26 July 2014

fit for Van Gogh



dress: c/o  Petit Reve Boutique  // mary-janes: UO 


So, let's talk about this masterpiece of a dress from Petit Reve Boutique -- a new online boutique based in sunny California, beloved land o' my birth! But, yes, masterpiece. It is exactly that. The fabric is weighty but soft, and this perfect blend of floral-metallic goodness, and of the upmost importance: it has a collar. In the universe of selecting dresses and assigning the importance of features, a collar is always a trump card, if you ask me. It's perfectly playful. Just the way I prefer all things worn on my body to be. 

And, story. So...this might sound odd, but my favorite thing about bringing home a new dress is the conversations that occur between me and Robbie. Immediately, I jump into a long-winded reverie about what book or movie character would wear this and the millions of places/events I plan to wear it to. Tea and garden parties with future daughters? Bingo! Robbie -- darling, darling Robbie! -- on the other hand, always, so quickly, catches the vast interconnectedness of the beauty of things. Here's what I mean by that: I pulled this out and he said -- literally without skipping a beat -- It looks like Van Gogh's flower paintings you love so much. 

And so now, it would seem, I have a very special memory tied to this very special dress. Oh, and it's true -- I do love Van Gogh. But not as much as I love the fella who knows it. 

14 comments:

  1. You are the most beautiful soul! And this dress is just perfect you on!

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  2. Beautiful print. You are always too cute! I love the waynyounstyled your bangs too...curled up on the side. xx

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    1. Thanks, Danica! You always have such kind words. : ) In fact...this is exactly what happens when I *don't* style them. This is my fresh-outta-bed hair...it sometimes is cooperative, and other times a total mop!

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  3. Oh my gosh, that dress is seriously amazing! It looks so great on you, too.
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  4. Such a beautiful dress!

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    1. Thank you, Chelsea! I really can't get enough of this fabric. It's such a dream! I want it in a skirt, and in a coat, and in curtains, too. It's just perfect.

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  5. Awww. Love the story, it's a bit of a love story, isn't it? Moving, I think. And I think the dress is adorable. Especially with the collar. I never really thought about it, but you are so right: the collar is that extra thing, that makes it even more special. Nice!

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    1. Yes, I think so, too. : ) I'm a master extrapolator though, and tend to think just about anything, if you look at it from the right angle, is, in fact, a love story. But yes, yes, this is definitely one. I'll always remember that sweet line whenever I throw this dress on!

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  6. that dress is so amazing on you! and i'm seriously kicking myself for not buying those shoes while urban still had them.
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    1. I'm kicking myself for not buying an extra pair when they were so cheap! I always feel just right in a pair of mary-janes. They're the ultra prim + nerdy combination. : ) Keep your eyes peeled though! I bought the most wonderful pair of mary-janes from UO a few years ago, only to have Archibald (a wee pup at the time) completely destroy them. And then, a couple years later, another great pair presented itself! So...eventually...they're bound to make another pair. I'm betting fall. Crossing my fingers for you. ; )

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  7. That is the cutest story. And you are the cutest in that dress.

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  8. It's so cute! I also love love love the shoes.

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