Sunday, July 6, 2014

Seashells By The Seashore

I had been eyeing this adorable dress for months. I had favorited it on Etsy and holding off on it because I knew I shouldn't spend that much on a dress and that it might be a gamble since it was located in France...but then I got my tax return. As I was going through some things on my Etsy account, I noticed that this dress was still available, and I couldn't believe it. I decided that since I had the extra money, I'd go ahead and splurge a little.

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seashells, heart hands, shells in hand, heart shaped shells


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The dress is vintage and it's from the 60's. It's also from France. The shop I got it from is called Last Tango in Paris. Since I was concerned about the bust, I just e-mailed the shop owner and asked more about the measurements and what she thought about it fitting a larger bust. She was extremely helpful, and after talking with her, I decided I would definitely give the dress a shot and I made my purchase.








As I guessed, the bust was a bit tight on me, but not so much that I felt I needed to return it. The rest of the dress fits fine! I wish I knew how to perform basic alterations on clothing and just more about sewing in general, but as always, I don't have the time currently. It's something I want to get back into at some point, though. I took a sewing class a few years back, but it never really went anywhere.








I love taking pictures by the ocean, but if it's not a totally calm day, it makes it really difficult to get good pictures because of the wind. Unfortunately, it's hard to tell until you actually get there because it can seem not too windy inland, but then become really windy at the shore with all the open space.








This was one of the first times that I went to the beach this season. Actually, it might've been the first time. It was definitely the first time this season that I had my feet in the sand. It's always a good feeling to wiggle your toes in the warm sand, especially after a really long winter.






Dress: Vintage from Last Tango In Paris//Purse: Thrifted//Shoes: ModCloth//Belt: Thrifted//Sunglasses: Delia's//Lipstick: LORAC Cosmetics
Lately I want nothing more than to just lay in the sun and hang out by the pool. Chris and I planned a pool party for the 4th, but it was rainy, chilly, and cloudy all day. :\ Of course almost everyone we invited was able to come, which rarely happens, and then the weather ruined it. THANKS, MOTHER NATURE. I think it's because of that tropical storm/hurricane in the south that we're getting a bunch of thunderstorms up here. Fortunately, we rescheduled the pool party for today and it seems like everyone will still be able to come! And yesterday we went to a pig roast and the weather was perfect for that as well. Huzzah!


  1. Adorable dress! It's so nice that the shopkeeper was so helpful with your questions, that's so nice! The beach looks so pretty, so many shells! I love looking for shells and beach glass!

  2. This dress reminds me of Easter eggs for some reason and I mean that in the best way possible. I love the pretty colors in the print and the collar on it. Such a cute dress! I really love the heart sunglasses you paired with it too. Adorable, as always!

    Jamie |

  3. Oh, you look lovely and, as always, I enjoy how your photos don't just show an outfit but an event, an outing and story with that outfit.

  4. For my button ups that gape a little bit at the bust, I use double-sided tape to keep it from gaping. :) Also, the hurricane itself is what ruined your weekend probably; it's way north of the US now! I flew into NH on Friday and it was very turbulent as we were descending because of the hurricane winds.

    xo Kimi

  5. You did an excellent buy!, That dress is so beautiful!, At first I thought I saw candy heart, then I realized they were shell and that makes it much more original and beautiful, you look great in it!, Is really a Adorable dress ;)

  6. Love this! - the dress, the photography, the location, the words - even wanting to know how to sew and not yet being there!!! TY for sharing!

  7. Eek yes, these photos are wonderful all around! This dress is so pretty, glad you had such luck! You look so youthful :)


  8. you look so pretty and lovely! that dress looks wonderful on you :)
    have a nice week dear!~

    xoxo, rae

  9. Such a lovely dress, it really suits you :) Until you have time to alter the bust, why not pop a hook and eye in the space between the buttons? It'll keep it from gaping for the meantime :)


  10. oh man, isn't it amazing when things ACTUALLY stay in stock when you save up money for them?! That happened with some shoes I wanted that were on sale. Magical day. Magical day indeed.

    These photos are so cuuuuute... and I'm so happy for you and your new dress. The collar is adorable and the pattern is even more precious. :D Laze around all you want--that's what summer is about, right?!

  11. That dress is perfect! & As always, I adore your outfit photos.

  12. That is such a cute dress and perfect for the photos. I always feel that way about buying on etsy I always weigh my options and ponder about taking the plunge for way too long but honestly Ive never been disappointed when I have. Weather ruins everything always hahaha.