5.02.2013

Alice Antoinette

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This outfit is part Alice, and part Marie Antoinette. I think that's a pretty fair mix. The dress is something my aunt found at an estate sale last year, and this weekend I finally raised the hem to a much more appealing length! The original owner must have been somewhat taller than me. 

The hat is from Betsy Hatter, and it arrived just in time for the beautiful spring weather this week! It has so much romantic simplicity, not to mention looks pretty on display above my dresser. 

Dress-Estate sale 

Hat-Courtesy of Betsy Hatter 

Shoes-Thrifted

Petticoat-Antique shop

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48 comments:

Helen Mae said...

Gorgeous, I love it! The hat is especially pretty.

Eva-Lynn said...

Oh wow!
That looks AMAZING!
Perfection! x

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Maria - When Life Gives You Lemons said...

That is such a beautiful dress! You are looking lovely and the photos are so pretty too!

Sammi said...

This outfit is absolutely STUNNING. The length is perfect, and the color and fit are divine. The hat and petticoat are such a great pairing with it. Lovely lovely lovely!

xox Sammi
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MarieBayArea said...

Loveliness

Kańćenka said...

Amazing dress and hat! :)

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Jessica Cangiano said...

It most certainly does channel a sense of both of these lovely ladies, and also (to me) has a wee bit of an early (1950s) Bardot vibe (the dress more than the beautiful hat).

Sweet, timelessly gorgeous spring ensemble (love the inclusion of nude fishnets, BTW).

♥ Jessica

Abbi Jane said...

That dress is so sweet! And that hat is lovely!

Lauren R said...

I love it!!

Helen Le Caplain said...

What an absolutely stunning ensemble - what a great find that dress was!

It looks lovely with your hat and sandals :)

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sophie said...

What a beautiful dress!

Immortality Passion said...

I love your dress, and it look great with this hat. Such a nice combination :)

Helena Drive said...

Just WONDERFUL.

Sara said...

Dashing! Baby blue looks great on you :)

Allie said...

So pretty! The hat kinda reminds of me of that straw hat Scarlett O'Hara wore.

Dakota said...

You are killing it with your outfit posts lately!! I just love this look, the perfect balance between dainty and chic!

Mabel said...

Wow!!! In addition to Alice and Marie, it reminds me a bit of Belle from Beauty & the Beast's blue dress. Or what Belle would wear if she had a casual day date or something.

Mabel
Mabel Cooks

The Boyer Family said...

ohmygoodness Solanah!! Abso-bloomin-lutely FABULOUS!!! What a lovely find!! Every little tiny bit of your outfit is amazing!

Just a small question: What camera do you use? The photography of your blog is blissful!

-Charlotte
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VintageDanielle said...

Such a pretty and darling dress!

Nancy Yos said...

All of the above, plus my grandmother had those shoes in the '70s. Really.

missfairchildscharmschool said...

Perfect! It really does give off an Alice Antoinette vibe.

AhkaVintage said...

Gorgeous gorgeous outfit. The full skirt is amazing. Marie eat your heart out - Alice got it all over you!
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Mrs Bertin said...

It is so beautiful! I love the airy blue look. And the hat is to die for!

Incendiary Blonde said...

Sooooooo pretty! The dress is beautiful, the hat is gorgeous, and as ever, the photos are nothing short of stunning!

Lucy In The Sky said...

Beautiful dress! You wear all your dresses so well! I'd love to see your dresser too, it sounds lovey - there is something about beautiful dressing tables and duchesses that just makes me swoon.

Madalynne said...

I don't know what the length of the dress was before but it looks great now!

Pia Storm said...

The hat is gorgeous and you look AMAZING!

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Stefanie said...

Wow, so gorgeous and the hat is so lovely. :)

Nan said...

Just a gorgeous photo and young lady. This dress fits you perfectly, hemming it up was a good idea.
I admire your style.

Kristel Klear said...

Love the dress, the color is amazing.
You look stunning

luckylucille said...

Such a beautiful dress fabric! I love the textured stripe. Great hat, too. I'll have to check out the Betsy Hatter site :)

Leesh said...

Beautifully delicate! Love it! x

art deco dame said...

Such a dreamy shade of blue!

Kristian said...

Stunning. No other word for it.

blingblingvintage said...

Oooh that dress is so lovely... love the color ! <3

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Mrs. Williams said...

Stunning dress! I love the beige fishnets with it, makes it a bit more grown up. Beautiful blue!

Wear The Canvas said...

What a beautiful ensemble. You look amazing!

Amia said...

Lovely dress and the hat is divine.
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Constantly Alice said...

What a sweet little hat! I absolutely love it. You are the picture of spring :)

xoxo,
ConstantlyAlice

Laura said...

You look so gorgeous! That dress is perfect - the color is beautiful. What a great find!

xoxo,
Laura
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Katy said...

You look fabulous! I love the dress and hat

Katy
xox

Jamie Rose said...

This is just such a gorgeous outfit! Your dress is beautiful. The shade of blue is super pretty on you!

justicepirate.com said...

I honestly don't know what to say because everything has been said, but this is definitely a very pretty outfit and set of photos. I love the hat with it.
+Victoria+

Clarissa Rivers said...

Such a gorgeous, simple outfit. Screams summer!

BaronessVonVintage said...

THAT HAT is adorable!!!!

wardrobeexperience said...

beautiful outfit and a fun header!

Artepignato said...

VERY VERY VERY GOOD.
Sei stupenda!!
Ivan.

Purple Ivy said...

Oh my, that dress is soo beautiful, elegant and ladylike. Love how you accesorised it.

xoxo
Ivy
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