Saturday, June 18, 2011

I'm Still Thinking About the Red Dress


Last night, I attended a graduation party for a family friend who is basically my little brother. It's so strange how fast time seems to be moving these days! I met his family when he was just in kindergarten. Now he's on his way to high school and I feel elderly. I decided that the party would be a good opportunity to debut this red dress I picked up at a small church thrift store a few weeks ago. It was one of those moments where I just saw the dress hanging there, and even though I had no idea if it would even fit me (it looked a bit snug and the material has no give) I kind of had to buy it. It was only six dollars, and was such a fun color! It was a little snug on my stomach when I first bought it, but now that I've lost just a few more pounds, I think it looks alright. The mom of the graduate, who is kind of like a second mom to me, commented that it had a lovely vintage, Coco Chanel feel to it, and that's always a nice thing to hear!

Dress: Vintage
Sandals, Purse: Urban Outfitters
Daisy hair clip: Claire's




Until tomorrow,


  1. Ooh I love it! Anything red is brilliant in my eyes! And it fits you perfectly; it was meant to be :) And I definitely get the 'feeling old' thing all the time.. When all my friends little brothers and sisters are graduating and whatnot I cant help but reminisce on when they were 5!
    But at the same time, people always think I'm still in high school which is an equal shock to the system as I've been out for 3 years!

  2. It's such a pretty dress, and such a great color on you as well!

  3. That dress clearly needed to belong to you. I mean, LOOK at it! It is the perfect size for you now. Anyway, as I've been seeing students I've coached graduating it is weird because I realize that I'm also getting older (ahh!) and it isn't just them. My little sister is a junior in high school, now!

  4. I love red! It makes me feel so sassy! I think this dress was a pretty good steal! I like the necklace with it too. I think I have a similar one!

  5. That dress looks fantastic on you, the cut is amazing, it makes your waist look tiny! I love what you paired it with too, perfect for a summery, formal occasion xo

  6. Oh, this dress is SO cute! I can tell the shade of red is really's gorgeous on you. The daisy clip is perfect with it!

  7. I feel old! I don't even know how the terms fly by anymore. Or I can't believe how long I've known some of my friends. It's just crazy, really.

    I love the simplicity and fit of that dress. The texture is pretty too. And... I actually bought my first ever red dress yesterday. As a rule, I generally don't wear red. I don't know why. And the flower in your hair makes me smile :)

  8. I'll say. I graduated high school a few weeks ago and I feel so ancient for some reason. Age-wise, I'm still really young and I feel like a little kid still, but now that high school is done, I know I can never go back to being the same little kid again...sad...

    Red looks really good on you! I love that little birdcage necklace!

  9. Lovely outfit! And I adore the little flower in your hair!

  10. It's lovely! Such a great colour on you and the cut is really quite refined (in an effortlessly elegant way, not a stuffy way).

    I love hanging out with my closest family friends too.

  11. I ADORE THAT DRESS. ADORE. I think we should do a clothing swap. You have so many clothes that I want to wear. haha I'm not sure if you feel the same way about mine but seriously. if you ever wanna. just email me. :)

  12. great color on you nicole! ps...not sure if you have posted this subject on here yet...but how are you losing weight? any major tips?

  13. I love it.
    The outfit is amazing.
    Great pictures.
    Xx Liefs

  14. i need a red dress in my life. i have seriously been looking for one (vintage and modern) for the last 3 months still no luck! ugh.
    prob. when i stop looking i will find one. :P
    you look so beautiful in red nicole. love this whole look.

  15. Gorgeous dress! and I LOOOOVE that necklace! xx

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  16. Love this dress! You look so cute!

  17. Congrats on losing some weight Nicole! You look so wonderful and classy! I need a red dress! Eep! It's such a great statement piece that can be worn on its own :)

  18. Oh wow, that's one amazing dress Nicole! I really love everything about it. Congrats on losing weight...I've been working on this myself:)


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