Tuesday, May 24, 2011

May 24, 2011: Aubergine, Creme, Raspberry

Cardigan: J.Crew outlet sale ($10)
Chunky Necklace: Brimfield ($10)
Seed Necklace: Brimfield ($1)
(both vintage)
Lip and cheek stain: Stila for J.Crew
Thank you guys for the better mood wishes yesterday, I'm in a considerably sunnier mood than I was. This weather has just been so crappy! Although the later part of the week looks like it might perk up, here's hoping.

Last Wednesday Chris and I had something special planned: back in March I bought us tickets to see Steve Martin (yes, that Steve Martin) and the Canyon River Band play at Merrill Auditorium in Portland Maine. I got the tickets as a late anniversary present to ourselves, and it was SO worth it. We decided last minute to get a hotel, and ended up staying at the Eastland Park Hotel right downtown. You know back in March I had these grand delusions that we'd have sunny late spring weather by May 18th, we could stroll around downtown and leisurely make our way to the show. Boy, was I wrong! It was cold and misty and more like March than anything else! I'm really happy that we stayed where we did though, the hotel had a shuttle right to Merrill. The show was the best I've been to, a great venue and the right amount of comedy vs. fantastic music.

I've had this dress for a few weeks now, but knew I wanted to save it for something special. It was the perfect thing for our night out. I paired it with a favorite pair of shoes, a light linen cardigan, and some vintage necklaces I picked up last weekend in Brimfield. Even though the weather was the farthest thing from spring, I still felt like I was dressed for the season and the occasion.

41 comments:

nicole said...

Sooo pretty. And I love the wall of ivy behind you. Very cool. Sounds like a great date night/anniversary. xo.

Frannie Pantz said...

Yay for comedy shows! And Steve Martin? That must have been amazing. He is hil-a-rious! I love your dress and how you matched it with all your accessories. Gawgeous!

Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage said...

that dress is insanely lovely on you. the color and the cut!

Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
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Julie said...

WOW! This is such a beautiful outfit!

Anonymous said...

The print on the modcloth dress is a copy of a H&M wrap shirt from a few seasons back...Just sayin'

Penny said...

i think this is my favourite dress on you!i love its length and the print!

Rachel said...

I love that dress! The color and print looks so lovely on you!

Sweet Harvest Moon said...

Cute dress!

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Shilah said...

I've been wanting that dress so badly. It looks gorgeous on you!

chantilly said...

wow- that dress is so absolutely perfect! lucky girl :)

~chantillysongs

Hope said...

Ah, love everything!! Those shoes are phenomenal.

cb said...

oh man, i LOVE steve martin! he is an excellent musician, did he play the banjo?

i love the sweetheart neckline of this dress! so beautiful! glad you are feeling better! the weather needs to pick up soon so we can all get a healthy dose of vitamin D

xo,
cb

Sara Shoemaker said...

Ohhhhhhh my goodness this dress is just fantastic! I love the silhouette of it and how the skirt bells out like that :) You're gorgeous!

House of Shoes

Orchid Grey said...

Anon: the dress is from Dear Creatures and sold through ModCloth, I got it because I love it regardless of whether or not the print has been used elsewhere. H&M is also guilty of ripping off designers, case in point: the entire "Conscious Collection" is Chloe a year and a half ago. Also I wouldn't wear this print as a shirt, but it's damn fine as a dress.

Lisa - Archives Vintage said...

le sigh....i LOVE that dress!!!! the sweetheart neckline and full skirt are adorbs!

Kansas Couture said...

I love that dress paired with those shoes! So gorgeous and feminine.

kate said...

That dress is stunning! You look great!

MissNeira said...

I absolutely adore the shape of that skirt!! fits you so well

xoxo
Miss Neira

Chloe said...

OH that dress and those shoes are absolutely divine.

C x
http://memiorsofalittlethingcalledlife.blogspot.com/

Pink Penguin (Elyse) said...

Ohhh that dress is simply beautiful, you lucky thing! The full skirt is so ladylike, you look lovely <3 perfect for a night out! x

herecomesthesun said...

You look stunning as always!

Lauren said...

Wow! You have gorgeous hair. And these photos are just beautiful. Love it.

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

Your anonymous is kind of mean in an I told you so way. Sheesh.

I've seen this dress on a few blogs and it is completely gorgeous. And you are looking so very pretty in these pictures. : )

So-So Good said...

Wow, this look is stunning! The dress is amazing, so well fitted and such a cool, unique print. Also, what a great photo, against the shiny wet pavement and the ivy-laced wall!

curious constellation said...

This is so gorgeous! And worked so perfectly with the wall behind you.

Shanti Pranadi said...

I love your dress.. you look gorgeous..

http://leavingmynoteshere.blogspot.com

Flashes of Style said...

Oh I looove those shoes. They look perfect with your pretty dress.

xx,

Bonnie

Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

What a gorgeous dress! And I love your shoes!
Thanks so much for stopping by m blog! :) x

Georgia Rose said...

Wow, I love all these colours together! And that backdrop is so stunning. I know what you mean about saving up dresses for the right occasion. You've done beautifully!

cakesandshakes said...

You have such a nice knack with accessories - stacking similar sized necklaces; who'd have thought! I also love the ruffled edging around the bodice of the dress.

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A Stylized Hysteria said...

You look so beautiful and feminine and the dress emphasizes your teeny waist. I love it all!

Hayley said...

Hello! So apparently we were nearly identical dresses on the same day!! I have to say mine just has a zipper and zero detail and I like yours so much more! I love how you styled this! People kept twittering me this link all day!! Love your blog by the way!

Hayley
http://www.theweekendfile.blogspot.com

Rhitbee said...

Simply stunning dress! It was definitely worth saving for the occasion - you look gorgeous!

xo Robyn

Jesoria said...

$183.00?! Who is Modcloth kidding? I know YOU didn't pay that fir it. LOL!

Orchid Grey said...

Jesoria, yes we all choose to spend differently, and you can find this dress listed elsewhere for the same price. I chose to use the gift card I had earned through MC on this dress specifically for this special occasion (our seven year anniversary and our last before getting married), it's of great quality and I value that over quantity. I could have chosen three or four lesser quality dresses that I would've worn once or twice, but I chose something that I'll wear for years to come instead.

Orchid Grey said...

Hayley, we're outfit twins! so funny!

kelly ann said...

Cutest dress EVER. I really love the colour palette for this outfit - you look gorgeous!

Bostonista said...

I LOVE this outfit! you look gorgeous!
xo

Mallory | The Storm in a Teacup said...

Another great outfit!

styleatelier said...

So lovely! You look great! -Angela

Dawn said...

Beautiful fit, print, and style on you. Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xoxo

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