Psychedelic

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I found this dress last weekend at Held Over in the Haight/Ashbury District of San Francisco. Held Over is my go-to store for vintage dresses in my neighborhood, and I always leave with an interesting piece to add to my wardrobe. When I first spotted this dress, I was a little bit weary about the bright floral pattern. But I quickly fell in love with the psychedelic dolly appeal of the frock, especially paired with the right accessories. Although I have a penchant for particular colors and prints, I think it is important to experiment with items outside of my usual fashion choices. Besides, I feel like I belong in a campy 1960s teen movie, and there is nothing better than that.
Dress: Vintage
Purse: Thrifted
Shoes: Vintage
Tights: American Apparel
Listening to: Bicentennial Man/ Black Lips
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27 comments:

StreetChic :

ADORABLE DRESS!
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Jo :

Your dress is so gorgeous! <3 I adore the print, and the colour is truly amazing!

x
Lost in the Haze

Rebeccak :

I so love bright colours on you! It barely looks like winter has hit!

Kitsune-kun :

cute! love those colours! especially this time of year! it's getting dreary in new york:(

gee :

what a beautiful find.
i love those bright/floral dresses from the 60's.
i need more of them in my life. :)
you are a beauty, Jen.

Jenni :

Great dress! I love the print!

Amber Blue Bird :

its such a groovy print and the colors are pretty rad. :)

Andrea :

lovely look :)

dear winsome :

awesome dress, very 60's! it looks amazing with your mod hair, love!

Krystle
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Elyse (Give Me Bows) :

It's such a lovely print!! What a fantastic find :)

Steffys Pros and Cons :

i love those t strap shoes!

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

Lydia :

Gorgeous location. And I need shoes like that! I feel like they must go with everything.

Green Tea and Cupcakes :

Love, love, love this dress so bright and fun X

Annebeth :

I think this totally fits your style, you have a thing for moody but bright colors and prints, like retro with a bit of an exotic, funky edge to it! You look lovely :)

HSB :

I am loving the bright florals for the winter. And everything is so nicely balanced out with the black tights and shoes. A 1960s dream!

Matthew :

I am so glad you bought this last weekend. You look like the perfect doll! Love you.

Rebecca :

I like it, I think bright florals against black look really modern even though they retain a 60s look. Very pretty dress.

Virginie :

This dress is gorgeous and would look awesome in a 1960's movie for sure! Awe, the 1960's are my favorite nostalgic era (because I love Bardot and Gainsbourg, he he).

And this location is gorgeous, totally belongs in a movie too!

Virginie ♥

elanor, :

the colorful dress + clutch are really quite exciting and fun for winter time! and i really can't believe the weather we are having right now. it's not too cold! i feel like this time last year it was a lot colder. xx

Jennifer King :

I like the print too! It's very different for you, but I love how you put this outfit together!

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The Daily Fashionista :

The print on that dress is amazing!!! I think you made the right decision in buying that dress:)

Marisa Noelle :

Ok, wow! I am in some seriously envy of that gorgeous dress:) The bright cheery colors are right up my alley! I really am loving how you paired it up with the green bag and black tights...you really have quite a knack for putting the prettiest outfits together!

out of order :

that dress is so freakin awesome!!!

<3Meghan

Michal :

I've been obsessed with crazy 60s patterns like this lately- what an awesome dress. I love your purse too! I always want to steal all of your clothes. hehe

Sugario :

Loving the location, where were these pix taken?

Jamie Rose :

Such fun colors in that dress! I really enjoy the big collar on it too.

Meanz Chan (Koi Story) :

Oh my gosh Jenny, I love this dress so much. I also adore the backdrop of these photos. Absolutely beautiful.