An Education

This dress is one of my new favorite pieces; I love the color scheme and the jumper style. It's made from actual upholstery fabric, so the dress weighs a ton, but I'm rather attracted to things that remind me of vintage couches and curtains. The jumper style of the dress ended up working perfectly with my favorite sheer button-up and my vintage cardigan was the perfect layer. Without even intending to I ended up wearing a very school uniform-like outfit...if school uniforms commonly involved brocade.


Outfit details:
vintage sweater
Rodarte for Opening Ceremony
*pictures by Erin

CONVERSATION

23 comments:

  1. it's a dream... truly! reminds me of a dress I own very similar to it! http://www.pollybland.com/2011/05/we-are-not-two-we-are-one.html

    :)

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  2. This is a lovely dress and the color is perfect for you!

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  3. Oh wow! That dress is beautiful. And I love the colors!

    -Kat
    http://certainsomethingvtg.etsy.com

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  4. Your dress is truly beautiful, love the back too!

    Carmen Ri.

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  5. Lovely outfit...Your dress reminds me Alexander Mcqueen colection for fall/winter 2010!!!I like your dress.

    http://lonenlyday.blogspot.com/

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  6. Omg this is super cute! I wish I had this outfit!!

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  7. I don't think it's schoolish/collegiate at all, even if the varsity/college sweater has that sort of style.

    I daresay, you kind of remind me of something slightly 1800s (sans sweater). It's really gorgeous. I feel like you need some sort of oxford, a cap with some sort of feather on it, and speech with a charming accent.

    You could also wear the dress backwards with a bikini or bandeau or tube top under it if you wanted to venture into more daring waters. I know that's not you, but the cut of the back straps do seem as if they could be worn on the front with a different top underneath.

    I LOVE THE DRESS. You are so darn charming right now.

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

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  8. amazing, perfect look! such an awesome dress!

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  9. @Mae, haha you can't see in these pictures but it's pretty daring. I'm wearing a totally sheer blouse & no bra, so if the front straps slipped at all I was totally exposed (they didn't, thank goodness), but people still got an eyeful of side boob from me on this day. Erin even reblogged a pic someone else took & said "omg rebecca's boobies!" Backwards would require a bra and be more demure than this way. But I definitely chose pics where you couldn't see my cleavage intentionally. :)

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  10. aw wow, you look stunning. The skirt has suck a beautiful pattern...

    Those colors are lovely

    xxx kissmequick

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  11. this is a gorgeous look, I love the dress fabric, the layers, the colors... they look amazing with your hair! which btw looks so good now that you've cut it!

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  12. it's like the sound of music! when maria made the children play clothes!

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  13. amazing pattern & colours! I am also a big fan of any print that looks like it would be at home in a victorian living room. or on a wallpaper. :)

    bedroomocean.blogspot.com

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  14. Super cute. And, I just noticed your new haircut...you look fab as always!

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  15. So incredibly beautiful. I love the back of the dress as well!

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  16. I love this! The jumper dress has such a neat print. I can't get over gold, so I love the gold swirling through the print. The cardigan is adorable too. Such a perfect look.

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  17. It's beautiful... I love brocade, love jumper styles, and love burgundy. The perfect dress! (except that the perfect dress doesn't exist)

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  18. I love the way you can see your tattoos through the blouse. Very demure and sexy at the same time.

    That jumper is to die for!

    p.s. I called one of my posts An Education recently, too. As we move into fall I definitely have Jenny Mellor on the brain.

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  19. I think this is one of my favorite looks of yours. That dress is such a unique design and that print! And the sheer blouse! and the cardigan! looooooveeeeee

    Also, love that movie.

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  20. Really love how it looks with the cardigan, and the back is really cute, I like the way the straps cross.
    I also have a dress made from upholstery fabric, it's not brocade but this kind of fabric has great texture it's hard to resist.

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  21. That dress is stunning!

    http://www.nightatvogue.com

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  22. I love the back of that dress!!

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