-->




A Hand Has Touched These Relics Old

I really adore this dress but it definitely pushes past sweet territory and into saccharine, so I don't wear it often! The insidious nature of the mushroom print is always overwhelmed by the peter pan collar and pretty pleating. I don't actually enjoy resembling a porcelain doll, but occasionally I can't resist a too-adorable dress. I had hoped my shorter hair would make me look less cutesy, but I'd say that's pretty much a fail...

Outfit details:
TBA mushroom dress
thrifted belt
Juicy Couture purse

39 comments:

WorstWitch said...

what a cute outfit! the dress is totally lovely!

heiter--wolkig.blogspot.com

Collette Osuna said...

Gorgeous dress...the collar is so sweet!!

A Funky Little Fashion Blog

Tara said...

You look so chic with your new haircut! I love this dress, I wish I had managed to snap one up before they all sold out... it looks lovely on you!

Sheri said...

Ohh that dress is gorgeous! As is your short hair! I love a good cutesy dress, I have one similar :) xx

Rebecca Jane said...

Love this outfit! And your hair looks absolutely utterly amazing! I love the cut, it is so flattering to your features! Very pretty!

darcy said...

i think its wonderful. and the matching tights and shoes sorta off set the "too cute" aspect of the dress. great ensemble!

Forever Fashion said...

Love your colored tights! Wish it was cold enough to wear them down here in FL!!

fashionqueen294.blogspot.com

Rosaspina Vintage said...

Well if you were trying to restrain the cuteness, then I agree with you Rebecca, it's a total fail ;D You look so adorable that these pictures should be actually framed! Embrace it, pretty lady!
Ale
x

Vintage Market Place said...

oh I think you pull this off wonderfully!
What a unique print and how you have styled it all works.

Plus love the shoes, I have them too :)
Amy

Kitsune-kun said...

LOVE this dress a ton! very cute look, and I think your haircut balance it well:)

Julia said...

Your new haircut looks great. It adds such a carefree/world traveler vibe to your look.

Marisa Noelle said...

I'm such a sucker for cutie pie dresses ... so naturally my heart is skipping a beat over this one:) Your hair definitely balances out the sweetness and just makes for one stunning ensemble all around.

Jennifer said...

Giiiirl, I am right there with you, I angst all the time about too-twee, esp cos I'm older than you are. Sometimes I cannot resist, and with this dress, it would have been one of those times. LOVE!

Sew Green With Envy said...

I just saw your new haircut for the first time and let out a gasp (in the library no less) YOU LOOK STUNNING! These photos are beautiful.

Arielle said...

I'm telling ya, you need to just steal that train car and move it to your yard. Perfect clubhouse!

-Arielle
www.humblepievintage.com

Mike in Maine said...

I just can't get past the bob. :)

Agnes Deer said...

It is true that it is very very sweet but the combination of colors matches perfectly your hair color :) Love it!

http://fromheretofashion.blogspot.com/

Q's Daydream said...

How in the world did I miss you cutting your hair into a pixie?! You look adorable! It's funny, I feel with short hair less cutesy...
I adore that dress too ! :O)

Femke said...

Sorry, you still look as cute as ever... But it doesn't matter, love the look!

xoxo, Femke On the Button

Blanka said...

Ah, I love the colour of the tights!
My most favourite colour... and the dress is really cute!

Isabel, Wake up & smell the azahar said...

Lovely outfit, the dress is really cute. The same happens to me sometimes, I have some beautiful dresses, but I don't wear them a lot because I feel too much girly, cheesy, dress-up wearing them.

Meg said...

I think your haircut and matching tights and booties keep this from looking too twee, actually. If all else fails, you could wear it with a leather jacket! ;)

shefoundstyle said...

Great location! Where were you?

giselaandzoe said...

that dress is adorable!

ftashion said...

I'm so slow to realize your new hair cut! I love pixie hair cut and u look fabulous! Wish I could have a little more courage to chop off my hair. This dress is so interesting! It feels very christmasy!

Fang Ting
ftashion

Daisy said...

I adore this dress, every time I see it I hope that one day I will get one. Your hair looks most lovely too, it gives your outfits such a fresh look !

beauté du bonheur said...

this outfit has such vintage charm!

http://beautedubonheur.blogspot.com/

anahita said...

Mushroom print?! Oh my god that is amazing.

triskelos said...

The mushroom dress is amazing)) I love the fact that it not only has a peter pan collar, but a black peret pan collar))

http://tri-skelos.blogspot.com/

The Daily Fashionista said...

God, you're even cuter now with the short hair!!! I know that's not the direction you intended for, but you remind me a cutesy disney character from the 1960s. Like Hayley Mills. Please take that for a compliment!

Jamie Rose said...

That dress is fantastically cute! The mushroom print is awesome. I really love the color of your tights with it. I don't think there's anything wrong with looking cutesy!

Helen said...

Yup, there's nothing wrong with a cute dress:D If it makes you happy then there's no problem

ZombieLace said...

It is pretty cutesy, but it works for every now and then! The dress is definitely a dominator of an outfit.

Jessica said...

Totally cute! Every once in a while something like this is perfect. ;)

xx Jessica

Jean said...

To lessen the cute factor, pair it with really tough or edgy pieces. Wear the dress with frayed and deconstructed super-skinny jeans, or fishnets and tall stove-pipe black flat boots, or spike jewelry and combat boots, or make it very cozy feeling with grey sweater tights, a gray thick cardi or fair isle sweater and some tall black boots.

Kristen said...

This dress is lovely! I haven't checked in in a long time and actually squealed when I saw your hair - I love it!

Night at Vogue said...

What a lovely look!

Lady Moriarty said...

You're so lucky, I try to find this dress since months ! It fits you perfectly

See U

Damsels said...

toss it my way if its too saccharine! ;)