16 February 2014

Retro Afternoon



So, it was Valentine's day last Friday as the whole world know.  I am not sure if I mentioned it before but to me Valentine's is a bit over rated.  So, no dinner date or anything of sort for me and Captain. Instead we took the boys out for lunch at The One Cafe on Valentine's afternoon which I have to say was a good idea. The restaurant was pretty quiet and we were served immediately! Now, you don't get that everyday in a busy city like Dubai!

On to the outfit, I bought this dress from Etsy.com couple of years ago maybe and only managed to wear it now.  You see, I was oblivious back then on the vintage clothing sizing and did not know that usually vintage sizes are smaller than today's (you can read more on my vintage shopping tips here). Now, I usually wear a small but for vintage clothing I should have sized up and get a medium.  So to make story short, when the dress arrived I found that it was on the tighter side especially around the arms and bust area.  Last Friday, I took the dress out and tried it on and viola, it fit better than the last time! Maybe with all the housework I lost a bit of weight? Well, who knows? Whatever it is I was happy to have finally wore the dress :)









:: Wearing ::

Vintage dress 
Zara trench coat
Coach patent pumps
Chanel GST bag
Tiffany's bracelet
Gifted turquoise earrings

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41 comments:

  1. very nice and I like that bag and dress. Perfect colors.

    http://www.fashiondenis.com

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  2. I love that dress! You look great:)

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  3. I cannot tell you how much I like these kind of vintage dresses. This one is so lovely! and I love the heels and the bag you have paired it will. Wonderful outfit that is both modern and classic at the same time.
    xoxo

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  4. The colors are so warm and gorgeous. It fits like it was made for you.
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.blogspot.com

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  5. A true ladylike outfit. I love the pop of colors of the dress and the nude bag and pumps are the perfect pairings.
    http://www.redreticule.com

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  6. You are indeed looking so fash in a Jackie O kind of way.....Love the vintage-y feel of the dress & that Chanel is not too be ignored!!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  7. Elegant as usual! I love that you paired the colorful, bold dress with the classic trench coat

    http://www.themirroronthewall.com

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  8. I love that dress, very elegant!!! xxx

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  9. This vintage dress is gorgeous!! I am so glad it fits you.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  10. Oh I love the look! Too perfect for a sunny winter weather in Dubai. :)

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  11. hey mrs C, thanks for getting in touch again! that dress looks really good on you. :d

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  12. I love this outfit! The cut of the dress, the detail on your shoes, the mac and the BAG! Great outfit, you look very classy, fantastic ensemble!! Hugs, Beata xxx

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  13. I love it!!!! You look absolutely amazing! :)

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  14. ooohhh love that vintage dress plus the trench over it makes it even more classy! (ps: drooling over your purse) :)

    Found your post via Monday Bloom link up!

    Rhea, Et Cetera - ProFlowers collab: floral-inspired outfit

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  15. Mrs C, I don't think I ever bought a vintage dress. I like yours though. What a beautiful colour on you!

    xo Jo

    http://www.whiterosesandcoffee.com

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  16. You are SO lucky I don't live near you because I would raid your closet - especially your shoe closet - on a regular basis! A beautiful outfit on a beautiful lady ;-)

    Alicia
    spashionista.com

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  17. Very pretty look here .. lovely dress, but that Chanel bag steals the show!

    Monica, www.pear-shaped-gal.com

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  18. Vintage is fantastic, and this dress is just gorgeous. The colors are lovely! I’d love for us to keep in touch via bloglovin’, GFC, or Instagram! Let me know on my blog, I’ll be sure to follow back!

    s a r t o r i a l d i n e r
    Instagram @ sartorialdiner

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  19. I'm bummed that your dress is vintage...it's so cute and modern. Nice job pairing it with the trench coat! :)

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  20. You look gorgeous in this dress! The print is so beautiful and bright and the fit is just perfect. Love you shoes too.

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  21. That is a lovely dress! Glad you got the chance to wear it :)

    Away From Blue

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  22. What a pretty dress! I love that it is vintage and paired with luxury pieces. The whole outfit looks styled to perfection.

    blue hue wonderland

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  23. That is awesome that the dress fits you now! That was a smart idea to go out for lunch instead of dinner on Valentine's Day.

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Oakleigh Rose Giveaway!

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  24. Love the colors of your outfit. Looking chic! Would you like to follow each other? Please let me know if you're interested. Latest post on my blog is A Cultural Tango

    Louisa Moje
    http://lapassionvoutee.blogspot.com/

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  25. Mrs C that vintage dress looks gorgeous on you! I love the colors! Perfect for spring and summer! And can we talk about that fabulous Zara trench?! Definitely need to add that to my wardrobe!

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  26. Incredible style and blog! :)

    I would like to invite you to my blog! I would be so happy if we support each other on GFC, Facebook and maybe Bloglovin!
    I will follow right back and I will like your page on Facebook from my personal account when you do so, just let me know!

    My Blog: http://renetakanevska.blogspot.co.uk
    Bloglovin: http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/7081543/?claim=jfjwc4zvgyu
    My Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/rkanevska

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  27. I've followed you on Bloglovin and GFC. So weird that my GFC wasn't working. I looks like it's okay now! Please let me know if it's still weird. :)

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  28. Hey, I immediately followed you back on GFC and Bloglovin, I can't see you FB like maybe because you have to like it from your personal account so it can be counted as a like, do it and tell me again, dear! xx

    My Blog: http://renetakanevska.blogspot.co.uk
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    My Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/rkanevska

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  29. Lovely bag! I am already following you on GFC now I am following you on bloglovin:)

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  30. thanks for your coment , but your pics are very nice too my deear, and a¡this look is perfect, looove your bag . and sure i want to keep in touch , so now im following you by GFC and Blogloving. its now your turn! muaa

    Un Rincón Para Mis Botas
    http://fiorellaechegaray.blogspot.com.es

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  31. Beautiful post!
    What do you think about supporting each other? We could follow each other's blog via email or GFC and if you want on another socials like twitter twitter or instagram :)

    let me know on my blog
    smiles' avenue
    xoxo
    Cecilia

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  32. We had a laid back Valentine's Day as well, which I loved! We definitely don't hype it up as much as most people do.
    I love your outfit - so chic! That vintage dress is a gem.

    ~Jacy
    www.lovelenore.com

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  33. I love the look. Modest but colorful... Greetings from ttbdivas.blogspot.com
    Have you seen my last post?

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  34. What an elegant dress! So feminine and I love the colours. This would be totally me too (two sizes up haha).
    Greetje

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  35. Thank you for your comment on my blog. I'm following you now on GFC #419. Check out my blog and outfits on LOOKBOOK

    Louisa Moje
    http://lapassionvoutee.blogspot.com/

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  36. love the length of your dress! and that color smells like Spring =)

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