Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Vintage Shopping and Facing Fears

This weekend, I went thrifting with friends and bought a couple of cute vintage dresses that I plan to sell in my vintage shop. This dress was one of them, but I thought I should try it out first, as it is one of my biggest outfit fears - a long skirt. It's not quite a maxi dress, but almost. And I've never thought I could pull off that look, so I wanted to see for myself. I also tend to shy away from dangly earrings, so this outfit was a real wardrobe triumph.

Other looks I'm "afraid of" but hope to try out sometime soon:

  • shorts with tights
  • knee-high socks
  • turban headbands
  • color blocking
  • large hair bows
  • patterned tights
  • denim jackets
  • blazers with casual outfits
Maybe they won't work out. Maybe they will. But it can't hurt to try, right?

Outfit Details:
Dress and Belt: Vintage
Shoes: Payless
Purse: Thrifted
Sunglasses: F21
Earrings: Gift from Thailand
Necklace: Handmade

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So what's on your scary wardrobe list?

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  1. first of all- keep the dress. it looks amazing on you. I am afraid of large hair bows as well but totally want to try them out as well. xoxo

  2. You made that vintage dress look so fierce! Love the who ensemble!


  3. Big bows scare me too. But have done most of your other fears. :)

  4. you look adorable! the whole outfit-you're rockin' it!

    dangle earrings scare me, too. i love them, and kept buying them. but can never WEAR them. pfft.
    i gave them away;)


  5. You look gorgeous and I personally believe fashion and style is definitely better if you experiment! ^_^

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  8. I love shorts with tights and thigh highs!! And I love this dress on you!

  9. I can't believe you just named my EXACT fashion fears. Seriously, exactly. I felt like I was the only person not into wearing long skirts/maxi dresses. I'm glad you got over your fear, because you seriously look great in this!


  10. Cute dress! It looks great on you. I'm scared of trying belts...haven't ventured into that yet. :)

  11. I think you should keep that dress, it looks way too cute on you. And love love love the bag.

    My biggest fashion fear? Wearing anything tucked in ~ I have no waist at all.

  12. i totally know what you mean by an outfit triumph! ive been getting over a few of my fears since i started my bliog. but i still have plenty to tacke. just like you said... shorts with tights... its gonna be a minute before I go for that one!


  13. You shouldn't be afraid! This is a GREAT look on you! :)

  14. I'm with Prairie Hen; girl keep that dress! It's darling!
    And I love that belt. Even though I fear belts. Belts are my scary wardrobe thingy.

  15. I tried two things: "skinny" jeans and leggings and found out that I loved them and they weren't as scary as I thought.

    Try a denim jacket, I love mine and it goes with just about anything.

  16. I love this dress on you! It looks so pretty. You should definitely keep it.

  17. oh friend you have to try out all your fears...they would look so cute on you! You could totally pull them all off.
    Love the dress!

  18. Such a pretty dress! I've still for a list of 'fashion-fears' to tackle, long dresses, floral tights, and casual blazers among them. Still too scared to get started xD But you've given me some inspiration, indeed!

  19. I love your list of fears! We have a few in common, in fact. I do love wearing a blazer with casual outfits. I have a white cotton one seems to go with everything. Start with a basic, says me. :)

  20. I LOVE big bows and feathers for your hair but just can't pull it off. Not sure if that counts for being SCARED though. It's just a fact. I can't do it.
    I DO love shorts with knee high boots though...my hubby tells me "no no no" but I think it's cute! Tights with shorts I'd be interested in seeing! I never thought of that! TFS!

  21. I love the belt! I am now following you on Bloglovin'.

  22. Congrats for your triumph!!! And I hope you can get more triumphs about the anothers things!!! I see you have a great challenge to win!!! And I hope see all!


  23. I love this dress! so cute and your hair looks great as well =)

  24. Great vintage dress, love the print and the cut.

    Maryjane xoxo

  25. I think you should keep the dress as well. And pair it with some cutesy peep toe heels. Conquer those fears girl!


  26. this is a pretty vintage clothing.. Flory stuffs is in the trend..


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