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Yesterday was my father’s birthday, so I took him and my mother to Sowa open market, a great open-air market full of amazing foods, jewelry, artwork, and knick-knacks from independent sellers. There’s also great range of vintage sellers there. So yeah, I took my dad there for his birthday but it was kind of for me too.

I walked away from Gypsy Vintage’s stand with a lovely army green, boxy tee and was nearly out of earshot when my mother picked up a dress and said “oh, that’s pretty.” Of course I fell in love with it. After a bit of bargaining, we decided to “share” the dress. Which means that I snuck it into my closet with full intentions of wearing it right away. I love that my mother has such good taste!

How fun is this dress? Does it remind anyone else of Marc Jacobs or is that wishful thinking on my part? It’s a tent shape, so it’s hugely voluminous and could probably be belted. But I loved the casual feel of just letting it swing around. Seriously, it’s better than air conditioning!  I also wanted to share my new purse from TJ Maxx. Ever since  Boston Fashionista shared an article on facebook about the dangers of carrying large, heavy purses, I’d been on the lookout for something small and structured. This totally fit the bill.

I’m not a fan of Mondays, but starting the week with a pretty new dress has done wonders for my mood. I highly recommend it!



 dress- Gypsy vintage
shoes- Steve Madden
purse- TJ Maxx

{ 11 comments… add one }

  • Kristen July 9, 2012, 4:48 pm

    This is TOO CUTE. And I am loving the bag – what brand is it? Not massive, but big enough for the essentials, and I love the structured shape. Nicely played!

  • Samantha Chu Ramage July 9, 2012, 10:12 pm

    love this dress! I would totally belt it too! I see your marc jacobs reference- totally!


  • Samantha Chu Ramage July 9, 2012, 10:12 pm

    omg, i said totally twice. rewind and minus one totally.


  • G. Combs July 9, 2012, 11:23 pm

    Love, love, love this dress! I know all too well the dangers of carrying heavy/large shoulder bags. I had shoulder surgery and it’s no joke, so carry smaller or lighter handbags ladies.

  • districtofchic July 11, 2012, 10:26 pm

    I love this wonderful voluminous dress! The bag, too!

  • Shermineh July 12, 2012, 10:37 pm

    That dress is gorgeous on you! The red is so nice against your skin tone!!!



  • sorelle in style July 14, 2012, 3:47 pm

    Oh that dress is stunning! I definitely see the MJ similarity, too. I love “sharing” clothes with my Mommy – everything always ends up permanently in my closet ;)


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  • Joanna July 15, 2012, 3:01 am

    That dress rocks. Bonus that it looks like it could very capably and chicly hide a hot dog party if you so happen to you know, eat a bunch of hot dogs.

  • Lissy July 15, 2012, 8:13 pm

    The dress is great on you! What a fab find. Lovely to see you there! I hope you had a good day celebrating your dad’s birthday.

  • Brianne O'Neil July 16, 2012, 4:04 pm

    Cute! Great vintage find :)

  • Lyddiegal July 19, 2012, 11:02 pm

    that dress is so cute, what a great find!

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