Sunday, February 14, 2010

birthday dress





photos by caroline 
1950s black velvet taffeta dress: vintage saks fifth ave thrifted at oonas 

here is the dress that stole my heart.  its funny because i saw it hanging perfectly on the rack but i passed it by because the price tag was a little more than i care to spend on any one dress.  i was being good and not even looking at clothes for myself but then the girl working brought it over to me and casually suggested that i try it on.  of course it fit me exactly right and as soon as i zipped it up i was sold.  i still haven't gotten a chance to really wear it, outside of my apartment i mean, but i'm planning on wearing it next week on our vacation!  i'm catching the bus to new york tonight and then bright and early tomorow morning we're off to long island.  i won't have my computer, and even my cell phone doesn't get reception where we'll be, but i'm so excited to be isolated in a cabin with my boyfriend for five days.  caroline will be here keeping up with the store and shipping, but there won't be any updates until i get back.  happy valentine's day friends, see you in a week!

61 comments:

Kacesi said...

it's a beautiful dress. You are very lucky!!!

Your blog is great! :)

Kacesi said...

it's a beautiful dress. You are very lucky!!!

Your blog is great! :)

Nina said...

Happy birthday beautiful...the dress looks so amazing on you, your lover Im sure thinks so too :) hope u guys have a magical trip & happy valentines day..xxx

fashionableroad.blogspot.com

Reginasaurus said...

Ohhh, it's beautiful! It fits you perfectly.

::HARUNA:: said...

you look super gorgeous in the beautiful dress!!
happy V-day & Birthday and enjoy the vacation with your boyfriend :)

sarah said...

delicate, beautiful!
so jealous that you'll be isolating yourself in a cabin with your man, have a lovely time!
s.

a cat of impossible colour said...

Happy birthday, and happy Valentine's Day, too! You look beautiful, and the dress is stunning. Hope you're having a great break.

Andrea xx

SK said...

love that you put your hair up for the dress! happy birthday :)

Jessica said...

You look gorgeous! I hope you had a great birthday. Your getaway with your bf sounds amazing - so jealous! Have fun.

Perfectly Placed Pauline said...

Have an amazing week! It all sounds so beautiful and romantic. Happy birthday as well:)

Bianca and Isabella said...

have fun in long island and in your dress!

Sarah Elizabeth said...

I love it! You look beautiful! I want to be isolated in a cabin with my boyfriend, too. I desperately need a vacation from the city. ugh.

M. said...

in. love. with that dress, it's so gorgeous. I'm so jealous.
Happy Birthday Kennedy! Have fun on vacation :)

lovelove, M.
http://marissaexplains.blogspot.com

Lexie said...

happy valentine's day, kennedy! i hope you have a wonderful time with your love!

ps. you have such a ballerina body! i'm jealous.

Kelly Lauren said...

It is just perfect on you.

my bat lightning heart said...

gorgeous dress! & i hope you have a fabulous little vacation.

The Book of Right-On said...

This dress is perfect for you, you look gorgeous! Have an amazing time in Long Island!

Margaux from BoRO X

The Body Electric said...

Oooo, exquisite!!! Yep, that dress is beyond perfect!!!

Joanna said...

You look stunning!
Bisous

Parapluie said...

Beautiful!

Molly said...

what a marvelous dress...it fits you so well too! you look like a ballerina :D

Brittany said...

This is an absolutely perfect birthday dress for you! Happy birthday girl, hope you had the best ever!!

rachel / Red Lips Vintage said...

happy birthday pretty girl, you look amazing in that little black dress!

Dani said...

Oona's never fails me either. Such a lovely find!

the style crusader said...

oh the dress is beautiful! sounds like an amazing trip that you've got planned! xx

daisychain said...

you remind me so much of Audrey Hepburn in these.

Loving Chiaradeanna said...

I really love your dress!

pennycones said...

O lordy, I love this dress. It is so beautiful.

I wish you guys a really lovely time :)

xxx

anabela / fieldguided said...

Oh, so glad you got it. It's perfect for you. Beautiful! Have fun on your vacation!

Little Lotus said...

That dress is beautiful. The best finds are found when you are skint I find :)

http://scenesdelaviedeboheme.blogspot.com/

Ganymede Girl said...

That is so cute, it looks amazing on you. Those who said you look like a ballerina are totally spot on!

http://ganymedekids.blogspot.com

jessie said...

mm those evil clothes that dare you to don them in front of the dressing room mirror and then precede to be perfect on your body.
bittersweetness.
looks a sharp on you, though, pretty pretty darling.

April said...

You look lovely! Hope you have a great time!!

Tieka, Selective Potential said...

Gorgeous dress! Have a great time!

Taylor Sterling said...

happy fun and you look amazing!

Rebecca (Dog-Eared) said...

freaking gorgeous. have a nice vacation! :)

Cafe Fashionista said...

Audrey Hepburn. In Breakfast at Tiffany's. That's who you remind me of in that dress - with that hairstyle. You look amazing!! :)

anastassia said...

What an absolutely lovely dress! You look stunning in it!

Ernie said...

You look just perfect! Your boy is definitely lucky :]

dy of ghost said...

this dress is stunning! have fun on long island!

Maria Confer said...

This dress is so beautiful on you Kennedy!

Lulu Letty

joy said...

Lovely dress, I like the bow detail that carries over to the second skirt.

Joy D.
iplayfaves.blogspot.com

talia&lilyrose said...

Love this dress !!! You look wonderful in it !!!
Talia

Juan-Carlos said...

You can never go wrong with a little black dress! Charming Mrs. Holmes.

:)

Amy said...

That dress was absolutely made for you! You look so beautiful!

Have a great time and Happy Birthday!

Much love,
Amy

http://thebargainhunterextraordinaire.blogspot.com

Leproust Vintage said...

oh my goodness! you look AMAZING!!! That dress is incredible!

Happy birthday, and have a wonderful time with your man!!

Little Ocean Annie said...

It fits you perfectly! Hope you had a wonderful vacation. Ones with no technology distractions are always the best!
PS: I'm doing a little vintage giveaway on my blog!

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

That dress is absolutely lovely.

Mamushka Marie said...

Hope you have the loveliest birthday! You look gorgeous as always, the dress is stunning. Thank you again too, for the green paisley dress from your shop, it's my new favorite! Just wore it for wardrobe remix and posted some photos on the blog too :)
xo,
Claire

mamushkamarie.blogspot.com

marinadolls said...

Just Beautifull! So, happy birthday ;-)

Little Monarch said...

what a beautiful dress. have a great time with your love.

Delightfully Tacky said...

Such a cute dress!I hope you had a great time on your vacation, sounds like such a perfect vacation!

Purple Deer said...

Ugg! Great find! Worth the extra "Cha-Ching".

Pretty romantic cabin, Valentines day, boyfriend, isolation, I hope it was good for you guys.

Also you've been tagged in my blog friend.

Lucie said...

Such a beautiful dress, and beautiful pictures.

Lucie
tasteslikevogue.blogspot.com
x

Belen Vazquez Amaro said...

nice you!

Dirty Hair Halo said...

You make black look really sweet. Love this dress on you!

www.SeekingDirtyHairHalo.blogspot.com

Ancho Poncho said...

Kennedy I love love love your blog and I really love your sense of style and aesthetics!

Sarah said...

You did the right thing! It's a beautiful dress :)

tywo said...

You are so pretty.
Gorgeous dress.

from lara said...

wow this dress is gorgeous! i'm new to your blog :) you look so lovely in all your vintage finds!!!

Becca Jane said...

These photos are so elegantly lovely!