Wednesday, August 13

feeling retro


This weekend JD and I will be attending the wedding of a good friend from college and while I'm planning to wear an old favorite Milly dress, I can't help but dream of wearing something else, something like this pretty Preen dress. Though, I'm not sure where I wouldn't want to wear this number. The orange design along the v-neck reminds me of a 1920s tennis sweater a character out of Gatsby might have worn, while the full skirt and darling neckline scream 1950s, or even something you might see one of the ladies wear to a dinner party on Masters of Sex. Of course it's no where close to being within my price range (that seems to be a trend in these posts), but a girl can dream. So in the fantasy land where I get to wear it, I would pair it with cat eye sunglasses to play into the retro feel, a fun printed clutch, tangerine lip gloss, dainty stackable gold rings, and classic tan pointed toe pumps. 

Happy Wednesday and thank you so much for reading!

48 comments :

  1. That Preen dress is gorgeous! So feminine. I love the little detailed work that is placed perfectly, where every woman looks great. Showcasing a little waist & ladylike shoulders. Love It!

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  2. I love retro styles like this! And I love Masters of Sex, too! Double score on this post!

    Audrey
    www.lululinden.com

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  3. I LOVE that dress. Absolutely gorgeous. As soon as I saw it, I thought about this dress: http://www.eshakti.com/Product/CL0030639/Contrast-trim-cotton-poplin-dress
    And that one is way more affordable! ;)

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  4. I really love this dress! And love how you have accessorized it here! Navy and tan has become one of my favorite combos for the season. Love how you styled this look, but I'm certain you'll look adorable in your Milly dress! Enjoy!

    Anna
    alilyloveaffair.com

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  5. Love everything about this but especially those sunnies! LOVE! And that Clare V clutch... ugh I've wanted one forever. I wish they weren't so much!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  6. This is such a perfect look for a special occasion! Those Zara pumps are amazing. Hope you'll have a blast at the wedding you're attending.

    TRENDGALORE

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  7. This is a super cute ensemble I would be glad to wear!
    Baci,
    Coco
    Coco et La vie en rose / Bloglovin / Facebook

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  8. Perfect outfit. Really love the color combo!!

    Jessica
    NotJessFashion.com

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  9. Love this whole look. That dress is to die for..so beautiful! And then I absolutely love anything and everything from Clare Vivier!
    I hope you have a great time at your weekend this weekend!
    xo Nan
    Simply Elegant Blog

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  10. Ah a girl can dream, amiright? That dress definitely has a tennis-gatsby sort of vibe to it, and i CANT get over that clutch. why must it be so pricey?!

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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  11. Loving the mid-century vibe of this dress!

    Tamara
    www.trulytamara.com

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  12. Perfect set!

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  13. Great taste! Love the sunglasses selection.

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  14. I love that dress and the whole look you pulled together! I would never expect to like navy and orange but I really do!

    Emily at Style Cubby

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  15. absolutely loving the dress! It's so gorgeous! Really like retro style!

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  16. that dress is so lovely! very throwback! i like it a lot! love the way you styled it! xoxo

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  17. That dress is seriously lovely! I know you could totally rock the retro style. and I am obsessing over that clutch you picked - the pattern is perfect!

    Maggie
    www.PolishedClosets.com

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  18. Love that dress and that clutch - so retro chic!
    xx Lexi, Glitter, Inc.

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  19. What a gorgeous dress and so wonderfully styled look. Have fun at wedding!

    xoxo Ra

    http://www.ramona-strikeapose.blogspot.ie/

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  20. This pairing is perfection, i love it all!

    Eleventh & Sixteenth

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  21. I love the retro feel of this dress and the accessories you've paired with it are perfect!

    Nicole
    Nicole to the Nines

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  22. this is totally fall! ahh is it coming!??!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

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  23. That dress is the prettiest thing - love it. xx

    TOPCOAT

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  24. Love the preen dress, the silhouette and neckline is amazing! I too have a fashion dream world, where I wear things I can't actually afford!
    Xo
    Brittany Blake
    Accordingtobrittanyblake.blogspot.com

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  25. That dress is adorable! Love your style :)

    Jennifer Ashley
    www.prettylittledetails.ca

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  26. This is a gorgeous retro look! I'm crushing on that dress HARD.
    Have fun at the wedding this weekend, babe!

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  27. This outfit is perfect! Love the dress! :)

    Come and visit my blog if you want! <3
    Big kiss
    www.modacapital-blog.com

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  28. ilove love love this dress!! Looks so versatile froma summer day to a casual day to go to work! I just stumbled upon your blog! And wow it is amazing, definitely one which is great for inspiration. I love this post specially the great vivid pictures! I would love for you to check out my blog, which by just scrolling through your page, I know you will love!! Keep up the good work
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  29. I need this outfit in my closet ASAP! ;) Love that dress!

    xo Kylie
    www.dressinsparkles.com

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  30. I don't blame ya! that dress it perfect! But I am sure you will look lovely in whatever you wear
    xo Jessica
    www.NewlyLoved.com

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  31. It is always so hard to put on and oldie when there are so many cute options out there right now. Love the look you put together! Have fun at the wedding! Looking forward to seeing some of your pics!

    xx. Michelle
    www.themichmix.com

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  32. This dress is perfect for a wedding, I need it in my closet.
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  33. What a darling mix! Very modern day Hepburn, love the details on that dress!
    Thank you for the blog visit sweets, hope to see you back soon!

    xo-Julie
    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture Blog

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  34. Oh I love the piping on this dress! Glad to have discovered your blog today (I love the name - so cute!).

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  35. That dress is so adorable!! I love it! And the clutch is perfect.

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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  36. Love this romantic and chic style...Dress is really fantastic!
    Kisses

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  37. I am in love with the dress you selected. =) I own a similar retro black dress. I must try it out with some cognac pumps!

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  38. This whole outfit looks amazing, thanks for sharing!!

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  39. Love this retro look! Adore that clutch!!

    Best,
    Christie
    www.classifybychristie.com

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  40. Lovely selection. This dress is adorable :)

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  41. I just love, love this style! The dress is a true beauty!

    <3
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