I'd Rather Suit My Foot Than Save My Boot

the clothes horse, black blazer, seychelles booties, green dress, polka dot dress, vintage dress, retro, red lips, redhead, daily outfit, style, fashion, black tights"Is bliss, then, such abyss
I must not put my foot amiss
For fear I spoil my shoe?
I ’d rather suit my foot
Than save my boot,
For yet to buy another pair
Is possible
At any fair.
But bliss is sold just once;
The patent lost
None buy it any more." -Emily Dickinson

When I put this dress on I was reminded that it was over a year ago this vintage beauty came into my possession. It has been on a number of adventures since then; I even chose to wear it at my college graduation last year under my cap and gown. It's such a lovely, understated shade of green and the polka dots make mixing black and brown ridiculously easy. I might be going on a trip late this summer and I do think this dress would be worth packing; such an easy, classic summer staple.
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Outfit details:
H&M blazer
vintage dress
H&M tights
Seychelles booties
Erica Weiner bracelets
self-mixed nail polish

CONVERSATION

80 comments:

  1. it is indeed lovely =]

    you look very nice upon your podium, and once more I envy you your surroundings and absence of bright, whitening Australian sun and bleached foliage =]

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  2. Love the skirt, its beautiful!

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  3. love the color combo! how the shoes highlight your hair, and the skirt pulls everything together. nice!

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  4. Love the photos of you standing on the stump :)

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  5. The dress is great. It's almost a neutral, so you could pair almost anything with it. So cute, as always :)

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  6. This whole look is wonderful. Warm, rich colors, those shoes which you wear a lot, is such a great match for your beautiful hair. You look outstanding!

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  7. cant believe you got the glitter brogues!!! so jealous!!!!! might have to try to make a diy pair! :)
    vicki xo

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  8. definitely a winner :D lovely photos by the way.

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  9. Super cute outfit! love the polka dots and blue nailpolish!

    Margaux from BORO

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  10. So pretty! That is a perfect dress for summer and a lovely poem.

    tweet tweet tweet

    x

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  11. It is a lovely dress, I also love that poem, one of my fave poets :)

    Hurrah for trips too :)

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  12. you look actually ADORABLE in the second photo xxxx

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  13. Im suffering from an extreme case of shoe envy

    Sarah
    theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

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  14. Aww, your dress is very sweet. Your gif is so funny, because it looks super windy, which it definitely was in Washington yesterday! When I was driving I could feel the wind bumping my car this way and that!

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  15. I like the shoes,the blazer,colors are matching,but I'm not going to lie...You can do better.

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  16. that second photo is so pretty! you are so beautiful!

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  17. @Oana Roxana, I don't understand your opinion at all. I don't rank outfits as better or worse; I just get dressed in the morning in what I like to wear. My outfits are certainly not in competition with each other, frankly that's silly.

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  18. capital outfit of course! :D
    the gif looks like it was raining and winding [[??]] up a storm!

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  19. I'm a huge fan of polka dots. I have a feeling I would drool in your closet!!

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  20. Lovely dress! I've been looking for a similar one - polka dots on a muted background, sweet but more grown up. I love it when prints enable difficult or unusual colour combinations!

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  21. That second pic is fantastic! I'm always envious of those booties. You work them so well.
    ~Kristy

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  22. I really love the closeup of yourself. You don't do a lot of those, and I'm glad you did.

    I'm certainly into floaty skirts like this lately, and so it's nice when bloggers whose style I really respect sport the same styles I'm trying to emulate.

    Bravo.

    And to the commenter who insulted you, that's pretty asinine to compare yourself to yourself. You can do better? C'mon, it's not like you're trying to one-up yourself on each new post. That's just a lame comment.

    In other news:

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    XXs,
    Maeko, thereafterish.

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  23. I absolutely love that poem!And you look super great!

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  24. you are just too cute. love this dress with the blazer

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  25. I love that dress too.. I think I'm starting to lose count of how many amazing dresses you own!

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  26. Cute dress - love the dots and the colors. Does the dress have a yoke? It looks like there is stitching on the chest.

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  27. gorgeous of course!

    lovelove, M.
    http://marissaexplains.blogspot.com

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  28. Rebecca you have such a great eye for mixing tones. The shoes look incredible on you. You pull off the cutest, most classic looks! xo

    HALCOHOLIC.com

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  29. Love those booties. They practically match your hair color.

    Divine.

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  30. you have such great style, don't let wierd commenters get u down dress for yourself and no one else

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  31. you look gorgeous rebecca! i love the deep colors and your hair is so bright and pretty.

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  32. wonderful dress! but, ooo...it looks a bit blustery out there! brrr...

    PS: I love that dickinson poem - what a great thought. Shoes are replaceable but adventures and living a full life are not. So important to step out of your boundaries.

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  33. adorable dress :)


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  34. I remember when you got that dress and I truly can't believe it's been a year already. Time flies, as they say...

    You look ravishing, as always my dear.

