Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Woodbine

Dress: Thrifted ($4)
Vest: Mom's Vintage
Bag: Vintage Dooney & Bourke thrifted ($10)
Bracelets: Vintage/Old
Ring: Forever 21 ($3)
Oh my gosh was it hot out today! We were treated to a mid-afternoon thunderstorm which I hoped would cool things off a bit, but no dice the humidity just skyrocketed! I spent the majority of the day indoors with no AC so I needed something breezy. I've had this dress hanging on my wall forever, and this afternoon hacked off about a foot and a half off the bottom. It's one of those dowdy thrift store dresses that you see all the time in Salvation Army. I loved the colors and print so I just cut it to a length I liked. To add some texture I threw on my lace vest over the top and added a bunch of silver bracelets. Instead of sandals I opted for these cute, green, vintage moccasins send over by the lovely Lisa Zain: Vintage Shoe Love. What struck me about these shoes when I first saw them was the color, I love that they're green! To even out the dark color on the bottom, I added a vintage dark green and brown D&B cross body.
So far, I have spent the better part of this week cleaning my apartment in the most unbearable heat ever. It was something I told myself I would do weeks ago, planning to perform the exorcism right after my last day at the college. Unfortunately my talent for procrastination reared it's ugly head, and I'm just now getting to it. Having a clean place makes such am enormous difference in my psyche though, in getting rid of so much I'm also emotionally cleansed. On Monday I attacked the living-room, on Tuesday and today I cleaned the bedroom (I also had some meetings which is why it took two days) and now all I have left to do is the kitchen, I can't wait for it to be done and be clean and organized!

Goodnight!

Lisa Zain: Vintage Shoe Love is a sponsor of Orchid Grey

39 comments:

Lindsay said...

I bought a pair of vintage Minnetonka moc's similar to these (only brown) on eBay. You have given me the inspiration to FINALLY wear them!

http://minimalinfluence.blogspot.com/

Rio said...

Oh goodness, I love those moccasins! They remind me of Peter Pan, and I mean that in the best way possible! Cute outfit! :)
http://showersofsunflowers.blogspot.com/

cb said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your stacked bracelets! i am a huge fan of mexican silver jewelry but that looks like native american.

you poor thing, cleaning in crazy hot weather. i am going to boston to visit a friend and i am in for a big surprise! here in cali we don't get the humidity! lots of airy dresses is what i am packing!

xo,
cb
www.thecitybirdsnest.blogspot.com

liz said...

kick-ass jewlery and mocs!

SWEATshirtDRESSshirt said...

you are so pretty!! as always, your hair looks great. it's got so much personality. i love it! :)

this outfit is also really cute. if you haven't already, you should make a post about thrifting tips.

xoxo
http://sweatshirtdressshirt.blogspot.com

dear kate said...

great accessories!!! :) love all the turquoise!
katie

sweetdisposition said...

really, really adorable outfit. especially love the vest & your hair looks perfect.

Jen said...

your turquoise accessories are killer. :)

Angie D said...

Stunning jewelry, Julie!

Chandler said...

I need you to know that I love all of your turquoise jewelry. I also want you to know what I love how the only thing in your interest is cats. I adore cats.

xox
Chandler

http://chandler-freshstart.blogspot.com/

Sarah Dee said...

Absolutely love the mocs and all of that turquoise jewelry!! BEAUTIFUL!!

Sarah
theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

Annika said...

gorgeous shoes!!! i've been meaning to get some good moccosins like those, any good stores?

Lexie, Little Boat said...

cuuuuute look! i like how breezy the dress is!

i have been house-sitting at my parents all week and boy am i going to have some cleaning to do before they get back!

number the first said...

I love that you described it as attacking each room cuz thats completely how I feel when cleaning the whole house!! Good luck and reward yourself after eh!

(those boots are stunning <3)

ainikki said...

I LOVE the jewelry!!!!!

Lianne said...

that ring is AWESOME! f21 just opened up in our country so i hope i find something like that here :)

leethroughthelens.blogspot.com

Midwest Mayhem said...

Wow, I LOVE those moccasins! I've never seen any like that before.

Anna said...

Amazing cross ring!

/Anna
http://infashionwetrustblog.blogspot.com

Rebecca said...

I love moccasins, I love the unusual green colour.

Sassy said...

Great jewelry! Love the ring very much!

www.style-philosophy.blogspot.com

casual ambiguity said...

aww cute bag! i nearly died when i saw your shoes!!!

Christina said...

Just started following. Am a big fan of Jen Loves Kev and hopped over from there. I love the color of those shoes. I am ashamed to admit that I can't wait for fall and those shoes would be excellent for fall.

Emily said...

This is a really nice outfit, made up of a bunch of things I wouldn't necessarily think of putting together

valeriew said...

Love that vintage Dooney & Bourke. Lucky you to have found it for $10!

xoxo,
valerie
beauty and the budget

Camilla said...

I love your bracelets :)

INTOTHEFOLDFASHION.BLOGSPOT.COM

Keira said...

I think your jewelry is my favorite part of this outfit. I'm really into vintage silver and turquoise. It reminds me of my grandmother. I love how the F21 ring matches perfectly and looks vintage, too.

Chloe Trayner said...

one of my favourites out of your looks. adore all the turquoise jewellery, its my weakness! those moccasins are perfection too. nice textures all over.

Gizelle | Vanilla Ice Cream said...

i plan to clean my room by the time i'm permanently off from work! haha!

lovely outfit..and i like the accessories most of all..they're so intricate!

♥ vanilla ice cream ♥

Bri said...

Really cute skirt! I love the jewelry!
bri-thestylesavant.blogspot.com

megan at Transmission Me said...

I love how all of the textures and colors came together, just beautiful! Especially enamored with the vintage vest, so lovely. Ahhh.. to be clean and organized.. That is my dream.. Good luck!!

Laura, Owl Eyes said...

Love the dress - I never would have guessed that it was formerly a dowdy SA dress, it looks wonderful! And those moccasins are just precious.

I hope it cools down for you soon! This summer has been ridiculous!

styleatelier said...

Love the tying in of turquoise on one of your bracelets and your ring. Also love your mocs!

LovelyLeigh said...

Julie I love your Dooney bag!! I have 2 vintage ones too, my mom found them for me. Im still on the hunt for a green one, both mine are beige. Nice call on the moccasins too, Ive been rocking mine solid for 2 weeks. You know just how to accessorize with your cross rings and septum piercing. Your pictures always come out so good! Have a great weekend! XO! -Lovely

Skyline Eyes said...

What a gorgeous dress. I really like this outfit (:
x

chellemorgan said...

I'm in love with that vintage dress! It always feels good to be able to chop and sew your clothes to a length that feels right. The lace vest just completes the outfit - you are so stylish. Love your blog!

Xo Discovering Elegance

Jessica said...

This is lovely...so bo-ho chic.

Raji said...

Lovelyyy outfit
Im in such envy of your jewellry collection, its fantastic!

jade said...

so, i've officially just fallen in love with your hair, that you have a septum piercing and your style. those moccasins are too cute!

jade
www.champagnefromapapercup.com

...One Girl said...

Cute moc's! They look great in the greenery - excellent shot!

Post a Comment

Thank you so much for your comment and for reading Orchid Grey! If you have a question, I will either respond in the comment section or in a future post, so check back! I also encourage questions on my blog's Facebook page, see the link on the sidebar to get there!