After | The Striped Floral Dress

This vintage dress was quite the find. Especially after giving it a few nips and tucks. Now instead of looking like your mom’s kitchen table cloth, it looks like your mom’s dish towel. There’s less of it, see?

I shortened it, belted it, climbed a tree in it and chased my dog in it. Soon enough I’ll be having seaside picnics in it.

When photographer Sherry Lu shot these photos in Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Park, I wore this dress with Converse Chuck Taylor Daintys (thank you, Converse) because walking my dog often turns into chasing my dog, so I needed to wear sensible footwear.

Another thing I need: a better-trained dog.

[Photos by Sherry Lu.]

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  • Reply Petite Adventures June 15, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    The dress look amazing!!

  • Reply Melo June 16, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Great photos!

  • Reply Leonie June 17, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    This dress looks lovely, so perfect for summer! The pictures are great too, you guys should be working together more often ;-) Fun!


  • Reply lisa June 18, 2012 at 11:15 am

    Beautiful photos! You look adorable and summer-ready in that dress.

  • Reply Kelsey Dundon June 18, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    Petite Adventures — A little hemming goes a long way, doesn’t it?

    Melo — That’s high praise coming from you!

    Leonie — I completely agree!

    Lisa — Now if only it actually were summer…

  • Reply Alexandra Suhner Isenberg June 19, 2012 at 11:32 am

    Kelsey, our dogs are twins! Wanda looks exactly like your little guy. They must meet!

  • Reply Kelsey Dundon June 19, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    Yes please, Alexandra! Dog date!

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