Bright White Ballerina

So here's the simple little look I put together to attend the Kirilove Teaparty yesterday! When your dress is as pretty as this one, you don't need a hell of a lot more to make for a pretty look. Or at least that's my opinion :-) The embroidery, the back, the full skirt, the fitted top: safe to say I'm in love. River Island is hitting ALL my marks with their retro silhouettes!


My most loyal readers might remember me dreaming about this dress a few months ago, but sadly it never reached our local River Island in Antwerp. UP UNTIL LAST WEEK!! I couldn't believe my luck when I saw this stark white beauty hanging on the racks, and of course I pounced on that shit like a mouse on stinky cheese. I mean, AFFORDABLE (about 50 euros) retro style dresses with this much detail (the pleats, the embroidery) don't come knocking on your door every five minutes you know? Not buying this one would have been really dumb. And since I am a smart girl, of course I had to take the plunge and buy. This dress really reminds me of a gorgeous little white, flower embroidered dress from back when I was a baby. I kept using it to dress up my dolls when I got bigger, completely in love with the white confection. I guess my taste hasn't changed much since then! Or do I just dress like a 4 year old? If that's the case, at least I dress like a STYLISH 4 year old! ;-)

dress: River Island
sandals: Sac D'Anvers
watch: ASOS
ring: Alex Monroe
nailpolish: Model's Own @ River Island
flower headband: Etsy (little honey pies)

I'm not actually farting in that last pic, the wind was just blowing really flatteringly! :-D









42 comments

  1. beautiful dress <3 you look wonderful!!

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  2. Oooh I love the dress, you look soo gorgeous!
    and OOOH!!! I LOVE those shoes!!! PERFECTION! :D
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  3. Pretty ballerina! And you are indeed the most stylish 4-year-old I've ever seen - ok, not counting Tiany's kids (don't know the exact ages but those girls have got serious s.t.y.l.e.) Thanks for mentioning me in the previous post by the way, though I noticed the link didn't work. Yes, I'm one of those people who click on their own name and I'm not afraid to admit it haha x

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  4. A gorgeous confection of a dress indeed, I'm envious of this River Island store, don't believe we have them in the U.S.

    Your shoes remind me of 'modern' dance shoes too-- I would have been tempted to wear pink espadrilles with this dress.

    Definitely the perfect dress for a tea party though I'm a klutz and probably would spill all over it. :(

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  5. If I were wearing that dress, I'm pretty sure I would be twirling continuously, waiting for a flattering breeze to hit me just right :)

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  6. Aww this is incredibly pretty! I love the dress and the flower headband, they make you look like a fairyprincess :)

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  7. I was sooo going to buy this dress. It's so lovely.

    C x

    http://memiorsofalittlethingcalledlife.blogspot.com

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  8. dressing like a kiddie is fun!! i often think (often being currently) that i need to dress more mature. but oh well as long as im having fun. this dress really is a stunner, wish we had RI here in aus! i want pretty dresses dammit.

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  9. oh hun you look so darling in this dress! like it was made for you!

    those shoes are TOTALLY cher horowitz!!

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  10. what a gorgeous dress its perfect for spring xxo

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  11. So lovely! You look like a spring dream! I think keeping it simple was the best idea. I lovelove the silhouette and your little flower crown.

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  12. Both you and the dress are super gorgeous! I love the pretty neckline!

    x
    www.lostinthehaze.com

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  13. I love those sandals and your dress is sooo pretty!

    xo Teresa
    www.teresalifeandstyle.blogspot.com

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  14. I really love this dress. It is so beautiful, summery and so innocent looking. Also love your nail polish. All fab!

    Zoe xx
    Life of a Vegetarian Girl

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  15. Aren't you a pretty ballerina! Ok your fart comment totally made me laugh out loud :D

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  16. Oh my gosh your poses are just spot on with your outfits!!! Adore this look:)

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  17. You look so pretty! I love this dress, and I'm totally with you on a cheap beautiful dress. They are definitely hard to find, especially with the cut that you scored!

    xo

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  18. Wow this dress really is quite amazing, you definitely made the right decision buying this! It has amazing details, what a great deal
    xJennaD

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  19. Looks so wonderful, love your dress!
    I especially like the first pic, it's great!
    :)

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  20. That dress is beautiful, and SO you. It was clearly fate! I love your watch too :) ... and i can't look at that picture in the same way after I read about the farting thing, haha!

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  21. i absolutely love love love that high neck line and the back slit. so lovely!

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  22. Ik was absoluut verliefd op je kleedje <3 één van de beste outfits van die dag vr mij :)

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  23. I adore your romantic little dress :) <3

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  24. That dress is gorgeous! I actually went into River Island after seeing some of your finds, but the one near me only had nasty leopard print t-shirts, pfff.

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  25. I love your dress Annebeth! The color is perfect for the summer and the embroidered flower detailing at the hem is so pretty. I'm still looking everywhere for that perfect white summer dress. I hate how most white dresses are so thin that you can see right through them though :(

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  26. what a really cool and gorgeous dress. I love the waist a lot.

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  27. what a really cool and gorgeous dress. I love the waist a lot.

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  28. That dress is gorgeous! I actually went into River Island after seeing some of your finds, but the one near me only had nasty leopard print t-shirts, pfff.

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  29. I adore your romantic little dress :) <3

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  30. i absolutely love love love that high neck line and the back slit. so lovely!

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  31. That dress is beautiful, and SO you. It was clearly fate! I love your watch too :) ... and i can't look at that picture in the same way after I read about the farting thing, haha!

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  32. A gorgeous confection of a dress indeed, I'm envious of this River Island store, don't believe we have them in the U.S.

    Your shoes remind me of 'modern' dance shoes too-- I would have been tempted to wear pink espadrilles with this dress.

    Definitely the perfect dress for a tea party though I'm a klutz and probably would spill all over it. :(

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  33. These pics are so lovely! Great dress!

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  34. Pretty ballerina! And you are indeed the most stylish 4-year-old I've ever seen - ok, not counting Tiany's kids (don't know the exact ages but those girls have got serious s.t.y.l.e.) Thanks for mentioning me in the previous post by the way, though I noticed the link didn't work. Yes, I'm one of those people who click on their own name and I'm not afraid to admit it haha x

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  35. Oooh I love the dress, you look soo gorgeous!
    and OOOH!!! I LOVE those shoes!!! PERFECTION! :D
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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