Playful Plaid

Picked this pretty little frock up along with two other crayon bright dresses at T2 (do I ever even shop at other stores?) for 12 euro a pop. More expensive than the stuff I usually buy there, but these were too irresistible to risk missing out on if I'd wait for the monthly sales. Haha look at me nagging about 12 euros, T2 has me so spoiled! I guess I don't have to explain why I fell for this dress, but I'll tell you anyway: the sunny yellow, the picnic plaid, the shirtdress cut, the collar, the fifties feel: everything about this is perfect. It was about two sizes too big when I bought it but I fiddled with the seams a bit and handsewed it to fit me and it worked like a charm. Sometimes I surprise myself! I have diddly squat experience with sewing but somehow things always turn out fine if I think it through before starting. I guess I'm a natural, ha!


Color always calls for more color if you ask me (hence the orange ribbonbelt and the green clogs), and this fifties dress had to be paired with my heart sunnies so there you have my outfit! Simple but perfectly me. Can't wait to show you the other two dresses! One is bright pink with a white print, and the other is cornflower blue with a subtle stripe, and both are adorable.


dress: T2 vintage
clogs: H&M
sunnies: Claire's
ribbon as belt: came with Mango dress
ring: Alex Monroe


PS: I only picked the flowers because my boyfriend was mowing the lawn and I didn't want the lovely flowers to go to waste and they looked like they were ready for their close up (hands up if you get the pop culture reference!) so I took their picture. Lovely way to show off my favorite thing in the whole world, my Alex Monroe ring.


PPS: My boyfriend just started singing "my girl is red hot, your girl ain't diddly squat" and I used that diddly squat in today's blogpost because I love that song, and it isn't a song we sing often AT ALL. I am 100% sure we have a telepathic connection.

56 comments

  1. That dress looks like it was made for you! (although, it kind of was because you altered it, but you know what i mean ;)) .. Basically it's colourful, 50s style, retro, print - everything about your style! I LOVE it! And your telepathy with your bf is too cute :)

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  2. super leuke outfit weer, en leuke foto's ook! om vrolijk van te worden :)

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  3. you are so beautiful.. :) i have always loved you in chictopia.. i love your style.. and your photos are just stunning! :) amazing blog you have here.. :)

    followed your blog and chictopia.. :)

    hope we could follow each other.. i'm a huge fan!!! :)

    http://paragonofchic.blogspot.com

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  4. Love the vintage look and the heart sunglasses just give the right vibe! Found you through a tweet of the Citizen Rosebud.

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  5. This is AWESOME! Yellow is my favourite colour for dresses, this one is great, I LOVE the flowers with your ring, the heart shaped sunglasses and, basically everything! And especially all the flowing skirt photos. : )

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  6. A) LOVING the yellow.
    B) So jealous of the weather as it is winter in Aus
    C) T2 (in australia) is a lovely shop that sells fancy teacups and all different blends of tea :)

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  7. Annebeth, seriously this one of my favourite outfits of yours of all time! It is PERFECT! I adore the dress and the way you wore with the green sandals and red sunglasses! Also I'm really into yellow and gingham dresses right now so putting that together is a big plus.
    I had one of your recent outfits up for my May outfit favourites but now with this I am so torn on which one to choose!!

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  8. This dress fits you perfect, yay for your pro sewing skills lady! I am so in love with this dress that I think I need to go looking for something like it. So in love!

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  9. This dress is so wonderful, the sunny colour, the pattern!! I love that you sewed it to fit you, it looks like you did a really good job.
    xJennaD

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  10. haha yay you saved the flowers :) cute dress and i love how colorful you are!

    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

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  11. AMAZING. And I'm not just talking about the killer heart sunglasses. You look like a summer's dream!

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  12. I love that dress so summery I cant wait to see the others.

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  13. This dress is super cute!! It looks like you did a great job with the alterations, wow! Great styling and photos too =)

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  14. shit i want that dress, its all kinds of perfect. loving these photos too your photos always make me smile cos you look SO happy and just genuine in them, not like oh hi im wearing clothes so must look like a frozen mannequin ;)

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  15. Can I borrow that dress when you're done with it;) I love it!! That color is stunning on you and I love how you paired it with more color.

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  16. Beautiful! That dress is so pretty, I loove plaid, in any color combinations really. The dress goes great with the green shoes and the red belt, such a vibrant color combination, perfect for spring :)

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  17. I love all the pictures of your ring! That ring really is amazing. And you are so adorable, dear!

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  18. wow you are perfect for summer! what an adorable dress and you look amazing in yellow!! (def not a good color on me so i'm especially impressed!). I love all the color here & the flowers are so pretty, glad you saved them from the mower! I actually tried some heart-shaped sunglasses in H&M in Chicago a few weeks ago, thinking of you.

