Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Orange & Black

The dress I posted about before, this 1980's vintage dress, finally came back from the dressmaker, having been shortened. I was originally not sure about the print but now it is back and I'm wearing it, I love it. A great winter dress, I really love the neck, shoulder and side seam detail. And I think as long as it is paired with fairly simple accessories I will feel comfortable in it so that I am wearing the print - and not the other way around!

Check out Covert Candy - they've had a design makeover with lots of new vintage goodies listed.












Covert Candy vintage dress ❖ Tabio 110 dernier black tights ❖ black patent gladiator sandals

And Happy Pancake Day to you, I love an excuse to make pancakes. This evening, I'll be making these. With maple syrup...mmmm...

52 comments:

  1. the print is loud and beautiful! love them shoes

    xo

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  2. You're right, shortening the hem gave it that oomph! Voila ... a fantastic dress!

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  3. Happy Pancake Day :-) that's a fab dress!

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  4. Love this dress! Looks gorgeous with that polish colour :)

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  5. Paula that dress is gorgeous on you. :) mmm pancakes yum!

    xx Love & Aloha

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  6. That looks great. I think the orange is really bold, but being teamed with black really tones it down.

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  7. I love love love long sleeved arms like that, there's something so elegant about them... Lovely! x

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  8. Absolutely, YOU are sporting thsi print. Not the other way round. :)

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  9. Lovely as always. I've been wanting to wear a dress forever now but this weather just seems to be getting colder!

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  10. Beautiful dress, Paula!


    P.S.: ♥Please don't forget to join the Howbeadyful giveaway!♥

    Good luck!

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  11. this dress is so fabulous! i love your blog!

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  12. The dress looks beautiful on! Love the shape and the slightly bell sleeves. Reminds of of the Ossie Clark style dresses! x

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  13. Very nice dress......you favor Katy Perry a tad in this photo.

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  14. that dress looks so great shortened! what a stunning pattern :)

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  15. Gorgeous print on that dress and I'm so in love with your hair!!

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  16. that is a perfect length on you and that print really suits!
    MargieF
    x

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  17. The dress looks fantastic now xx

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  18. Wow! You just look fabulous in this dress!
    Love the pimps, too!

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  19. Pretty pretty pretty!

    And pancakes- yummy! Although I'm not wild about maple syrup. Ironic, I like in the country that produces possibly the most maple syrup in the world and I don't even like it!

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  20. I love the shoulders. It is a fantastic dress. It is so cool how it is vintage and yet can be so modern-looking.

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  21. the vintage dress fits u well and i love how u updated the look by pairing it with chic gladiator heels

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  22. Fabulous ! You're really beautiful !

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  23. Fab dress, I love the orange print!

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  24. gosh this dress is perfectly dreamy!!gorgeous!!

    xo

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  25. loving the detail on the shoulder...

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  26. lovely dress! i love the loud print.

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  27. that dress is perfect and i would wear that in a heartbeat!

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  28. I love the dress make-over! Very beautiful and I don't find the print to be overpowering as can be the case with so many others. I also love the colors. Orange and black can sometimes look too 'Halloween', but this is perfect.

    Is it really Pancake Day? I'll take that as a great excuse to make some then ;-)

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  29. I love that shoes. I´ve voted to you at chicisimo!
    kss
    ;-)

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  30. Wow, the dress looks really cool. I love the red in it.

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  31. Love the colours and pattern of this dress. Really striking and it really suits you.

    I have a few vintage items that need altering, I really must get on and do it instead of leaving them sat in my wardrobe gathering dust.

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  32. That dress looks fabulous on you! I love it!

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  33. This vintage dress is beautiful on you! I love the color!

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  34. love it, that color looks great on you

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  35. Ooh that looks lovely! Also I am insanely jealous of your hair. :)

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  36. I'm not much of a print person, but love this dress! Great length, I'm glad you got it shortened!

    Thanks for the link, I'll check out Covert Candy!

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  37. this is totally PERFECT outfit! love the shape of that dress and how you put it together.

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  38. Lovely dress, I'm glad you're comfortable in the print because I love it!

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  39. What an incredibly gorgeous dress!

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  40. Great outfit and beautiful blog.

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  41. That dress is simply fantastic!

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