A Fine Frock

Vintage + Modern Fashion

Dead Flowers

Vintage StyleErika Mardock1 Comment

While I love polka dots, novelty prints, stripes, gingham, etc., the print I most consistently have in the mix is flowers. I tend to favor big, bold 60's floral prints over the more dainty/delicate ones of the 90's-00's. Think psychedelic garden party or Hawaiian BBQ (sans rotating pig carcass, plz). 

I picked up this tropical frock at Buffalo Exchange in Boulder. I've been loving mid-length and maxi dresses lately, though I used to feel that they were overwhelming for my 5'3" frame. Now they make me feel like a little Russian nesting doll or something.

  Thankfully there aren't increasingly smaller versions of me hidden under this dress, tho. 

Thankfully there aren't increasingly smaller versions of me hidden under this dress, tho. 

  Check out my new pixie-turned bob. My hairstylist is a queen. 

Check out my new pixie-turned bob. My hairstylist is a queen. 

Dress: Buffalo Exchange, Sandals: Hello Holiday, old 

 

This next frock falls into a genre of dress that I thoroughly appreciate: the 70's/80's airy, see-through polyester blend. This type of dress can look fancy or casual depending on how you stlye it, and just feels so dang breezy and cute. Last week, I wore this dress to karaoke and then a couple days later to dinner. If I wear it twice in one week, you know it's good.  

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Dress: Melissa Cripe's closet sale via  Whurl, Necklace: Scout Dry Goods and Trade, Shoes: Modcloth, old 

Finally, a gifted frock from my afore-mentioned hair wizard. This dress speaks to my soul for a million reasons, but mostly because it feels like you just threw on an old sheet. It's house dress chic at it's finest, and the skirt is incredibly full for maximum twirl satisfaction

  Twirling shot

Twirling shot

  Vintage Swedish clogs, bc I'm almost in my mid-30's now but I'm not ready for Dansko's.

Vintage Swedish clogs, bc I'm almost in my mid-30's now but I'm not ready for Dansko's.

I'm thinking of having a weekly feature of Luther's favorite shot, because it's always the most absurd. Here he went straight up college-photography-student and snapped some v high fashion pics through these tree branches. 

 "ICONIC!" -Mr. Fine Frock

"ICONIC!" -Mr. Fine Frock

Dress: gifted, Necklace: Buffalo Exchange, Clogs: Scout Dry Goods and Trade 

I hope you're all enjoying the last few weeks of summer! Drop me a line and let me know what kind of floral prints you fancy. 

Next week I'll be featuring some festival styles as I head to Hinterland to see long-time love Ryan Adams. Apparently he just tweeted some really uncool stuff at The Strokes, so I'll be sure to ask him what up with that. Not sure what I'll wear just yet but I know it won't be a headdress. 

-E