Carnival


I have a collection of brightly colored blazers that are often reserved for night occasions and cocktail hour. Some are more fancy than others (including a fully sequined number from the 1970s), but this one is by far my favorite. The vibrant floral pattern adds a pop of color that makes almost any outfit special. I generally like to pair down my bright accessories with black, and this mini dress is quite appropriate for the aesthetic of the outfit. I've had this dress for years and accidently hemmed it a little too high. I won't part with it even though it is probably too short for comfort. I can't even bend down without showing the world my goods, so I very daintily ask others to kindly pick up dropped items. I need to use a measuring tape more often before making such rash sewing decisions! Does anyone else accidently cut their thrifted dresses too short!?

Dress: Thrifted
Blazer: Thrifted, Vintage
Belt: Vintage
Oversized Clutch: Thrifted
Shoes: via Annalise
Tights: American Apparel
Listening to: Damaged Goods/ Gang of Four

42 comments:

MarieStella :

beautiful cardigan and bag!! lovely pictures!! i adore the whole outfit!! your style is amazing!!
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Jo :

Oh my goodness, the wall is absolutely amazing!

x
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The Daily Fashionista :

Ohhh this is too pretty!! I have cut up something too short before so I ended up just cutting it more and making it a blouse. It worked out well:)

Vanessa, Take only Memories :

These photos are so much fun! Great blazer!

Marisa Noelle :

These photos are so darling! That blazer is pretty much so amazing. Love the whole outfit:)

Two Happy Hearts :

ohhh, this is great! i love the colorful blazer with your all-black outfit.

and yes, i've had many mishaps that ended in SUPER short thrifted dresses. my solution? make them into shirts ;)

happy saturday!

KaNini's :

This is soooo great! Love the pictures and I love your cardi! :)
xx, K.

Aryn :

Lovely outfit (I adore the shoes!) I find that when I alter a piece I always undercut rather than overcut thus the item is still too big, hahaha!

A plus,
Aryn
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Rachel :

Awesome! The backdrop with this outfit is such a stunning combination!

Isabella :

Love these photos! The balloons really make them.

Andrea :

love your blazer & great pics :)

Amelia :

these pictures are so fun!! love them :) and cute outfit of course. happy weekend!

caramellitsa :

love this outfit and these photos are so pretty!!!

kisses <3

caramellitsa

Sophie :

I always adore your photoshoots you are so creative!
Sophie
x

stuph :

i love these pics and your outfit! you look cute. :)

elanor, :

i adore your glasses and blazer. :) great location for a photoshoot, too!

x

Annebeth :

AWESOME place for pictures, perfect with that colorful blazer!!

Kitsune-kun :

haha no way! coooool. we had SO much fun:)

Clio :

love how you worked with that background :)

jessie :

that wall is amazinggg. love this.

Steffys Pros and Cons :

that mural is so COOOL and so are your sunnies!!!

<3 steffy
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Rebeccak :

Great background for that outfit! Love it!

Leanna Kay :

*gasp* I love your shoes! Very cool. the wall you took pictures against is awesome...it's like a giant bubblegum wall :D

Glad you like my dress! My grandma does have good taste...well, in most things at least XD

Jamie Rose :

That jacket is so fun and cute! I definitely have cut off a thrifted dress too short. I just change the way I wear it - and I can use it as a top tucked into a skirt now too!

So Yeah So :

I love this look. I also love the styling and the addition of the balloons. Great background.

SoFashionistica :

I love every bit of this outfit, and the setting is perfect for it!

Meghan :

I absolutely ADORE this, woman!! The styling, the colors, the backdrop and balloons, perfection and beauty!



Hope ya don't mind I'm using you in my Street Style Sunday post ;)


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Victoria :

Loving the colourful photos. Your blazer is lovely and I'm loving your blog in general :)

Raquel :

Aw these pictures are amazing! I adore your cardigan against the black clothes and colourful wall.

Morgan Jordan :

Thanks for your comment - I gasped too when I saw them in the store. I had to have them!

I love everything about this photo - the balloons, the background and especially your outfit! You've got great style. The shades are the best.

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PS Your blog is so very lovely so I'm following you on here and on BlogLovin! :)

Morgan Jordan :

I also just added you to my circle on Etsy! I'm Airwave Vintage.


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Ashlee :

i can't believe you're in michigan already...wow!
i am sure the thrifting is amazing...i love discovering new spots! you look lovely and i hope you and matt are having a fantastic time so far!

The Thriftaholic (Leilani) :

Balloons make the best photo props and you found an amazing art mural to match your outfit. I've been digging the way you've been mixing black with colour lately, it's definitely the perfect way to dress for gallery openings and cocktail hours.

Are you in the Midwest now? Can't wait to hear about your Michigan adventures.

TheLovelyHunter :

Love how everything works together--the jacket, the hat, the blazer:)

Sofia

Llara is the Little Scribbler :

Great pics - awesome wall too!

Megan Hattie :

Awesome look, so retro! I love the flowasssss!

cheers,
--Megan//The Martian Tide

Jenni :

I love a good blazer, and this is no exception. Man, don't you hate hemming accidents? I once hemmed one of my favorite dresses into a shirt. I've been afraid to hem things ever since. :D

Teresa M. Cuevas :

that clutch & shoes are HOT!

xx

Danielle :
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Danielle :

Those shoes are amazing, and I love the colour of that belt. Great outfit.

Alicia :

These photos are beyond FABULOUS! You girls take really GREAT photos & you both have a lovely style! Thanks for your sweet comment, glad I found you! Following!

xoxo
Alicia Mi Mundo

Leah :

Nice jacket ! and cool shooting, super colors !

xx, Leah.

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