Thursday, April 7, 2011

~it's the SHOES!

Dress:  Vintage Thrifted, Belt:  Michael Kors via TJ MAXX (old), Shoes:  Thrifted, BCBG

Mom's necklace


Dress:  Vintage Thrifted, Belt:  Thrifted, Same shoes

These are the shoes that I found on the same trip that I found my Michael Kors clogs.  They are practically new and absolutely FABULOUS!!!!  Oh the goodies!  They're out there!

The picture of me taken in the blue dress is from today.  I piddled around so much morning that I had zero time to do anything to my hair.  It was still hanging wet when I yanked it all back into a bun, threw on some make up.  I decided to put on a pair of honking big hoops to distract from the hair and actually really liked it for the whole day.   This is a bit of a "go to" emergency look!

The first dress is probably the oldest thing I own.  It was another find with the shoes and I LOVE it!  It hung on the dress form in my room for a week before I decided to wear it.  I toyed with the idea of hemming it up some (and still may), but there is a part of me that loves the dress so much, I almost feel like I'm desecrating it!  Sometimes it just seems like the tempation is always there to shorten something to make it more modern.  I certainly have nothing against going that route, I just don't want that to be a knee jerk reaction of mine to every vintage dress or skirt I get.  I actually really like the midi length, it's soooooo feminine.  A longer skirt is more bohemian feeling to me.  A shorter skirt to the knee or slightly higher feels very chic.  This midi length just feels, "Feel free to hold the door open for me, because I'm a LADY....(smiling demurely)"  I wonder if the previous owner felt as fabulous as I do wearing it?


  1. i LOVE the shoes and the blue dress is a perfect length for you :)

  2. Serene, you look gorgeous with your hair down or up!! And the shoes are fabulous...I love them! Thanks for your support and sweet,sweet comments on my blog about my friend, Lisa! I love my friends here and blogging around the world! Happy least you know what that means!!

  3. Love, love the first dress. The fabric is sensational! I know what you mean about hemming sometimes; I get scared. I have to look at it for a few days to make sure.....
    And those SHOES!!! Love them! Want Them! Paula

  4. These shoes are absolutely beautiful..and I truly wish I could look so put together by pulling my hair back and adding earrings. Your mother's necklace is wonderful too.

  5. I love both outfits my dear Serene, but the colour blue iluminates your faces.It makes you shine.
    Fabulous shoes.
    Thank you so much for your kind words, my dear friend.
    Much love.

  6. Great shoes. And I love the first dress. If you ever decide to retire it, I'll take it off your hands!

  7. Those shoes are beautiful...I covet them just a little.:) Also I love the hair pulled back with big ear have the right face for it! Lovely as always Serene!

    Have a beautiful weekend.

  8. Pam, that's so sweet! It's crazy but wonderful to feel so close to people we've never met face to face. Just goes to show you proximity has little to do with being close. Happy Fiesta!!! Wish I was there with you!

    Paula, The fabric is exactly what drew me to this dress! I'm so glad you're taken with it too! Hems are funny...I just don't always want to go short, ya know?

    Terri, I'm sure you could probably do just'd be surprised what you can get away with with honking big earrings! LOL

    Sacramento, I really love this shade of blue myself! I got it at the end of last Summer and had to put it away until the weather got warm again.

    Shy, If and when I tire of this baby, she's all yours!! I would know that she's going to a good home where she's every pretty girl should be! :)

    Colleen, you say the nicest things! Okay, so when I tire of the shoes, I'm sending them Nour way (get it? Your way.....Nour way....cheesy, I know!) Miss your blog but loving visiting wiht you on FB. I need to send an email your way.

  9. Those shoes are amazing!! I love them.

  10. ah, those shoes !!!!
    I am going to do a post about what i've learned so far next week ;)
    stay tuned, as i need to work it out without making any enemies out there;)
    and boy am i learning !!!!

  11. Those shoes! They're spectacular and look so good on you! That blue dress make you look like you belong on the set of Mad Men! Love it!

  12. Savanah, Thanks so much! I visited your blog and what cute style you have! I used to live in Oregon...I'm a little envious that you get to live's WONDERFUL!!!

    Dressing Up, Thanks! Looking forward to visiting your blog!

    Reva, I'm looking forward to reading what you've learned. I simply HAVE to move ahead with my selling. I think I'm stalling trying to find the perfect venue and I really need to just jump in!

    Brittany, do you know, I've never seen that show? I don't know why, I really must watch! I'm growing quite a collection of vintage dresses and absolutely loving them!

  13. Nour-way. *groan-and smile* Very clever.:)

  14. Colleen, LOL thanks!! I just couldn't resist!!!

  15. i like your shoes! it's absolutely gorgeous!



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