2.27.2011

"Work"

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Photos by Twila Jean
Sometimes I might have too much fun at work. When Twila Jean and her kidlets visit, we play in the dress up box, gawk at new merchandise, and take lots of pictures.

That particular day I wore one of my favorite 50s dresses, it's one of those you see online that are always absurdly expensive, but I think I got it for...$24? Maybe less, either way, it was a steal. And I just got this belt and couldn't wait to wear it, though I think it would look better with something with a nice drape and flow.

Those last three pictures capture batman (Margaux) defeating the bad guy (me). Hehehe.

Dress-Red Light

Belt-Magpie

Shoes-Nordstrom Rack

Gloves-Estate sale (cut the fingers off after I wore through them)

43 comments:

...with ♥, SB said...

you are beautiful! and that belt, is ah, so wonderful

Frankly My Dear said...

amazing belt! so unique. very cute photos! i want to find some shoes like what you're wearing...
once again, another lovely post. thanks!

claradevi said...

Hi! It's been quite a long since the last time I visit your blog but still find the same warm and classic atmosphere. You looked like a gorgeous 50s' lady here - how fun to dressed up that way for work!! I hope i'd get a chance to wear similar dress nearly.

clara x

bonita said...

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I love your dress Solanah; and that belt is so unique! It's a really cool piece. I would love to work in a vintage shop; you are so lucky. : D

xox,
bonita of Depict This!
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Maja said...

Oh dear, what a beautiful dress! Love it! and your bracelet too...

Iris said...

Both the dress and the belt are exquisite and look so good on you!

Erika said...

I love the underbust detail on the dress, gorgeous! And the belt caught my eyes at once, so pretty and unique.

Carys said...

That is quite possibly the most amazing dress I've ever seen, I love it!!
Adorable pictures too!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

Charlotte said...

I love that dress every time you wear it - wish I could find one, especially at that price!

xx Charlotte
Tuppence Ha'penny Vintage

Gabriela Von Bohlen said...

Pretty dress! What kind of fabric is it?

casey said...

That belt is gorgeous! And $24 for the dress?! Steal indeed! The neckline is so beautiful; plus it's plaid which makes it even better in my not-so-humble opinion! ;)

♥ Casey

Shady Del Knight said...

This is another gorgeous ensemble and another sensational photo set.

Rebeccak said...

Oh that dress! And for under $30? You're killing me!!!

I would love to see that belt with a grecian-style dress... all floaty and pre-raphaelite :)

Alli said...

I love your dress. And those gloves are gorgeous! Beautiful as always Solanah :)

Stef / Diversions said...

What a beautiful find! And that belt is amazing!

Looks like you were thoroughly defeated. Well, being the baddy you sure had it comin ;)

Clare said...

You have such an amazing figure! Love the ensemble - especially your shoes :) xxx

Gabby said...

The design of this dress is absolutely flawless. I love the skirts and fitted bodice. So vintage Chic.

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cakesandshakes said...

The belt is AWESOME. Serious find, so nice to wear something other than the high street. You are so lucky in your job, imagine all the poor souls that dread the alarm in the morning.

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Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

Your outfit looks so sweet. I love how you are always the perfect depiction of vintage beauty!

iron orchid vintage said...

That dress is lovely, and I agree with Casey that the plaid makes it extra-special. Wonderful accessories, too!

theticketytree said...

Ouch < just had a pang of shoe envy!

Q's Daydream said...

Haha! I love these! That belt is great, as is the dress :o)

punkinlady said...

I can tell by those pix.. you will be a great mom! I love little M's boots as they look exactly like the one's my little O had at that age.. now my O just turned 8.. time flies.. you look beautiful as always.

Leslie said...

I love all your clothes, but I think this might be the prettiest dress yet. It fits you so well. Lovely!

The Needle Diaries said...

The belt is just stunning! What an amazing find!

Amber said...

I love your dress! You look beautiful :)

Amber Blue Bird said...

wow that is quite the bargain you got on that dress, its an amazing piece

Desiree said...

How lucky to have found gloves that match your dress perfectly!

Hep~Kitten said...

Your job is so awesome!!

Sarah said...

Hi! I've been a long time follower of your blog and I just thought: hey! I should let her know how much I love reading! So, yes, I do, very much so! Infact, you inspired me to wear hats and write my own blog. Just wanted to say your fashion sense is amazing, but more importantly, your blog makes a huge difference to my life (and I'm sure many others!) Keep writing please! :D

Brooksie said...

Great pictures, post, dress...great everything! Love it! Now let me guess you are the baddy because you are vintage fur loving and also you don't like to see pj's in public...well I am with you on those so we will both have to be the bad guys then. I am sure that when Margaux (I hope I spelled her name right - tell Twila sorry if I did not) grows up she will be on our side (heck I think she is on our side now) but you do have to have a reason for being bad for our little friend Batman to be there to come and get ya, right?!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

the gloves are my favorite part of the outfit!

http://inthehammockvintage.blogspot.com

ANewPairOfVintageBoots said...

Love your dress!! And what a bargain :D


x
http://anewpairofvintageboots.blogspot.com/

toridawn said...

love this post. that dress is fabulous. way to be brave and cut the fingers off after they were worn-out...it's a scary but splendid idea!

Fashion Forestry said...

I love your arrow bracelet!!!!

sarah louise said...

LOVE the arrow bracelet! And the dress, of course. I love copper + blue together.

Sarah Louise
http://www.tzipporit.blogspot.com

jojography said...

That belt is the most awesome I've ever seen. I really love the contrast between the copper, cold metal and the soft blue fabric.

jessica said...

I cant even begin to tell you how in love with that dress i am.. or THAT belt! Yikes! CAnt believe the dress was only 24... win!

Jessica said...

Love the arrow bracelet! Is it Coro? I have earrings that would match it.

Secondhand Star said...

This dress is darling! I love it, completely reminds me of the Peggy Olsen character on Madmen. Well done!

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Anya said...

That belt! The gloves! The bodice! :D

And that little girl is so cute!

Solanah said...

Gabriela, it's cotton.

Solanah said...

Jessica, no, it's not signed