Saturday, 17 March 2012

This, Madame, is Versailles.

Hello! I just wanted to show you my favourite dress ever!
I bought it from ebay in February (well, technically my dad gave me the money for it as a birthday present!), and I've been waiting to post about it for a while because it felt almost too beautiful to wear. Like I should frame it and put it on the wall or something.
But, clothes are for wearing and that is what I shall do. (I think I may have unintentionally bastardised a Nancy Sinatra song there.)
Ahhh. I am just in love with this dress. Too lovely for words. The Marie Antoinette-esque toile de jouy print is so darling! I love the pastoral scenes and the architectural style details and the pretty pink exotic birds. I just love everything about the dress haha!
This dress just makes me want to float around a summer garden making daisy chains and twirling a paper parasol. The full skirted, 1950s shape makes it perfect for swishing about in a feminine manner.
dress - vintage via ebay, headscarf (I know, I know, I wear this too much!) - vintage, petticoat - charity shop, tights - dorothy perkins, necklace - car boot sale.
Back detail of the print.
Sorry for the lack of wordage in this post, but I'd rather let the dress speak for itself this time.


  1. It's gorgeous, I love it, Charlotte! How the heck did you find it?

    A from A + B in the Sea

    1. Thank you! Somehow I stumbled on the blog of the person who was selling it & she had a link to her ebay, really very very lucky!

  2. Wow. It is absolutely stunning. Such an amazing find!

  3. that is the prettiest dress ever x

  4. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous dress, so feminine and delicate <3

  5. oh my gosh i am in LOVE with the print on this dress!!!!!!!! so beautiful and dainty :)

  6. Thank-you for the comment my lovely, that. is. the. prettiest. dress. I wish our clothing was as beautiful as vintage!

    Lots of Love,

    Lily from Red Brick Lipstick

  7. Wow, that dress is beautiful! Such an amazing find, on ebay as well!
    It suits you so well too! So jealous!
    Love Charlestown xoxo.

  8. this press is too pretty! :) it reminds me of petit trianon, the private palace of marie-antoinette. if she'd invited you to a tea party there, you would HAVE to wear that dress - and be the centre of attention! :)
    how do you always find these gorgeous clothes?
    i adore your style!

  9. Love this dress! :0


  10. Such a pretty dress! I love the vintage vibe to it. I just discovered your blog and I absolutely adore it! Your sense of style is impeccable xxx

  11. The dress is so pretty! It looks as if it was made for you! I've been scrolling through some of your blog posts and I am utterly in love with your blog! I love the style you write in and you look so effortlessly pretty. I love the casual vibe to this post, there's no tension to get the perfect backdrop or perfect model-esque pose. You obviously look like you're enjoying yourself which is what matters most :)

  12. So pretty! That dress is super amazing!

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    ox from NYC!



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