dressed up like a lady: The real thing. Sort of.

Jul 24, 2008

The real thing. Sort of.

The only trouble with vintage dresses is that, even in the age of Ebay, it can be tough finding one in the exact style you want -- let alone in your size. That's where the talented ladies behind reproduction and vintage-style labels like Stop Staring come in, taking authentic vintage fabrics, patterns, and styles and making gorgeous clothes for modern shoppers.

This dress, however, is not from Stop Staring. It's from a similar line called Lilli Jean -- but unfortunately, they appear to have gone out of business! It's a shame too. This dress is beautiful, comfortable, and well made.



Dress: Lilli Jean
Shoes: Target







I really adore this vintage case from the Getup. It's Elizabeth Arden brand and was designed to carry makeup (evidenced by the fact that it still smells of talc!), but it reminds me wonderfully of Grace Kelly's Marc Cross overnight case in Rear Window.













42 comments :

  1. Oh wow your hair looks stunning like that. I love your photography!

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  2. That's a vintage dress? It looks so modernized! I love the suitcase. What a nice touch.

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  3. This reminds me of Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music for some reason. You especially look like her in the 2nd picture.

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  4. That print is amazing! I might be in love with this dress, I think. Why did Lilli Jean go out of business :(

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  5. Gosh that outfit is perfection...you can never put a foot wrong! Love your hair like that too, so beautiful.

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  6. Wow! I love every single picture. Perfection, dear!

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  7. oh my goodness! what great finds... you look stunning in that dress, adn the bag is amazing. if i had that dress i'd probably wear it for days.

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  8. you look so glam lady!love the dress&your makeup tooxx

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  9. oooh! I love the print on the dress. Makes me think Jetsons in a retro-futuristic way. You would not be out of place in an alternate universe.

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  10. so vintage and so lovely!! i love your photos!! absolutely perfect.

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  11. cupcakes and cashmereJuly 25, 2008 at 11:38 AM

    what beautiful shots...i particularly love your little red peep toe shoes! happy friday, love!

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  12. oh god i love this, the dress the bag and the shoes go so well together, and your hair looks great

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  13. I love the new 'do! and your pics are always so adorable....

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  14. Oh! Oh! Oh! I LOOOOOVVVEEE that dress!!!!! You look stunning in this outfit Cammila! Everything you're wearing is just gorgeous! I think I need to get back to my regular ebay hunting and see if I can find a sweet gem like you did!

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  15. that outfit is perfecr. parfais. i absolutely love vintage-style and copies!

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  16. so pretty pics ...u look so divine...

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  17. that dress is fantastic, and the case! I loved that part of Rear Window, when she's pulling out her beautiful nightie. quite racy for the time, right?

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  18. That dress is lovely on you! I really like the flats, too.

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  19. i don't think i'll ever get over how gorgeous you are girly.

    loving your dress and loving your bag even more!

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  20. I like your hair styled lik that. And stunning dress! I have such troubles when it comes to finding vintage, so maybe I'll try your idea. Amazing bag too!

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  21. A very nice dress indeed! I love the pattern & shape it has.

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  22. the first photo with you lying on the grass is like from a movie.

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  24. I love the halter style and the retro length. Beautiful photos!!

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  25. wow!!i adore your hair and your hair color!

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  26. i want that case! and the first picture of you lying on the grass is just BEAUTIFUL.

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  27. That is an awesome dress!! The Elizabeth Arden case is fabulous :)t

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  28. I love the purse , and it looks almost excatly like the one in the picture from rear window.
    wanna trade links?

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  29. this dress is so beutiful on you and i like the shoes too!

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  30. I love these pictures of you and the dress you're wearing is really nice! And that bag, talk about luxurious!

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  31. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. The bag is pretty cute too ;) Cx

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  32. you look so beautiful here!
    everything is perfect.

    /D.

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  33. I really like the picture of you sitting on your knees, with the dress splayed out in a perfect circle around you. It looks like you are growing right out of the ground, like the first Cammilaberry tree of the Spring!

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  34. The hair, the hair, the hair! It's so beautiful, it just pulls that lovely outfit all together! The bag has just the added touch of genius.

    Stunning pictures, you look Magni-licious.

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  35. Love the dress. The fabric is so unique and the cut is perfect on you.

    You're so right about that bag. I think Grace Kelly would be jealous!

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  36. I love the first picture of you lying down. you look so cheeky, mischievious, fun & stylish! Ahh I love your outfits & poses.

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  37. you look stunning and inspire in all your posts! i cant get enough!

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  38. I just discovered your blog via ModCloth and now am totally addicted! You have such a great sense of style. I wish I had the money to buy more vintage than I do, but I am getting there. :)

    P.S. Love those red shoes from Target. I have the same ones and can't get enough of 'em!

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