March 26, 2012

Little Dress on the Prairie


You all are probably tired of seeing me wear my Jason Wu for Target items, but it's all on clearance now and who can resist frilly dresses at 30-50% off?  Known on the Wu Facebook group as the "hospital gown dress", it has turned away many buyers.  But, if people are turned off by a clothing item, I'm usually turned on to it.  I saw the potential in this dress.  The first thing I thought of when seeing the dress with it's gorgeous pearl collar was vintage 1940's.  A woman who lived out in the country, but didn't let that stop her from owning a nice dress.

So of course, I had to break away from my usual photo shoot locale (ahem, my front yard) and make my way to the outskirts of my neighborhood.  Oh yes, the locale looks deserted, but this lot is on quite a busy street and I had many people driving by staring right at me.  Made me a little nervous, but I wanted these photos to look vintage and etheral, so it had to be done.  I also added a little vintage-y touch with a small victory roll in my hair.  I know that's not usually 40's hair, but I thought it added to the dress.

What do you think?  Not so "hospital gown dress" anymore, right? :)

See another more modern way I style this Jason Wu for Target dress!







Dress: Jason Wu for Target // Purse: Faux Chloe (Crossroads) // Heels: Seychelles (Crossroads)

24 comments:

Belle de Couture said...

You are SO cute in that dress! Love your hair styled like that and your lip color is so lovely!

xo
Jen

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Daria said...

oh! this dress is just super-cute!

xxx
Daria, the Fashionsurfer

Nikki @ The Ginger Diaries said...

I think this dress is actually really cute! ^^ You look gorgeous in it! xo

Ashley K said...

I definitely think this is very vintage and J Wu probably envisioned it wore just as you are. Love that you added the victory roll in your hair it really give it that pin up feel. I do see how the other girls could see it as a hospital dress but all you have to do is prep yourself a bit and this dress looks great!

-Ash
Beauty Flawed

Carmen said...

The pearl detail on the dress is really cute :)
xx
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Jodi said...

ah, what a lovely dress! xxx

Velvet Bloom said...

i love love love how you did your hair! i want a tutoriaal!

ylenia said...

Lovely dress and nice pics!
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CourtneyElizabeth said...

I guess I can see why someone would think this is like a hospital gown, but I think you've styled it perfectly! It looks so lovely, and your hair is to die for!

-Courtney

Jenna said...

Such a pretty and classy look! <3

Asher said...

That's such a beautiful dress and I love your hair! :)

Audrey said...

super cute and I love the way you styled your hair! Very Mad Men-esque! www.casualglamorous.com

Katherine McAdoo said...

ah! i can't believe anyone turned away from this! the print is adorable and it looks great on you - and your hair is awesome as well. plus i love your bag - it goes well with everything in this post. and great seychelles heels ^_^

<3 katherine
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PetiteLittleGirl said...

By the time I got to the store, everywhere is gone =( The dress looks really pretty on you. The print is perfect for Spring.

Well... said...

Definitely not a hospital gown anymore!
You definitely accomplished the ethereal look, and I love how you got into these outfit pictures with the great background and styled hair! You look absolutely gorgeous. You did that Jason Wu dress justice. I'm sure when that dress was first sketched out this was what he was envisioning ;)

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Sara said...

you look gorgeous! the dress is very cute! i also love how you gave it a vintage vibe!

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Justalazymorning said...

very cute

Nikki @ The Ginger Diaries said...

Hi YToni! about that neon Old Navy Bag, I got it about two months ago. It's still on the website in black and white but maybe your local ON still has the neon one! x

She's Dressing Up said...

Beautiful dress & I love the shoes <3

The Key To Chic said...

That dress was made for you! Such a great shape and pretty details! Love love love your hair like that! Tutorial please!

Josie said...

aww I like the added touch of your hair style with the outfit. I think the dress is really pretty, I love the colors of the wheels! I saw this in person but I do not think I could pull this style off. You did so very well!

I think it's adorable that the pearls are added on too, really does give it that vintagey look :)

Kaitlin said...

great blog.
love the vintage feel of this post.
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xo kaitlin
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Caitie said...

how did I miss this post?! you look amazing in that dress--- so retro!!!

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Moya2bean said...

Great blog, hands down..this dress is so retro and I love it.
I can not find any retro dresses in my size.. wah! :(
I sooo want a dress like this

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