Monday, December 17, 2012

Festive Finery

Dress - Miss Melinda of California, vintage (altered)
Heels - L.K. Bennett "Idina" {similar here and here}
Clutch - Made by me
Earrings - INPINK {here in orange}
Bracelet - Jeweliq {similar here}
Lips - MAC "M.A.C. Red" {here}

Happy Monday, friends! I'm so excited to share this vintage (1960s? 1970s?) dress I scored at a thrift store last week for less than $20! Isn't it so festive for the holidays? It was originally floor length and I cut off the excess and used the extra material to make a matching clutch. I also did other less obvious modifications to the dress but I will detail those in an upcoming post. Have a wonderful week!

22 comments:

Rachel said...

You look amazing (as usual!) I definitely need to go thrift shopping with you!

Carol Li said...

Your so clever making a matching clutch!

www.petitestyleonline.com

Frannie Pantz said...

No way!!! What a great thrift find! I love your dress and the matching clutch!

alison*elle said...

This looks gorgeous and so festive, Mary Ann! How creative to make that matching clutch.

xo, alison*elle

Kiwi Fashion Blog said...

What a beautiful golden dress!! You look like a gorgeous golden statue!! :)

GirlieBlogger@Beauty Fashion Blog Seattle said...

Thrift stores are the best. What a festive dress. And a matching clutch too? What a lucky girl!

claude said...

Love the cut of the dress (does one say it like this?)

xx claude

canvirries said...

you are so creative and I love the dress and the clutch...not to forget, you look stunning...Happy Holidays ahead!!!

XOXO,
Mimi (Mimzy's Closet)
canvirries03.blogspot.com

Diana (double-ganger) said...

great outfit, love it
and amazing photos! 
you look so beautiful
have a great day hun! xoxo
Diana

double-ganger.blogspot.com

Alex said...

I wish we could go thrift shopping! I love it

XO Alex

http://www.bronzedsundaze.blogspot.com

Crazy Style Love said...

OMG, that dress is so BEAUTIFUL! I just love how you made a matching clutch with the left over fabric. So gorgeous and totally one-of-a-kind.

xo Jenny
www.crazystylelove.com

Kristina said...

So gorgeous!!

Kristina

Kristina does the Internets

Marisa @ Broke with Designer Taste said...

What a perfect holiday ensemble! I seriously need to invest in some glitter ASAP! So cute.

Marisa
http://brokewithdesignertaste.blogspot.com/

Zhanna Frid said...

You look amazing!! I love how you used the extra material for a clutch!!
XO,
Zhanna
www.lifeandbows.com

prettyanddelectable said...

Beautiful dress! What an amazing thrift find, and so creative to use the extra material to make a clutch!

The Fashionable ESQ said...

Yes! The dress screams 'holiday party' and it is so festive! Great find.

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

Sam said...

You are sooo cute!! I love your style. I also love to re-invent vintage and thrift store findings! Sewing is fun!

Btw, I'm following because your blog is adorable! Yay for pet bunnies!!

xoxo
Sam
http://makeshiftmode.blogspot.com/

Elaine A (TOBeautyReviews) said...

Wow at first I was thinking "hey how'd she get a clutch to match perfectly?" then I read on - amazing! You are so talented and not to mention you look beautiful too!

Jeans and a Teacup said...

What a fun sparkly dress! I'm so jealous of your sewing skills!
~Jessica
Jeans and a Teacup

Marion Green said...

Seriously - you are the queen of vintage finds Mary Ann! I adore this dress and love it even more that you altered it. You really do look gorgeous...
xo - Marion

Franziska said...

Seriously, what an amazing find. I wouldn't ever even think to do something like this, but it turned out so well for you. I love the red lipstick with the dress as well!

Leigh Powell Hines said...

YOu look lovely. Merry Christmas!