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Monday, August 11, 2014


DRESS: c/o Dahlia NECKLACE: c/o I Love Crafty PURSE: c/o Kling SHOES:Kling

A frequent favorite of mine, British clothing brand Dahlia has truly outdone themselves with this dress - ETA: and it's now on sale! I am so smitten with it because the style reminds me of several different time periods: the Edwardian era's "demure" high collars, but calling to mind the liberated flappers from the 1920s as they started trading in the restrictive corsets for dropped waists and inching towards shorter and shorter skirts. Zelda Sayre right before and after she met F. Scott Fitzgerald is a perfect example!

It ended up reading more 1960s when I styled it - with my slightly heavy-handed mascara and eyeliner application (… oops) and pop art accessories - another one of my favorite eras for clothing! I was actually slightly apprehensive about how it would look on me (I'm always a tiny bit nervous to stray from my favorite tight waist, flared skirt silhouette), but I'm absolutely in love with how it looked on ♥


I wore what has become the cutest necklace in my stash - this sprinkled donut piece by I Love Crafty! I have been a fan of I Love Crafty for years now, and Laura continues to blow me away with her talent and excellent taste!


And finally, my matching cloud print shoes and purse are from another brand that has become a fast favorite of mine, Kling! I am always a huge fan of novelty prints, and the graphic, technicolor cloud print on these is a dream.

I hope you all had a beautiful weekend! ♡

34 comments:

  1. the dress looks great on you, and the doughnut necklace is so cute!

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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  2. I am smitten with the entire outfit as well! Adorable!

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  3. This dress is a dream and it suits you to perfection! <3 And suddenly I want a sprinkled donut.....

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  4. LOVE the shoes and matching purse! Alex

    tobebeautifulingodseyes.blogspot.com

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  5. So pretty! I love this summery outfit on you :)

    www.violetdaffodils.com
    xx

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  6. I love the historizing style of the dress, it is very nice and interesting.

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  7. What a beautiful dress on you, Kailey! I could never pull off this silhouette, but it's absolutely darling on you.

    xox Sammi

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  8. Ahh that dress is a dream! Love the drop waist and the neckline, so gorgeous! xx

    Adventures of an Anglophile

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  9. You're so pretty <3
    The dress is so perfect, i need one ; v ;

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  10. I love how the dress seamlessly combines a Victorian and 60's feel. I absolutely love it :)

    Theatricality by Mariah

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  11. That looks like a really fun dress to wear! And I love the fact that your shoes and bag are matching. ^.^

    vegcourtsey.blogspot.com

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  12. Aw, you look so pretty~ And the matching cloud print shoes and purse are awesome.

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  13. This dress is a dream, love the drop waist, so glad you went out on a limb with a new style! Love the cloud print too, eek :)

    <3 Megan
    http://www.garden-variety.net

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  14. That donut necklace is completely adorable and looks great with your outfit!

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  15. Just adorable! High neck and drop waist seems so rarely done, but it looks so good together! And of course those shoes and that purse make the whole darn thing! So much prettiness in one place!

    www.tennesseeroseblog.com

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  16. That dress is gorgeous and you look stunning in it! <3 Thanks for the sweet compliment. :) xoxo

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  17. The dress is AMAZING!!!!!

    http://lescarousels.blogspot.com
    http://lescarousels.blogspot.com

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  18. You look so adorable! :D

    x Angela // www.thebouncingbrunette.blogspot.com

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  19. as always you look absolutely charming <3 the dress is quite unusual in its shape, but it really suits you! also the purse cought my eye, very interesting pattern!

    cute weirdoland - pigeongray.blogspot.com

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  20. Kailey, you ARE the teen dream <3

    http://secret-hipster.blogspot.com.au/

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  21. Lovely post, doll. <3 That dress is perfect for you!

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  22. omg I think we were on the same outfit wavelength yesterday?! *A* I love how you styled the bag and shoes (matching them is actually a really '60s thing to do) & that dress looks perfect on you! <3

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  23. So perfect for you, love the vintage style while still being modern.

    xx

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  24. Stunning outfit lovely!
    I seriously need that necklace, I am a huge fan of I Love Crafty ^_^
    xox

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  25. ♥♥♥So CUTE♥♥♥
    I love your outfit because the white flowy collar dress fits perfect for you and you're so pretty too! I am truly inspiring of your blog!

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  26. dress looks amazing on you!

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  27. You always manage to look like you've come out of a fairytale <3

    http://chamomiledealer.blogspot.com.tr/

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  28. I'm also ever-hesitant to stray from the fit & flare silhouette but you pull this off beautifully! The new blog design looks great, too :)

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  29. Ka ka ka kawaii <3

    xoxo,
    Hanna from http://ledolcewonderland.blogspot.com/

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  30. You're so tiny you'd look great in absolutely any silhouette. I'm not usually into drop waists but I think this dress is adorable. Your pink hair is just so perfect with it! Such a cute look!

    Jamie | PetitePanoply.com

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  31. So stunning! I love all your detail photos, esp these ones with the flowers. This dress is totally something I wouldn't think anyone could pull off, but you look amazing!

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  32. Lovely visual!
    Simple and so cute...

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