Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Blue and Green Suit

As promised, here is one of the ensembles I received from my trip to the flea market on Saturday! I really couldn't be more delighted with how well this dress fits me. Most of the time I have to use a belt or some other contraption to get vintage dresses to fit, but this one truly fits my measurements, which is such a difficult thing to find when buying vintage. I couldn't resist rolling my hair again for this look. It just seemed to fit the style of the dress. I love how this looks like I'm wearing a blue dress with a vest and matching bow over it-what a fun design! Plus, I'm so excited to have some pleats in my closet now. I'm not sure I have anything pleated and that is just a shame.
I think my style has become more eccentric in the past year. I'm coming to love prints and colors that aren't necessarily pleasing to the eye, but are constructed in a way that makes one admire them anyway. I can pretty much find the beauty in anything that is thrown at me, even if it's a kooky green and blue diamond print suit.

Well, I have an unexpected 'snow' day today from school! Yesterday we had a pretty horrendous ice storm that wreaked havoc on most of the trees in Sioux Falls. Branches and powerlines are down in so many places. From my living room window I watched a large branch fall on top of a girl's car because it couldn't hold the weight of the ice anymore! When I went to go to work I found that I had a layer of ice around my entire car that was 1/2 inch thick. I had to have my husband come from work to try and crack my car out so that I could make it to work. The drive was pretty treacherous with the freezing rain and branches in the road. Ice filled trees are the most beautifully terrifying thing I've seen. They look so lovely, but don't get caught underneath one when it decides to give way! We are getting even more snow from last night into today. I am so glad they cancelled school because kiddos being out in this type of storm really makes me nervous. The weirdest part is that there has been thunder and lightning accompanying the snowstorm-how bizarre is that? All I can say after this weather rant is that I'm even more excited for spring.

As if the dress wasn't darling enough, it came with a matching coat! I love that because I can see myself styling this coat in so many more ways-dressing it down with jeans or wearing it with other dresses and skirts. Oh the possibilities! It may be a bit loud, but no one dresses for fun anymore it seems and we need more of that in our lives!

Have a swell day, dears and I hope you're having nicer weather wherever you are!
God Bless,

Romans 5:6-8
You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Dress and Suit- Vintage, Benson's Flea Market
Shoes- Vintage, thrifted
Bag- Vintage Coach, Thrifted
Earrings- Vintage


Bethie The Boo said...

You are so cute! This entire outfit looks so amazing on you! I like it best without the coat - but the coat is very cute too!

We are now getting the ice and snow - though not quite as much ice as it sounds like you got! Here's hoping this is very short lived!

Ali Hval said...

Oh... My... Goodness! Katie, that is seriously the cutest dress ever. The colors are so vibrant and I just adore the pleats and the little bowtie and vintage never looked so perfect. :D I'm glad that it fits you ever so nicely, too. That's just amazing!

The buttons on the coat are lovely, as well.

But the snowstorm sounds awful! My goodness, and even after it, you still left to go to work. I guess you Dakotians won't let anything stop you. :) Glad you are okay, though, and I hope you stay safe through these odd storms!

Little-Hat said...

It's loud, but PERFECTLY loud! The dress and coat suit you soooooooooooooooooo well (you can tell how vehement I am by the number of Os there).


Kristian said...

I like how you put your attraction to some vintage prints/colors. So true- there is just something visually interesting about some of those.

This dress fits you so well; it is impressive, but my favorite part os the matching coat! Daring and darling.

Larissa said...

Great retro kinda look.

Appreciate the Day said...

Oh my goodness this fits you so perfectly it looks like it was made for you! I love prints too. I seem to be drawn to them so much more (especially if interesting and unusual). I'd love to know how you did this cute hair style.
Kate xx

Gracey at Fashion for Giants said...

This is such an amazing look. It fits you perfectly and the colors are gorgeous on you. I love it!

Hanna & Christel said...

you look so lovely, love that coat!


Laura said...

eeeep! That suit looks AMAZING on you. That is the one from yesterday's post that was my favorite. It is so perfect! And how perfect that you can wear that coat with other items. And you hair looks fantastic!

I couldn't believe it when you said that you had ice storms on my post the other day! It almost hit ninety here today. NINETY. I mean, it snowed last week. Weather is so weird, huh? Stay safe, chica!


Midwest Muse said...

I love this suit! How in the world do you always have the best vintage finds, EVER? Bold colors look great on you.

Sammi said...

OH how beautiful!!! AND it comes with the matching coat?! Amazing! Your hair and shoes are perfect, too! Love love love.

xox Sammi

Lindsey Louise Bales said...

i was thinking the whole time "oh my gosh, a matching coat?!?! that is so neat!". the print is amazing on those pieces! i wish i had more items that matched!
ah, so sorry about the snow! i believe snow is done here in missouri, but honestly who knows with this weather!

lindsey louise

Ilana Morgan said...

adorable vintage look so Mad Men
Hope you're well :)
xo Ilana @ My Modern Vintage

Linda Greaves said...

Yup, you were most definitely made to wear that! I love this outfit Katie, I'm so glad you got it :D
The green and blue combo is perfect, and eeee, your hair. Girl, your hairstyles are always so inspiring! I love this roll/ponytail.

Trendy Teal

Rachel Sullivan said...

You are adorable. Just look at that bow.

Imogen said...

There are no words to possibly explain how much I love this. It is the perfect outfit and you look so pretty. WOW it makes me excited just looking at it. Love the colours and patterns...and the matching coat is incredible. I definitely think you'll get a lot of wear out of that. I love that it is so loud, you're right that not enough people dress for fun!

curly purplepig said...

you look great! I love the color combinations of your outfit!

two birds said...

don't you love when you find a vintage dress that fits perfectly? this one was meant for you!! i love the colors. and i believe we are now getting your ice storm...ish!

Keit said...

I can't believe your thrift finds are so cool! I just can't! This dress and THE COAT have got to be the most amazing pieces in the world!
Love how you styled them and love your hairdo ^_^

Kati said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Your ensemble is so perfect for you!


Istvanffy Emma said...

you're adorable!
Emma xx

Mrs. Dork said...

Okay, this dress is awesomely amazing. AND a matching coat too? I love it. It's so hard to believe that YOU didn't have any pleats in your closet. That just seems like something you'd love!

dusanabotswana said...

whoa you have the most amazing vintage markets out there! both the dress and coat are just gorgeous and can easily go w/ so many pretty things (like your simple jeans above), which i love seeing!