Sunday, April 1, 2012

golden.

Today the weather was nice enough to wear this new dress I bought a few weeks ago from Primp, a boutique located on Selby & Dale in St. Paul. It's this crazy print on a very thin, silky material, and cut into a tent-like dress with very full sleeves. I don't paint a beautiful picture of it, but all the same I was drawn into it for unknown reasons. With a belt and the sleeves rolled up (I feel rather childish without) I think it pulls together very nicely.

Before I forget to mention, my father took these photos today! He's offered several times and on this occasion, I took him up on it. My father used to be a borderline professional photographer, but he never quite overcame the leap from film to digital. He struggles with my Pentax k200D but clearly had fun with it. Anyways, my father can be very enthusiastic about things, photography being one of them. Suddenly I found myself not in front of my father, but rather Bill Cunningham, clicking away on the shutter furiously. I might have to have my father out again for some more practice with the digital camera!

I've tried it with a red belt too (fits nicely) but I went for gold today, to match the shoes!

Sorry for the look...but hey, it's my face!
I like this dress for the late-sixties vibe I get from it. I'm crazy over fun prints and this one is no exception. I used to be a master at mixing patterns and I think it's time to get back into it. I went to the fabric store today and left with several yards of fabric printed with foxes and also some cat fabric. Time to start some new sewing projects!



These shoes are some of the most uncomfortable in the world. Very difficult to walk in...though so pretty, it's worth it! I also can't go for more than a couple hours in them. Last summer, I wore them for an entire night of traipsing through downtown Minneapolis and by the end of the night by feet with bleeding and covered with pus-y blisters. Hot stuff! And all in the name of fashion. Don't expect to see me flashing these babies very often, so get it while you can!

13 comments:

mardijane said...

I have that problem with sooo many of my shoes! And the dress is gorgeous, I'm really in love! I would definitely wear that. Your dad is pretty great taking these photos for you, he did a good job of it. Good luck sewing with prints! I'm doing the same soon :)

xx http://becoming-urban.blogspot.com.au/

Anonymous said...

loooove that print! and those shoes. and you are just SO damn pretty!

Jana C said...

This Dress looks beautiful!
Jana xoxoxo

Chloe... said...

Really love that print on your dress, and the little belt is cute :)

Chloe x
chloehford.com

SafiyaMarie said...

Oh but those shoes are so pretty! And I love the print of your dress,I love the idea of mixing prints! I should follow in your footprints and do it more, haha :)

SafiyaMarie said...

Oh but those shoes are so pretty! And I love the print of your dress,I love the idea of mixing prints! I should follow in your footprints and do it more, haha :)

Priya said...

Hi Chloe! I've been following your blog for a while but finally just started one of my own so I feel like I can comment. I love that dress! The print is super fun. Little boutiquey dresses are theee best

Paperstars said...

I just LOVE your hair!

Merry Alana said...

So nice of your dad to help out! Those shoes are cute, but I bet they are uncomfortable. I have a pair of Steve Maddens that are like that. Whenever I wear them I remember why I previously swore I never would again.

CarrieAnn said...

Love the dress! Gets me inspired to try and make those dresses I keep talking about! I love your bangs by the way! I wish I could pull them off on how you have them!

Jamie Rose said...

This outfit is so pretty! I'm in love with the gold details. Too bad those shoes are uncomfortable. I hate when I can't go more than a couple hours in a pair of shoes. That dress was a great find too. Such a cool pattern on it.

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eline said...

this dress is so so amazing, i love the print and colors a lot