Waaaay after

I got this dress chopped, I’m finally posting it.


With its flowy (almost batwing) sleeves and its hippy dippy pattern it’s straight out of the 70’s.


What did it look like originally? Take a look here (my favourite photo is the one of Leroy being a skirt chaser. Literally.)


Wore it with my vintage Yves Saint Laurent belt, which I found in Seattle and absolutely looooove, but cannot, for the life of me, figure out when it’s from.

open-toe-bootsAnd my open-toed booties, which I may have to tuck away very soon. Rainy season is approaching in my pretty little city (Vancouver) and they just won’t do for puddle jumping.

But for now, I’d rather live in denial and pretend that autumn is waaaaay far away.

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  • Reply sofiasophie August 29, 2009 at 1:00 am

    This dress is lovely! especially after seeing your other post: Actually, I think you were right to cut it. You are gonna wear it much more often I am sure!

    And the belt is fab!
    I just miss a pic with you from tip tp toe, or at least showing you with the entire outfit.
    Have anice day!

  • Reply hauteworld August 29, 2009 at 8:25 am

    Thank you for being (seemingly) the only other person in the blogosphere who – like me – is clinging on to summer. I love Fall and the outfits involved, but I know the cold weather will last longer than the warm… sigh. Love the dress, but I can’t take my eyes off the belt… and the peep-toes…

  • Reply Couture Carrie August 29, 2009 at 10:48 am

    Totally gorgeous, darling! Love the booties too!


  • Reply Lexie August 29, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    I love love love the dress especially with the belt!
    and the bangles look sooo good! I need to go out and buy myself some bangles

  • Reply quelle August 29, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    lovely! you’ll have to tell me whereabouts you shop in seattle! i’m heading for the long weekend and hope i can fit in some vintage shopping!

  • Reply Gerri Ward August 29, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    OMG! You have such an AURA of Beauty and Elegance as YOU wear this FAB dress! The incredible belt and chic soles are the perfect accessories !!!:)

  • Reply anna August 30, 2009 at 3:58 am

    love the dress, it looks prettier like this:)

  • Reply Cafe Fashionista August 30, 2009 at 8:44 am

    I really want that dress. The belt too. Such a gorgeous piece for fall! :)

  • Reply Larissa August 30, 2009 at 9:24 am

    And where is this dress from? I tried to steal it, it didn’t happen…

  • Reply Kelsey August 30, 2009 at 9:50 am

    Sofia — I will wear it far more often, for sure. It was a bit dowdy before. Sorry about the lack of head-to-toe shot — none of them turned out.

    Haute — I’m so glad you’re with me on the prolonging summer train. Fall is too rainy and coming too soon.

    CC — thank you! I found them at Macy’s in Seattle.

    Lexie — a bangle collection is so much fun and so versatile because they’re so mix-and-matchable

    Quelle — try the Fremont Vintage Mall in Seattle (they have great furniture too) and the surrounding area is fun to explore

    Gerri — that aura of beauty? It’s the sun, not me ;)

    Anna — thanks! It has a nicer proportion short, I think. Looks much less heavy

    Cafe — More like gorgeous piece for delaying fall. I’m just not ready!

    Larissa — I hate to say this, but I don’t remember where I found the dress (you know you shop too much when…). I think it was the Bohemia Gallery on Main Street.

  • Reply Lola August 30, 2009 at 10:37 am

    i LOVE your blog, this post is incredible. The dress wow. The shoes, Oh my..


  • Reply Jessica August 30, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    Who takes your photos? They’re always so great!

  • Reply Mint Harvest August 30, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    i love that dress! the length is perfect, and that belt is really cute with it!

  • Reply Kelsey August 31, 2009 at 8:39 am

    Lola — thank you! Absolutely love your blog too.

    Jess — My husband and me. He takes the photos of my outfits and I take the photos of everything else (like Istanbul, for example).

    Mint — thank you! I was soooo thrilled when I found that belt.

  • Reply Jessica August 31, 2009 at 9:26 am

    Great angles on the ones he takes of you … I absolutely love photography and used to want to be a photographer, but life sort of took over :)

  • Reply beezie August 31, 2009 at 11:09 am

    what about socks and carefully dodging vancouver’s slosh puddles? not the wooly kind from mec but something cute and girly. you, if anyone, could definitely pull it off. i dare you!

    i’d hate to see these shoes away for the rainy season = 10-11 months.

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