Friday, October 7, 2011

Black and Tan



Dress: thrifted
Bag: won from Audrey’s Loehmann’s giveaway
Shoes: Target

My outfit today was inspired by this post from Bethany’s blog, Bunny Picnic! My mom found the dress I’m wearing in a thrift shop in Colorado and gave it to me the last time she was in California. As soon as I saw Bethany style her black and white dress up with tan accessories, I knew I had to try the same approach with mine.

I’m sorry these photos are so hazy, though. I didn’t realize the light was getting low enough to mess with my old camera. If I get the new job (still no word...yikes!), I’m buying a better camera for sure. That’s at the top of my list, which also includes an Etsy shopping spree, a pair of Seychelles and the perfect rusty ASOS sweater that Annebeth is wearing here.

PS: Can you spot Zeus in the top photo? I didn't even notice him until I inserted the image into the blog post!


PPS: Ack! I forgot to mention it yesterday, but Michelle of Hot Pink Combat Boots has featured me in this post on her blog! Her blog is really cool and fun and chronicles her adventures as an American in Europe. Thanks again, Michelle!


24 comments:

  1. Loooooooooooove this dress. I still have no idea how to thrift for clothes so well.

    Also EL OH EL at Zeus, that is making me laugh so hard.

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  2. colorado? yay! is it vintage? it looks very 1940s. i have a black polka dot dress that i love, but once i wore it to a funeral, so now i think of it as a funeral dress...
    if i get a job next semester, i want a new computer. that's a big want, eh?

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  3. Lovely dress, you look so modernly vintage, which is what I love about your outfits. :)

    xo
    Maria Elyse
    First Impressions
    Flying Ships Vintage

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  4. Aw your dress is so cute and classic. Definitely a wardrobe staple. I can never have enough polka dots in my life.

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  5. Great dress, and i love the color combo of brown/tan and black. It looks so luxe. You're lucky to have a mom with such great taste.

    Thx for the blog love.

    Xoxo
    Michelle

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  6. you are looking very mad men in this dress, which means you are looking awesome :) Hope this job comes through!

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  7. i'm so flattered! i love this combo. and hidden kitty! so cute!
    i can't wait to see your future etsy spree :)

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  8. Haha Zeus is so cute! I love this dress, it's very classy and flattering. Your mom has great taste! Crossing my fingers that you hear back soon about the job! :)

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  9. I love the dress. so lovely!!! love the bag too<3

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  10. Pairing black, white and tan together can never be a fail, but you made it to the top with the polkadots! I really like this outfit.

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  11. I love this outfit, it's so classy and chic. I'm so glad I stumbled on your blog!x

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  12. Goodness, that dress is fantastic! I've been totally digging pairing black and tan (I have a black and tan sweater that I can't stop wearing) so I love this outfit :)

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  13. I love this dress and it fits you perfectly!!! The tan and black go so well together! And yes spot the cat! I always have spot the dog in my photos!!

    Love love this ensemble, and good luck on job stuffs!

    Lauren
    Sparrow & Urchin

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  14. Love the black & tan. Your mom can spot the good ones :) Hope you hear back from them soon. *Crossing fingers*

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  15. That bag is gorgeous and I like how the polka dots on the dress are an irregular shape!

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  16. Fingers definitely crossed on the job... and you will have more than earned a shopping spree.... : )

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  17. oh definitely my kind of look, so ladylike and classy!

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  18. I love your kitty sneaking into the picture, the dress looks great on you.
    When I read your blog title I thought about the drink 'black & tan' which I haven't had in a long time but wasn't a huge fan of. I thought you might be talking beer on your blog.

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  19. haha..i love zeus's little head popping out.
    you look beautiful..i am a sucker for anything polkadots!
    what a fabulous mother you have. :)
    fingers are still crossed for you.

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  20. @Courtney: The dress is a Liz Claiborne from the '80s, but yeah, I think it looks '40s too! I like how the shoulders are kind of squared off but not padded.

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  21. this dress is so gorgeous. absolutely adorable.

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  22. I love the combo! the dress is very pretty and that bag is such an amazing prize!

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