I love that something from the late 80s/early 90s

can be considered conservative…

jones-new-york-vintage

even if it’s plastered with abstract turquoise, pink and red shapes.

vintage-skirt-detail

It’s by Jones New York, so you know it was meant to be quiet, tasteful. At least by the standards of the day.

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I found it at F as in Frank (which is, on a side note, where Anthology reader Sally found her rad new belt and necklace).

j crew pocket square

And I wore it with a scarf! Well, actually a men’s pocket square from J. Crew, but I still think that means I’m sticking to my midsummer’s resolution.

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8 Comments

  • Reply hauteworld August 19, 2009 at 12:22 am

    I think wearing it with a belt and those sandal-boots definitely helps make it less conservative (though I don’t think it’s all that conservative to begin with). That dress is almost too long for you, isn’t it? ;) Love the scarf and bangles as well!

  • Reply la couturier August 19, 2009 at 1:39 am

    Lovely use of accessories, darling! (:

    Do check out my latest post – I’m now partnering with POP magazine! (:

    bisous,
    La C.

  • Reply sofiasophie August 19, 2009 at 6:32 am

    Actually wearing this dress with these boots is perfect!
    maybe I’d choosen another colour for the belt but I defenitively like this dress and it suits you fab!

  • Reply Gerri Ward August 19, 2009 at 10:16 am

    Wow! I luv the colors and the belt really makes the dress POP! As always your Style is Amazingly FAB!

  • Reply MizzJ August 19, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    Cute dress and those sandal boots are very cool! Every time I see them, I always think you’re wearing legwarmers haha

  • Reply Mint Harvest August 19, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    love that pattern, and the scarf- pocket square thing- is really cute too:)
    Olivia

  • Reply Cafe Fashionista August 20, 2009 at 8:32 am

    You remind me of a trendy gal heading off to her office job in the city. I’m quite smitten with this ensemble, actually. Gorgeous colors! :)

  • Reply Kelsey August 22, 2009 at 8:27 am

    Haute — you’re right. It’s much too long for me. I should get it tailored and cropped right away.

    La C — thank you! The belt’s vintage too.

    Sofia — I think the boots make it look slightly less sweet, which works.

    Gerri — your comments always make my day.

    MizzJ — sandals and leg warmers all in one. Soooo convenient!

    Olivia — aren’t pocket squares the best? They always have the most gorgeous (and masculine) prints.

    Cafe — so funny you mention it, I was heading to my office job, which is in the city (hooray Vancouver!)

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