Saturday, 17 March 2012

This, Madame, is Versailles.

Hello! I just wanted to show you my favourite dress ever!
I bought it from ebay in February (well, technically my dad gave me the money for it as a birthday present!), and I've been waiting to post about it for a while because it felt almost too beautiful to wear. Like I should frame it and put it on the wall or something.
But, clothes are for wearing and that is what I shall do. (I think I may have unintentionally bastardised a Nancy Sinatra song there.)
Ahhh. I am just in love with this dress. Too lovely for words. The Marie Antoinette-esque toile de jouy print is so darling! I love the pastoral scenes and the architectural style details and the pretty pink exotic birds. I just love everything about the dress haha!
This dress just makes me want to float around a summer garden making daisy chains and twirling a paper parasol. The full skirted, 1950s shape makes it perfect for swishing about in a feminine manner.
dress - vintage via ebay, headscarf (I know, I know, I wear this too much!) - vintage, petticoat - charity shop, tights - dorothy perkins, necklace - car boot sale.
Back detail of the print.
Sorry for the lack of wordage in this post, but I'd rather let the dress speak for itself this time.

16 comments:

  1. It's gorgeous, I love it, Charlotte! How the heck did you find it?

    A from A + B in the Sea

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    1. Thank you! Somehow I stumbled on the blog of the person who was selling it & she had a link to her ebay, really very very lucky!
      x

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  2. Wow. It is absolutely stunning. Such an amazing find!

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  3. that is the prettiest dress ever x

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  4. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous dress, so feminine and delicate <3
    http://cupcakesandtreacle.blogspot.com/

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  5. oh my gosh i am in LOVE with the print on this dress!!!!!!!! so beautiful and dainty :)

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  6. Thank-you for the comment my lovely, that. is. the. prettiest. dress. I wish our clothing was as beautiful as vintage!

    Lots of Love,

    Lily from Red Brick Lipstick

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  7. Wow, that dress is beautiful! Such an amazing find, on ebay as well!
    It suits you so well too! So jealous!
    Love Charlestown xoxo.

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  8. this press is too pretty! :) it reminds me of petit trianon, the private palace of marie-antoinette. if she'd invited you to a tea party there, you would HAVE to wear that dress - and be the centre of attention! :)
    how do you always find these gorgeous clothes?
    i adore your style!

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  9. Love this dress! :0

    {Satin&Souffles}

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  10. Such a pretty dress! I love the vintage vibe to it. I just discovered your blog and I absolutely adore it! Your sense of style is impeccable xxx

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  11. The dress is so pretty! It looks as if it was made for you! I've been scrolling through some of your blog posts and I am utterly in love with your blog! I love the style you write in and you look so effortlessly pretty. I love the casual vibe to this post, there's no tension to get the perfect backdrop or perfect model-esque pose. You obviously look like you're enjoying yourself which is what matters most :)

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  12. So pretty! That dress is super amazing!

    PS. We’ve an Emerging Thoughts Giveaway! Check it out, if you'd like :)

    ox from NYC!
    davie+erica

    LPFashionPhilosophy

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