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Monday, December 14, 2015

Vintage Outfit Post-In Which I Dress Up Like a White and Gold Kitschmas Tree

One of my favorite things about the Christmas season has always been the sparkles.  From aluminum trees, to spangly dresses I love it all.






When I saw this amazing white and gold patio dress set on sale at Fab Gabs this summer I immediately loved it.  It reminded me of sparkling Christmas lights, golden tinsel and of something else I love, Star Trek dress uniforms:






I think its the gold trim.  I snagged it up thinking it might have to be a summer dress, as its cotton and patio or squaw dresses where traditionally meant for serving drinks on the patio.    I was still dreaming of it how nice and glitzy it was for the Holidays.   Its been unseasonably warm so I decided to take the plunge and wear it:







   It might be the most out there thing I've ever worn and even with my experience of outrageous outfits I felt a little self conscious, like a white and gold Christmas tree,  but it was such a fun outfit.   I got a few odd stares but ignored them.  Im  very shy and when I was younger I would have been much too afraid to dress like this, but as I get older I realized who cares!



I accessorized my dress with gold remix vintage shoes, a thrifted lucite purse, atomic earrings from the alamo basement, cats eye sunglasses and a white and gold hair flower from Chatter Blossom.












I didn't stay very long at the event because the friend I was with wanted to leave but the music was nice and it was prettily decorated.  It kind of reminded me of Dancing on The Edge, a miniseries I really enjoyed.





Im hoping to go back next year, but in the meantime I plan to wear this again. Life is too short not to have fun!




Merry Kitschmas (here is my new life motto):







18 comments:

  1. LOL I love that new motto! :D I also love your new dress. It's so perfect as a Christmas season dress but I can also see it being equally as perfect as a summer hosting dress. Your hair flower is the perfect finishing touch with this dress too! <3

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  2. Mom thinks it is a lovely dress! you only live once - be yourself!
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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  3. I just love it...and it really compliments your hair color!!

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  4. I think that dress is beautiful and it makes a perfect Christmas party dress! Love it!

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  5. I love it when people march or dress to their own drummer. Of course you look so cute in that outfit, I can see why you don't let other people define you.

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  6. Good for you. I agree life is too short not to do what you want, wear what you want, etc. I especially LOVE that purse.

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  7. i love it! i don't think it is too out there! But maybe I have weird taste too. haha! anything with gold trim makes me think of star trek uniforms. i especially love the regular uniforms with the gold rick rack!

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  8. Love the motto and the dress! I am getting to be more bold in my dress as I get older - but not too much yet! Hopefully there is more bravery to come :)

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  9. Very cool. Oh my mom had that tree one year
    Lily & Edward

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  10. Great dress, great motto, and love the Star Trek dress uniform reference! :) I'm shy too and always feel very self conscious if I dress in something noticeable - I'm also very tall, so stand out because of that too. You're my hero!

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  11. Wow your dress is superb!! You look so beautiful and gorgeous in it. Love the hair flower, too. And I love your life motto!

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  12. I love your aluminum tree and you look adooorable in the dress! It's a gorgeous find, love the white and gold. :)

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  13. Your hair is so cute,, and we love the Star Trek clothes!
    love
    tweedles

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  14. So right, life's too short not to have fun! I think if people were staring it was because you look so beautiful in that outfit. I love the shoes too.
    Great life motto :)

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  15. Great Dress! You certainly have a knack for finding matching accessories, too! That party looks really cool - I love those Chinese lanterns.

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  16. That dress is just wonderful and perfect for the Holiday season!! Wow it's really pretty and you accessorized it so fantastically (if that is a word hahaha).

    Good for you on not caring what others think. They are just envious that they did not think to dress that Fab.

    Great post :) Happy Kitschmas!!

    Liz

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  17. What a fabulous glitzy dress! Love the accessories you added too!

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  18. What an awesome ensemble! I just love that your brought a traditionally summery/warm weather garment into your winter wardrobe. Awesome styling and idea!

    Big hugs & joyful Christmas wishes,
    ♥ Jessica

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