Lilacs and a bit of Serious Saturday

Another day, another one of my T2 lovelies. I picked up this dress but I wasn't really sure why I did: the color was very soft and pale while I usually go for strong hues, the dress was at least 3 sizes too big and the print almost reminded me of granny curtains. However, I loved the fabric, the way the color looked on me and the silhouette: even though it was way too big, I could see the potential. T2 was having their sale again so I snapped it up for a few euros, anxious to see what I could make it into. And here we are! I took in the seams and wore it with a belt et voila, lovin' it.


Simple, retro, feminine and very me. Phew, a relief after yesterday's very UN-me outfit! :-D I feel like this would be a perfect outfit for a wide range of outings: a walk in the countryside, a picnic, strolling down the docks of some chic beach town or sipping a cocktail in a bar with the sunshine piercing through my panama hat casting dots of light on my face. Too much imagination? MOI? Hey, if you don't have money to travel all around the globe, your mind has to take you places!


Btw sorry for my washed out face, this picture was taken the day before my last exam and I was KNACKERED! I'm one of those people whose face always shows even the tiniest lack of sleep. Yeay for under eye dark circle coverage! 

Enjoy your weekend babes!

dress: T2 vintage
belt, hat, glasses: H&M
sandals: Sac d'Anvers
ring: Alex Monroe
nailpolish: Catrice



PS: really pissed off about the way the media have been reporting about Dominique Strauss-Kahn and his victim. She "supposedly" lied and had a phone call with a friend in prison right after the rape. But when you get the facts straightened out, it turns out that she "lied" about rape to be able to flee her native country in order to save her daughter from female genital mutilation, and the friend in prison was just there for some crap regarding marihuana (ohnoes!). I don't see any fucking relevance with regards to the DSK case or how this would make her an unreliable witness. I hate how the media frame this shit to imply things by leaving things out. By being very vague about the facts they plant the thought in our minds that she lied in her testimony to the police with regards to the DSK case, while her lies had to do with her past as a refugee. It is an understatement when I say I am infuriated. Rape culture wins again.

Thoughts?

Interesting article on the matter here. 


edit: Some people have been saying they don't know who to believe and that it would be horrible if she was lying because DSK's career has been destroyed. I was thinking the same things when the whole bs started out. However, if a guy starts out denying ever having been in a room, lying about an alibi of being at a restaurant with his daughter, but takes back those words after his sperm has been found, and tries to twist things into "it was consensual!" it comes across as PRETTY condemning to me. Also, they've found FORENSIC evidence (scratches on his chest presumably of the woman defending herself and the traces of sperm) against him. None of that against the woman, no, they have just found out she's lied once years ago to escape her home country. I am disgusted.

49 comments

  1. Such a romantic style! I totally love the dress and the hat!

    By the way, your blog is really nice!:))

    Have a nice day!

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  2. The belt definitely looks awesome on this dainty little number! I would love to own a beautiful, flowy, lilac dress like that. :)

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  3. What a lovely dress! I love your pictures:)
    Hugs and kisses
    Taida

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  4. weer zo'n leuk jurkje! waar haal je ze toch allemaal vandaan? :P

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  5. You have always such amazing dresses! The hat is so lovely, I have the same! :)
    xx,K.

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  6. So pretty! I love everything about this outfit on you :)

    xo Teresa
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  7. Die jurk heeft een mooie print vind ik. Speciaal kleurtje ook dat je niet zo vaak tegen komt :) great find dus !

    About the whole DSK-thing..
    Ik vind het zooo moeilijk om een oordeel te vellen.. uiteindelijk is het zijn woord tegen het hare.. maar stel dat ze gelogen heeft.. dan is het wel erg vreselijk voor die man wat hij moet doormaken. Langs de andere kant kan het net omgekeerd zijn & dan is dit enorm kwetsend voor het meisje.. En zoals je ook aanhaalt, de media maakt ervan wat ze wilt..
    Bij zulke zaken wordt bijna al in de media op voorhand beslis of iemand schuldig is, waarom zijn er dan nog rechtbanken?

    :)

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  8. Hello lady.
    Love that your wearing your belt back to front. I do this ALL THE TIME. And didn't notice the exam face ... thought you look lovely & fresh. In regards to the media story, I'm not familar with the story. But we recently had some 'Slut Walks' here in Australia, which were in protest against rape culture & that women bring it on themselves by dressing 'slutty' & not being supported as victims.

    Kelly xo
    Elegantly Academic

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  9. pretty dress
    love the floral pattern

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  10. You seriously have the best luck finding the cutest dresses. Can I come shopping with you?

    The whole rape thing...its terrible. It's just disgusting the way its being played out.

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  11. nice decision on the dress, its gorgeous i do love the colours in it!!

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  12. Fabulous find as usual!

    Yay for being done with exams!

    Virginie ♥

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  13. So cute! And you look like such a delicious tall drink of water in this. Glad you picked it up!

    I feel horrible because I haven't been following the news at all recently and I don't know what you're talking about. :( Sounds like something I'll research tomorrow when I have way too much time to kill at work...

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  14. super duper pretty!

    <3Meghan

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  15. very beautiful dress! xoxooo

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  16. Lovely dress, looks fab on you
    Kisses,

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  17. Supermooi kleedje! Ben gisteren naar Antwerpen geweest en ging bijna T2 binnengaan maar boyfriend heeft me gelukkig kunnen tegenhouden :)

    En examen face, waar? ;)

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  18. heel leuk jurkje!
    en wat DSK betreft: alles wat wij erover weten is via de media die het toch telkens wat inkleuren naargelang hun standpunt. Ik kan precies echt geen partij kiezen wie ik nu eerder wel of niet geloof. Beide standpunten zouden kunnen, niet?

