Monday, February 27, 2012

Black and white


This lovely vintage dress was a gift from one of my aunts two Christmases ago. People in my family have an uncanny ability to pick out clothes for me that I madly love. (Like this jacket, this dress, and these hats.) This dress is really quite stunning in person - the skirt is completely perforated, so I had to wear a black slip under it. I'd love to wear it sometime with a bright chemise underneath, like hot pink.

I suppose I could pretend that my deathly-pale lips in these photos are intentional (nude lips are a thing, right?), but they're not. That's just my natural lip color. I've always been envious of women who can wear lipstick with ease; when I put it on, I almost always feel like a clown. Back in high school I used to experiment all the time with different bright eyeshadows and lipsticks, but now I don't own any eyeshadow, and the only makeup I use on a regular basis is mascara and hypoallergenic mineral powder. I'm a maximalist when it comes to my clothes, but a minimalist when it comes to my makeup.



I rediscovered this Hershey kiss bracelet in an old dresser of mine at my parents' house last weekend! I got it on a family vacation in high school when we stopped at the Hershey factory in California. I wore it so it was right-side up when I looked at it, and didn't realize until I looked at this photo that it was upside-down to everyone else! (Yep, blond moment. I'm allowed to say that because I'm actually a blond.)


Black and white dress: vintage, gift from my aunt
Black turtleneck: Old Navy
Brown coat: Marks and Spencer
Black and tan wedges: Asos, gift from my husband
Black furry hat: Fred Meyer
Black leather belt: gift from my parents, from Uruguay
Silver Hershey kiss bracelet: from the Hershey factory
Black sweater tights: Forever 21

17 comments:

  1. I LOVE your dress Stacey! And this Hershey kiss bracelet is just too cute! My mom is so good at picking things out for me too. Go moms!

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  2. Love those colorblock wedges over the tights!

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  3. this outfit is beautiful! you're so lucky to have family that understand the style of clothing you like. occasionally i get clothing from family, and it'll be something like a fleece pullover...which i never wear. ever.

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    1. Basically, my family knows that I like vintage clothes, and anything striking or weird :)

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  4. Very cute dress! What a great present!

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  6. That dress is fabulous and, as always, the styling is just perfect. I love it!

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  7. wow so nice! I love your shoes so much!!!

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  8. I don't own eye shadows either and although I admire women who wear lipstic regurarely I never managed to do it myself.I can't get used to wear lipstic or...high heels.This dress seems difficult to style but you've done great.

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  9. absolutely stunning, i love the textures you used...

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  10. I love the shoes and the dress. stunning!

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  11. I'm the same way with makeup vs clothing, and I think that a natural look is beautiful. Clothing feels like self expression whereas makeup feels like just trying too hard to look "good" by accepted standards.

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    1. I agree - I like a natural look as far as makeup goes. I feel like the goal of makeup should, for the most part, be to look so natural that it doesn't seem like you're even wearing makeup.

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    2. But then again, wearing crazy bright lipstick every now and then sure is fun!

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  12. Stacey, at first glance your first picture looks like you are wearing a chain mail dress. That pattern is beautiful, and the overall look is very dramatic. I love it! : D - Ruthie M.

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    1. Now I wish it WAS a chain mail dress!

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