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  35. wow, that dress is fantastic. it would totally work for any season as well. great choice of poetry!

    LADY! i cannot get over your beautiful location choices. this purple-flower-glade is just incredible.

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  36. that dress is fantastic. i love it every single time you wear it.

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  37. I don't usually mix black and brown, but you make it look so chic, effortless and pretty. Those shoes are to die for, and lovely photos as always (:

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  38. oh i do love polka dots, lovely

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  39. I love the combination of the fitted blazer and the way the bottom of the dress has so much movement. Personally, I think you always have great outfits :D Also, you do a really nice job styling your Seychelles blimeys. I recently got a pair but I never know when to wear them since I hardly ever wear heels and they make me feel so tall haha

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  40. Lovely oufit!and the pale tones of the dress gives it such a nostalgic aura!

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  41. I love that your dress already has some history with you. It really is a lovely find. Your photos look so cool -- I mean, they always do -- but the sky looks so ominous in the photos that they give off this mysterious vibe.

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  42. The booties are really the star for me, but the dress looks so free and easy, too! Lovely choice.

    xx

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  43. I love that color nailpolish! I scrolled down right away to see if you posted the name of it...oh well!

    Cute outfit too, and beautiful location!

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  44. Such a lovely dress. Great shoes, too. Thanks for sharing the Dickinson poem. That sentiment is pretty much how I treat mine and my daughter's clothes. I want us to have adventures and not worry how it might affect our clothing.

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  45. I was bothered by the wind too today! Lovely outfit! The red lipstick looks gorgeous with the color of your eyes!

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  46. what a beautiful dress, it's easy to see why you choose to wear it for your graduation. Definitely a treasure that should share in many an adventure!

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  47. uhuh. i've seen that dress before and i love it! you look lovely perched on that tree stump. smiles!!!

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  48. Love Emily Dickinson. & your outfit is lovely, too.

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  49. What does the top of the dress look like? Also love the animated gif. It's amazing to see how windy and fluid your environment is because the still shots seem so calm.

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  50. I love the feeling of finding the perfect (vintage) dress. I also, love pictures of you looking straight at the camera! Somehow, I feel like there aren't that many of those.

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  51. Yay GIF!!! Surreal suroundings with rel smiley shot...excellent.

    Great dress...BIG fan of spotty dotty things.

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  52. your dress is so beautiful! your look absolutly gorgeous in it. :-)
    i love those shoes too.
    and lovely poem!

    <3elizabeth

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  53. you look great! Your right about the how the polka dots on the skirt make it easy to wear it with black and brown, but I also think the pale greeny beigy colour would look great with anything.

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  54. omg!!! i love the pic where ur skirt is moving with the air!!!

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  55. I can see why you love that dress so much. I want it!
    x

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  56. I love this outfit! And I especially always love the close ups you do with your hand in the shot showing off your nail polish!

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  57. I love the pic of you crouched down and smiling! You're so pretty!

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  58. I just love those shoes. They pull any outfit together.

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  59. Love this post! The gif takes my breath away. Love the DRESS, colors, blazer, nails, lips, hair, scenery, tights, shoes, nails, bracelets, poem, anecdote, title!
    ...What can I say? I really like this outfit post! =)

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  60. Darling dress, I love love the polka dots.

    Blazer = ♥
    Amazing shoes.

    And, I love love love love love your Happy Birthday nails up there!

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  61. It is an ideal summer dress - funky enough to add interest to an outfit but subtle enough that it'll work with lots of different things. Want one, ah well that's the beauty of vintage shopping.

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  62. Since the summer seasons has been started, I can say that we are having the new fashion updates. I can say that lot of people will use these fashion updates regarding summer.

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  63. I like the way how you've styled this dress with the blazer. You have such a talent to make any piece look like a different one every time you wear it!
    Love your Happy Birthday nails too. Fun and cool! :-)

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  64. I love that you mix your own polish--that color is lovely! It reminds me of that Chanel color that's so hot right now. How do you mix polishes?

    Also, I really like your outfit, as usual :-)



    www.dressdarling.wordpress.com

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  65. i love the color of that dress! it's a nice neutral with those cute polka dots... there are not many occasions where it wouldn't be the perfect thing to wear. ~joelle

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  66. I love this dress! The polka dots are so cute and it looks just wonderful on you!

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  67. I love polka dots and these colors look so well on you! They really make your beautiful hair stand out. And I love the shoes..very nice. Great inspiration!

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  68. This outfit is so darling--all of it! I am so into tights and heeled oxfords lately. Man, I just wanna hang out where you are; it's sooooooo pretty!

    Gorgeous post, as always :)

    xx
    Tracy

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  69. The smiling picture is so cute! <3

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  70. LOVE LOVE the boots!! they remind me so much of the chloe lace up leather booties. which i have been dreaming of... for months.

    jp xx

    www.thishopefulheart.blogspot.com
    www.hopefulheart.etsy.com

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