Tuesday, 12 June 2012

a vision in pink

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For the past couple of years, I've been in pursuit of the perfect gingham picnic dress. It probably comes with the territory of sort of naming your blog after The Wizard of Oz. I'm not picky about colour, but I'm picky about almost everything else. This one came and turned out to be more plaid than gingham, so the search goes on, but I've been wearing it loads anyway since it arrived. I'm trying to decide whether to shorten it or not: I feel it's a bit long on me, but at the same time it's nice to cycle around without wondering where my hemline is.

So far no picnics in this dress though, just work and errands, sigh...

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Photos by Albert

P.S. Here was my previous gingham dress purchase... I'm sure I won't stop with two either!

31 comments:

Rebeccak said...

Gorgeous! I like the length - but then I am a hem-at-the-knee kind of girl. :)

Chaucee said...

These photos are stunning! The location and the light are perfect. As is the dress, so I would say you succeeded in your search!

Emily said...

I love this! The lighting is absolutely amazing, and your dress is really cute! I hope you find the perfect one, just like Dorothy's:)
<3

TheHeadlessMannequin said...

While it's a pity you haven't managed any picnics in this dress yet, it's still quite a coup to snag a dress suitable for work, errands and picnics :) It looks gorgeous on you even if it's not as gingham-y as you'd have liked :)

Closet Fashionista said...

Ooh that dress is so pretty! I love that length on you :) I say keep it that way :)
And I know what you mean...I'm like that with shoes...and jeans XD I always think I've fond the perfect one then I see another....
(and woohoo for The Wizard of Oz...maybe I'll watch that tomorrow)
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Laura said...

So adorable! The length looks good in these pictures, but I wouldn't blame you if you shortened it. I just recently shortened a vintage dress that had that dreaded awkward length, and I couldn't be happier with it :)

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Fashion Lookbook said...

Cute dress. Pink is such a pretty color.

Ashley said...

Is a sunset photo shoot considered a work errand?? ;)

The first picture--utterly divine.

AnnaBananaCupcake said...

These photos are so pretty and you look totally darling. I think the pink color and cut of this dress is just perfect for you. What a great dress to spend the summer in. I hope you get to go on a picnic soon!
XOXO

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

You know what you need with this perfect dress? Glitter shoes. Uh-huh!

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

I actually have glitter shoes, hehe. Next time!

Hannah said...

Beautiful dress, it looks like the perfect fit on you. I have recently bought the most ridiculous Dorothyesque gingham dress! xxx

Valerie Enríquez said...

That is such a perfect summer dress! I love the pink color and gingham combo, it's so timeless. Your hair always looks so gorgeous too! x

Michelle said...

Gorgeous dress and beautiful photos. Really looks like summer is happening there (unlike in grey ol' England)

Sasha said...

Very cute retro inspire outfit! :)

Zane said...

you look so classy, love it

Rachel, Cold Knees said...

these photos are gorgeous, I love the lighting! the dress is lovely :)

Is It Secret, Is It Safe said...

Gorgeous find! I love the color! It's so summery!

-Katie

Carrie said...

I have to agree that I like the length of this dress (but I'm also an at/slightly below-the-knee girl). You look adorable!

Frannie Pantz said...

You and me both sister! I LOVE gingham and have been looking, but to no avail yet, for the perfectly cute gingham dress. This one is a great find! Love the color too!

caitlin said...

i totally love gingham, too. i really want a red and white checked dress for the summer. might have to make one myself!

hope you get your picnic soon (nobody likes work or errands)...

Amber said...

this dress is calling out for a sunny picnic! I hope you are able to have one soon.

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The Braided Bandit said...

The dress is adorable even if its not the perfect gingham! I love the lighting of the first picture too. Work and errands and no picnics... I totally feel you there.

Nicole Testa said...

What a pretty summer dress! I think a picnic is definitely in order. And I think the length is lovely on you.

Monique said...

To hem or not to hem? I suggest pinning it all the way around and test out if you like the way it looks. The high waist is so flattering and I'm sure the dress will look great either way.

Virginie Bélanger said...

I'm sure with this dress picnics will be coming your way! The laws of attraction :)

The light in these are so so beautiful dear. Simply gorgeous.

Virginie xo

Terri said...

The first photo is just so lovely. Can't tell about the length from any of these photos...

Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

So lovely! You looks aboslutely gorgeous!

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Caitlin said...

Great summertime preppy dress, I want one :)

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dusanabotswana said...

looks fantastic on you, def no need to shorten. Where did you find it? Love the pink on you & that park place looks beautiful, I wouldn't mind work/errands so much if I could pass by places like that.
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