Friday, July 13, 2012

Every Dress Tells a Story

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!

xoxo <3

Ang

90 comments:

  1. I love this vintage look!
    Your shoes are fabulous.

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  2. stunning photos! you look amazing here

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  3. Boyfriend is cooooool! And I love how you paired the gorgeous dress with the hatty and the beautiful ring! ^_^

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  4. Love everything about this look!!! Your boyfriend is really so thoughtful !! Mine always chooses whatever he sees first :P

    And i love your shoes here Ang!!! Great post!

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  5. Very cool! Kisses!






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  6. Love clutch


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  7. Chic dress :D I like this color ^^
    Nice hat , I love your earring :x

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  8. I haven't heard of the book but it sounds very interesting. I LOVE your dress, your boyfriend is so sweet to do that for you and I think red is the perfect choice. The clutch and your other accessories look perfect with the dress.

    Thank you so much for your nice comments this week. I really appreciate them. :)

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  9. I love this story, you look stunning in this elegant dress

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  10. Wow that ring <3 and you look stunning :)

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  11. you are hell of a pretty girrrrrrl!
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  12. chic and stylish :)

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  13. Love the vintage look, but still modern! Love the dress!

    Rebecca

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  14. it's such a gorgeous dress! your boyfriend definitely has a good taste! and those heels - WOW! real stunners! I wish we had CM here in Estonia as well..

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  16. Love your hat and earrings !
    And what about your shoes ! I dream to have one like those !
    Such a great look !

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  17. Your shoes and jewelry are super! I want to read these 2 book too.
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  18. Loving the accessories, and you look so pretty !! Oh yah, the Zara bag is on sale now, check it out if you till wanting it.

    xoxo
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  19. Everything goes together so well in this outfit! The jewelry, the clutch, the shoes...and the hat is a unique way to tie it all together. I love it!

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  20. The Chanel book sounds amazing! Would love to read it in the near future. Beautiful outfit:)

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  21. What a hot look... great dress and shoes! Thank you for visiting my blog! It means the world to me! following you now! Have a fashionable and beautiful week... lets stay connected!
    Xox
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  22. Your look is amazing! And I'm in love with your shoes :D

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  23. What a thoughtful bf you have! That is the sweetest thing I've ever heard and the red dress looks wonderful on you!

    Have a lovely day!
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  24. You look beautiful!!

    Thanks also for your comment. I am now following you on Bloglovin ;)

    XX,
    Miranda

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  25. i love how you bring an outfit to life with your make-up and expressions. always impressed!

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  26. thank you dear! :)

    aw, i love so much the bangle & the model of those shoes are so cool :)!
    bisous xxx

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  27. such a great dress....you did a great choice

    loving the hat

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  28. thanks for visiting my blog! love the dress with your accessories...following you back ;) xoxo jess
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  29. lovely post, ang. love your makeup, and that is a fabulous dress, ang.

    hope you have a great week!
    kisses,
    jasmine
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  30. you look great <3 i just emailed you!

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  31. Great photos and great styling as always! you rock ;)

    xx
    N.

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  32. thank u so much for your comment.
    u have amazing jewelry!

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  33. oh ang you look so beautiful in this dress, its so amazing on you and what a great story behind it, you write so well too, what a great figure you have, im so jealous of this dress, its stunning, i have lots of vintage dresses but my favourite is one my mum wore back in the 50s its amazing and still in great condition, she got it from new york, i love it, hope your having a great week, kisses from cold and dreary dublin xxx leonie

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  34. so fun!

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  35. Oh I would love to see that book! And you look so gorgeous. The dress is fabulous :) xoxo

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  36. You look great! I love the dress and the clutch very much, beautiful color!

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  37. girl those heels are stunning gosh so hot and chic love them so much great dress too much love virgit.
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  38. What a great look! Love the hat! Liked this post on Bloglovin ;)


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  39. awesome dress! that guy knows what's good it seems :-D

    you look great!

    <3

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  40. Great Look, I Follow your Blog Now.
    Follow me?
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  41. Hey,
    I like your blog very much!
    Would you like to follow eachother?
    I would really appreciate that :D
    Love,

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  42. Fantastic outfit! I love absolutely everything!
    xoxo

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  43. Beautiful pictures! Thanks for the comment on my blog and for following me. I followed you already :)

    See you by the next post!

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  44. You look gorgeous
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  45. You look beautiful!
    I don't like to spend
    a lot on dresses as
    well - unlike shoes
    or bags since I think
    quality is #1 priority
    :P

    xx

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  47. thanks for your visit! I follow you now! this outfit is great! :*
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  48. Wow... I like you accessories very much. The bracelets and the shoes are divine.

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  49. Perfect look! :) Especially I adore your bag and dress <3

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  50. Red looks great on you and love your hat!

    Ash
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  51. I love your style warm and inspiring, so i´ll be in contact!

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  52. Woooow theese shoes!!! I wanna have them!!!!
    Fabulous vintage look :_)

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  53. those shoes are ah-may-zing <3

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  54. I follow you now as well dear! As promised ;). Speak soon! X

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  55. you look so lovely here! it is neat seeing you in a toned down look too :D

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  56. What a great boyfriend! And he has an amazing sense of style too~ I love the dress :)

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  57. I love that dress! the color looks great on you!

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  58. love your heels!
    so unique design :) love it*

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  59. wuaaah I would love to take a look at that book! it sounds amazing! and I like your outfit :) the picture of your face with the peacock feather earrings is stunning!!! such a lovely face :)

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  60. ooo, the book sounds great!!! i also like your dress, it's bright and pretty.

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  61. So true, every dress does tell a story! I love your's, the dress is gorgeous :) I really like the vibrant red color.

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  62. Your dress is quite chic! you look good

    xx
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  63. What a gorgeous dress - and such a sweet story of how it was given to you, too!
    xox,
    Cee

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  64. you rocked it babe! your dress is amazing!

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  65. Great look! That is a gorgeous dress, love the vintage feel.


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  66. Gorgeous outfit dear! I was so taken aback by the gorgeous styling that I almost missed the amazing story behind it. Hope you’re having a great start to the week!
    Big hugs!
    Inés

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  67. love your dress!

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  68. You are gorgeous, I love the accessories, you rock them.

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  69. I love your dress!

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  70. i love the dress and the accessories, such a cool look

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  71. ohh gorgeoous dress:)
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  72. Love everything you are wearing. Dress, hat and jewelry. :)

    xx
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  73. your eyes are always absolutely amazing! x

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  74. You look fabulous!
    Have a great day1
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  75. You look gorgeous! Loving the shoes!

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  76. I gave you the Sunshine Award!
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  77. Such a cute vintage look. I really like the bold color of red on you.
    Always,
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