Monday, July 22, 2013

Weekend Wardrobe: Dirndling Away

Dirndl Dress: Vintage/Similar; Pocket Knife Necklace: Snash Jewelry; Belt: Vintage/Similar; Shoes: J Crew.

Sorry about the title of this post, guys; I just can't resist a good pun! And that one wasn't even good! Good job, Becca. Sheesh.

Anyway! It was a lovely weekend. Friday I had an awesome night hanging out with Elle. We went and saw Monsters University, which was SO great! I'm a sucker for a good Pixar movie, and this one had us both laughing just about the whole time. After movie time we went out for dinner and a couple of drinks and had a grand old time!

Saturday I checked out a new cafe near my house with my friend, Sarah, and then we went and got some ice cream (PB&J!) and walked around looking at some cute shops. And then Sunday morning I went to breakfast with Michele, and then we popped into the farmers market afterward to do our weekly purchasing of gorgeous, gorgeous produce. I also spent a lot of time over the weekend doing some cooking, cleaning, and working on some projects, like sprucing up the ol' blog a little.

It was a great weekend that had a perfect combination of relaxing, socializing, and getting things done! My brain has been swimming in thoughts lately, so it was nice to have a calm weekend to get a lot done and get some of those thoughts out of my head. Sometimes that internal to-do list is intense!

In other news, can we please talk about this vintage dirndl I'm wearing? It was a pretty exciting find! I was out vintage shopping with my lovely cousin last weekend (check out her amazing calligraphy over at Imagine Joy!), and had remarked that I was excited that they had a few things that would potentially fit me. This is always exciting because I wear a modern size 12, and since ladies used to be substantially tinier it can be tough to find cute vintage pieces. Fortunately for me, one of the ladies working at the store overheard this and totally sympathized and related! She told me that they just got a few things in that were my size and she'd go grab them for me!

One of the things she brought over was this vintage dirndl. I'm so glad she overheard me talking and grabbed it for me because it fits like a glove and has amazing details, like the tiniest little pin-tucks I've ever laid eyes on. It makes an amazing summer dress, but since it's a sturdy cotton, I think I'll also get some good wear out of this in the winter with some tights and a good cardigan.

Did you guys do anything fun over the weekend? 

Til next time!

-Becca
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42 comments:

  1. So cute! I like seeing the close-up detai shots, as I didn't realize this dress has such a pretty hemline. And I love seeing the dress with accessories - the yellow belt and shoes are perfect and so cheerful.

    And thanks for the sweet shout-out. Hugs! <3

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    1. Thanks, Joy! I know, the work that went intp this dress! Did you notice the tiniest pin-tucks every just below the waist? Amazing! Also, I'm always happy to share your beautiful work!

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  2. Sounds like you had an awesome weekend. I need to work on my internal to do list soon!

    I know what you mean about women being tinier and not fitting into vintage. It sucks! I swear all of the vintage dresses I like have a 23" or 24" waist and I will never fit into that! That's why I've just moved on to reproduction. Your dress is adorable and I really LOVE your glasses! Are they vintage as well?

    As for alterations of my dress, the words seam ripper terrify me! I'll just continue to wear hair ties lol.

    Mabel
    Life of Mabel

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    1. Those internal to-do lists can be crazy! Getting them on paper always helps, but I find that actually checking things off the list is the best way for me to quiet my brain.

      Tiny dresses happen all the time! My favorite vintage store has the dresses organized by size, which is amazing because I can save myself the disappointment of picking up a million cute dress that are 10 sizes too small! And my glasses are actually not vintage. They're from my favorite neighborhood glasses shop called Eyes on Fremont. The brand is Andy Wolf or something like that.

      Sounds like a good plan!

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  3. I love the yellow accents in this outfit! You look so pretty. xx. McKenna Lou
    www.lynnandlou.com

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    1. Aw, shucks! Thanks McKenna Lou! You are too sweet!

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  4. I love that dress! The length and colour are just perfect!

    Whimsy Darling

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    1. Thanks, Alex! I didn't really have much in the way of green before so it's nice to add a new color to the old wardrobe!

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  5. Love your dress! Your weekend sounded great! And I am dying to see Monsters University :)

    Jessica
    cocoandmingo.com

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    1. Thank you! You should definitely check it out. It was really wonderful!

