Tuesday, July 21, 2009

I heart 1940s

This last weekend, I attended the first reunion my family put together. Months ago, I decided to splurge a little and purchased a fancy dress. Not so formal, but something light, airy, something I can handle in 100 degree weather without spilling out or looking uncomfortable.

I've been meaning to purchase a dress from Lipstick Vogue, but had reservations about the price range. I took the plunge anyway and treated myself to this little number.
Let me tell, you, it was completely worth saving up for this outfit. It's the Blue Sparrow U.S.O Dress created directly from a vintage 1940's pattern . Ms. Kaela was such a pleasure to work with...she is very friendly and her work ethic is dead on. Quite frankly, it didn't hurt she's based in the same town as I. It's nice to know I am not the only one in this lonely town who appreciates this era.
*Edit: So I spent 3 hours wasting time on Photoshop and turns out the featured photo is small. I will not be fixing this, nor deleting this. Instead I will post a decent size of this photo on my Flickr account.


Johanna said...

Awww... look how cute you are! The dress was definitely worth it :D

K @ Blog Goggles said...

That dress is adorable!

Michelle said...

Thank you, guys! :-)

The dress was so much fun to wear. It'll fit perfectly into my "most worn" section of the closet. hehe.

little my said...

That dress is absolutely lovely and a real investment! Unlike buying a vintage dress you'd need to be careful with no matter how sturdy it seems(or maybe that's just me...) you know this would last for years!

You look absolutely cute in it!

As for the Photoshop problem, I noticed that I have to double-size my images in PS so that they would look right online.(the last one was saved at 2000px width in PS but looks much smaller). I also have a wider blog template called Minima Stretch. I hope this helps!

Oh, and I'm waiting for more outfit pictures of you!

Michelle said...

Hi Andra! This dress was definitely made with sturdy construction- unlike the oh so trendy pieces made nowadays.

As far as Photoshop- I used the default size for that frame...just to experiment- but, yes, I'll have to try adjusting that default to 2000...hopefully I can get it down one day!