Thursday, March 9, 2017

Country Cutie

Hello Spring! Today's style is sweet Southern Belle, meets silver screen dreams, with inspirations such as the dainty Dorothy Gale & bombshell, Brigitte Bardot. Both donned colorful gingham dresses, which was a popular fabric print seen in country / farm style fashions of the 50s & 60s.

I'm wearing a 1950s Candy Jones dress, which seems to be the designer of all of my favorite gingham peasant dresses in my closet. Candy sure knows how to do country-fied heartbreakers! It must be the Texan girl in me, that makes my heart flutter for this butter toned dress.

The ultra fitted bodice is shaped with waist and bust darts, with irresistible puffed sleeves and a fetching cutout horseshoe neckline. It is piped and filled with an adorable bib of row upon row of gathered eyelet frills, with a series of charming buttons perched down the bodice. 

Below, the skirt is fantastically full and finely pleated into the nipped in waist, and trimmed again with a double eyelet frill. This perfectly made western dress checks all my boxes, and happens to be the most beautiful shade of pastel yellow, reminding me of the corn fields & flowers seen in the technicolor glory of the Wizard of Oz!

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Of course, a pair a sky high, white, classic Spring-o-lators, and a cream satin hair bow à la Bardot, tops off any outfit.

<3 Ashlyn

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