Monday, July 23, 2012

Week Of Vintage: Summer Neon

Dress: Vintage 1960s
Heels: Elie Tahari "Yvonne"
Purse: Vintage
Earrings: thanks to INPINK {similar here}
Sunglasses: ChloĆ© "Ammi" {here}
Lips: Revlon Lip Butter "Lollipop" {here} over MAC "Chatterbox" {here}

I'm so excited to present my first ever Week Of Vintage! What does this mean? I will have a post for you everyday this week featuring vintage clothing and/or accessories, tips, and tutorials! And the blog received a li'l retro makeover for the week, too. How swell! I've always enjoyed fashions and hairstyles from the WWII era, but lately I've taken a liking to '60s and '70s garments and have been expanding my collection to include those decades - perhaps it's since I started watching Pan Am and Madmen.

Today we're starting off with this bright mod floral print dress. This is certainly a statement making dress, so I paired it with neutral heels and purse. I was lucky enough to barter this dress for some hemming services - it originally belonged to my friend's grandmother! It is a little bit too big throughout the shoulders and waist, but cinched with a belt, I don't find it to be much of a problem. I may get around to altering it one day, but for now, I'm fine with the way it is. Readers, what do you think of this wild dress? And if you like my '60s inspired bouffant bun, I made a YouTube tutorial on how to do it - see it here!

Stay tuned - tomorrow we will be talking about minor altering modifications to another mod print dress!

40 comments:

Carrie Couch said...

Super fun!!! I always love vintage...any era!

Excited for this week!

Grace said...

What an exciting feature! I can't wait to read more of it. I absolutely love this vintage dress on you.

A Southern Drawl

TheTinyHeart said...

What a fun new feature! The bright print is gorgeous on you!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Meegaa said...

lovely summer dress with very unique flower print.

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Sabrina said...

You look so amazing! I really love that fun and energetic print and colour of the dress. And the Week of Vintage sounds great- looking forward to your retro guides!

Sincerely,
Sabrina

Savana said...

Love this dress, so pretty. Thank you for visiting, I would like for us to follow?
Let me know
Regards!
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Ashley said...

this dress is AMAZING on you! the colors are perfect for summer.

Jenny Lauren said...

What a fabulous idea! I can't wait to see the other posts. This dress is just so gorgeous on you! The colours are stunning! I really love your header too. . . so creative!

xo Jenny
www.crazystylelove.com

Miss K said...

Love this outfit!

Wioletta said...

Vintage - my love!:) I like Your dress and bag!great photo - I follow:) join me :)and thanks for Your opinion on my blog:)

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S FASHION said...

you look awesome !!! :)

Glossy Lala said...

Adorable look.Just great.
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Lindsey A. Turner said...

I LOVE your dress! It looks adorable on you!

Lindsey Turner
http://thriftandshout.blogspot.com

Margarida Reis said...

you look gorgeous!!!!
stunning colour!

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Julia said...

I LOVE this. I love your new blog design and this outfit! I'm really inspired by this era of fashion so it's no surprise that I'm swooning right now. Can't wait to see the rest of this week's posts! :)

Julia
Cup of Tea

Amy said...

GREAT BLOG! so glad I found it!

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Bravoe Runway said...

You look like you've stepped off the set of Mad Men! Seriously!!! I could see this dress on Megan!

Juneli said...

What a gorgeous and vibrant dress and you look like Audrey Hepburn, Mary Ann! So pretty!
Love
Juneli from Fashionably Yours

Nav said...

what a gorgeous dress!

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Head to Toe Chic said...

This dress is gorgeous on you! I love the print!

xo,
Angela
headtotoechic.blogspot.com

Popcorn, Pugs & Peonies said...

That dress is so fabulous. I love the colors and that it is vintage. Great trade!!

*Erin

@jackiegiardina said...

yep that dress is completely perfect!!!

xo Jackie
...livingaftermidnite

Marion Green said...

What a great idea Mary Ann! And I don't think the dress is too "wild" (is that because us bloggers become somewhat immune to out-there fashion?) In fact, I think it's gorgeous and the demure cut makes it classic. You look beautiful as always!
XO - Marion

Anthea Lau said...

lovely bright floral dress!
would you like to follow each other?
A
xx
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Stylish By Nature said...

WOW !! You look like a Diva in this dress :)

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Nikki said...

Your dress is SO beautiful, the colours are just incredible!:) You look lovely! XX

leonie fanning said...

Oh mary Ann Im so jealous amazing dress and what a brilliant idea. I adore vintage i usually go for 40s or 50s era but recently iv been buying 60s type dresses to. I love the hair to great look on u. Have a great week kisses from Dublin xx leonie.

Ellyzabeth Tanaya said...

A very nice and cute dress xx

Debbie said...

That dress looks amazing on you!

x

Heather said...

I am seriously dying over this dress - it's so gorgeous and I LOVE that it's vintage... can't wait to see more!

XO
www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

Pretty in Pink said...

I love that floral print :)

Kiss*

Samantha said...

THIS IS TOO FUN! Love that bright shift and your hair and makeup with it!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! And your vintage blog makeover is 'swell'!! <3

Off to check out your video tutorial!

xo, sam

Christine said...

Amazing colors! so awesome!
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Carrie said...

That dress is a showstopper! Beautiful color and print. :)

Shaikha said...

love love your outfit and the hairstyle!
followed, follow back? :)xx

ShariGold said...

you in that dress stunning! i love how that floral print pretty much just pops out the picture. Fabulous.

shari
http://mycurlsmyfashion.blogspot.com

your new follower

Lovers, Saints & Sailors said...

Wow, that print is absolutely amazing!

Hannah @ Tattoos and Pearls said...

I am obsessed with this dress! It looks fabulous on you and I love the bright colors and pattern. So 1960's mod. Perfect girl!

Hannah Tattoos and Pearls

Princie said...

Wow...What beautiful and bright pictures! This dress is to die for and this bun is perfect!
Thanx for your comment! Happy to discover your blog! New follower!

Jessica said...

I love how you put this whole look together! Such a great, colorful retro look! You remind me of Jackie O! Your newest follower, Jessica

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