Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Bemalte Blumen duften nicht (or, "painted flowers have no scent"): an outfit post featuring Blutsgeschwister!



Outfit Details:
Prairie Extraordinary Dress: ModCloth
Heart necklace: ASOS (sold out)
Ida P. Blue spectator heels: BAIT footwear

Aren't the little flower details on the hem adorable?
This dress is just one of the many beautiful creations made by German label Blutsgeschwister.  I had been lusting after numerous items on their website for weeks, after seeing a couple of their pieces that ModCloth carried.  The dress I'm wearing in this post was one I was desperate to own.  The only problem is that their main website ships only within Germany!  I thought I would be destined to pine after this dress forever... until one day, it arrived at ModCloth!  I almost couldn't believe it.  The exact dress (out of hundreds of items Blutsgeschwister makes) I loved so much was within my grasp!  I was elated and immediately ordered the dress, praying that it would fit and look as lovely in person as it does on the site.  Fortunately, it does, and it is now one of my favorite pieces!  It makes me smile just to look at it hanging in my closet.  It's such a beautiful dress for spring and summer!


I really love this brand for many reasons: it's quirky, colorful, and a little tongue-in-cheek.  I love that they fully embrace the brand's German qualities in every piece.  This is a little sampling of some of my favorite Blutgeschwister pieces.  Be careful not to fall too hard for any of these, unless you know they are carried by ModCloth (see their ever-growing selection here) - or you happen to live in Germany!  


I love when a piece of clothing can drastically lift your mood or can transport you to another place or another time.  I think this is partially why my taste in clothes verges slightly on (or at least veers towards) costume a lot of the time.  This dress is one of those pieces for me, for sure.


Today is supposed to pretty nice here (60-something degrees, but 80 degrees down near NYC -- so if you are there, please enjoy it for me!!).  I'll be performing in front of a bunch of high school kids when this post goes live, so I hope to enjoy the sunshine (while it lasts!) after our 2 shows!

Have a great Tuesday!

xox Sammi

26 comments:

  1. That dress is absolutely precious on you. Reminds me of a summer picnic. Quite lovely :)

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  2. Those colors are perfect for your hair and complexion!! You look like you've stepped out of a children's book...adorable and beautiful!

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  3. I can't even explain how much I love your style it is one of the best around. Perfect beautiful stunning dress and such sweet shoes.

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  4. I love Blutsgeschwister, even though I've never bought anything there. But I've admired them for a while. Do you know Lena Hoschek? I think it's an Austrian company. Soooo beautiful! But very pricey...

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  5. Oh my gosh, that store is GORGEOUS. I love it;s vintage, quirky vibe. And that dress looks so pretty on you. I love how picnic perfect it looks :)

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  6. The dress is SO pretty! I love the print and colors, and the trim on the bottom makes it even more cute and special! So glad you got your hands on it!
    Have a wonderful day!
    xo Hannah

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  7. ah you look gorgeous hun! this dress is so lovely! the colour, the cut!! and a brilliant find! x

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  8. I have some serious dress envy going on right now! You look so gorgeous! I think you should do a picnic series, every dress you've had on this week is pretty much the perfect picnic attire :)

    xo

    Ashley

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  9. Chanced upon your blog and enjoy reading!

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  10. I used to see dresses in this pattern all the time when I was in middle school. Guess it's back!

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  11. OOOh I love your shoes!

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  12. the dress is amazing, i lve it honey!

    xx

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  13. The plaid is so bright and cheerful :) enjoy your warm weather!

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  14. oh wow! <3 this dress is perfect ! i'm in love with these shoot *_* stop being so beautiful <3 <3 <3 ha
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  15. You are absolutely adorable girl! Loving this dress!
    xo TJ

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  16. What a pretty dress! I love the fun colors in the plaid and the trim just adds to the fun factor. Great styling too, that simple necklace is darling.

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  17. This is definitely a dress worth worth waiting for. The color/length is wonderful on you. Also your eyebrows are AWESOME. I am so envious of ladies with good eyebrows.

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  18. Beautiful dress! It fits your shape so well. Good find!
    Nicole
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  19. Oh my goodness this dress is just gorgeous! I love your style! I am following you on bloglovin, follow me back if you like too!

    Rebecca
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  20. Such a pretty dress! So girly!!! I love your hair too..its fabulous!! xo

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  21. Hey Sweetie - I follow you back now! Love, KYRA

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  22. Don't you just love Blutsgeschwister? Modcloth had a winter coat I was lusting over, but I couldn't take the plunge. So many cute pieces though! I definitely hope Modcloth starts carrying more variety from them! :)
    That dress is just perfect on you!

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  23. You are right! A piece of clothing can transport you to another place or another time! Love this outfit!

    xx
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  24. So cute!! I didn't see any of their other stuff but this dress definitely caught my eye. I like how they incorporate the tradition German characteristics lol

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