Saturday, January 28, 2012

"Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening."

 - Coco Chanel


Another sewing project is completed from the pile of fabric I have accumulated.
I bought this fabric on a whim, attracted by the pretty colours and beautiful feel of the silk.


I decided to use it with an adapted pattern inspired by Leighton Meesters 
awesome peach shirt-dress in Monte Carlo.

I spent every scene in the movie with this dress admiring it...


I incorporated some of the things I liked into my own dress;
the full skirt, cinched waist and buttons down the front, big pockets.

I left out sleeves since it is both for summer and the print might have made it too much.


I  also noticed when I was about to sew the buttons on 
that they almost perfectly matched my nail polish!



The polish is one of my few remaining non-Butter ones called Waters Edge by L'Oreal. 
I'm a bit of a sucker for all things turquoise :)

What's a colour you always seem to gravitate to? 



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34 comments:

  1. Oh wow!
    I really want to get into sewing my own dresses but this is just so good, it looks so good. I wish I could see the print up close!
    Issy xox

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  2. Such a pretty nail polish!

    Cute dress honeyyy
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  3. Love your nail polish! The color I always gravitate to is also Turquoise - after that its sometimes orange but usually variations of blue/green colors such as Aquamarine or the colour of Lapis Lazuli. xx

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  4. cool choice dear!
    love it!
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  5. Beautiful dress, I'm impressed by anyone who can sew successfully! haha
    Good move on leaving the sleeves off I think, it's perfect just the way it is.
    :)

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  6. Oh wow what a gorgeous dress! I can't believe you made it yourself!! That makes it even more incredible - and I love that it's sleeveless, too!

    Hope you have a lovely weekend! :)

    -j
    sorelle in style

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  7. Oh my word, you made that dress?? It turned out amazing! Just like the one Leighton Meester wore.
    Absolutely beautiful <3
    Wish I had your talent! Haha, great dress :)

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  8. love your shoes...anyway that expression looking so sad dear, why?? <3

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  9. your dress is so cute. i like that you belted it.

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  10. wow you made this dress? that's so cool!

    xx, thefashionenthusiast1.blogspot.com

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  11. Lovely outfit, you look gorgeous!

    xxx

    Lily

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  12. I love your designed dress!!! You're incredibly talented, and it looks amazing on you!!! :)
    Good luck!

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  13. Beautiful!

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  14. Lovely dress.

    xo
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  15. gorgeous dress :) I love it !
    Veronika
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  16. Cute dress and I love your nailpolish - I used to have it too last summer, but somehow I must have lost it, which is really setting me up 'cause I can't find it in stores anymore... Anyway, great blog and amazing style!
    xx
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  17. Delightful dress!

    Thanks for the comment
    XXASAB
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  18. There are so many inspiring things in this world. I love it. And I also loved Leighton Meester's peachy dress in that movie! SO love how you made your own little inspirational outfit out of it ;)

    xo
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  19. love it! classy and really stylish ;)
    xx

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  20. That's a really pretty dress, it looks great on you!

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  21. I really like your outfit, and your nail color :) xx

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  22. Well the colour I wear the most is probably brown or grey...but the colours I gravitate toward naturally are shades of red...need to wear more of those!

    Love this dress so much, the buttons are darling and the print on that fabric is so pretty for the season!

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  23. My favourite nail polish is MINTED by Revlon. Literally love it! :) X

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  24. Lovely post! You look great, love the dress.

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  25. love that teal polish! i definitely want it!

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  26. The outfit is so sweet! And I adore those shoes! Tried to buy a pair like them, but they sold out on Lulus! -Jessica

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  27. Love that nail color!

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