Prompted by my last post on a time-capsule, I've been thinking about the past. And how fun it is to resurrect earlier fashion. That contemplation led to today's outfit.
I own seamed stockings which create a wonderful vintage look. I also have an adorable retro-style dress, given to me by my sweet friend Gracey. (Thank you, Gracey!) Together with the stockings, the green dress evokes the 1940's, which was an interesting period in fashion.
What do you think of this outfit? Do you ever use vintage pieces or style in your outfits?
Ally, each of your latest looks becomes my favourite, but this one just may stay that way - gorgeous!!! Isn't Gracey amazing. :)ReplyDelete
Thank you, buddy. And yes, she is.Delete
Oo-la-la, seamed stockings. Those are fantastic. I like that '40s vibe here, and the silky detailing on the dress adds a lovely air of elegance. Really beautiful.ReplyDelete
This is DIVINE! I adore the colour of this dress. The majority of my wardrobe is vintage and I really enjoy mixing up the pieces, especially clashing colours and patterns (I don't like "ordinary" outfits!!!)ReplyDelete
Whoa, this has to be my hands-down favorite look of yours ever. I love the cut of the dress on you and the seamed stockings set off your beautiful legs. Thumbs up!ReplyDelete
This look TOTALLY suits you, Ally. The color and shape magnificent and those hose are just the perfect accessory. You've got some great blogging buds! Bloggers totally spoil one another.ReplyDelete
I really love the seamed stockings. And that dress suits you incredibly well. The colour, the cut--it's incredibly flattering and beautiful and classic, but not at all boring :)ReplyDelete
Love the dress...color and style, so pretty and feminine. I also love seamed stockings, and wear them for special occasions. I never fail to get compliments on them. They evoke a different time when dressing up was important for so many social events, even a trip into NYC! Love the heels, too!ReplyDelete
AAAHHHH!!!! I love it! You just commented on my post that you were wearing vintage and I hurried on over to take a peek! You dress is darling and you're right, it definitely evokes the 1940s. The seamed stockings are perfect and I LOVE the color. And you know about as much as me when it comes to wearing hats. The hat you saw was the first one I ever owned and I didn't get that until this year. You should try your hand at one! I love mine!ReplyDelete
This may be my favourite outfit EVER on you, Ally, and that's saying a lot, since I have been reading you almost from the very beginning. :)ReplyDelete
Love the style of the dress. The colour is to die for! The shoes and the seamed stockings...wonderful.
To answer your question: yes! I wear vintage constantly, since I shop almost exclusively second-hand. I love accessories and clothing - the quality is amazing.
ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love everything about this outfit!!!!ReplyDelete
I need seamed stockings!!! I've wanted a pair every since I was a little girl!ReplyDelete
Beautiful! Love this awesome look - pearls would look fabulous with the neckline of this lovely dress.ReplyDelete
Woah, amazing find by Gracey and gorgeous styling by you! I like how it's sophisticated but with a youthful spirit that is such a signature of your style.ReplyDelete
I admire ladies who wear green. It looks a little darker than chartreuse. I don't know if I've seen quite that color before. Definitely a lovely statement piece. :D
You look so stunning I can't even. The color and the cut of the dress look perfect on you and don't even let me start on those tights. I love vintage <3ReplyDelete
A super outfit! The socks are awesome :) I guess you already know that I love vintage and use it as well :)ReplyDelete
alsdkjfalskdjfasldj....Seamed stockings rock! Such an awesome touch to any outfit.ReplyDelete
Also, I'm basically just a big dork. I'm super nerdy, and even though I'm 32 years old, I'm still a kid at heart. I think my sense of humor reflects that. :)))
Gorgeous color on you and the style is fantastic!!ReplyDelete
This is your color!! I love it! And I love this over all look on you - especially with the seamed stockings!!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful, classic and classy look. Wonderful!ReplyDelete
I ADORE the color of that dress! I love vintage clothing, a little bit mixed in with modern clothes, or going all out like this! I would totally wear something like this to work, it is so pretty and fun! Great job Ally! :DReplyDelete
wow! so very pretty! great dress and stockings!ReplyDelete
I love these stockings. I remember watching old movies with my grandparents and seeing movie stars in such stockings. My fear would be that they would move and the line would shift during the day.ReplyDelete
Your dress is so elegant as well.
Those seamed stocking are AMAZING!! I think they are so classic and sexy. I really like the color of the dress you are wearing too. It's unique and perfect.ReplyDelete
Well i think you look lovely and ready to go out... i REALLLY like this.ReplyDelete
You're missing a beautiful bag and some sunnies before you walk out the door.
I have a few vintage items and do wear them mixed up with my every day wear.
Today I am wearing a 60s mens watch.
Vintage touches are the Best! I really love that dress, what a fabulous colour. I have to admit your tights have my heart. When I was still taking ballet I always specifically chose tights with a lovely seam because I love them so much!ReplyDelete
Wow I want a dress like this! The colour and shape are really lovely and of course this outfit is a favourite of mine because its vintage inspired. This also reminds me that I want to get a pair of stockings like that... The 1940s is an interesting decade in fashion. There's so much focus on the 1950s I often can't picture the unique elements of the 40s.ReplyDelete
Definitely pulling this off! I love vintage outfits, maybe it's because of my love for tights...they are just wonderful. Some vintage glam sunglasses added to this and a big floppy hat would make this out of this world : DReplyDelete
Love the seamed stockings! I have many vintage-inspired looks and very few actual vintage pieces.ReplyDelete
Dear Ally, this is, bar none, my favourite outfit that you've ever shared with us. I know that might seem slightly obvious given that it has a vintage elements to it, but I love it for far more than just that. It is strikingly elegant, colourful in the most pleasing of ways, wildly feminine, and just as timeless as the day is long. Gorgeous styling!ReplyDelete
This is in m.h.o. the best outfit you've ever worn on the blog. Stunning. I absolutely would steal the dress is I lived in your neighbourhood!ReplyDelete
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Hugs dear one
Thank you! And I'm putting a lock on my closet door. :)Delete
very well done. I do believe giving your outfit a retro vibe (wearing vintage stuff) is always a winReplyDelete
I found your blog through Emma's and WOW This outfit! You look gorgeous. It is great and yes, love vintage especially if I can make it look this good!ReplyDelete
This dress is adorable and it fits you very well ! I love to wear vintage pieces and to incorporate them with new items =) The color of this dress is very modern and trendy. KissesReplyDelete
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What a lovely dress! The color is so pretty and it fits you really well. Love those pretty patent heels too.ReplyDelete
This dress is amazing and looks great on you! This might very well be one of my favorite ensembles you've posted in recent months.ReplyDelete
As you know love vintage, particularly the 40s and 50s, I usually try to put something of that in an outfit. While I'm not sure on the shade of the dress, the actual dress itself is lovely and fits you wellReplyDelete