Saturday, October 11, 2014

Tudor Rose

square dance dress

Okay, so these photos are from August.  I totally forgot that I uploaded them and then never posted about them.  But I figured that if I waited much longer, they wouldn't be relevant until the weather got warmer again, which would make me sad since this dress is so beautiful and I loved wearing it.  I ended up wearing when my mom and I made our nearly-yearly pilgrimage to the Sterling Renaissance Festival.  I'd been planning on wearing something else, but when I tried on that other dress, it was MUCH shorter and tighter than I remembered (whoops), so I had to go with Plan B... which ended up being much better anyway!

patio dress
rose print dress
patio dress

This dress was actually an Instagram find!  It was really delayed in getting to me (it got lost in the mail and was returned to the sender, for some reason), but fortunately, it arrived in time for the Faire.  It's slightly too tight around the waist, but I was determined to make it work.  I've found that square dance dresses are a good compromise between costume and something that one can wear in "real life" (though I do realize that even this would be way too much for some people).  I thought the rosebud print was just too sweet to pass up!

floral square dance dress
rosebud print
vintage dress

Also, a mosquito bit me right on the temple while taking these photos.  One great thing about fall: the mosquitoes finally go away!  I was really resistant to summer ending at first, but now I'm really excited for the fall.  I just hope it lasts a while before snow overtakes everything!  (I hate myself for even bringing up the word "snow.")

floral vintage dress
Outfit Details
Flower crown: ModCloth (similar)
Shoes: similar

Have a lovely Saturday!
xox Sammi


  1. It's a lovely dress - and I've truly never seen another quite like it, which is always what I think makes for an even more special outfit. I've never bought anything I've seen on Instagram, but mostly because I'm not quick enough! I've still got photos from July, not to mention some from a holiday I've just got back from in sunny Spain, and short of putting them all up now I'm not sure what to do with them! Hope for Australian readers, perhaps... CC x

  2. Such a pretty dress, and I agree -- these types of dresses are the perfect segway between costume and real life! I would definitely wear it if I had it, but it's also perfect for a Ren Faire! You look so pretty!

  3. What a perfect dress for you to put your personal spin on a Ren Faire look! I love it! I recently sold a square dancing dress on Etsy that was really hard to part with, I love that style :)

  4. Funny you should mention it is a square dancing dress originally- I was just thinking how fun it looked like it would be to dance in that. The skirt looks like it flare beautifully! A fun Ren Faire look.

  5. adorable!

    xoxo, rae

  6. Super pretty!!!!

  7. This is so gorgeous and very pretty. I love the delicate print and the ruffle details.

  8. HANDS DOWN my favorite dress of yours. 100%. If you ever sell it, I call first dibs! Hehe you look incredible.

  9. <3 My parents danced and my mom sewed dresses for many of the dancers when I was little. I was enthralled with round/square dancing dresses because of that and wore them almost everyday to elementary school (often complete with petticoat and pettipants).


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