Couch dress

This dress is basically made of upholstery fabric. It reminds me both of William Morris' textile designs and of the Grace Coddington-directed couture photo shoot from The September Issue. I'm pretty fond of it, in spite of its beat-up lining and half-broken zipper (the bottom part is sewn shut?), and it's definitely loads more weather-appropriate than the 1940's rayon dresses I've been reaching for these days.

Also, I couldn't resist purchasing Frankie's latest tote bag. Hers was one of the first blogs I fell in love with, and I'm constantly at risk of spending all my money in her online shop. Speaking of which, I've been trying to track down new blogs to follow. Any recommendations?

Outfit details:
1960's dress purchased from local vintage sellers Vince and Michelle
Gap cardigan (that I've had since high school)
Lawrence Hare tote bag
Nine West heels


  1. That dress is incredible! I just love it. The whole outfit looks great. If your interested in new blogs to follow I just recommended a few on my blog here - https://missfairchildscharmschool.wordpress.com/2013/01/27/a-very-belated-liebster-blog-award/

  2. That dress is lovely! I love the tapestry detail, it looks very regal and such a nice cut too :)

  3. hehe a couch dress. love the print, really is lovely!xx

  4. I really like the 'couch' fabric, especially with your grey cardigan!

  5. Hello! WOw your style is phenomenal! The fabric of that dress is absolutely gorgeous. And I checked out the link to that couture shoot, oh my god, unbelievable! That fashion spread you posted about was out of this world :D


  6. Um I wish I had a couch that cool! Love your red tights!

    The Occasional Indulgence

  7. What a gorgeous and oh so unique dress! It's wonderful with those tights and shoes, really suits you beautifully!

  8. That dress is lovely and I'll bet it's warmmmmmmm!!!!!! The red tights are perfect!
    Have a nice day!

  9. oh wow, that dress is amazing!! i love the pattern and the material would make it feel so pretty and special. it looks like it feels pretty much like velvet and i automatically love anything that's velvet, haha.

    little henry lee

  10. are those shoes a recent find? They are so cute!!

    1. I think I found them about a year ago in the clearance section of a Nine West outlet near my house. They seem to go with just about everything, and I don't have to be nearly as careful when wearing them as I do with my vintage shoes!

  11. I had to comment, because this dress is just so beautiful! I love that it's made of heavier fabric and oh, the colors! :) It looks to be made of velvet, is it?