Thursday, September 2, 2010

Not-So-Casual Friday


Sarah and I came to work last Friday all dressed up. Most Fridays are dress-down days, but on this particular Friday we must have been on the same wavelength. There are some similarities in our outfits besides both having a little bit of a vintage feel. We both have some splashes of red,  similar sandals, and a just-below-the-knee length dress. Since it was Friday, and we were feeling cute, we went out and took some pictures while we were running errands around campus.
I get really excited when I go outside. I love my job and everything I do, but being cooped up inside all day makes me act a little crazy when I get to venture out. There's this absolutely adorable little weeping willow between our building and the main buildings, so we get to walk past it often. I had a willow tree outside of my 7th-9th grade home. I used to go out and sit under it  and read a lot. I hope that someday I'll have one in my backyard with a little bench under it. It makes a perfect little sanctuary for reading and just hanging out.

On me:
Dress- vintage handmade
Shoes- Franco Sarto (TjMaxx of course!)
Earrings- from Rhett
Coffee Cup- from Union's own Barefoots Joe.

Let's talk about this dress for a second. There's an antique mall that I frequent, and this dress came from one of the booths. This booth (which is now gone) had probably 50 or 60 dresses at all times. Each time I went, I found another one to try on. OF COURSE none of them ever fit...until this one day when I found about 20 to try on. No, I'm not kidding. I know the ladies that own the mall think I'm insane. On that one day almost every dress fit perfectly, so I had to decide which one to get. This is the one I decided on because I loved the way it fit and the neckline was something I had never worn before. I used to say I hated this kind of collar, but I've converted. It looks a little like a Peter Pan collar, but the extra red pieces make it a little more fun (to me).  What era does this look like? I'm honestly not sure it's vintage, but it fits better than any modern dress I've ever owned.

6 comments:

Jen said...

Black, white and red... is there any better color combination?? Love these looks!

Giovanna ♥ said...

So lovely looks! Adorable pics!
xoxo
Giovanna
Boho Market Blog

hellocheri said...

LOVE that dress! Why does that booth not exist anymore??

Melissa said...

Aw, what supercute dresses!!

Sarah with an "h" said...

That dress is way cute. The bit of red adds character. Love it.

:o)Sarah

Maxabella said...

Gorgeous dresses. You both look fab. x