Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Floral Trend, Vintage Style

Dress: Leslie J, vintage, thrifted {similar here} {also try here}
Shoes: Nine West {here} {all black here}
Bracelets: Target {similar here} and Vintage {similar here}
Ring: Kendra Scott "Tela" {here} {similar here}
Sunglasses: Chloé "Ammi" {here}
Lipstick: Revlon Lip Butter in Lollipop {here}

Can I tell you how excited I was to find this wild '70s backless (excuse my bony scapula) maxi dress for less than $20 a couple of weeks ago? This is something I never could have dreamed up. I was in a thrift store searching for modern dresses and came across this gem. It screamed summer backyard barbecue to me, except I don't have a backyard or barbecue. I wore it to the student performances this past weekend and received tons of compliments. I don't know what I like best - the wild pink and orange floral print, the lack of back, or the groovy '70s collar!

I'm posting this a day early to participate in Marion's 2nd Trend of the Month Challenge! I thought this dress is a perfect example of how trends constantly reemerge and reinvent themselves.

70 comments:

Rocío Larrea said...

Really nice, love it!!
un kiss
Rocío
http://elclosetderocio.blogspot.com

Rakhshanda said...

Such a gorgeous dress <3 Suits you well!!!

Miss Kwong said...

the dress has the best cut and pattern....
very beautiful!

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Carrie Couch said...

I am obsessed with the dress! So fantastic!

Marion said...

What?! You found this dress for $20? Seriously Mary Ann...what a stellar find. You look so gorgeous...it's as if the dress was made for you. The back and the print are so unique.
Thanks for linking up friend!
XO - Marion

TheTinyHeart said...

That dress is gorgeous on you, Mary Ann! The back of it is just stunning and I love the 70s print!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Sparkle said...

oh that dress is sooo pretty!

xx

Tarah said...

H there,
What a gem' you have found. It elongates your legs, making an elegant statement. Beautiful as usual.
Always,
Tarah and the City

Biser Sable said...

Such a wonderful look!<3 The dress is amazing!<3

Deadly Inlove said...

Oh, beautiful dress and smile! :)

Mary Lou said...

oh wow what an amazing vintage beauty! the dress is sooo fabulous, i love the print and the fancy lapel!
just amazing. now i know who is queen of disco;)
love and kiss,mary
http://maryloucinnamon.blogspot.com/

Mia Maree said...

I am crazy about the back of this dress! What a great floral find!

Michelleesque said...

I am loving that print of your dress!

Michelle
www.michelleesque.com

Stacy said...

absolutely gorgeous!

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Wendy said...

ok, I love it. I myself wouldn't be able to wear it because I'm pretty short and the backless, ahhhhh, but it looks incredible on you!!

Side Street Style said...

Wow wow wow I love this thrifted dress - looks amazing on you and is effortless style. Your blog is wonderful - now following :)

Laura x
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Dietingfashions said...

ohhh what a classic retro dress! Love the open back. Such a wow factor.

Helen

Dietingfashions said...

ohhh what a classic retro dress! Love the open back. Such a wow factor.

Helen

katattack2000 said...

What a beautiful dress :)

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The Jones said...

I just adore your beautiful maxi!!! I've never seen one like that...the florals are so pretty and bright, and the low back is AMAZING.

<3 Cambria
jupefashion.blogspot.com

Katie- Hems for Her said...

Very cool dress. It looks awesome on you, and I love how completely modern it looks!

Chloe said...

Less than $20?! I love it! Your posts always remind me that I need to make a weekend out of hitting up some vintage/thrift stores...

Antonella C'est moi said...

Amazing dress..you're so cool!!!!

AngeliqueDama said...

You've got perfect smile! I love your dress:))

Disturbed Style said...

Amazing photos and style! I love it :)

Him and Her Project said...

amazing long dress! we're your new followers!
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Simone said...

Ooooh, this is such a pretty dress! Perfect for summer!

Thx for your comment & I hope you had fun travelling through Europe!

Kisses from Vienna,
Simone

The Fashionable ESQ said...

I remember seeing the snapshot of this dress when you found it and it is so stunning! It's really one of those finds you'll have forEVER!
It looks amazing on! <3

xx
The Fashionable ESQ
http://www.thefashionableesq.blogspot.com/

Lyosha said...

I loove this dress! It's super-duper cute!

Lyosha
Inside and Outside Blog
P.S. you have a great personal style, following you now

erica marie said...

What an amazing find! This dress is beyond gorgeous. You look stunning in it.

xo erica

blondebenedicte said...

