dressed up like a lady: Pretty dress -- spotted!

Jun 2, 2009

Pretty dress -- spotted!

I don't know about you, but I get a lot of my daily style inspiration from Modlife -- the official blog of Modcloth, my go-to store for indie/vintage inspired clothing. So you can imagine how I blew an effing gasket when I woke up this morning to find that I was featured as a Style Inspiration on the Modlife Blog! If this is my 15 minutes, I can die happy.

Let's celebrate with a crinoline!
Dress: Vintage via Planetclairevintage
Shoes: Adrienne Vittadini
Bag: vintage via local antique store
Gloves: Vintage via the Getup
Faux pearls: vintage via the Getup


This isn't a vintage crinoline -- in fact, it's brand new. I bought it from a store owned by a friend of mine. She sells dance paraphernalia, which includes a lot of square dancing costumes. I don't know how to do the Texas Two-Step, but this big, white fluffer-nutter makes me want to learn.

 
It's not to late to enter to win an adorable BB Dakota dress! Just visit this post and leave a comment with your name and email before Thursday, June 11th. Sorry, the contest is only available for US residents. Good luck!

37 comments :

  1. Aw, congratulations!
    You definitely deserve to be the inspiration.

    Robin
    http://threadbearthoughts.blogspot.com/

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  2. OH MY GOD, I love this dress! It's so beautiful! & it looks smashing on you. :]

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  3. AMAZING dress!!!!

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  4. I gasped at the first picture. STUNNING.

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  5. Wow, what for a great outfit. This small blue bag is so lovely.

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  6. that dress is SO ADORABLE on you! oh my goodness - i want one too!
    xox

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  7. This dress is so amazing it's making me crazy!

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  8. LOVELY DRESS and congratulations!

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  9. omg this dress is perfect.. the full skirt is stunning

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  10. Gosh this outfit is to die for~

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  11. Is there a link to your crinoline source online? I am desperate for one (or three) and, while I would prefer vintage, I am desperate enough to go for new!

    thanks!

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  12. love it, love it, love it! congrats on the feature girl!

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  13. That dress is gorgeous and I'm glad you know of planetclairevintage!

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  14. Cheer's to giveaways. :)

    jchristinahuh [!at] gmail [!dot] com

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  15. impeccable style as always!

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  16. I found you accidentally, but it was the most incredibile accident that happened to me recently. I love your style and this dress is amazing!

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  17. OMG, you look like a fab 50s pin-up, darling C! I neeeed some crinoline in my life. That dress is fantastic!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  18. Congrats!
    This dress is so beautiful...I can't stop looking at it!

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  19. Oh you look gorgeous! And congrats! We visit YOUR blog for inspiration!

    ps- yes! I totally remember Rob Lowe's apt from Wayne's World- Cath and I were big fans of the WW movies ;)

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  20. Oh, polka-dot Heaven! Congrats on everything, and keep rocking out the duds. Lovely lovely lovely!

    Karen
    klreilly@comcast.net

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  21. Perfection, this dress is just amazing on you! And so ingenious to get it the dance store, you need to learn and take it out for a spin!

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  22. I love, love, love this dress!!! =)
    So pretty!

    Cheers,
    Kate
    http://www.toyourstruly.com

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  23. You look amazing! I visit this blog quite often, you define inspiration!


    chelsatpayne.blogspot.com

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  24. Amazing dress. It looks great on you.

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  25. i absolutely adore that dress. =]


    http://moments-of-infinity.blogspot.com

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  26. That dress looks gorgeous on you!

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  27. you look stunning :)! love that embroidered bag, too.

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  28. aahh, lovely - you are indeed dressed up like a lady!!
    kiiisses xxx

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  29. Love love the dress on u!!!

    Please come and visit us.

    Muahhhz

    Maurenice
    http://heightsoffashion.typepad.com/

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  30. Love love the dress on u!!!

    Please come and visit us.

    Muahhhz

    Maurenice
    http://heightsoffashion.typepad.com/

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  31. Your dress is beautiful! I like your style.

    S.
    http://thingsilove-thingsilike.blogspot.com/

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  32. Your waist looks SO tiny. Is there any way you'd be able to help me get my hands on a crinoline? I've been looking for one for ages and haven't been able to locate a nice one!

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  33. How gorgeous you look. Beautiful dress on a beautiful lady.

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  34. Gorgeous dress. Dresses like these are what makes me want to get into sewing. Wish I could pin one of these (your Flickr settings don't allow).

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