No Match For A Sunny Disposition

I was drawn to this little set for the stunning jacket with organza collar. I thought I would wear the jacket as a fresh spring layer and not wear the set together...but once I tried it the result was too sweet to not wear out and about. I usually resist such matchy-matchy outfits and literal interpretations of vintage, but occasionally I give into the impulse. Next time I wear the jacket or dress I'd like to mix it up with more orange or coral accessories; now I just need to find the perfect shoes and purse.

Apparently, my great-grandmother was known as quite a clothes horse in her day. My mother said this is the type of outfit she wore work only her skirts were shorter! Just another reason I wish I had had an opportunity to know my great-grandmother better.
Outfit details:
Cheap Monday sunglasses
vintage dress & coat
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CONVERSATION

39 comments:

  1. Cute outfit! I love it, and gorgeous color :)

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  2. So cute! It's hard to believe that your great-grandmother's skirt would be shorter. Where in Virginia are you from? I live in Richmond but go to school in Blacksburg.

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  3. Super sweet, & love that color it's so springy!

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  4. Adorable!!! Reminds me of a Jackie O kind of look! Those shoes are awesome!!! You don't need it but check out my Move It Monday exercise for swim suit season....eeek!!!

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  5. Oh, this would look incredible with coral or orange! Unexpected, but awesome.

    Annah xx

    girlandbird.blogspot.com

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  6. @Meredith, I'm not from VA, just moved here last summer (prob moving this summer). I'm a military brat; I'm from all over and this is my first time in VA. :)

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  7. I'm loving your exploration with new locations for shooting. I think this particular location makes it all about your outfit. Stands out nicely.

    Lovely as always.

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  8. i love that blue dress it is such a pretty color!!!

    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

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  9. wow that coat is adorable! Such a pretty color. =)

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  10. that dress and coat pair are soooo cute! what a great find! ^,^

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  11. Very cute! I look forward to seeing it with coral.
    A shorter skirt for work? Goodness me, your great-grandmother must have been quite the office totty! I love hearing about vintage fashion through the family. My gran used to make me laugh so much about her tales of the dangers of being a secretary in London; stilettos and umbrellas with a point on the end were very fashionable, and my gran was full of stories of losing shoes other the edges of tube platforms, or getting heels or umbrella ends stuck in the escalators.

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  12. i'm normally not into the matchy-matchy either... but oh.my.god. i'm in love with that set. i can't tell you how heartbroken i was to read "vintage", and that i couldn't just click away and order myself the outfit.

    www.janagodin.blogspot.com

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  13. I normally have a lot to say, but I don't today.

    Just that this is a lovely framed photo... (#1)... you always have some sense of proportion and juxtaposition in your photos.

    You always know how to compose your shots so well. I envy that.

    xx{ish.},
    Mae Lu @ thereafterish.!

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  14. Cute cute! I get what you're saying about the matchy matchy thing, but this is so perfect! And how bout those hot grammas? haha Mine was always so modest when I knew her, but looking through her scrapbooks revealed the fox she was in her younger years. :)

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  15. Such a sweet outfit, the colour is so summery and pretty :) Your hair looks great like that too.
    The photos I've seen of my nan working in Malta are great- all 50's polka dot sundresses

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  16. I also wish I had met my grandmother. She had the same name and was into fashion as well... we would have many topics to talk about.

    Very cute outfit!! :) Love it!

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  17. The coat is especially nice. Wonderful outfit.

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  18. so cute! the pictures are amazing as well!

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  19. You are so stylish my darling :) I love this bright, optimistic color !

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  20. Love this color, and the matching actually goes pretty well here! Also love the story about your great-grandmother's short skirts. (I always think it's funny to find out what really went on, fashion-wise, with the older generations in their youth. Like getting lectured by a grandparent for wearing clothes that are too revealing, but then finding old pictures where they're wearing something *way* worse!)

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  21. Oh dear. I love two pieces but this one is unbelievably pretty! The coat is so cute, that collar...aww precious!
    It's really a little jewel and I agree with you, it would have been too hard to resist wearing both pieces together! You granmother must have been a fun and interesting lady!
    Ale

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  22. Adorable! Love the cuffs and collar on that jacket.

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  23. As much as the color is amazing, what really gets me is the oh-so-sweet organza peter pan collar. Just gorgeous.

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  24. I love that coat and dress combo! The organza collar is just so pretty and delicate! I love the soft blue color too! Such an awesome find! Hope you're enjoying VA! :)

       ♥ Teresa ♥
    - Pretty Dandy -

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  25. im so gutted this dress and coat are vintage!! i really want this!! sometimes things just look amazing as a set, my granny was famous for this as well as your great granny :) xo

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  26. First picture = perfection! Love it!

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  27. That set is so pretty, and the color is gorgeous on you.
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  28. Such a lovely outfit!

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  29. I adore vintage coat and dress sets. Its instantly put together. The blue is a really good color on you.

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  30. The light blue looks gorgeous on you!

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  31. I adore this outfit.The color on the coat is so cute and the dress is definitely strong enough to stand on it's own!

    Another win, Rebecca!

    Sarah Yvonne
    http://sixbeforebreakfastt.blogspot.com

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  32. i love those shoes on you. you have such good legs. thanks for introducing us to laura callaghan's art work. good stuff!

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  33. Wow, very cool great-grandmother! :)

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  34. Dressing style is pretty and appealing. Color is perfect for spring season. Miss-matching coat with floral designs or bright color will surely bestow an unusual look.
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  35. I love the dress and the shoes but I'm not a huge fan of the coat. It looks nice on you but on me it just wouldn't work.

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  36. I love the shoes! Really beautiful :)

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