Friday, April 24, 2009

Gingerbread Girl

gingham + chambray = yay!

Gingham and chambray have been two of the fabric trends to have caught my eye this season, so I was delighted to find them both together in one dress :)

Actually, when Amber of
Violet Folklore contacted me awhile back about any gingham outfit photos I might have to contribute to the post she was putting together, was when it first occurred to me that my wardrobe was sadly gingham-free. I've been on a mission to change that ever since and this dress is my first step toward remedying the situation.


I picked it up for $5 at the Salvation Army on my trip to Santa Cruz (have I still not posted pics? sorry, another situation to remedy asap). I added a couple of this week's finds from my local Hospice Thrift, the first being this pair of woven leather oxfords I snagged for $2. They are totally the old lady comfort shoe version of these and about 10 times more cushiony and comfy to wear :)


The other find was this multi-colored leather belt for $1.50. With all its different colors it can be worn with just about anything and has become my current go-to belt.

hi dress :)

Based on my wardrobe_remix comments, it seems this lil' dress has the ability to conjure images of both picnics in daisy-filled meadows AND 70's gingerbread houses... both of which sound pretty good to me :)

27 comments:

Sal said...

A happy-making outfit all around!

Hannah said...

You got those shoes for $2?! I'm very jealous! I've wanted some like this for a long time now but there aren't many around over here in the UK, so it seems..

anja louise said...

That's so cute! Awesome to find a combination dress like that.

Milla said...

Seriously, you need to come over to my house and we'll bake ginger bread in a startling variety of shapes ;)

Alexa said...

I was just thinking about chambray! What a sweet dress.

Diana said...

i love pockets

elena-lu said...

this is so gorgeous! gingerbread houses yes!! i see it!
i love the addition of the belt

Manja said...

I love that dress! You always get the best deals and all your clothes are so gorgeous. I really admimre that :)

Hannah said...

That's such a kind offer, thank you! How about an exchange? I could see if I could find another silk postcard in exchange for the shoes? I think my American size would be about a 7.5. And yes, it is deer antler, it was a lucky find at a car boot but it came with a horrible string attached so when I got some chain the other day I replaced it :)

Home Girl said...

cool dress, nice thrifting. love the combo esp the way the chambray tones down the super girly ruffles.

Chlo√ębug said...

hi! i love your style, it's so unique and so thoughtful. i hope you don't mind if i borrow some pics of those amazing shoes for a post i'm brainstorming on laura ingalls wilder. they're absolutely darling.
love you blog!
xoxo

Hannah said...

Wonderful, I'll do the same ^_^

muchlove said...

wonderful dress! Awesome finds overall.
Makes me want to go out thrift shopping this instant (if only the weather wasn't so gloomy and I wasn't so sick!)

xo

Octopus-home said...

wow , you hav an amazing style , very original , see you .

ellie said...

Totally, an adorable outfit. It goes together so well.

Parapluie said...

It's great! The shoes are so wonderful!

a cat of impossible colour said...

This dress is so you, Missa!

hester said...

Hi Missa
I just popped in to visit from Tammie's blog because I saw you have a daughter, Clover, and I have loved that name ever since I read "What Katy Did". I ended up with an Emma Clowance instead though.

I love your dress by the way.
Best wishes from Australia.

Hippie Frou Frou said...

Perfect for a picnic! so cute.

oh and I don't know why I haven't done it yet, but, I'm adding you to my link list on the blog!

jess s//

Carlotta said...

too cute!!

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thevintageyear said...

I tried to leave a comment before but it didn't work! So hopefully this doesn't show up twice!

Was just gonna say, I love your boots.. and isn't it funny the way you search and search for something and never find it, then all of a sudden you end up with 2? I think it's like that for you and flat brown lace up leather boots :)

Cute dress too!

sarah said...

Absolutely and utterly adorable dress and outfit!!! You pull off this vintage look so well.

pomegranates said...

what a darling find :)

Diane said...

What an adorable outfit for an inexpensive price! This dress totally does remind me of picnics.

Claire said...

Cute! So summery =)

ambika said...

So sweet! & I love that neckline.