January 23, 2011

Like a Lady






I wore this dress today to my sorority's Founder's Day luncheon! I scored this beauty at Ahab Bowen in Dallas, TX when I was there in August. Besides the incredible lace and 60s vibe, it's the color of butter. And I love butta'.

I feel as though if Lily Bass was Serena van der Woodsen's mom in the 1960s, she would have worn this dress. And probably had her hair fixed the same way.

When I tried on this dress, it was too long for my petiteness and the sleeves hit right above my wrists. Sooooo we took it to my favorite tailor (her shop smells like jasmine rice, yummy) and had the sleeves and the hem shortened. Never be afraid to take an item to the tailor if you love it! It usually turns out the way you want and your clothes fit better!

Breakdown:
dress- Ahab Bowen, Dallas TX
pumps- Antonio Melani
jewelry- gifted and thrifted


-Sarah

6 comments:

  1. Very pretty lace and it has such a cute bow on the back. Thanks for the tips about shorting sleeves

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  2. Love your dress. So pretty and cute! Have a good week ahead.

    Regards,
    Kaelyn
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  3. gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. love this dress, it fits you so well. i love the bow on the back, oh so jealous!

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  4. So 60's I love it! I have a hard time seeing pieces for what they could be after I stop by a tailor's.. but I'll have to try harder now, this is a fantastic find!

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  5. very pretty dress. I am a sucker for sheer lace.

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