Thursday, July 25, 2013

Weekly Wishlist- Subdued Hues


I think it might be because of the cool mornings we had in Seattle earlier in the week, or maybe it's the shorter daylight hours, but when I was doing some online window shopping this week, I found that I was really drawn to subdued colors and pieces that would transition nicely into cooler weather. I'm no where near ready for fall to be here, but I guess my brain is telling me to start very mildly preparing!

This dress from ModCloth is so, so pretty. The cut and the details of it are really convincingly vintage! If I happened upon this dress in a thrift store, I'd be sure it was from the 50s (until I, being the nerd I am, started turning it inside out to look at how it was made to really figure out the exact era. Seriously. Nerd.). If you love vintage but get frustrated trying to find your size, this would be a great dress to add to your closet!

As it turns out, I have almost no black in my closet, as I tend towards other neutrals most of the time, so when I was thinking about accessorizing this pretty little frock, I thought it would be nice to bring in some pretty tan accessories. That way everything would go nicely with the black in the dress, but would also be more likely to go with a lot of the other colors in my closet. Don't be afraid to mix brown and black! It can be a great combo!

This belt from Anthropologie, which is on sale by the way, would be a great piece to add to any wardrobe. It's casual, but put together, would go with just about any color you tried it with, and is a really great width. I also seem to have a thing for shoes with cutouts lately, so I'm really drawn to these cute tan flats from ModCloth.

The feather brooch is by Kate Rowland, who I've previously expressed my undying love for. Her pieces are so fun and so pretty! Every time I visit her Etsy shop, I'm tempted to buy up the whole lot! I shared another gorgeous tote from Slide Sideways last week, but how pretty is this one? They make the most gorgeous prints!

So how about you? Is there anything you're wishing for this week?

Til next time!

-Becca
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34 comments:

  1. lusting after that dress. mint green is so trendy right now but i never tire of seeing it. also reminds me of kate middleton's polka dot dress that she wore at the hospital reveal of cute prince george! a++ all around. :-)

    ~e~ @helloscarlettblog.com

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    1. I agree! I'm always a fan of mint green, whether it's trendy or not!

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  2. I love the dress and the shoes!! (Modcloth has the nicest dresses! Wish I could buy them all!!!!) Love your blog btw, glad to have found it!
    x
    http://thevagabondstale.blogspot.com

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    1. ModCloth totally has great dresses. Thank you so much!

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  3. Those shoes are so cute! I am so lusting after those right now!! xx. McKenna Lou
    www.lynnandlou.com

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  4. that wooden feather broach is so lovely. i also struggle with dark vs light neutrals in my closet. i purged my closet of black when i quit my barista jobs, but i've had to slowly let it back in to style pieces like my jade and black polka dot pants.

    this shade of green (also seen in your prof pic) is totally your color. i love it!

    xo nicole
    writeslikeagirlblog.com

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    1. Right? Kate Rowland's stuff is so great. Also, thank you! I don't have much of that color, but clearly I need more!

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  5. That feather brooch is so cute! Ah, modcloth. My wishlist is SO long on that site! :)

    heyniki.wordpress.com

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  6. Love all of these items, especially the braided belt!

    Xo, Hannah

    sweetsweetnoir.net

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    1. Yea! I'm on a big polka dot kick right now.

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  8. Love all these finds, and they look so pretty together!

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  9. I adore the dress... Polka dots and Peter Pan collars are my favourite; the colour is really lovely too

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    1. Right? So many cute details in one dress!

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  10. Such a cute combination! I can't decide if I like the dress or the tote more. Let's just call it a tie, shall we? :)

    www.room-334.blogspot.com

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  11. I love that feather brooch and the dress is so lovely as well! I love Peter Pan collars. Great finds, thanks for sharing them! ♥

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  12. Love that dress!

    :) Liz @ www.rusticpeach.com

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    1. Isn't it lovely? Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. gorgeous brooch! I'm really into wooden accessories lately

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    1. I hear ya. They're one of my new favorite things!

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  14. i almost have no black either, and i really like the idea of accessorizing with tan. i think it'd look a million times better than pairing it with black, and i love the soft color palette here. this really would move to autumn very easily...and so it gives more bang for your buck ;)

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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    1. Thanks, Marlen! I think I skip black mostly because it looks super harsh against my very pale skin. I'm all about transitional pieces!

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  15. Oh, that dress! Haha, I do the SAME thing with vintage (or suspected vintage) clothes! I look up the tags, study the seams, assess the fabric... most of the vintage I find is 70's or 80's, which can have some great 50's-60's silouettes, actually! But yes. I love trying to pinpoint what era a vintage garment is from!
    Everything on this wishlist is so pretty! I'm starting to get excited for fall fashion, but I really need to build up my transitional pieces!
    Happy Friday!
    xo
    Kristina
    www.eccentricowl.com

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    1. Haha, I'm glad I'm not alone! There are definitely great 70s and 80s dresses out there. They've always got that telltale overlock stitch to give them away or you might never know!

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  16. Love the dress and I agree looks very authentic - accessories are great too x

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  17. really great/cute wishlist..I love everything here! especially the shoes and cute tote :)

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