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  19. Omgod, you're so right. I mean, come on, what the hell are they talking about? I hate him. Dominique Strauss-Kahn is an asshole and that is the case. Same here in Greece, the media reported the story in a horrible way. I don't know what to say. Europe is so fucked up at the moment. Or maybe it's just Greece :(

    You look gorgeous, btw. You always do :)

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  20. I agree with you 100%. The media is portraying this in a stereotypical female victim blaming sort of way. I think it is important to talk about issues like this so thanks for bringing it up. And...loving the dress! Summer time perfect my dear. Have a wonderful Sunday :-) xx

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  21. Love this dress, so perfect for the summertime. And especially with that straw hat :)
    From what I've heard about that case, it sounds pretty ridiculous that they're dropping the charges against him, it's because of his position
    xJennaD

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  22. That Panama hat rocks! It makes me wanna smoke a cigar and go lion hunting... Oh well my imagination is going wild!

    Gilles

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  23. I'm one of those people too, must avoid sleep deprivation!
    Loving the color of your lipstick btw! :) really feminin

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  24. You look so lovely and girly in this dress! I love the hat and awesome sunglasses too!

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  25. I haven't really been following it in depth, but the case does interest me. I just think it's highly suspicious how conveniently his career was effectively ended over this, especially with the right-wing way Europe is heading at the moment. Two main thoughts:
    1. I was highly skeptical when I heard about her phone call and connections to international drug rings or whatever. Even if she was a frickin' heroine mule, we have to understand that poor people end up in all sorts of situations they wouldn't choose for themselves.
    2. Even if he's a major sleazeball, and it sounds like he is, couldn't it maybe be better to have a private-life sleazeball in power whose other policies are progressive rather than another four years of Sarkozy? I'm always unpopular when I suggest these things, but for example, I think American Apparel Sleazeball dude's good work for labour standards and recognizing illegal immigrants does, for me, go a long way towards making up for his sleaziness. I don't expect you to agree, since women's politics seem to be your big interest, but I guess I'd take a bit of bad to accomplish a lot of good.

    Oh, and Julian Assange was totally set up. I think that whole media circus is cynically harnessing women's natural outrage whenever the world "rape" shows up.

    Gah, sorry for rant!

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  26. Lovely dress! Right on that you saved it and made it your own. And I really like the little floral pattern on those sunglasses, so cute!

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  27. I love patterns in fashion. They are inspiring for me as a mens suit designer.

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  28. I love patterns in fashion. They are inspiring for me as a mens suit designer.

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  29. You look so lovely and girly in this dress! I love the hat and awesome sunglasses too!

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  30. I'm one of those people too, must avoid sleep deprivation!
    Loving the color of your lipstick btw! :) really feminin

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  31. Lovely dress! Right on that you saved it and made it your own. And I really like the little floral pattern on those sunglasses, so cute!

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  32. Omgod, you're so right. I mean, come on, what the hell are they talking about? I hate him. Dominique Strauss-Kahn is an asshole and that is the case. Same here in Greece, the media reported the story in a horrible way. I don't know what to say. Europe is so fucked up at the moment. Or maybe it's just Greece :(

    You look gorgeous, btw. You always do :)

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  33. heel leuk jurkje!
    en wat DSK betreft: alles wat wij erover weten is via de media die het toch telkens wat inkleuren naargelang hun standpunt. Ik kan precies echt geen partij kiezen wie ik nu eerder wel of niet geloof. Beide standpunten zouden kunnen, niet?

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  34. Supermooi kleedje! Ben gisteren naar Antwerpen geweest en ging bijna T2 binnengaan maar boyfriend heeft me gelukkig kunnen tegenhouden :)

    En examen face, waar? ;)

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  35. So cute! And you look like such a delicious tall drink of water in this. Glad you picked it up!

    I feel horrible because I haven't been following the news at all recently and I don't know what you're talking about. :( Sounds like something I'll research tomorrow when I have way too much time to kill at work...

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  36. Fabulous find as usual!

    Yay for being done with exams!

    Virginie ♥

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  37. nice decision on the dress, its gorgeous i do love the colours in it!!

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  38. Hello lady.
    Love that your wearing your belt back to front. I do this ALL THE TIME. And didn't notice the exam face ... thought you look lovely & fresh. In regards to the media story, I'm not familar with the story. But we recently had some 'Slut Walks' here in Australia, which were in protest against rape culture & that women bring it on themselves by dressing 'slutty' & not being supported as victims.

    Kelly xo
    Elegantly Academic

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  39. Die jurk heeft een mooie print vind ik. Speciaal kleurtje ook dat je niet zo vaak tegen komt :) great find dus !

    About the whole DSK-thing..
    Ik vind het zooo moeilijk om een oordeel te vellen.. uiteindelijk is het zijn woord tegen het hare.. maar stel dat ze gelogen heeft.. dan is het wel erg vreselijk voor die man wat hij moet doormaken. Langs de andere kant kan het net omgekeerd zijn & dan is dit enorm kwetsend voor het meisje.. En zoals je ook aanhaalt, de media maakt ervan wat ze wilt..
    Bij zulke zaken wordt bijna al in de media op voorhand beslis of iemand schuldig is, waarom zijn er dan nog rechtbanken?

    :)

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  40. You have always such amazing dresses! The hat is so lovely, I have the same! :)
    xx,K.

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  41. weer zo'n leuk jurkje! waar haal je ze toch allemaal vandaan? :P

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  42. What a lovely dress! I love your pictures:)
    Hugs and kisses
    Taida

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  43. Such a romantic style! I totally love the dress and the hat!

    By the way, your blog is really nice!:))

    Have a nice day!

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