Monday, 7 June 2010

Kelly Green

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Kelly green is such a beautiful colour I think, so vivid and vibrant, a colour I really love and yet own very little of. Another of the vintage dresses I bought recently, it is the only vintage dress I own which I have not hemmed shorter. This dress wasn't as long as they usually are, so after a couple of wears I decided to keep it to it's original length.

Skirt and dress length has been so important over the years, signifying the decade of it's origin. This dress, despite being from around the 1980's I think, makes me think more of the 1940's with the knee length and puff sleeves.

Such a glamorous and dressy decade, my Tabio back seam tights, vintage marcasite ring and Blue Inc flower shoe boots are very in keeping with the time. As well as red lips and nails courtesy of Chanel of course.

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Etsy vintage dress ~ vintage marcasite ring ~ Tabio back seam tights ~ Blue Inc flower shoe boots ~ Chanel lipstick in a mix of Velvet and Porto Rotondo ~ Chanel nail enamel in Dragon

88 comments:

  1. this colour is so perfect for you!

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  2. This dress is so cute! I love the colour and I think it's a perfect shade to give some pep's to brunette.

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  3. the photos are beautiful. i like this retro atmosphere. the color is gorgeous. i myself love the green kelly and have a few pieces but not as many as i would want to.
    regarding the length you were right to keep it that way. it suits you perfectly and the boots are beautiful!!

    http://www.iletaitunefoisundressing.com/

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  4. Beautiful cat's eye make up, it really suits you. I love the whole outfit.

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  5. I love kelly green, so fresh and flattering. With those tights it look gorgeous!

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  6. absolutely stunning dress. this green colour is so beautiful. your pictures are as always amazing

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  7. I LOVE these photos. Kelly green looks great on you.

    I must admit though...the picture of the tights laid out stopped me dead! Gorgeous!

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  8. what a wonderful dress! makes me really envious

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  9. That colour is amazing and these photos are so beautiful. You really are such a talented photog:)

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  10. that is a perfect length, i love it and the colour!

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  11. Amazing ankle booties, my dear!

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  12. lovely dress! it does remind me of the '40s. i don't usually like green colors for clothing, but this dress looks divine on you!

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  13. Fantastic photos, darlin'! And the dress, and the nail polish, and your bangs, and the tights and... well, you get the idea ;)

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  14. Ooh it looks stunning on you P. You really suit that colour.
    I just lately got the green Kate Moss dress, maxi one. I like green though like you have never seemed to own much in it. Love kat xx

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  15. That looks lovely! The longer hem creates a nice balance with the seamed tights and heels.

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  16. That dress is perfect- it's got the vintage look without making you look like you're meant to be in another decade. The shoes are amazing, but it's the makeup and nails that do it for me. They really make the green pop.

    xoxo

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  17. Beautiful! As in beautiful everything. I really love the dress and the shoes.

    sarahhartsu.blogspot.com

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  18. That dress is gorgeous!!! I love finding a great vintage piece on etsy! Hope you had a lovely weekend!


    Carissa
    http://copiouscouture.blogspot.com

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  19. Oh, you looked immaculately beautiful in this kelly green dress! You must search for more dresses in this shade! I absolutely adore your ring as well:)

    xx

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  20. The red nails and lip against the green is perfection. This green is very close to the green dress that Keira Knightley wore in Atonement. Did you ever see that? Now that dress was gorgeous. You look gorgeous!

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  21. this is one beautiful dress! this green is so flattering i think for all skin tone/everyone! love the retro glam feel**
    xxjess

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  22. Beautiful as always, I wish I had more lovely greens in my wardrobe :) p.s. re: your kitchen - I love the old-school coffee pot, we have one here as well :D

    Ripped Nylon

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  23. I know you are a pink lover, but green also suits you very well. Lovely dress!
    xx,
    A.

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  24. I love that dress! The colour is so beautiful. I think I suit slightly darker tones though because I have sallow skin but it looks beautiful on your paler skin.

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  25. Green is definitely one of my favourite colours to wear. I love this one. I think the length is pretty perfect for the style.

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  26. gorgeous dress ! i would like to find the same !

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  27. Ma chère, vous êtes superbe!!!


    Green is such a beautiful color.

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  28. wow WOW! that dress is stunning, the colour is unbelievable. i have very similar colouring to you (dark hair, pale skin, green-y eyes) and i always get the most compliments when i wear shades like this. and emerald green! do you?

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  29. Gorgeous dress! I love the boots too :)

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  30. The color is stunning and these photos are amazing! I love everything about your outfit and that vanity is incredible!

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  31. This is my favourite colour besides black!
    And I am in love with your ring..I might just replace the one I wear for years for that one...

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  32. What a gorgeous dress! It looks great on you!

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  33. The colour of the dress marries well with your skin tone, eye colour and hair. Your nail varnish is very nice, too. Here's wishing you a happy and sun-filled day:-)

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  34. kelly green is one of my favourite colours and it looks amazing on you, gorgeous outfit post!


    xxxx

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  35. I'm green with envy ;o)
    I love that cocktail ring too!

