Sometimes it doesn't take much to feel like a million bucks.
A couple of months ago, my friend Idalia gave me a rack of vintage clothing. It was her way of showing her support in my venture; she was moving out of town, and said she'd rather me get some use out of her donations then pay for storage. She gave me a great collection of mostly vintage 1960's and '70's polyester pieces, which I don't normally wear, but there were so many cute and charming shirts and dresses, some of them just found their way into my wardrobe. Without Idalia's gift, I NEVER would have considered wearing a maxi dress, and here I am, rocking it loud and proud in a bright floral number. In fact, I now have 3 long dresses to wear this winter, 3 adorable frocks that I wouldn't have considered wearing on my own.
This dress fit me perfectly. It's a late 1960's frock, and I love the back built in train. The fabric is quite breathable, and the dress is so comfortable. Making it even more endearing, is the fact that it reminds me of something dear Helga or Vix or Sarah might wear. So, Helga, Vix and Misfit Sarah: this 'bud's for YOU.
- Floral Sunglasses, Target
- Vintage 1960's Floral Frock, gifted
- Dr. Scholl's Wedges
Oh my that dress is fabulous! Then you turn around and it gets even more fabulous! hehe It looks great on you :)
Oh Belle, you look so beautiful! This dress is seriously gorgeous. I love the length, the colors and how light and flowy it looks. Nice choice!
That dress is absolutely lovely on you!!! So beautiful :D
To bad I can't wear anything like that. The snow has finally reached NY. brrrr.
The dress is perfect on you, feminine yet bold and playful. More importantly, I'm glad you feel like a million bucks.
Have a beautiful weekend.
ooh, sounds so great! that dress is pretty!
Wow, Bella, this is gorgeous...you look amazing! Can't wait to see what else she gave you!!
That's such a vibrant dress.....so you! :)
And that dress & your sunnies seem to be made for each other!! :))
a million bucks plus!!!
long frocks are so essentially stylish, at any time of the year. i love them in summer for tan prevention, and i need more for winter now!!
Loooooovvvee this print! The colors are just gorgeous! Happy Friday!
You are taunting me with your short sleeves and sunny day! Striking dress and love the longer length.
You look stunning in that dress! Great photos!!
LOVE the print of that dress. So pretty on you!!
Bella, this is truly stunning. I love the whole look and the back is fantastic. Beautiful!
Hey Bella, you are WEARING that dress....especially love the back of it!
haha, this bud's for you, good one. I'm glad you got over your opposition to maxi dresses. This looks so great on you.
Totally awesome and bloody gorgeous! I love it on you, dear Bella. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
You wearing the hell outta that dress girl! And the shoes! I've been dying for some new black Mary Jane heels, how high are those?
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh best dress ever, Bella.
I love the back so much, and I am sure Helga, Vix and sarah would be proud of you.
ATTENTION WORLD!! This is my favorite piece of eye candy I have ever seen on Bella Q~ I am kinda crushing on her right now , and I like it!
Bella you look amazing babe!! Love the dress, so gorgeous!! You rock it well :)
Beneath the Glass
Fantastic! It looks great on you! Isn't it wonderful to overcome mental style blockages!
That dress is lovely on you! Isn't it great to have friends that give you clothes and indulge your passion?! :)
Oh my lordy that is one to-die-for dress!! You were *born* to wear it! It's just amazing!
I adore maxi dresses even though I'm 5'4". I think it's seeing my female relatives wear maxi skirts and dresses a lot when I was growing up in the '70s. ^_^
That frock is spectacular, Bella! I LOVE the pattern and colours and the train is killer. You look fabulous! Sarah xxx
She just gave you a whole rack of vintage?!?! What a wonderful winter surprise! Glad she opened your mind to floral maxi dresses, this one looks amazing on you!
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What a stunning dress! The pattern and detail is divine. If only we could wear something so lightweight here, it's freezing!
BEST. DRESS. EVER. I love this dress so much! The colours are amazing. I'm so glad you gave maxi's a try!
Awwww Bella! That's what you should name this dress - "The Bella". It's wonderful on you! Bright vibrant color suits you and this dress seems to bring out the vixen in you!!! LOVE. IT! Hugs pretty girl! ~Serene
Your friend Idalia sounds very sweeet! I love this dress on you, the bright colors and fab fit make the look modern and cool. Love this!
OH. MY. GOD. It has a cape-train thingy. Please don't take this frock off - there are way too many people who need to get blown away by this fabulousness. xoxox
WHOA!! That dress is amazing!! You look gorgeous Bella!
The dress fits you so well and I love the flower print.
this reminded me somehow of Frida as soon as i saw it. or at least, Frida-esque. i would so love to get my buns in a dress like that - what an awesome gift.
I don't see why you wouldn't consider waering a dress like that off your own bat, but then I prob. wouldn't consider wearing most of what you wear by myself either...point being, I get it but you look fab so you should wear this stuff more often, right?! I just sold a sateen maxi in that exact style, I think it's a statement style.xx.
This dress is perfection on you Bella! I love the colors :)
What a wonderful dress! It looks absolutely terrific on you. I adored each and every shot of this post. Especially the second one. It looks like it could be from a film.
You look fierce amor! love colorful frocks. Oh I know Vix and the gang would surely wear this colorful maxi. I never thought of wearing maxis either cause I am a short-ass. You look xtra gorgeous tall.
adorar the kneeling down pose.
Holy cow, Bella! Did you have to apply for a permit to wear this dress? It' so... bold!
I love the brightness of the colors and maximum length. This dress takes everything to extremes. In my world of Extreme Fashion, this pick is a winner.
You look great in the floral print maxi! Bright and colorful, like you!
OMG!!! That dress is to DIE for !!! Love it!
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GORGEOUS DRESS! And I can't believe you're wearing that during the winter time! *sigh* I miss Sacramento weather.
You look so tall in that dress, I really love the print what a great gift!
Hi Diva, I've added your site to my blogroll. Love your style. Amazing, amazing dress!
What a great dress. You look so cute in all those bright colors!
Totally dropped the comment ball. What I should've said days ago, is that you are wearing the shiz outta that dress! So, so glad you kept that one. Or that it kept you, rather. You are one righteous babe.
OMIGaaaaad! you in this dress in these photos... effin AMAZING. i think this is one of my faves for sure for sure for SURE... i might reblog this one! loves it!
Love the dress AND glasses. I may have to adapt this look this summer.
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