Friday, May 24, 2013

Here Comes the Sun

This vibrant yellow dress was calling to me amidst the racks of 70's and 80's horror pieces that were cluttering up the vintage section at my thrift store. It reached out it's  bright sunny hand and waved at me like a old friend. I don't think I own a piece quite this vivid in my closet! When I went to try it on, I almost questioned the fit of it a bit, until I realized that the two front slits were pockets and then I  was completely sold. Any dress with pockets is a no brainer-it's coming home with me!  I wanted to go for a completely authentic vibe to the era, so I donned a headscarf in a way I haven't really worn before. People look at you so funny in church when you wear a scarf like this! They're like, "I can't tell if she's a really well dressed 65 year old, or if she's a young person with weird style..." Story of my life :)
I really loved the combo of peachy pink and bright yellow though, who would have ever thought of that combination could work? Certainly not me, until now!


Alright, so funny story about this photoshoot. I always take pictures outside  my apartment complex, at the risk of being seen by passerby's. I never thought however that people could be watching me from atop their balconies! So some lady is out on her balcony smoking and apparently just watching my husband taking photos of me on the sidewalk and she shouts, "I love your outfit-what's your inspiration?" She said it in just this really weird way that made me not sure how to answer her so I said, "Thanks! Um...the 1960's? I really love vintage fashion." And she said, "Oh, well you look like you're going to a wedding, I've never seen a dress that color before!"
Haha, I am so socially awkward you guys that I just nodded and pretty much ran inside because I was so embarrassed. Then I spent the next five minutes asking Sean if I was socially awkward, which we both knew was YES OMGOODNESS FOR SURE. 
So, the picture down below is me trying to interact with that lady on the balcony. Oi vey.


Well Dahlings, Sean and I are headed off to my hometown for a grad party this weekend! I am really excited as I haven't seen my parents in what seems a good long while and I am thankful for the excuse to go home and hug my mama :) 
So, have a blissful weekend everyone! 
God Bless, 
KJA

Romans 12:9-10
 Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with brotherly affection; outdo one another in showing honor. 


Wearing:
Dress, Scarf, Bag- Vintage, thrifted
Gloves- Grandmother's
Pearls- Gift from my sister :)
Shoes- Payless

17 comments:

Carla Florendo said...

I can see how it spoke to you from the rack. this dress is super pretty! and despite you doubting the fit and all, i think it actually suits you well!

xo, Carla
misscarlaviolet.blogspot.com

Katie @ Loverly She said...

I think this looks wonderful on you, Katie! The yellow is just fantastic and the fit is great!

Also, I totally hear you on the weirdness of photo onlookers - I got whistled at by the garbage man while out taking photos a few months ago. With a big pregnant belly, it would be REALLY WEIRD if that were to happen now!! lol

Bethie The Boo said...

I love this! It has a super Mad Men vibe going in the best way possible! The yellow is amazing!

Oh that is always my worst fear with taking photos, having someone see and ask what I'm doing! I'd probably react about the same way as you!

Have a fun weekend seeing your family!

Ali Hval said...

Soooo I'm pretty sure you're the only gal who could pull this off. Seriously, Katie, you look like you stepped out of a time machine! You've got all the details right--the hair, the headscarf, the colors... so perfect! You really hit the target with this one. I adore your pretty lace gloves as well.

An old person or a young person with really weird style... ha! Whatever.

And that little tale about the old lady... oh my gosh, that's too funny. But she sounded so interested in what you were doing! You could have just said, "Oh yup, taking some pre-wedding pictures!' hahaha. But I can understand that you ran away. You're really precious.

Have a safe trip to your hometown!!

Little-Hat said...

Looooove the bright hue!!! And it's OK to be a little awkward: if you're too polished all the time, it's not very endearing is it? :) I'll bet you dashing inside all cute made that lady smile!

xoxox
theefface.blogspot.com

JennaStevie said...

This dress is the most beautiful shade of yellow ever!! So sunny and gorgeous, love the colours you decided to pair it with. Such a great look.
Have a wonderful weekend, enjoy the grad! That sounds like fun
xJennaD

Alyssa Molin-Graves said...

I am such a fan of yellow- and I can see that it suits you very well! ;) Looking through the photos I was like, Wow! Katie- you totally pull off that sunshine yellow so well- you look fabulous! What a beautiful dress :) You totally brought some sunshine to rainy Delaware today!

~Alyssa
www.butterfliesonmars.blogspot.com

Elana said...

Oh, Katie! This dress was made for you! The color is spectacular and it has the perfect 60s shape. And I'm incredibly socially awkward as well, so I feel you! At least the woman liked your outfit, right? haha

Imogen said...

Wow this dress was made for you. Incredible. My new favourite of yours. I love how vibrant it is. You accessorised it perfectly. I get so self conscious taking photos, I would not know what to do if someone started talking to me from the balcony!

Linda Greaves said...

Oh my word, if I were one of the Flock Together ladies, I'd be crossing my fingers you'd put this dress up for a swap soon ;)
Haha, it's gorgeous! This canary yellow color is stunning, and despite what you say, the fit is really good on you. I adore your old-lady, vintage style ;) Hahaha! Its a breath of fresh air.
Also, I couldn't help laughing out loud when I read about your interaction with that woman on the balcony. Oh man, I'm so paranoid when I'm out in public taking photos. This is why! I'm super awkward when I realize someone is observing the process. Its such a wierd thing to try and explain, you know? Like, "oh yeah, I'm just a fashion blogger so I take pictures of my outfits."
I feel as if people must think I'm vain from the amount of pictures I take of myself for the sake of my blog -_-

Trendy Teal

Marlen said...

Hahah 70's and 80's horror pieces- i LOVED that. I can see why this dress grabbed you, it's so bold and i love the neckline and fit of it. And your hair. I just can't stop complimenting you on it.

xo Marlen
Messages on a Napkin

Lindsey Louise Bales said...

oh. my. gosh. this whole outfit is something i would pin to my inspiration board in my craft room. i seriously think i will print this outfit and tack it on! you have such a wonderful taste in clothing.
with the lady who was at your apartment, that is totally something that just happened to me the other day. most of the time, people just stare and don't stay anything though. which i don't know what is more awkward though?! haha.

lindsey louise

hellomrrabbitblog.com

Mrs. Dork said...

Yes yes YES! This is SO YOU! The color is so happy, and it fits you so well!

Keit said...

Baahahah, this happens waaay to often to me :D
Whenever we take photos there are always people perching on the balcony or on the street, just stopping and staring, and asking silly questions :D Sometimes it's fun, sometimes it annoys me.
Socially awkward or not, you are beautiful! The dress is such a sunny piece, it makes me warm ^_^

lisa said...

This dress is perfection. I think I would be tempted to wear it every day- the accessorizing possibilities are endless! I love how you styled it- so true to the era! You are lovely.

Allie said...

I agree, it fits you perfectly! Quite lovely. I have to admit, your style is so different from anyone I know and I likely will never wear anything like your outfits, but I just love looking at them! Props to you for wearing what you love even if it's not what everyone else is wearing!

Allie @ callmesassafras.wordpress.com

Laura said...

Oh my goodness, that dress fits you like an absolute dream - that color is just perfect!

Bahaha, I love how you have ladies yelling at you from balconies. Isn't it awkward when people can you see you? My roomie and I took pictures a the train station and I had a guy who had thing for me blow his horn as I was posing... yeahhhh, some hilarious bloopers with terrified faces came out of that one.

Hope that you had a fantastic long weekend, hon!

xoxo,
Laura
http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/