Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Vintage Maxi

After a day in bed I am feeling barely good enough to get dressed today. The inspiration for this outfit came from the lovely E from District of Chic:

I found this vintage maxi dress in my mom's spare closet. It is another left over from her 2nd hand store I think. All made out of crochet then fully lined. It is quite heavy and thick and but looks great. I got the idea to wear a top over to treat it like a skirt from E. I chose red from the colors of the skirt as a top. If I had a very thick and cool red necklace like hers I was going to wear a coral top with it but since I didn't chose this combo instead...

Got this necklace from F21. It is cool cause the whole chain part is pearly beads and the feathers are peach.
Wore my dark navy patent leather peep toes underneath. The skirt is actually quite long so needs heels for sure.

Dress - Vintage
Top - Xoxo
Necklace - Forever 21
Heels - Steven (by Steve Madden)

Today's Activities: Yesterday was a blur. I had spent the night at my Dad's and woke up feeling like a train wreck. Came home and my husband was equally sick (kids were at Grandma's) so we had a warm breakfast then hit the urgent care clinic. I was feeling so bad that I couldn't even sit in the waiting room so I waited in the car while he signed us in and got me when it was my turn. We both were diagnosed with flu and bronchitis and given the same antibiotics. I slept and slept. My hubby got the kids so they can nap at home so I saw them a little bit to read stories then he took them again there for my mom's b-day Party. I missed it all. When I woke up it was already 8 PM! 
My mom and Aunt came by so I can say good-bye to my aunt who is leaving for Turkey today. 
Feeling a bit better this morning. Tried to pick up the house a little and brought the kids to the indoor play area.
Will be taking my Dad to his first chemo therapy in the afternoon. Hoping all goes well!

This was a photo taken on Saturday with my Aunt. Her 2 week visit to USA has ended so quickly...
We'll miss her....


  1. Waawww Defne'cim cok hos olmusun yine ;)) Vintage maxi'ye bayildim :DD Gercekten cok guzel bir parca!!! xxx

  2. OMFG!!! you have to be kidding me! your (mom's) beautiful dress is so similar to the inspiration. between you and your mom, you guys seriously have evvvvvrything, lol! really is a gorgeous dress...love the pattern and color. sending well wishes and thoughts to you and your dad.


  3. You look amazing, I love those shoes!

    So sorry to hear that you were sick over a holiday weekend, that really stinks. And to have to say good-bye to your aunt too? Ugh.

    Hope your dad is feeling okay after chemo, I know how hard it is.

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  4. AH! I'm so flattered you liked my look! I'm sooo jealous of that fabulous dress! I hope you're feeling better :-)

  5. Oh, that dress looks so great on you! The colors are so bold and beautiful. And its shape suits you. Nice choice.

  6. what a great outfit! this is a beautiful dress! such great colors and love the pattern.

    sorry about your dad, hoping everything goes well.

    that pic of you and your aunt is adorable! she's such a good-looking lady (and so are you!)


  7. beautiful vintage dress. it makes you look super long/lean/tall and slim!

  8. What an elegant outfit ! I love the feather necklace, I bought one the other day !!

  9. Beautiful. I love the outfit. Amazing skirt.

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  10. I LOVE District of Chic...she is impeccably dresses, always.
    You did a great job recreating this look. What a great find...closet dives are the BEST!!!
    Hope you have a great week.

  11. Beautiful as always! :) Love the top!

  12. I hope you feel better, getting rest always help.
    Your outfit is GREAT, you have no idea how much I am enjoying seeing the 'Hippie' look, the colors, the ..... everything about this outfit.
    I just love it. You made a great choice about wearing the red top, it enhances the look.


  13. That dress is so beautiful and you look stunning in it! :) I adore your necklace as well. xoxo

  14. I'm not sure what I love more...The stripes or the feathers!

  15. Wow just catching up..u have a lot going on. Hope you are feeling better. I must say that this look on you is gorgeous. Love the similarity of the inspirational photo. Great job! Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo

  16. that dress is amazing!! Love how you styled it with the hoodie and those heels! Hope you are feeling better soon.

  17. İcan't believe the similarity of the dresses. İt looks great on you and whoever made it İ am sure is smiling from heaven! You gave her and the dress a second life. Congratulations babe.


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