7.01.2011

Partridge family

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This Swirl dress was in a big ol' lot of vintage clothes my sister in law Amy gave me, although at the time, I didn't know what a Swirl was, I just thought it was cute! It seems to have little partridges hanging out all over, and best of all, huge pockets!

Swirls are wrap dresses most popular in the 50s and 60s, that started out being sold as aprons, but come on, they're just too cute to stay at home! They seem to be quite in demand now, and I see why, they're the perfect "just throw on" dress. And in this case, a "hide a gross scaly sunburn" dress.

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And of course, little cousin Dottie wanted in on the photos. She blows you a kiss, and wishes you all a happy weekend!
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Photos by Ruth
Dress-Gift from Amy

33 comments:

Hep~Kitten said...

This outfit is super cute!! I really like the print on the dress!!

Kelly said...

OH MY! That dress is gorgeous ... that's one thing I love about vintage dresses, is the story behind them ...

X - blows kisses back to your adorable cousin ... X

Kelly xo
Elegantly Academic

art deco dame said...

the print is so cute!Dottie is adorable =)

So Yeah So said...

Oh my gosh that print is exquisite.

Hannah said...

Oh I love anything with birds on it, and the hat is lovely x

Georgie Lowen said...

That dress is so pretty. Love it!

Georgie
xx

http://styleprincessdiaries.blogspot.com

Lucy Nation said...

I love it - the print is fabulous

Charlotte said...

That print is so cute! I love Swirls, though I only have one and it's sitting in my mending pile waiting for a replacement button (I should do a make do and mend week to encourage me to tackle my mending pile!).

xx Charlotte
Tuppence Ha'penny Vintage

My Passport to Style said...

You look good enough to eat! You are sooo photogenic its just not fair!The print is adorable would love it as a lining for a silk colbalt blue coat. Sharon xxx

Q's Daydream said...

I adore that dress! Sweet pics!

SomeoneLikeYou said...

Cousin Dottie is just the sweetest, and so is this dress... :D

Revery Cloud said...

I really love love this dress, one of my favs! The colors and print are too cute for summer and look fab with your skin tone.

Mabel said...

I LOVE that dress!! Anything with birds and especially owls is so adorable :)

-Mabel

mabel-time.blogspot.com

AngeliqueDama said...

What a lovely outfit! Love your hat:)

Sunshine Girl said...

what a gorgeous dress & little Dottie is so cute! :)

btw,love your blog

sarah said...

That dress is wonderful! I love the adorable bird print. What an incredible piece to have in your collection. You look lovely!

Hannah J. Holmes said...

I think this is my favorite outfit of yours thus far :)

dahhlayne said...

Dottie is the cutest thing ever! Tell her I blew her a kiss back! :)

I love the little birdies in your dress! and little rope-like belt just brings it together nicely.

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Alli said...

GORGEOUS dress! I love it.
And send big hugs and kisses to the adorable Dottie from me here in Australia! :) xxoo

Marie Meier said...

wow this swirl is so lovely !!!! I'm jealous !!! Very very beautiful !!!

www.mariemeier.fr

Melissa Dawn Design said...

I love the dress. Such a perfect silhouette! Your niece is adorable too!

Kelly-Marie said...

That Partridge print is amazing, and how cute is little Dottie! :) xx

xStroutx said...

This is a gorgeous dress and I love the dress!

AnnaBananaCupcake said...

Haha. What an adorable little lady!! You look so nice in your pretty pretty dress and darling hat. Very easy breezy summer style, that I love!
XOXO

Giasaysthat said...

This is so beautiful
and dottie is sooooooooooooo cute
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Jenny Louise said...

The print of this dress is absolutely adorable! They just don't make fabrics with this print anymore, not fair! I love huge pockets too (although my often pack them much too full when I don't carry a bag!) and the tie waist detail is lovely too, simple but effective

nina-im-wunderland said...

i love the print, it's so sweet

Sunduri Das said...

This is such a cute dress! I love how you did your hair.

Faff said...

Awesome dress, you get the best gifts! :)

Ms Wanda said...

A fantastic print

jojography said...

That dress has an amazing print and as always I just love your hair and the hat.

LittleMissBossy said...

This dress is adorable - and so is little Dottie!

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

awwwwwwwwwww cute Dottie!
vey lovely partridge dress!!