4.26.2011

Sunny days and giant hats

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I got a new lacy petticoat last week, so thats how this outfit started. Playing around with it, I realized it was like a circle skirt, perfect for layering, something I haven't done before. So I put another red petticoat underneath and voila! Extra fluffy. I can put more under too, but that will have to wait for a circle skirt.
Then came the dress, a fabulous frock from Fab Gabs, I put on to model and didn't want to take off. So it came home with me.
And while looking for a hat, I saw this wonderful Christian Dior from Xtabay and knew it would be perfect.

Perfect for an unusually sunny and warm Saturday. I would like more of those please.
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68 comments:

Emily & Gracie said...

oh my gosh I lovelove this outfit! okay, well I love pretty much all of your outfits, but this one makes me so glad because it means its spring time! Those shoes are darling, too. I have been looking for some like that in white myself!

-Gracie

kate gabrielle said...

That dress looks so adorable with the red petticoat peeking out underneath!

Betty2Tone (Laura) said...

that whole outfit it super cute, but I have to say that the big floppy hat is my favorite part!

toridawn said...

LOVE that hint of red that peeks out (when you're not showing it off ;o) ). And the gloves....and glasses...and hat!! *sigh*

xo
toridawn

christinaville said...

I absolutely ADORE this entire outfit, but I am RAVING about the red petticoats!! You look like you step out of one of the flashback scenes of the Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood movie!!! Tres chic!!!

Keep up the GREAT work, I thoroughly LOVE your posts!!!
~Christina ;-)

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♥Miss Brittney♥ said...

I am in love with these photos...especially the last one. You are gorgeous as always! :)

"The Golden Girl of the West" said...

Love the dress and the little touches of red in the color combination!

-Syd

art deco dame said...

you can never go wrong in polka dots!

Q's Daydream said...

Gorgeous!

Ida said...

Lovely photos. Everyone needs a red petticoat (or 3). You just can't help but feel amazing with heaps of fluffy red fabric tied around you!

Konad-licious said...

I wouldnt want to take that dress off either! It looks great on you and make your hips look tineeeee.

Sarah said...

adorable, I do love your layering! xox

alison said...

I love the layered petticoats! I've been fantasizing about layering petticoats but I only have one right now that isn't falling apart. It looks so great!

jrose35 said...

I love your hat and dress they are so stunning and your red petticoat is gorgeous!! :)

bonita said...

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So your outfit is so stunning Solanah! I love your petticoats and the ribbon on the hat is the perfect compliment. The dress is to die for, so can I just say that I would love a copy of your exact outfit?

Where do you get your amazing petticoats? Online or at vintage shops? I'd love to know ~ I have one, but it's only knee length which is a bit to short to do a proper 50s style.

xox,
bonita of Depict This!
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Bell's Belles Vintage said...

Love your dress and hat so sweet with that little bow...Leah x

DizzyTea said...

Your photos are always a pleasure to look at! Weatrher looks amazing there, it suits thar gorgeous dress perfectly :) hope you're enjoying it, it's still terribly rainy here.

xxx
Ipek

Bella said...

absolutely beautiful! love the hat!

Hannah said...

The hat is amazing! glad you're getting nice weather x

K8 said...

That is one amazingly gorgeous dress. I have recently started attaining my vintage wardrobe. And sadly gorgeous items are so few and far between in my country (New Zealand). Im putting this down to the fact that we are a small country and not really that old...And we have an ageing population..that all want to hold on to their clothes! Ohwell, the searching is fun!

Vanessa said...

This dress is stunning! I'd kill to have a petticoat like that!
It's nice to see a full outfit post again. It feels like you haven't done that in a while :)

pinupcandy said...

Increible, you look lovely!

Marie Meier said...

With the red petticoat it's so awesome.... are your petticoat vintage too ?

Fran said...

You look fabulous! Love the dress its simply divine.

xx Fran

FoofandFaff said...

Ooh what a gorgeous dress, looks great with the petticoat! :)

Neumaisse said...

Oh my good gravy! Hello from a new follower, and I LOVE this outfit! Love it! (You're really beautiful!) I can't wait to see more of your blog!

Mom2MemphisAndRuby said...

Adorable perfection! LOVE it!

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Annalisa Babysan Laterza said...

Beeellllaaaaaaa!!!! ^^

Frankly My Dear said...

might just have to book a flight to your place and steal that! i absolutely love the red petticoat! it's just too fabulous!
i really love that big hat, wish i could find one around! you are truly inspirational! thanks

casey said...

So cute! I just love that you've layered the red petticoats under the polka dot dress (which is beautiful, btw! Totally see why it came home with you! ;)--so fun!

♥ Casey

Sarah said...

I absolutely love this outfit! The hat is perfect and the dress is darling. Enjoy your day!

Free Spirit said...

My goodness, this outfit is amazing =] I just adore the whole thing...I love how you wear gloves, such a simple little thing that makes the outfit look so elegant. The print on the dress is also so cute and I love how it contrasts with the red.
Beautiful =]

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The Kerrs said...

