Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Swinging Blue Dress

Some time ago, now, I fell in love with a dress on ASOS. It sat in my 'saved items' for a while and I looked at it longingly most every day. Then, one day, it had sold out in my size! I was devestated as I hadn't even seen a 'low in stock' notice underneath it to warn me. A friend on twitter offered suggestions of how I could check for it on eBay or to check if it came back in stock so I left it in my saved items just in case. One day, when UniDays was having a 20% off offer for ASOS, I chanced a look in my saved items and it was back in stock in my size! O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! Needless to say, I bought it without hesitation.

The dress is so very '60s (but could also be early '90s does '60s, too), which is what attracted me to it. The '60s were my first love - as a Beatles-obsessed thirteen year old I fell in love with the decade that brought my favourite band to fame. I think the Austin Powers films helped with my love of the '60s, too. I still want, well, pretty much every outfit from the opening sequence of International Man of Mystery. My thirteenth birthday party was even '60s themed! Safe to say, I loved the '60s and I've come back around again (I've never not loved the fashions of the '60s, of course). So, I'm happy that there are still a lot of '60s inspired clothes out there because original pieces don't always come in the combination of  'cute, in my price range and my size!'

A detail shot so you can see the texture of the fabric.


This photo doesn't really do it justice...My only issue with it is that the lining is horrible. It feels like one of those nylon raincoats that don't actually protect you from the rain. I'm a bit worried that taking the lining out may ruin the way the dress sits, though, especially as it's quite short. If it wasn't so cute, I'd have returned it but it really is just so cute that I don't care.

I seem to be acquiring quite a few dresses with Peter Pan collars.

I've been thinking about my style a lot, lately, and how it's changed and how it is changing and I've been feeling a little lost. This post at Retro Chick definitely tapped into some of the things I've been thinking about lately as well as giving me more food for thought. Maybe it's something I can go into in more depth one day, though I suppose that I touched on it in this post from the beginning of last year.

16 comments:

  1. Aw, it looks so cute on you! I love the color especially, and that peter pan collar is basically perfect.

    Rachel

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  2. That dress is sooo cute! I wouldn't send it back either! Peter Pan collars rock, and I've started looking for more clothes with these types of collars...I've even started sewing myself detachable collars I love them so much :)

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  3. Whoops just added it to my bag. Now to wait for a coupon! I'm always checking my ASOS cart to see if things come back it stock. It happens more often than you'd think!

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  4. Wearing a slip might help with the uncomfortable liner issue

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    1. That's true - I might have to get a nice cotton one! Thanks :)

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  5. So fabulously sixties looking and just as cute as cute can be. How awesome that you were able to pick up this dress after all. I just love it when fashion hunt/wish list stories have happy endings.

    ♥ Jessica

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  6. Wow, that dress is super adorable! Great find. So mod.

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  7. I'm glad you got it, it's super cute!

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  8. Such a pretty dress, I love the pattern and the little belt! I HATE bad lining!! arch! So frustrating when you have a lovely dress but the lining is thick or sticky or staticy.

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  9. Cute dress! Pop Boutique are great, their vintage shop in London is one of my favourites x

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  10. OMG - you look soooooooooooooooooo cute in that!

    Style evolves as people change. I say wear what you love, despite any perceived style you might have (soon as it gets warmer, but not too warm I will blog a dress I love that is not at all like the style I usually wear(.

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  11. I just love this dress. I vividly remember watching Austin Powers when I was thirteen and being totally bowled over by the costumes. It was about that time that my love of fashion from the 60's was blossoming, and that film really amped up my love affair with that decade.

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  12. Super cute dress!!! The 60's was my favourite era when I was younger too :)

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  13. Very cute dress. I am always devastated when something I want to buy gets sold out. I have always loved the 60s too. Austin Powers was definitely a catalyst for me too haha!

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  14. Aww, this is such a cute dress. Has this nice 60s look with the round collar. Suits you really perfectly :) I should shop on Asos more often :)

    xoxo, Saperlotte

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