Lately I've been reading a book called Dreaming of Chanel by Charlotte Smith. It is a book filled with beautiful fashion illustrations of all the vintage dresses from the Darnell Collection that she inherited from her godmother, Doris Darnell. Aside from showcasing the vintage dresses, she also tells a little story of each dress which I enjoy reading it dearly because I feel as if I have traveled back in time while reading through the book. Dreaming of Chanel is actually Charlotte Smith's second book, her first book that she starts to write about the Darnell Collection was actually Dreaming of Dior but since I borrowed this book by random pick, I guess I will start on her second book and work my way back.
Her stories reminded me of a red dress that I received prior to my convocation day. I rarely like to spend a fortune on a dress or an outfit even when it's for a very special day. With that being said, originally I planned to wear whatever dress I can find in my closet on my graduation day. The night before my convocation, my boyfriend suddenly showed up with two Club Monaco boxes on his hands. In one box, I found a black dress and in the other box I found a red dress. He told me the reason why he bought two dresses was because he was not sure which dress I will like more and he wanted me to pick the dress that I love to wear for my convocation. As you can see from my look today, I picked the red dress to wear on my graduation and that is the end of my story of my first Club Monaco red dress.
|My vintage look inspired by Marilyn Monroe|
What I am wearing:
Red Dress - Club Monaco
Clutch - Club Monaco
Chain bracelet - gifted
Hat - Zara
Earrings - Icing
Bangle - Urban Planet
Ring - Forever 21
Heels - Ross
|My new peacock feather earrings :)|
Once again, thank you for all the loving and sweet comments. I am still working my way to responding all the comments, so please spare me some patience. Let me know what you think of this vintage look.
Do you have a story of a piece in your closet to share?
Have an awesome weekend everyone!