7.26.2012

Garden Barbie

I don't normally wear green, but when I do, it's vintage and flowery.

I found this gem for 15 bucks at The Factory in Fairfax this weekend and when I tried it on, it was just too perfect. Maybe a little large around the waist, but nothing that an old belt can't fix. A belt that matches the dress perfectly, might I add.


I got a lot of comments on this dress when I wore it to work, ranging from being like a 1950s housewife to looking like a garden. Which, all things considered, I suppose aren't bad things to resemble. One person even acted like there was a bee near me, which of course made me shriek a little. You know, because of the flowers. Get it?

It was a lovely day yesterday with way less heat and humidity than I complained about in my style funk post. Since my poor feet weren't going to sweat profusely, I decided to pair this 1950s fabulousness with something Barbie would wear: pretty pink pumps.


These were a wonderful find at Buffalo Exchange on U Street several weeks ago. At 14 bucks, they are everything a cheap pair of shoes should be: cute and uncomfortable.


Despite the lack of humidity, my bangs were a tad bit wonky but I attributed it to the bouffant look I was going for with the hair. The flippier the better, I always say.


14 comments:

  1. That is such a gorgeous dress! I really love the cut of it (and if it's a bit big around the waist, the belt really does solve it - it looks like it fits perfectly)!

    I'm also wearing a pair of hot pink pumps today - I love mine, and some how, despite only costing $10 at a payless, they're one of the more comfortable pairs of heels I own.

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  2. I love this dress. Garden Barbie is the prefect description. Even expensive shoes can be uncomfortable, so you might as well save some money.

    Tara
    Penniless Socialite

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  3. That dress is adorable! I love the floral print and the 1950s vibe.

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Enter my Daisy Rae giveaway!

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  4. i love this dress on you! and i love your comment about the shoes...too funny!

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  5. I dream about finding dresses like this at the thrift...great fit and find. You are a garden for sore eyes. dawn suitcase vignettes xo

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  6. Super cute and retro!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  7. Love this vintage dress! The print is so cute, and you look great in green. The Barbie shoes are a fun touch :)

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  8. Too bad the shoes hurt! You look so cute, though!
    --Vivienne

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  9. What a fabulous thrifted find! So glad I stumbled across your blog. My mom's name is Brenda, too, and we share a love of vintage and thrifting. Last week, I did a whole week of vintage on my blog. ;-) Anyways, Greetings from Atlanta, following you now!

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  10. what a cute blog! and a great dress for such a steal, those colors are so pretty!

    http://coffeebeansandbobbypins.blogspot.com/

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  11. What a great find! I love this little dress, great colors and shape.

    xx,
    Erin
    http://erinscurrentlycoveting.blogspot.com

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  12. You are too cute!! Garden barbie is the perfect title for this post :)

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