a dress so well. all i do is poke holes in various limbs and then bleed on the fabric...

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  15. Fabulous dress, I love these prints you are mixing!

    I am currently reading "A year of traveling around the world" (I think this is what its called) by Frances Mayes who wrote Under the tuscan sun. I found this at a used book sale and have been loving this book and the way she describes all the places and food and I have even looked up some spanish recipes I am hoping to try!

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  16. i love the print on your new dress. it really is lovely. i love vintage dresses!

    enjoy your evening. i love evenings too... more specifically dusk :)

    xo

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  17. wow that dress looks like it was made for you! so pretty!

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  18. Beautiful dress:)))

    http://minnja.blogspot.com/

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  19. You've got to be one of the best-dressed people ever. I love the dress. And I still admire that cardigan. You make everything look so natural together...

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  20. beautiful dress!! and such lovely photos!! you're very pretty!!

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  21. Whoever sent you these finds is a genius! That dress is gorgeous and looks like it was handmade for you. Amazing.
    I recommend "Water for Elephants". Read it before the movie come out.

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  22. That dress fits you like a dream!! looks like it was made to measure!
    x

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  23. I love this dress! and it couldn't fit you more perfectly! Perfectly wonderful vintage style..soooo Audrey..and so amazingly YOU with the adorable sweater and bracelet added to the mix :)

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  24. The cut of the dress is so perfect, seems very 40's inspired, and they really knew how to flatter a woman back then :) It is gorgeous on you!!

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  25. Dress so pretty. Pattern mixing on point. Silhouette divine. I cannot form any more coherent thoughts on the actual outfit. I might reserve any comment at all, it really left me speechless but since that does not parlay well over the internet, I must.

    And I will recommend the book I always recommend because I love it so much. Very darkly hilarious: The Petty Demon by Sologub. Reaaaad it, please. I have never convinced anyone to do it and as such have had nobody to confirm or deny how great it is.

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  26. I am adoring that dress now too. Simply gorgeous! Love the style, the colour, it's amazing. Can't wait to start wearing my dresses!

    I am currently reading "love in a cold climate" but life keeps distracting me so I haven't gotten very far into it.

    modelmumma.blogspot.com

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