Thanks :)
Aw, the floral print is a must have of this season & the accessories are really nice :)
xxx

Style Eyes said...

What a stunning dress! I really love the print on it and can't believe it was only $20.

RubysNPurls said...

Wow, that is an amazing find and you look amazing in it! Hot pink, orange & navy, love that combo!

Juneli said...

This floral, maxi dress is absolutely stunning on you, Mary Ann! Love the colors and the print on it!

joanne hegarty said...

Gorgeous dress - it's really pretty and individual - yay for vintage thrift finds !

Joanne

http://www.balletpumpsandroses.com

x

Dominika said...

You're completely right about this one, it's a real gem! You look amazing in it, it suits you very well :)

By the way, thanks for stopping by! I followed your blog, could you please follow me back?

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Caitie said...

that dress is just wonderful!

xxx
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dotty said...

that print is FANTASTIC! what a great thrift find!
dash dot dotty

J n Nty said...

Cute outfit
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Lisa said...

I'm following :)
Have a nice Day!

Am2Pm Chic said...

I love how the dress pattern looked a little like polka dot! love the barebacks!

xx

selvia
http://www.am2pmchic.com/

Every Day Rachel said...

The dress is gorgeous!

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Tereza {Drastic Plastic} said...

The dress is beautiful, I love the pattern, it's maxi and it's perfect.

Baby Budget Blog said...

SCORE!! Absolutely vintage, absolutely lovely! LOVE the back!!!

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Lily said...

I am obsessed with the dress! So fantastic!

floral print dress

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Hi Mary Ann
Thanks for visiting my blog & leaving a nice comment. Pl visit often. I have now started following you. I saw some of your posts and find that you are beautiful & charming, have a fantastic million dollar smile and are stylish & sensational. You must be a very successful fashion model. Wishing you all success.Have a great week end.
Warm Regards Ram

{Bon Vogueage!}™ said...

Thanks for your comment dear :) Beautiful dress and blog!! Want to follow each other? xoxo

Bravoe Runway said...

I love this dress mary ann!!! It's absolutely gorgeous! You always find the best items at a thrift store just like the trina turk lbd! AHHH!

Emily said...

What a beautiful dress!
Creamy

deadly_bite said...

Beautiful dress! It reminds me of a dress I had years ago... it had a similar shape, and a very similar flower pattern :P

Lovely! xx

Caroline Robianto said...

loving the prints :D


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Style-Delights said...

Absolutely gorgeous dress! You have got a pretty back;-) Love the style and the dark tones of the fabric! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
-Jyoti
Style-Delights Blog
NY Style Examiner

melissa said...

Love the low back, sexy! Maxi dresses rules

doyouspeakgossip said...

Really beautiful dress! You look gorgeous!
Thank you so much for commenting on my blog! Hope to see you again soon! :)

Antonella C'est moi said...

So amazing

Fashion Lookbook said...

What a beautiful dress.

Yola Thorp said...

Great dress.

xx,
www.yolathorp.com

Sarah said...

So pretty! Love the dress! Great blog <3

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Sada said...

Simply amazing! Love this dress and I think the colours are the winner although you are right....the collar is another kind of love altogether. Just beautiful. Thank you very much for visiting/commenting on my blog. I am following you, your blog looks lovely.
xo
Sada
Dressology HQ

Fashion Diaries said...

amazing dress and you look stunning!!

xx
Nelly
http://e-fashiondiaries.blogspot.com/
i am your newest follower!hope you visit my blog and follow back sweetie!

lucia m said...

wow! your dress is amazing!

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Cathleen said...

beautiful dress,
you look very feminine :)

Melina said...

amazing dress, you look stunning!
xx

Annie said...

That dress looks gorgeous on you, what a pretty pattern!

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

woreout said...

What a find! I love when I go thrifting with one piece in mind and end up finding something totally different but equally beautiful and totally unexpected. Love this print and the collar is totally groovy!

still being [molly] said...

amazing dress!

Samantha said...

Oh Mary Ann!!!

This is THE dress!! I LOVE it - such an awesome find!! It's totally fabulous!! And love the sunglasses you wore with it! Totally LOL @ your no BBQ or backyard comment! So cute!

xo, sam

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

This dress is amazing, retro and gorgeous, ah! drooling.

MissRockwell said...

WOW!! This dress is absolutely gorgeous! I can hardly believe that it was thrifted. What a great find.

http://thriftyandshameless.blogspot.com

Christine said...

That' dress is awesome! And it fits you perfectly!
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