The Look: Chalk Tones

 
 

Photography by the amazing Matthew Barlow: thanks for such a creative and fun shoot! Check out his work here- you know you want to! 

Also special shout out to my friend Amber Wooley for helping out with the lighting- lord knows how pale I would have looked without that fancy reflector thing!

Dress: Ice (Similar)
Sunnies: Mink Pink (Similar)
Necklace: Lovisa (Similar)
Belt: Vintage (Similar)
Clutch: Anna Sui (Similar)
Clogs: Big W (Similar)

There's nothing better then a garment that has a story behind it and the tale behind this pretty, chalky dress is certainly not reflective of the modern fairy-tale vibes that come from this shoot (however, it would be cool if I did find it at the end of a rainbow).

I was munching on a good old falafel kebab on my lunch break and being the clumsy oath I am, I managed to drop it all down my suede Topshop shorts. The whole 'stitch in time saves nine' mantra playing on repeat in my head, I scrubbed it down with some soap and water in the loos. Low and behold it didn't dry, and, well, I didn't want to return to work looking like I'd had some sort of accident. I ran into ice and bought a maxi skirt and it was three for ten dollars (what?) so I ended up buying this dress and a cobalt blue number for a few pretty pennies. It's safe to say the shop assistant did look at me like the crazy lady who had wet herself in a shopping centre. Guess I won't go in there for a while...

I combined this duck-egg dress with a vintage chain belt and floral Anna Sui bag to add to the vintage-dolls house vibe. It just shows, vintage items are not the only items that have stories behind them....

What is the weirdest way you've acquired a garment?

Rachel
xoxo

24 comments:

  1. Lovely dress! Love this look

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  2. Really nice look ^^

    Kisses
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  3. Amazing darling!
    I wish you an amazing week!

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    1. Hope you have a lovely week too xxx

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    1. Thank you! I think I'll invest in some more things this colour xxx

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  5. i love the dress's colour! its one of my favourites

    xx

    isa

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    1. Me too- its such a pretty colour xx

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  6. SO beautiful! I agree with the comment above. This really is your colour
    xx
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  7. Funny story! This dress matches with your eyes, you look gorgeous. The vintage accessories are perfect.

    Jasmine ♥
    For a Real Woman - Instagram - Bloglovin

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    1. Thanks darling, that's really sweet of you xx

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  8. Love the colour of your dress! It looks so good on you!

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    1. Thanks Laiyin- love reading your blog xx

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  10. ha! i hate it when that happens, luckily you were on break and could pick up a change of clothes. also, don't know if you have it but the tide pen has saved a ton of my shirts which i tend to get little spills on, though only when i wear white :/.

    xoxo

    Marissa || PinkPopMash

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    1. Oooo I'll have to research the tide pen- I'm so clumsy I'm always spilling stuff down myself :P xxx

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  11. Wow! Great snag! At 3 for 10 they're practically giving them away, and this def does not look like a 10 dollar dress!

    I've had some pretty serendipitous moments at thrift/antique stores, but nothing too out of the ordinary!

    XxMO
    madame-ostrich.com

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    1. It was such a bargain! I love it when seriously cheap stuff looks expensive :) xx

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