Sunday, January 5, 2014

New Wave

I bought this dress a few years ago at a thrift store. I was attracted to the print, but the dress itself was almost down to my ankles. Luckily it was nothing a sewing machine and a pair of scissors couldn't fix. It's one of my favorite dresses. It fits really well and if you've ever thrifted you know that it's hard finding vintage that fits. It's either too big, too tall, or too tiny. It's hard to find a balance, but this dress? It's a gem.

Last night, I went and saw Against Me! & the Sidekicks. It was wonderful, loud, and incredibly fun. The Sidekicks are one of my favorite bands and so, I was thrilled that they played my favorite song. They also killed it live. Seriously. It was perfect. It was also my first time see Laura Jane Grace in all her womanly glory (she's trans gender). So it was an entirely lovely experience. It was also my first time seeing her since '07! Dang.

This scarf was from a Christmas City Swap that I joined over on Be Up & Doing. More on that later because I'm about to get some breakfast, but I love it!





Outfit Details:
Dress: Thrifted (altered)
Tights: Express
Boots: Swapped
Socks: ASOS (gift, old)
Cardigan: Men's Gap
Scarf: Christmas City Swap
26 comments on "New Wave"
  1. these photos are gorgeous i love the background!!!! those socks are adorable that scarf is awesome i am such a chunky scarf lover :)

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  2. These wintry photos are awesome, and I love the pop of colour with your tights. This dress has a great print, such a good find!!
    xJennaD

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  3. That dress is gorgeous! Vintage dresses are definitely hard to find that actually fit a modern person, so it's so cool you got it to fit you!

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  4. You look so happy in the first picture, it's too cute :) And I love the print of your dress!

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  5. Cute, cute, cute! Loving that dress beyond words.

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  6. Heh, I like that your tattoo is visible through the tights! The print on that dress is so pretty, and vintage that fits IS totally a miracle :)

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  7. Every time I see you wear those bright tights I want to get a pair in that color :D
    Also, nothing like a hemmed vintage dress - it really does fit great!

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  8. Those boots and those boot socks are fab - you can pull off colored tights like no other!

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  9. Well the dress does indeed look great on you now! I love it with these tights!

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  10. Love the print! I need to get better at my sewing skills so I can modify some thrifted stuff.

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  11. Oh man, am I loving that dress. Black floral is my favourite. :3 I really wish it snowed over here but then again I'd probably just be left complaining about it.

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  12. That dress looks so great on you! Also, I really love your knee socks! Sounds like an awesome band!

    xoxo,
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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  13. love! my boyfriend is a huge against me fan actually, not sure if he knew they were in town or not but sounds like a great show! I am loving that scarf too :)

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  14. Ha! My favorite detail are the buttons on the leg warmers :)

    Cute outfit over all though and sounds like the concert was great.

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  15. i also loved those little buttons on the socks, and i love the scarf, but especially those big, bright, fun flowers in all that snow. i've been having a tough time finding anything, vintage or new, that fits me just right lately, but admittedly i need to get my butt in shape as well. i'll have to check out those bands too, thanks!

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  16. Gorgeous photos (as always) and I love the hot pink tights! What a great dress find and fix!

    -Chelsea
    chelsandthecity.blogspot.com

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  17. This is such a cozy and pretty look! I love the bright tights and the scarf :)

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  18. I feel you on the cold and snow! I have been wearing pants nonstop because my legs just can't take tights and boots anymore.

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  19. I loooove the dress, Jessica! Such an amazing print! You look sooo pretty!

    Hugs,

    Mamalina

    http://dresssidestory.blogspot.ro/

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  20. That sounds like such a cool concert! I'm glad you had fun!

    Also this dress is so super cute. I know what you mean about things not fitting correctly. Dresses that are too long are great finds because fixing them is so easy. This dress looks wonderful on you and I love your bright pink tights with it.

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  21. I'm a total sucker for infinity scarves in the winter...mostly because it saves me the time and effort of messing with my hair and jewelry selections. Adorable outfit!

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  22. awww so cute! loved the outfit

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  23. Loving the new look of your blog, and those adorable socks! Perfect for this cold-ass weather :P

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  24. Nice job on the dress makeover- it fits you perfectly! I think you have to be up for some simple alterations when you love vintage. I rarely find dresses that fit perfectly, I swear everyone must have had huge boobs back in the day ;)

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  25. So jealous you saw Against me!
    Love the scarf, arm knitted?

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