Oh I love that dress! The hat is beautiful as well. If you want to see some petticoat magic, check out the picnic scene in The Pajama Game!

Lili said...

Very pretty! I love the return of full skirts, but I don't know if I'll have the balls to really wear a petticoat too. But a girl can dream, right? :-D

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Stephanie Lynn said...

How fun! Love the polka dots and red lace combo. :)

Vintage Vicky said...

Gorgeous! I am so jealous of the fabulous hat :-)

MB@YarnUiPhoneApp said...

That polka dot fabric is amazing how it decreases in size to the waist. I would love to find something like that. and the petticoat...great color. Have you ever worn the petticoat alone as a skirt?

Apothecary Inn said...

You look lovely, and I've always been a sucker for the red petticoats! They are so much fun!

I ADORE the area you took your photos in! Gorgeous little house/neighborhood!!

jessica said...

Gorgeous. I love the dress and hat. Do you wear slips between you and the petticoats? I find my petticoast awful scratchy on the skin!

Abbey's Accessories said...

You do look like you stepped right out of the 50's. Love the dress and the sunglasses.

Eva Girl said...

oh! the touch of red on the hat! perfect : )

Florence Annie Frost said...

Wow! That is stunning! You look gorgeous. I recently got a red petticoat for a 1950s dress I sewed for Christmas. Mine was polka dotted too! So cute. I love the hat! You're awesome.

Alicja said...

that's just too pretty :) I wrote before that you look like Scarlett O'Hara, didn't I? :)

Mom of 5 said...

Oh my the red crinoline is to die for!!!! ♥ ♥ ♥

Lauren said...

Makes me think of Gone With the Wind when Rhett buys Mammy the red silk petticoat :)

CherryRosesea said...

You look so beautiful!! Outfit looks amazing with the hat and the peticoats!

Salazar said...

Those petticoats are fabulous!

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Dakota said...

Layering petticoats-- what a fun idea! I just might "steal" it ; )
You look so adorable; this is such a cheery outfit. I'm in love with that hat, too!

Alli said...

Such a gorgeous outfit. I LOVE the hat- stunning! Such classic elegance, and perfect for Spring :)

Amber Blue Bird said...

wow you look radiant. I love this entire outfit from head to toe but I puffy heart that red petticoat!

Shey said...

You look absolutely gorgeous!

The Zany Housewife said...

Oh my God. I love it!!! I love your petticoat, dress, hair, hat...you name it. And those sunglasses! Another beautiful set of photos.

Mary. said...

Hi !
I come in your blog everyday, watching, admiring, and sometimes, copying..!

Your post make me improve my english in vocabulary of fashion and vintage, and it's very usefull for me ! I'm french, and I'm so bad in english !

So, I stop now to write you all my life, but thank you for your blog !

Marie.

The Collar of the Dove said...

love this outfit-it's divine!

Romina G. said...

OMG that petticoat!

PrettyDamnCute said...

The dress is amazing! I can totally relate to not being able to take it off -- as I cannot stop looking at it. So gorgeous!

AnnaBananaCupcake said...

Oh my gosh, you are too cute. The silhouette of this outfit is just perfectly ladylike and sweet. I love the hat and accessories. Perfectly styled!
XOXO

Erika said...

Lovely! So beautiful and sweet at the same time! Love how the ribbon on the hat matches the petticoat =)

jojography said...

That's such a nice outfit! Love the layered petticoats, it's such a nice fluff.

Cathi said...

that is an amazing dress. I love the polka dots graduating in size! And the petticoat is FAB.

Bombshell Bettie said...

GAHHHH this dress is so cute! and i love it with the red, i need to get out my colored crinnies. did you see my new polka dot dress? its super cutness and has a very similar collar. when i come to visit next we should wear them on the same day and be twinsies....or not..LOL

Miss Woody said...

you are so beautiful with that dress !!! perfect outfits

Sara Shoemaker said...

oh my word I love this dress!



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Colleen said...

I love the combination of red and brown (is that brown) - so cute! I hope you did something awesome that day because I really hate putting together such a good outfit and then having nothing to do in it :(

Solanah said...

The petticoats are vintage, I got them all at the shop I work at. The longer, authentic 50s ones are very hard to find, so I snatch them up whenever I see them at a good price :)

xoxo
Solanah

Happy-to-be-Mrs.D said...

New to your blog... LOVE this look (and so many others you've posted), ditto on everyone elses compliments on the red peekaboo petticoat. And those gloves were a perfect touch!

Everything about this look is absolutely my style... but no info on those supercute sunglasses! Vintage or modern-vintage-inspired?

Looking forward to spending as much time as I can manage searching your archives... thanks for the fun inspiration :)

gladys said...

Adorable dress... perfect for a sunny summer day.

Solanah said...

Happy-to-be-Mrs.D, thanks! The glasses are vintage :)