Sunday, July 27, 2014

OUTFIT POST: visible in vintage


BABE THE BLUE FOX: every once in a blue moon, you stumble onto a dress that seems perfect but not for you. This dress is one of those stumbles. I have held onto it for a couple of years, because it is BOSS, it's a vintage cotton Hawaiian inspired frock made by the humble folks at J.C. Penneys. I'm presuming it's a hostess dress, ya know, for your Tiki BBQ mixer where you invite the neighbors over for some roast pig in the fire pit and Mai Tais, drink a bitsy, and flirt too much at the relentlessly handsome bachelor from Connecticut in front of your dear and darling (and thankfully very patient and understanding) husband. But I digress. 

I imagine this little tropical number has more than a few good party stories up her fluttery sleeves. 


And I love the fit. But alas, I just can't see me actually wearing it. So I've listed it. But before I let it go, I had to try it on, and make for a somewhat hurried outfit post. Because I'm going to want to remember this dress

Beautiful blue babe in search of her soul mate. 100% cotton, and pretty awesome.
#SECONDHANDFIRST vintage cotton blue tiki print hostess dress. 100% thrifted. 98% babe-alicious.
Since this dress is nothing if not purely VISIBLE, I'll be linking up to Patti over at Not Dead Yet Style for a fashionable VISIBLE MONDAY.


23 comments:

Patti said...

It's darling! I really like this cheery style dress, and you're adorable. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, xox.

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I pretty Bella...looking lovely as always! Keep that smile and have a wonderful week!

J. said...

Those sleeves are awesome!

Amber of Butane Anvil said...

Definitely an "I wish I was that lady" dress. What a beauty!

Val S said...

Too bad you're not feelin' it cause that dress looks gorgeous on you! If I wasn't on a shopping moratorium I'd consider it. But then I'd just make a fool of myself over that handsome dude from Connecticut.

Hippy At Heart said...

Really amazing, love the cu of the sleeves!

Hippy At Heart said...

Really amazing, love the cu of the sleeves!

pastcaring said...

I can't believe you're not keeping it, Bella, it's an amazing dress and you look fabulous in it! xxx

GRIT AND GLAMOUR said...

Ooh, this is a delicious find, and it looks amaze on you! You need to keep it, Bella! I'm a sucker for anything even remotely kaftan-ish.

Get those Mai Tais mixing, lady! Keep this for date night at home with your guy!

Lally said...

Such a great dress! Definitely made for being the hostess with the mostess! XX

Glenda said...

My heart be still. This dress is beautiful and looks great on you. Are you sure you want to part with it?

Veshoevius said...

Aw great dress! You sure you don't wanna keep it??

Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

This is right up my alley! Size 14 though... : (

I know one of these days I'll get lucky.

bisous
Suzanne

Vix said...

One of the best dresses I've ever seen you rocking - KEEP it! xxx

Jessica Jannenga said...

You know Bella, You could probably look great in a brown paper bag, but this looks very lovely on you! Hope your Monday is going well!
from the link up, jess xo
please stop by
http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

Sheila said...

That's a VERY visible dress! I love it!

The Style Crone said...

You are gorgeous in blue. And every other color that you choose to adorn yourself with. And your writing. Always amazing!

No fear of fashion said...

What a pity you cannot think of an occasion to wear it. It looks so good on you. But I get it.... it just isn't you. Still wonderful.
Greetje

Jan Graham-McMillen said...

Oh yes, so pretty and completely visible. Did you lounge in it or go out? Hope you are having a fabulous summer!

PinkCheetahVintage said...

Love it!!

Rosalind said...

I hope it was snapped up and parceled up to be sent off to a great new home - because it's such a feel-good, look-great dress (and you look stunning in it, even though it's time to pass it on...)

Karen @ MrsLookingGood said...

What a gorgeous dress! I agree if one wears this, she will truly be visible, can't hide and do some hanky panky in that dress.

Kristin Buchholz-MacKillop said...

LOVE the print on this dress. "Loungewear" is something that means something different these days...mainly yoga pants I guess. This is better.
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