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what I wore : the best dress

Monday, January 07, 2013

details
dress - vintage / gift from Jessie!
collar clips - handmade
belt - thrifted
tights - Target

So this vintage dress from Jessie is just about the best thing ever! For someone as obsessed with mycology as I am my wardrobe is certainly lacking in mushroom print department (this dress makes two items with mushrooms on it.) I might have even squealed with delight when I tried it on and it fit perfectly. It's a dream dress, for real! 

I finally got my hands on these heels I've been lusting after! Somehow they ended up being even better than I had imagined they would be. Like I've mentioned a few times before, I'm not really a fan of heels. I'm kind of horrible at walking in them and I don't really feel natural in them. But these are different, it's like walking in flats. I'm actually pretty smooth in them. Best of all, they actually fit into my wardrobe spectacularly, they go with so many outfits. It's been hard not to pair them with everything lately. I'm excited to wear them more when summer rolls around and I don't have to worry about stepping in the snow with them!

Hope you have an excellent Monday! I've got lots of work to catch up on today, two holiday weeks in a row left me just a little behind.
xoxo

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45 thoughts

  1. That dress is fantastical and I love your red cardigan! Such a cute look!

    http://thehonestfox.blogspot.com/

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  2. Ah! I love how it matches the mushrooms on your arm. Neatly photographed!

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  3. Ahh that dress fits you perfectly! Mushrooms <3

    So beautiful.

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  4. You have the best taste in shoes - I love the straps!

    Good luck with catching up with your work! I'm rather behind as well - it's not a nice feeling at all!

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  5. Those shoes are soooooo gorgeous! And I love the interesting print on the dress. Your blog is so cute :D
    http://sewoverdressed.blogspot.com.au/

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  6. Mushroom dress: SUPER score!
    Heels: super cute!
    Whole outfit: love it!

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  7. muted spring colors = winter chic!!!!
    who knew? clearly you did :)
    fabulous shoes too!! swoon.

    xo. c & v
    cake & valley

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  8. wow.. very cute dress. i really love it! :)Irene Wibowo

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  9. The best dress indeed! What an incredible find by Jessie! I can't believe you don't have more mushroom printed items in your wardrobe, it just seems like a natural thing for you to have. I am digging those shoes, the chunky heel and the shiny contrasting toe are very sweet (not to mention the double maryjane style that I loooove!).

    --Erin

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  10. Your mushrooms dress is just amazing! And it's perfect for you! ;)

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  11. I can see why you love this dress so much, great print :)

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  12. wow that dress is so perfectly you! very awesome.

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  13. wow, i love the mushroom print dress - it's perfect!

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  14. SHROOM DRESS! So awesome! I am very envious :D

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  15. Gotta admit, that dress is pretty awesome.

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  16. The dress is lovely (as is the rest of the outfit)! Now that you say it, there are definitely not enough pieces of clothing with mushroom prints/ themes around.
    Aww, it's so cute!

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  17. Oh, man. Those heels are so great! I love how they're classy, but different at the same time. So adorable!

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  18. Love your hair and that dress is lovely. :)

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  19. Suchhhh a cute outfit! The dress is so you!

    ♥Brooke
    http://youreinbrookelynn.blogspot.com/

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  20. It's a mushroom dress! :O That's so perfect for you :)

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  21. Mushrooms! That dress is amazing!

    I don't do heels either. I'm glad I'm not the only one!

    Becky
    xx

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  22. This is the most amazing dress! I immediately scrolled down to see where I could get my own, and I'm so sad it was vintage. I love the way you styled it though

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  23. That dress is so gorgeous. I'm envious!

    <3 Melissa
    wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

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  24. I think this is the sweetest outfit ever! Really!!!! I'm in love :P

    Last saturday I went to a workshop to find and identify wild mushrooms. If you want to check some phots be glad to see my blog
    (http://thedailymiacis.blogspot.pt/2013/01/i-know-i-told-you-that-i-was-going-to.html)

    Kisses

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  25. love the whole look! I am not sure if I could pull it off but it looks very lovely on you!

    Courtney
    courtneyrevels.blogspot.com

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  26. I loooveeee this dress. It might just be the best print i've ever seen.

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  27. Oh my gosh, it looks amazing on you! I'm so happy you like it!

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  28. That outfit is simply the best. How exciting to get that dress! You're so cute.

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  29. There's a mushrooms exhibit I always used to walk by on my way to my internship and it always made me think of you. It had a mushrooms poster and different mushroom products and things like that. Maybe next time I visit my campus I'll take a picture!

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  30. What an amazing gift! Jessie is the nicest to send you that :)

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  31. The cicadas are sooo cute! I have some cicada earrings just like those little guys. Best insect EVAR.

    That dress really is magical. Ohhhh, the print! It's so lovely and the colors are amazing. I also swoon over that belt every time I see you in it. It's so very perfect to finish off an outfit. :)

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  32. I love vintage dresses.

    Kisses

    Norma

    http://midiarioentintaverde.blogspot.com.es/

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  33. I saw your limited edition scent for Funk Off Brand! How exciting! Love the outfit!

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  34. I love your dress, very original and cute!!! you look pretty with that color

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  35. This outfit makes me think of Miss Frizzle from The Magic School Bus. I freaking LOVED her, the books, and the cartoon. Awesome! Love this!

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  36. I have the same dress! I found my at a Value Village in Bellingham, WA, and it was love at first sight!

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  37. I really like your new dress. I think this is my new suggested clothing too :) I wish I could have abilities like yours and I really like how you launched this on my birthday!!!! I really wish I could get one of your clothing I just really like them :)

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