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:

Lilly Panic said...

this colour is so perfect for you!

mlle.A said...

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

dreamylacey said...

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!!

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Velvet said...

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

thegoodgirlgoneblog.com said...

Oooh! beautiful :)

E is for Eleanor said...

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

Blue Note said...

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

Tights Lover said...

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!

Jacqueline said...

what a wonderful dress! makes me really envious

Lauren said...

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

ANGELICA! said...

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

janettaylor said...

Amazing ankle booties, my dear!

Michelle said...

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!

Airam said...

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

kat said...

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

Kim-Anh Nguyen ART said...

love the whole outfit!

Rosie Unknown said...

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

Stef said...

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

Fashion wild said...

very nice blog!!

Passport Smiles said...

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

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Copious Couture said...

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


Carissa
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Sher said...

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

avalonne summers said...

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!

StuddedLilly said...

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

Dessinatrice said...

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

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Carolina said...

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

Helen said...

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.

Sherin said...

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

Miss Woody said...

gorgeous dress ! i would like to find the same !

*Valentine* said...

Ma chère, vous êtes superbe!!!


Green is such a beautiful color.

Death Wears Diamond Jewellery said...

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?

Samantha said...

Gorgeous dress! I love the boots too :)

Poppies and Sunshine said...

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

Maria Ana said...

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...

Leia said...

What a gorgeous dress! It looks great on you!

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

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:-)

vint junky said...

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


xxxx

Maddy said...

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

Kristin said...

That color is perfection with your hair!

anni said...

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

Lets_go_find_a_Rain_beau! said...

P. is for Perfection! ;)

xx

S*

Stephanie said...

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

Jen said...

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

Becky said...

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

Harriet said...

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!

vintagereflection said...

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

Pawi Macarena said...

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

Dotti said...

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.

Juju said...

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

Haute World said...

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.

japantoypanic said...

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

katrina said...

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

Carina Joana said...

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

a la Modest said...

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!

NANCYXO said...

sp pretty. great hair and nails.

XO NANCY

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Christina said...

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

Barbara said...

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

Ruthie said...

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

Vanessa said...

wow, your pictures are all so beautiful :) xx

Susu Paris Chic said...

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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sharonlei said...

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

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Polly Farthing said...

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!

A Whimsical Girl Named Debbie said...

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

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Princess Margot said...

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

xxx

Elaine said...

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

clothed much, a modest fashion blog

Greer said...

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

Be Mode! le blog said...

I like your shoes! xoxo

Winnie said...

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

Bardot in Blue said...

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

Retro Chick said...

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!

Cassidy said...

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

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

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

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Karen said...

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

XOXO,
karen

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sapphirewhisper said...

Beautiful dress! Love that color for you.

claire eloise said...

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

Eva d'Eva's blog said...

love your blog!

chichichic said...

so incredibly stunning!

xo

justyna

beingdena said...

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

HELLOCATHERINE. said...

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

The Owl's Closet said...

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

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Caitie said...

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!


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Mat said...

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

Mat said...

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

...love Maegan said...

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

Poly Vaz said...

You stay in this beautiful green dress!! :)

Whitney said...

is that your chrome drawer! my mouth just dropped!

kit and nancy. said...

this dress is just divine. what a gorgeous post.