Monday, July 25, 2011

You win some, you lose some

First off, let's talk about this amazing building behind me. It's a Catholic school on the way to our church. I can't believe something this grandiose exists in Portland. We weren't sure if we were trespassing by taking these pictures (we even parked in their parking lot) and at one point Josh looked horrified and said, "Oh no! There's a bunch of nuns coming towards us, and they look angry!" Of course I turned around to look, and of course he was joking. He said he would have kept taking pictures, though, while the nuns kicked us off the property.

This is another vintage dress that I love but for the length. I'm thinking about chopping a few inches off the bottom. What I wish I could get rid of is the odd lumpy bit of fabric that sticks up around my stomach. I don't know what causes it, but it just looks awkward. When I asked Josh what he thought I should title this post, he suggested "Catholic schoolgirl with a third boob." Unfortunately, the bunchy fabric really does look like I have a third boob in some of these pictures. Oh well - you win some, you lose some, right? Awesome backdrop: win. Third boob: lose.

Dress: vintage
Shoes: Jessica Simpson Dany platforms from Macy's
Belt: thrifted from Rerun
Necklace: B. Lee Designs


  1. You can't go wrong with red and polka dots! I actually really like the demure length.

  2. i had the "pretty woman" version of this dress in brown...oh how i wish i still had it! i actually shortened it a bit, too. love the addition of the patterned belt.


  3. I love this dress...and those shoes are amazing.

    Julie Del @ J.Bird

  4. haha, the dreaded third boob. I'm sure it would probably be pretty easy to alter though - it's such a cute dress!

    Chic on the Cheap

  5. What a divine vintage dress <3 I am obsessing over both the gorgeous print and the wonderful boat neck line!

    Lost in the Haze

  6. Love this Bright Red Polka dot Dress!! You look Amazing!''Im your new follower!


  7. Hi Stacey!

    Thanks for your comment on my blog! I actually went to Gap and ended up buying those pants, so you should see them in an outfit post soon. :)

    Always fun to find another Portland blogger, so I'm now following! Will look forward to your posts. :)

    Also, love this outfit and those shoes! I want.

    Sequins & Shadows


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