Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Reworked Vintage



Dress: Vintage (mother's from the 1960s)
Cage Belt: YSL
Sandals: Proenza Schouler

When I received this gorgeous dress from my mother, it had no buttons, so I visited a button store in the Fashion District and chose these black and silver ones. To be honest, I was a little stunned that they were so expensive (I had never bought buttons before but I expected them to be quite cheap; of course, this particular dress required eight of them and I bought two more in case I lost any), but in the end, they were worth it. Buttons are enormously transformative! (Imagine sailor buttons...or hot pink ones...you get the idea.)

Women don't buy enough blue shoes...Of course, I adore the architectural heel on these:



And Mary Kate Olsen wearing similar ones in beige (thanks to In the Olsen's Closet for this photo):

10 comments:

Diabolina Da Fashionista said...

your wardrobe never fails to leave me drooling. love this dress on you. ADORE the accessories. A++++

Brigadeiro said...

Ah! I love when I get to wear my mom's vintage clothing! This dress is so cute! Love the belt too ;)
xx

K.Line said...

The shoes fit your feet perfectly.

-h said...

so true about the blue shoes. it's hard to find!

StyleSpy said...

So cute! And I LOVE button stores & all that. M&J Trim in NYC is trance-inducing. But good buttons are worth it.

miss cavendish said...

J'adore navy shoes. I have a pair called "Gatsby" from Circa Joan & David that I wear all the time. Ths visible leather lining is a delicious pink!

FJ said...

Look legs...lol. I think this is the first time I've seen you wear something above the knee. It's a cute look. :)

Anonymous said...

your vintage dress is phenomenal!!!

goldenmeans said...

wow, those buttons *make* the dress. i would have never thought to put them there though -- great eye! :) and yes, women definitely don't buy enough blue shoes!

Kristin said...

Ohhhhh, those sandals. So fabulous.