Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Down the Runway






dress: vintage (loving this one)// shoes: calvin klein jeans (similar here) // sunnies: prada (available here)// earrings & bag: stella & dot
photos by the amazing molly stillman // linked up with style elixir and fashion and beauty finds
Since I was 3 years old I've been obsessed with all things fashion and style. Each runway season I swooned over the creations coming down the catwalk and dreamt about owning beautiful clothes, as I'm sure most of you reading this have done the same. After the Spring '13 collections I was so inspired by all of the mod prints and silhouettes the designers sent down the runway. But, like most people, I can't afford the creations I so admire, so I turn to vintage. There is something so exciting about finding a piece that looks like it came straight out of the current seasons! The print on this dress is what first caught my attention and to be honest I didn't even try it on....I just new I could make it work somehow. The length was a little too long on my petite frame so I tied the end in a knot to show a little leg. Lesson of the day: If you truly love a piece you can always make it work!!!

36 comments:

  1. YES!! i am obsessed with this dress. <3

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  2. Like Tim Gunn says "Make it work people" and you definitely did! I totally agree with you, I always make my piece work, if they are inexpensive and you love the print or silhouette you can definitely figure it out..love this print Brooke..fab!
    Sheree xxx
    www.itsnotthatdeep.com

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  3. This dress is killer, adore the print.


    xo
    http://pinksole.com

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  4. Brooke this dress is just the most perfect find... well done you!! If I'd have been with you I think I would have fought you for it, haha ;))) And so brilliantly styled. As always. Sunnies, belt, knotted skirt - all so faaaaaabulous!

    Hope you're well my lovely

    Catherine x
    http://notdressedaslamb.com

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  5. Ah love this! I have had a slight obsession with all things vintage for years and years now, and I love you found such a vintage score in one of this season's coveted styles!

    XOXO,
    Rebecca

    www.DarlingCashmere.blogspot.com

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  6. Love the Stella & Dot earrings! I have them and love wearing them with yellow!

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  7. totally loving the checked print dress, such delightful colours!
    would you like to follow each other on bloglovin'?
    A
    xx
    http://epiquemoi.blogspot.com

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  8. I absolutely love how you tied it. So clever! Love this look!

    Amy

    Fashion and Beauty Finds

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  9. I wouldn't be able to tell that was Vintage. What a beautiful, vibrant print. Love that you tied it in the front, and I agree with whoever said you're having a Tim Gunn 'make it work' moment. LOVE IT!!!

    WWW.ROXTHEFOX.COM

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  10. Okay. You're going to need to hand over that dress immediately. LOVE the vintage stuff I've been seeing on you lately. I reeeeeaaallly want to raid your closet.
    Genius idea, tying it up!!
    You're a retro goddess in these pics.
    xo
    ashley
    www.thephotogramps.blogspot.com

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  11. Love your dress! And great sunnies;)

    Styleinlove.blogspot.com

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  12. You look great! YOu pull off bright colors and patterns so well!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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  13. Nooo! I'm so sad its vintage because I want it! :P

    -Franci
    www.TheFashionPalate.com

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  14. So adorable on you! And I love the way you tied it. I wish I could shop for vintage. I feel it is a talent and art, and I don't have it. You obviously have that talent in a big way.

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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  15. You never stop surprising me!! really come and though I've seen it all and then find outfits like this gorgeous dress, in the most gorgeous pattern and styled in the best possible fun way.
    XX,
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  16. I love this dress and your shoes. They are super cute.

    -Vogue&Heels
    www.vogueandheels.com

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  17. That colorful dress look amazing on you :)


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    Coline ♡

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  18. Digging this retro vibe! Great print!
    xL

    www.themarcystop.blogspot.com

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  19. Looove the print, and how clever tying it in a knot! Missing your colored ends on your hair! What color is next!?

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  20. Brooke,so happy to came across your blog as your style is so impeccable :-)
    the interesting thing about a vintage piece that it has some kind of history. And all kind of fashion pieces from each century make an occurence on the run way. I really love the pattern and colour palete of this dress. You give it a special twist by knoting the end, and YES you made it work and you just look so super cute in it. With the white sunnies, your ensemble really has this 70's vibe.

    Excited to be following you now via Bloglovin :-)

    ani from Germany :-)
    www.fleurani.blogspot.de

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  21. I like how you knotted the vintage dress. It's so clever and added some extra ooomph to it!

    Grace
    vitaMinnStyle.blogspot.com

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  22. Very nicely done, Brooke! I love the print, the fit and the knot, of course. No really, I really do.

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  23. love your dress!!
    you look amazing

    coloreport.blogspot.mx

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  24. That is an adorable outfit. I love your dress, pretty print
    Cammi @ Cammilicious

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  25. Chic,chic,chic!;-)
    xx
    B.
    http://www.beeswonderland.com/

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  26. I am in love with the dress! What beautiful bright colours. I also love the knotted hem, I always struggle with the length on dresses but agree if you love it you can always make it work.

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  27. While scrolling down, was hoping that dress would be a recent purchase within our price range :( Love the dress, and the styling is just so you!

    xx
    5th&6th

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  28. Great Dress

    New post on the blog:
    http://couturetrend.blogspot.it/2013/05/choies-giveaway.html

    Baci baci J&J

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  29. Great combo !
    Love the bag !

    http://www.olastory.com/

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  30. It is such a stunning dress, and well your lesoon of today is a good one. I love trying new things with a garment :D

    xx

    liquoriceandpumps.blogspot.com

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  31. This is such a whimsical outfit. Thanks for posting it! You look like Carrie Bradshaw. Feel free to drop by me too soon.

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  32. I'm obsessed with this and I love how you made the length work for you - great idea. I never really jumped on the vintage train like most people because I often found myself not fitting the clothes right, but now I know one way to make it work! You pull off mod fashion well :)

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