Saturday, 27 July 2013

Summer Dressing | Styling A Thrifted Embroidered Dress

Cream embroidered dress & Panama hat
In all this heat I finally got to wear the embroidered cream dress that I thrifted last summer - never worn till now due to the lack of warm weather. I wore it on the second day of the balloon festival where I wore all white with pops of red, this time I threw in a few neutral coloured accessories instead. (I think the Panama hat has become permanently stuck to my head this summer...!) Unfortunately there's no balloons in these pictures because it was too windy for them to go up :(

Last year I had intended to dye the dress a pale blue or pale violet colour (I even bought the dyes in preparation) - now I'm not so sure. What do you think: keep it cream or dye it a pastel colour? Help, I can't decide!


Cream embroidered dress & Panama hat

Cream embroidered dress & tortoiseshell watch
Feather earrings
Cream embroidered dress & Panama hat
Shop my look... I found lots of lovely cream embroidered dresses!
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36 comments

  1. Beautiful dress, I love the style and the fit and length are perfect. I would't dye it but keep the cream!

    Annette | Lady of Style

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  2. I love it cream. It looks fabulous with the hat.

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  3. I think you should leave it just the way it is because I think it looks gorgeous and it matches everything! It's lovely. Don't dye it.

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  4. Tough choice...but, I really like the cream color. The dress is beautiful!
    Debbie :)
    www.fashionfairydust.blogspot.com

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  5. I think pale violet would look great, but I'd be scared to dye it in case it didn't work well and ruined the dress!

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  6. I think keep it cream, it's so beautiful and elegant!

    xxx

    Claudia
    http://pink-manolos.blogspot.com

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  7. Hi there! Great dress and I love it as it is, cream is very stylish and classy.

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  8. I love the cream ..it reminds me of a delicate china teacup. It's a keeper in cream for me! Looking gorgeous as ever. X

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  9. So pretty! I love the cream as is, it's very Norwegian looking and soft. You look lovely as always!

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  10. I love it cream! That milky color looks GORGEOUS with your skin and hair! I'd leave it!

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  11. The dress looks gorgeous as is. And so do you!

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  12. Keep it cream - I love the contrast with the embroidery!

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  13. I know the feeling, I bought so much summer pieces last year and never worn them but sure making up for them this year. Stuuning dress Catherine.

    xoxo
    Ivy
    http://www.purrpleivy.com/

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  14. I can't believe that dress is thrifted! It's absolutely beautiful! I would keep it the way that it is.

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  15. Such a pretty dress and a great thrift find. I would definitely keep it cream, it's far too pretty to dye. Xx

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  16. Love the dress and the earrings rock with it!
    xo Emma
    http://strollingthecityinheels.com
    **Stellla & Dot Giveaway on the Blog**

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  17. Very pretty dress and the fedora makes it so chic.
    Daphne.

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  18. Definitely keep it cream... not only does it look very nice but home dying can give very strange results! Ruined a lovely vintage dress like that once.....

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  19. So gorgeous! I vote for keeping it cream for a season, then changing it up if you like. The hat is perfection. xoxoxo

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  20. It would probably look good as well if you dyed it, but no need to. Being Dutch I like this blue on white (Delft blue crockery). I think it is a lovely dress and I would keep it this way. Why bother going through the trouble when it is already good? Lots of colours you can combine it with too. No need to tell YOU that, is there hahaha.

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    1. One question: although the hat looks gorgeous on your head, is it not warm? I always thought it would be. I cannot wear one because it ruins my hair. Trying to get it a bit bigger, fuller than it is, takes a lot of work which I am not going to spoil by putting on a hat.

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  21. I would vote for "keeping it cream" and I think it's gorgeous on you. This is definitely a great summer outfit. I'm still looking for a nice hat on me and yet to be found. I'm envious of your hat now =D

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  22. I love embroidery! But sometimes it can be too sweet; not the case with this dress tho! Very modern; LOVE. XOXO

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  23. Pretty dress, perfect for a summer day. You look lovely!

    blue hue wonderland

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  24. I think you should keep it just as it is. Blue and white is such a classic, and will be so easy to work into other outfits. Love your fedora!

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  25. White is perfect for summer - I'd leave this dress as is.

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  26. Gorgeous dress. I would leave the color the way it is until you get a stain on it then you can dye it.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  27. The look is very classy, and fabulous enough to be on film set for the remaking of Breakfast at Tiffany's. Love the entire ensemble, very chic and feminine!
    FF

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  28. What a pretty outfit! Love the dress with the fedora.

    Have a great week!

    -Jenny

    http://www.babblingsofamommy.com/2013/07/sexy-swimsuits-for-every-body-type.html

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  29. Cream, for now ... LWDs are so of the moment. AND white with blue are equally hot ... it's so lightly embellished that it looks as much an LWD as a blue+white peasant frock. Dye it in a couple of seasons if it gets old.
    It's working pretty hard for you, 'cause you look pretty gorgeous in it.

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  30. I absolutely love the dress as-is! You look great in it...what a fantastic thrift find!

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  31. I say keep it cream! It's just so classy and lovely. What a great thrifting find! :)

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