Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Pink + Peaches

bettie page pink gingham dress

The warm weather is finally here to stay (for a while, at least), which means I can bring out my summery staples again. Although I've worn gingham year-round, I associate it with picnics and sunshine, so it just feels *right* to wear it in the spring and summertime. This pink gingham number from Unique Vintage is so sweet (albeit sexier than I'd anticipated!), and the lightweight cotton fabric of this dress makes it perfect for summertime get-togethers. I'm especially enamored with the button detail on the bodice! This look makes me yearn for backyard barbecues and cotton candy at carnivals.

pink gingham dress
erstwilder peachy keen brooch
pink vintage dress

I'd never owned any Bettie Page brand clothing before (though I love their shoes!), and I hadn't realized that their size chart aligns more closely with UK sizing than with US sizing (though the company is based in the USA). I probably fall somewhere between their size 12 and 14 in Bettie Page (for reference, I'm usually an 8 or occasionally a 10 in most brands), but I went with the 12 and it fits fine, aside from a very slight tightness in the shoulders. I found this dress to be quite flattering on me, though I will say that I wasn't expecting the neckline to be quite so deep! I'm not fond of wearing camisoles underneath dresses, but I found this dress to be far too revealing without one, and the end result actually looks better than I'd thought; it ties everything together and makes for a slightly more casual look – especially with the addition of flats, my trusty boater hat and the cutest peachy picnic pin from Erstwilder!

unique vintage golly miss molly dress
Outfit Details
Golly Miss Molly Swing Dress: c/o Unique Vintage
Boater hat: similar  ||  Flats: Aerosoles via Amazon
Pettislip: Amazon ||  Camisole: Target
Peachy Keen Brooch: c/o Erstwilder

retro pink dress

Now that it's spring, what are you most looking forward to doing – or wearing?

8 comments:

  1. So jealous that you can wear your summer dresses already!! Seems like you do have extreme weathers there ahhaha :) It didn't snow in London but it's still really cold lately!! Arrrgghhh I want to wear cute things like you!!! And seriously I can never get sick of your beautiful hair...

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  2. I love pastel shaded like this one :)
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    Larissa

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  3. This dress is so cute on you, love the pastel pink! :)

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  4. This dress is so cute and it looks amazing on you. Love the brooch and hat with it too. Such a lovely dress to welcome in warm weather, I just love pink gingham x

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  5. Delightfully lovely warm weather look. It's impossible to see that whimsical peach + ants Erstwilder brooch and not smile. :)

    ♥ Jessica

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  6. So gorgeous! You look ready for spring & summer! :)

    love, polly
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  7. This pink gingham dress is so summery and cute! I think the camisole looks great underneath it - I definitely understand not liking to wear them under dresses though but sometimes you just have to! Your peach pin is adorable too.

    Jamie | PetitePanoply.com

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