Sunday, July 21, 2013

Tea and cakewalk

Outfit Details:
Teapot Print Square Dance Dress: Soulrust
Wide red belt: Pinup Girl Clothing
Boater hat: River Island (sold out)
Steep and You Shall Find Necklace: ModCloth (no longer available)
Kimchi Blue T-Strap Flats: Urban Outfitters
Basket purse: Mom's

I want to go on record as saying that I am officially obsessed with square dance dresses.  Also known as patio dresses (or sometimes squaw dresses?), these dresses usually feature puffed sleeves and full skirts.  What's not to love, I ask you??  Especially when one has not only a novelty print, but a tea-themed novelty print!?  This dress seems almost as if it were made just for me.  The fullness of both the skirt and the sleeves threw me a little bit at first, but I think the addition of the wide red belt helped a lot.  

I can definitely see why they're still called square dance dresses.  I truly feel like going to a hootenanny in this get-up... and I love it.  The cakewalk is not at all related to square dancing (and has a pretty dark history), but sometimes we (read: I) take artistic license with post titles.

I'm sure this dress would look awesome with a short petticoat, but I'm not quite ready to look that costume-y in real life with this.  I think it's over-the-top enough without it!  I already need to figure out what kind of event to which I can actually wear this dress.

Have a wonderful Sunday!
xox Sammi


  1. This dress fits you so well---the length is really flattering, and the teapot print is very unique. I also like how wide the skirt fans out--it's like a fandango dancer dress!


  2. You look SO stunning- this may be one of my favorites of your outfits! The teacup print is adorable and your hat and belt are the perfect accessories!

    Xo, Hannah

  3. I've always been a fan of square dance dresses. I really like this one because I love anything that has to do with tea. I really need some tea-inspired patterns in my wardrobe!

  4. That's a fun print for the dress! And I love square dance dresses too :) I have one, but I haven't worn it for my blog yet

  5. Oh my goodness Sammi!!! I don't think I've ever had a prouder moment than seeing a dress I sold so beautifully and wonderfully displayed and enjoyed! My heart is so glad you found this dress - you look amazing!

  6. Oh my, you find the cutest prints, Sammi! I'm envious of you for that. Seriously, blue teacups on white? And then red accents!? AND A COLLAR? You have such cute and fine taste. :)

    And your comment made me smile so much. So much! "A coloring book for adults"--I love you times a million, okay?? :)

  7. this is way, way too pretty! I think a tea party is the perfect occasion for this dress :) the print is so cute! :)

    Metallic Paws

  8. You belong in a fairy tale. Not even kidding.


  9. Beautiful! And I love that hat! Alex

  10. It's too cute. I love it! And I really like the hat you put with it. Hope you have a great day.

    Heidi’s Wanderings

  11. I can totally see why you love this style of dress! It's such a unique, flattering cut that's so much fun. One of these days I'm just going to come steal all of your adorable printed dresses because I just love all of them so much! Also, you look awesome in a boater hat :)

  12. this dress almost reminds me of a Lolita dress !!! <3

    It's so beautiful! I always love all of your outfits! That hat is beautiful, too!

    love, polly :D

  13. What a super cute and very picnic appropriate outfit!! Love this dress, and you look so wonderful in that hat!

  14. Aw, I so love the teapot print on this dress, Sammi! :0) Square dance dresses are just SO much fun, you can really pull the style off so well, too! The necklace with it is just TOO cute. Thanks for your comment on my ice cream print dress btw :) You are always so sweet!! xo

    <3 Alyssa

  15. What a darling dress! The print is just love <3 Worth keeping! <3


  16. that print! and the collar! so adorable! x

  17. OH my word, this is too cute. You look like you stepped off the set of Okalahoma the musical (and one of my favorite moves growing up). I'm so jealous!

  18. I actually found you via a comment you left on Kaelah's site. I enjoyed flipping through your outfits! I think this one would've made an excellent Fourth of July outfit, actually!

  19. Fun to see this with a summery look- as Dawn said, it would be great for the 4th of July!


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