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  6. Gah, stop being so cute! This dress is gorgeous, what a fantastic find. Finding things that fit in vintage shops is such a wonderful feeling. Since I'm super short, I always get really excited when I find skirts or dresses that don't go to the floor on me haha. Sounds like you had such a great weekend! Also, every blog post title should have a pun in it. It should be mandatory. :)

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    1. You, my dear, are too kind! I have the total opposite problem since I'm 5' 11". Man, I wish I was clever enough to have a pun in every blog post. I'll try to work in more since I know at least someone appreciates it!

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  7. LOVE YOUR GLASSES! :)

    XO
    Lauren

    The Perfect Pear Designs
    • Designing Pretty Blogs Since 2012 •

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    1. Thank you so much, Lauren! I think the brand is Alex Wolf. I got them at my local glasses shop called Eyes on Fremont.

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  8. Totally love this dress-I think it might be my very favorite dress i've seen you in! That green is perfect on you & the fit on that dress? PERFECT.
    Katie
    Katiemariev.blogspot.com

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    1. Well golly, thanks Katie! I was really excited when I tried it on and it fit so well!

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  9. wooot that's so fun when you actually find something your size and is gorgeous! i have the opposite problem- i always seem to find bigger vintage pieces but they're so pretty that i just cinch them with a belt ;) and i haven't even been to fremont yet- though i'm dying to see that mall! i gotta start boarding some buses haha

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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    1. Totally! I wish I had that problem! I always pick up pretty little things in a size 2 or 4 and am devastated. My favorite vintage store has earned that title partially because it's sorted by size so I can save myself the disappointment of looking at all sorts of pretty little things while I look for my size.

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  10. gorgeous dress, you look lovely (:

    http://laurathroughthelens.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. you make me miss my bangs! the color of that dress is glorious. i can't wait to see all the ways you style that ballin' necklace!

    xo nicole
    writeslikeagirlblog.com

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    1. I'm a bangs girl through and through! I've had them almost every year of my life since I had enough hair to have them! Thanks, lady!

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  12. I loved the dress in the full shot, and then I saw the close up and realized it had a pattern and love it EVEN more! Gorgeous!
    I have that same issue with vintage clothing; pre-pregnancy I could squeeze myself into certain dresses if they had a full skirt, but now... ha, nope. Not at all!
    Oh, Monster's University is such a hilarious movie! I watched it with my husband and parents, and my mom was laughing so much she almost started crying. It was lots of fun!
    xo
    Kristina

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    1. Aw, thank you so much Kristina! Yea, vintage can be tricky! You could always rock some vintage maternity dresses! They can be so cute.

      I almost cried, too I was laughing so hard! I'm glad you loved it, too!

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  13. i'm coming to have out with you on the weekend.

    you look adorable. I love the detailing on this dress. it's so fab.

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    1. Thanks, Harley! If you're ever in Seattle I bet we'd have a blast!

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  14. sounds like an amazing weekend :) love your glasses by the way!

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  15. I simply love the dress! It's cute, beautiful and i suppose not heavy. :D Anyway, I like your positive smile in that dress! Cool!

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    1. Thank you so much, Kath! It's funny, I used to hate pictures of myself smiling. I LOVE them now!

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    2. Don't be silly! You are super cute! :)

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  16. Becca, the dirndl is killer and looks awesome on you! I'm originally from Germany so I have a special fondness for dirndls and own two vintage ones. This post is making me want to wear them more often!

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    1. Thanks, Marlene! I'd love to see your vintage dirndls. I totally want more now. Maybe it's my German roots!

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  17. I love this dress so much! It looks great on you and like the perfect, easy, breezy dress for summer. I'm always a big fan of pops of yellow too!

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    1. Thank you, Lisa! Isn't yellow the best?

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  18. Hi Becca,

    my name is Katharina. I'm from Austria (home of the Dirndl) and I must admit: It looks gorgeous on you! I love the color, it really suits you.
    I own also a few of these beauties - some really traditional and some more "rock'n'roll" all of them are vintage as well (some are from my mum) they go never out of style!
    thanks for sharing!

    from vienna with love,
    K

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    1. Hi Katharina! Thank you so much! I would love to have a few more dirndls. They're so lovely.

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  19. Love your dress and the shoes are adorable! Alex

    tobebeautifulingodseyes.blogspot.com

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  20. This dress looks so perfect on you :) And I love how you paired it with the yellow belt and flats.

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    1. Aw, thank you so much! You are too sweet!

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