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  19. What a beautiful, summery shirt dress!

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  20. You should go on a picnic in this dress, it's definitely meant for it! Yellow looks great on you and congrats on the great tailoring job (I'm rubbish at sewing so have my amazing mom tend to all my vintage frocks when I go back home).

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  21. Great dress, I wish I could find something like this in my local second hand store. Lovely flower pictures..so sunny like you are :-)

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  22. Super leuke jurk! Ik heb gisteren twee te grote jurken (in hele kleurrijke prints) gekocht op de markt en ga nu eens kijken wat ik er met kan doen.
    Veel plezier ermee!
    X

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  23. Goed dat je niet getwijfeld hebt over die 12 euro :D De jurk is GE WEL DIG !!
    En volgens mij ben je echt een natuurtalent met naald en draad als je dit kleed 2 maten kleiner gemaakt hebt !!

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  24. lovee these pictures!!!xxx

    www.zscloset.blogspot.com

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  25. now i know why yesterday was such a bright day! the sun wasn't shining, it was you!!! you look radiant, it is like a halo is surrounding you. the dress couldn't be more perfect for a sunny day, love the print and it looks phenomenal. love the combination with the green! gorgeous girl

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  26. looking smashing AGAIN and rocking vintage in the most phenomenal way!

    xxx
    T
    www.belmodo.tv
    spread the fashion love!

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  27. Lovely find and what a bargain! Your ring looks brilliant amongst the flowers :D

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  28. I love that dress! You look STUNNING!

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  29. heerlijke jurk! en ik ben verliefd op je schoenen...

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  30. I love the color and shape of the dress on you! It really flatters your figure. The first photo is beautiful btw - your legs look extra long and slim too! :D

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  31. whats up primary colors. You look amazing. I love how you always wear your fabulous red heart sunnys....they look perfect with everything
    x

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  32. Om op te eten!
    This is one cute outfit! You just have to love the dress!

    Gilles

    x

    http://www.woodandrags.com/

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  33. This dress is perfect! Just found your blog and absolutely love it! Will definitely follow :) x

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  34. ADORE these pictures...the light is awesome!! your have to love Belgium in sunny Spring :)

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  35. You look SO awesome. I love that dress (my favorite color!), I love those clogs, I love those glasses, & your ring is fabulous. Gosh I just want that dress so bad.

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  36. Look at how you always spin and twirl in all your photos. So cute. Love love love yellow, so I dig this!

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  37. Plaid suits is a favorite suit of mine, and they're inspiring for me as a mens suit designer.

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  38. Plaid suits is a favorite suit of mine, and they're inspiring for me as a mens suit designer.

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  39. Look at how you always spin and twirl in all your photos. So cute. Love love love yellow, so I dig this!

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  40. ADORE these pictures...the light is awesome!! your have to love Belgium in sunny Spring :)

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  41. You look SO awesome. I love that dress (my favorite color!), I love those clogs, I love those glasses, & your ring is fabulous. Gosh I just want that dress so bad.

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  42. This dress is perfect! Just found your blog and absolutely love it! Will definitely follow :) x

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  43. Can I borrow that dress when you're done with it;) I love it!! That color is stunning on you and I love how you paired it with more color.

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  44. This dress is super cute!! It looks like you did a great job with the alterations, wow! Great styling and photos too =)

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  45. I love that dress so summery I cant wait to see the others.

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  46. AMAZING. And I'm not just talking about the killer heart sunglasses. You look like a summer's dream!

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  47. haha yay you saved the flowers :) cute dress and i love how colorful you are!

    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

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  48. This dress is so wonderful, the sunny colour, the pattern!! I love that you sewed it to fit you, it looks like you did a really good job.
    xJennaD

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  49. This dress fits you perfect, yay for your pro sewing skills lady! I am so in love with this dress that I think I need to go looking for something like it. So in love!

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  50. A) LOVING the yellow.
    B) So jealous of the weather as it is winter in Aus
    C) T2 (in australia) is a lovely shop that sells fancy teacups and all different blends of tea :)

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  51. Love the vintage look and the heart sunglasses just give the right vibe! Found you through a tweet of the Citizen Rosebud.

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  52. I love that dress!! Can't wait to see the other one! :D
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  53. super leuke outfit weer, en leuke foto's ook! om vrolijk van te worden :)

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  54. That dress looks like it was made for you! (although, it kind of was because you altered it, but you know what i mean ;)) .. Basically it's colourful, 50s style, retro, print - everything about your style! I LOVE it! And your telepathy with your bf is too cute :)

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