Novelty Print

Dress- Vintage, handmade:: Lace Jacket- 1950s Vintage:: Cowhide Clutch- 1950s Vintage:: Sandals- 1970s Vintage:: Sunglasses- A Fine Day For Sailing Vintage
I've always been fond of novelty prints, especially those reminiscent of childhood picture books detailing the life of a lonesome cowboy working a ranch in the west. My two favorite clothing items as a child were a pair of brown and tan cowboy boots and a paisley print vest with leather fringe. It is no surprise that when I spotted this handmade vintage dress in an antique store in Ronhert Park, I fell in love with the print, cut out detailing, and silhouette. The dress was only $12.00, making it both a lucky find as well as a new summer staple. My 1950s cowhide purse has been a longtime favorite in my closet due its intricate detailing and its interior tooled leather design. It seemed like an appropriate companion for my western-inspired getup and curls.


Tinacious Me :

such a pretty dress! you look gorgeous!
~Tinacious Me~

helen at thelovecatsINC :

beautiful outfit!

from helen at // @thelovecatsinc

Sharmaine Ruth :

you look gorgeous! i love the print of the dress!

<3 Sharmaine Ruth

Sian Thomas :

That dress is gorgeous! I just love novelty prints too, and the back of it is amazing, plus it fits you perfectly!
I wish handmade vintage dresses were cheaper here - I found a shop selling some recently for, at the lowest, £45 each, that's like $75!!

JennaStevie :

This is an AMAZING dress, I adore the print. Fun print is kind of addictive for me. And the cut out back of this dress is so great for summer. That little lace jacket is so pretty

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys :

I love childhood-reminiscent novelty prints too... I think that's why I'm so obsessed with my sailboat print dress. And I love quirky summer staples. Your hair looks lovely here too, Jen.

Sara S ♥ :

Love your outfit so much!! The back of the dress is so cute! Have a great weekend,

islabell :

holy smokes

Christina :

Holy shit that dress is amazing!! I've been wanting to make a dress out of this cheeseburger fabric I found online. I don't know if it will come out this good, though :/

Nomad :

Novelty prints are the best. My favourite is my gingerbread man dress :) x

Vivi :

love that lace bolero!!!!! xoxo

Ashlee :

dang girl, your hair looks goood. :)

Bethany Kellen of bunnypicnic :

a steal for a pretty dress! you look lovely!

SomeoneLikeYou :

You.look.stunning! Ah ♥

alittlevintagestory :

Gorgeous outfit, the dress was a total steal!

Rebeccak :

Horses! Oh Gosh - I am having a big miss Frizzle moment and desperately want novelty prints that coordinate thematically with everything I do. I am on the hunt for a impressionist-themed dress before we get to that week in the course I am teaching - how great would it be to teach in the art you are teaching!?!

The Jones :

This is a great novelty print...I love those horses! I haven't seen one quote like this before, it's def unique. And the back is gorgeous :)

<3 Cambria

Sarah :

That's. Awesome. I love when things have been looked over by so many others because they think they're crazy and then I get to come along and love it for the amazing piece it is. (: You look GREAT.

The Braided Bandit :

Your hair looks SO good in these, love the curls! What a print, I recently thrifted a horse print blouse I cannot wait to wear in autumn! I love that it looks like you took these in front of stable doors too!
Happy weekend!
xo Hannah

Folio :

Every single outfit post of yours is amazing - the photos, and of course, the actual outfit! Gorgeous dress, the print looks great on you x

Monique :

your curls are so sweet. i love the print and the tie back detail of this dress. perfect backdrop too. what a steal!

Steffys Pros and Cons :

your dress is TOO good!

Steffys Pros and Cons

Caitie Schlisserman :

this dress suits you so well! I'm in love with the pattern and colors. cutie!


The Daily Fashionista :

This dress is absolutely the coolest!!! Love the print and the fit is wonderful on you.

Constance :

Omy goood! This dress was only 12 dollars!!!?I love it so much!

wardrobeexperience :

this is the pretiest outfit i've seen for quite a time ... love it!

Jamie Rose :

I love a good novelty print too! This horse print one is super cute! I love the cutout in the back of your dress too.