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Last Saturday, I hosted a holiday party at my apartment along with Ashley and Annalise. With garland and handmade wreaths delicately placed around the house, we sipped on spiced cider and gingerbread cookies with close friends. I really love hosting parties, mainly due to the planning and baking that precedes such events. There have been some minor accidents in parties past, such as my 1950s porcelain pink bathroom sink falling off the wall and shattering into a 1000 little pieces (free standing sinks are not seats for smooching sessions). Luckily,  I avoided such catastrophes this year. And I got to put to use my 1960s bar cart, which usually sits neglected until holiday and birthday celebrations.

This 1960s babydoll watercolor dress is the first in our week long holiday dress series. I have quite a collection of fancy party dresses that come out only special occasions. It's rather funny that this  party frock hasn't made its way on the blog since it is absolutely my favorite dress. The watercolor print, cut, and velvet bow make it a perfect holiday piece. And some vintage gold accessories make it soiree ready!
Dress: 1960s Vintage
Purse: 1950s Vintage
Shoes: 1980s Vintage
Tights: Vintage, deadstock
Listening to: It's in his Kiss/The Shirelles
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1960s watercolor dress
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41 comments:

JennaStevie :

This dress is absolutely amazing, I love all the colours going on. And the low back is always a nice touch. Sounds like a wonderful party :) Dressing up for holiday parties is so fun
xJennaD

The Midwest Muse :

This is an incredible dress! I love the detail and the colors!

sarah :

Ooh, that dress! Absolutely fabulous and so festive!

FineandFeathered :

love that dress! so cute!

FineandFeathered :

love that dress! so cute!

Sparks In Spring :

This dress has such a nice cut, fits you perfectly! :)

Kitsune-kun :

ahhh! such a CUTE dress! I love the shape, the sleeves and the little velvet bow! you look amazing!

Jennifer King :

Everything about your outfit is just precious! I love the watercolor print, and the bag and shoes are so glitzy and cute.

P.S. I'd love to see a few snaps of your place. That vintage bar cart sounds so awesome!

Jennifer
http://jenniferanneking.blogspot.com/

HSB :

This dress is the perfect Holiday Dress! I love the velvet bow detailing, and the print is stunning.

Courtney :

I love the dress. The little green velvet bow is just so sweet. It reminds me of Winnie Cooper from the Wonder Years.

Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark :

That dress is SO beautiful. The designers in the 60's really knew how to make a party dress. You look perfect in it!

SoFashionistica :

This dess is perfect for the holidays! The bow looks to me like it is made of velvet; it's beautiful!

Jo :

The print is so amazing <3 and i love that scoop neck back!

x
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Ly :

Your dress is so beautiful. You look beautiful too! The details are so pretty.

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Francesca Felix :

wow the pattern of this dress is gorgeous!
francesca

LPFashionPhilosophy :

You look smashing and that dress is insanely fab!

ox,
-Davie+Erica
Wardrobe Stylists, NYC.

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Annebeth :

gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous and superbly sixties. LOVE the velvet bow!

London Wishes :

We adore your dress and its print !
Love to see some photos of your parties !!

xoxo
Caithlin

fashiongamble :

wow amazing blog. love your look!

and so it goes.... :

I'm obsessed with that dress!!

xo

Amber :

Oh my word that dress is gorgeous. The color looks divine on you and the fit is just perfect. You really do look lovely in it.

Lydia :

Your dress is so pretty!

Natalie Suarez :

very cute! i love this :)

xx

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dear winsome :

love the colors in the dress, i would be sold with that moss velvet bow alone! the little party sounds amazing..the tragic death of your vintage sink breaks my heart!!

Krystle
http://dearwinsome.blogspot.com/

The Daily Fashionista :

That dress is the most amazing thing I've ever seen!!! I love the cool colors all throughout the dress.

So Yeah So :

That dress is exquisite. It should definitely make more appearances.

Monique :

the gold accents are just splendid. aww i love the shirelles my favorite song by them is "mama said"

Tonya :

Mmm cider and gingerbread cookies sound delicious! I still haven't had any this season...
I love the 60s dress though, green is my favorite color. And it looks gorgeous on you!

Julie :

Love the vintage dress. You look absolutely stunning.

chantilly :

wow, this dress is REALLY special. like, woah kinda special. and you pull it off with grace, my girl :) x

out of order :

you look wonderful ladycakes! That dress is terrific, and I loooove gold accessories! I need to find replacements for my gold flats ;)

<3Meghan

Meanz Chan (Koi Story) :

I can't wait to see more dresses! This one is absolutely gorgeous! I love the watercolor pattern! You look so pretty Jenny!

Celebrity Style Tips :

Love vintage stuff. This look is so pretty and original.

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Emily :

Outfit is adorable. The dress too cute for words and I love the combo of gold with it. Sounds like you had a great party!

caycelayne :

that dress is about a million times amazing! and it looks like it was made for you. your holiday party sounds quite lovely! i'm glad to hear you avoided any "party fouls" (as we call them here in the south..)

Julia :

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous print on that dress!! I loooove it!

Julia
Cup of Tea
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Jamie Rose :

Such a cool dress! I really love the color and the cute velvet bow on it. The gold accessories you paired with it are perfect. I love gold so those shoes are fantastic to me.

SomeoneLikeYou :

Another absolutely impeccable dress! The water color affect is just simply stunning, and the little green bow belt is seriously too darling! I am head over heels in love <3

Marisa Noelle :

This dress is really something to hold on to forever! You find some of the most beautiful vintage dresses I've ever seen. The rich colors and elegant style are timeless. Gorgeous darling!

Caitlin :

i absolutely adore this dress.
perfect length, great colors.
love it.

French Press VINTAGE :

the party looked great. I look up to all of you lovely ladies :-)