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  36. That color is perfection with your hair!

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  37. Beautiful ! You look fabulous in your green dress and heels <3

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  38. You look amazing! but can walk around town dressed like that? Here in Italy the heat is already too much!

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  39. I love this colour. It's a real show stopping, Hollywood glamour shade. And it suits you down to the ground!

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  40. The colour is perfect on you, I love the ring too.

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  41. That dress is so gorgeous, you're right about the 40s vibe, although generally I find 80s fashion a bit scary there are some wonderful pieces out there!

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  42. This dress & colour looks amazing on you! Your hair looks lovely to! x

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  43. green fits you a lot and the dress is lovely, and the shoes.. and love the scene!

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  44. I think kelly green is my new favourite colour on you, Paula dear! Paired with red nails and lips and your black hair and heels the green dress is just so beautiful that I can't keep my eyes off.

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  45. j'adore cet boots
    désolé d'écrire en français mais je parle très mal anglais

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  46. What a gorgeous shade of green! I have a dress in that color as well, though I rarely get around to wearing it. I agree that the length is perfect as it is.

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  47. the dress is sooo romantic and vintage. and you look totally stunning with it :)

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  48. my goodness, your dress is gorgeous, Paula and your red lips and nails are perfect complements.

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  49. I love it, its an amazing dress <3
    The boots are perfect!

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  50. Glad you decided to keep it that length! The dress and the color are so beautiful! What a lovely blog you have here :) I am a new follower!

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  51. sp pretty. great hair and nails.

    XO NANCY

    nancyxo.blogspot.com

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  52. You look amazing! So ladylike and vintage and gorgeous. The rosette booties are adorable too!

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  53. That dress is so so so stunning! and the color really suits you!!

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  54. Oh my goodness! It has made my day now that I have found your blog! You were totally right not to hem the skirt shorter, its perfect! You are deliciously adorable........xoxoxo

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  55. wow, your pictures are all so beautiful :) xx

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  56. This post is a book example of why I have loved your blog every since I found it. You just have it, dear stylish lady! The details, the eye for colors and combinations, the intriguing style to express it all. Plus, you look so great in green!

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  57. hey,

    Je vous conseille à tous deux blogs qui sont trés prometteur, et qui sont super :)

    http://mary-mode.blogspot.com
    http://thekillingmoonconfused.blogspot.com

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  58. Paula! I Love that dress on you. I also adore that fabulous dresser of yours! Gorg!

    xx Love & Aloha
    ***Swing by to check out my little giveaway!

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  59. Looking wonderful in that dress, the colour really suits you and your long locks. I love that silver chest of drawers behind you - how wonderful!

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  60. It's not easy being green, but girl, you do it marvelously! You look smashing! And, the shoe booties are divine!

    http://girlwhimsy.blogspot.com
    http://closetfullofgoodies.blogspot.com

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  61. The dress is amazing! I agree with the hem! It suits you!!!!

    xxx

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  62. Wow. You look gorgeous! There is nothing about this outfit that I don't like!

    clothed much, a modest fashion blog

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  63. you are so beautiful. and your blog is perfect. x

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  64. That dress is so gorgeous on you, what a stunning colour!

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  65. i couldn't help but notice that amazingggggly beautiful ring you are wearing. and Lilly Panic is right, this color is perfect for you :-D

    xoxo Bardot in Blue

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  66. I love green. I have red hair, so I love the contrast.

    That length of skirt looks really good on you, I like it with the little boots!

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  67. what a beautiful dress ! i just adore the photos you take ; you can make even the simplest things seem so lovely !

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  68. The dress is very cute and this color looks absolutely fabulous on you!

    www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

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  69. I love this dress - it moolk amazing on you and perfect for summer!!

    XOXO,
    karen

    www.rubytuesdayfashionanddesign.blogspot.com

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  70. Beautiful dress! Love that color for you.

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  71. that green is so beautiful!! more clothes should be green as it really is such a wonderful colour to dress in! xx

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  72. so incredibly stunning!

    xo

    justyna

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  73. My darling, how I've missed our blog. You are the most stylish blogger I know, you don't just follow trends or buy what you see in magazines. I adore your style and this green dress is just perfect.

    Dena x

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  74. Wow, lovely colour, the cut of the dress is just so stunning and classic.
    xx

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  75. the color is gorgeous on u! i love everything about this outfit, especially the booties!

    TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com

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  76. Obsessed with your outfit, as well as that beautiful dresser in the back! I just came across your sweet blog, and bookmarked it... cant get enough!


    www.ladyalamode.com

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  77. the green looks so nice, my fav colour too. suits you loads

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  78. the colour looks ace, green's my fav too. suits you loads

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  79. oh you take such gorgeous photos ...love the coloring

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  80. You stay in this beautiful green dress!! :)

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  81. is that your chrome drawer! my mouth just dropped!

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  82. this dress is just divine. what a gorgeous post.

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