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(Vintage Dress/Bag/Necklace/Watch, Asos Boots, Chan Luu Bracelet)

As a vintage seller I come across hundreds of dresses in every shape, colour and print. I think one of the strongest traits you have to have is the ability to become immune to everything you source for your store and the willingness to pass your finds onto another without hesitation or regret. Mostly you'll have good days but once in a blue moon you'll have your moment of weakness, wanting to keep nearly everything and convincing yourself that no one will appreciate it just as much as you do. But these days pass quickly and I always feel a hundred times better letting them go. It's very rare that I'll actually keep anything for myself but if a vintage piece just so happens to find it's way into my personal wardrobe it's because there's really something about it that I know I won't be able to find again. This dress is one of those things. The mid calf length, long sheer sleeves, the interesting black and cream tulip print and full circle skirt, it's basic and simple and perfect for those days when all you want to wear is a sun dress to feel pretty and feminine. Unfortunately the photos we took of me getting a little too excited over Yum Cha and eating as many pork buns as I could in one sitting was anything but pretty and feminine. At least the dress looked nice, right?

73 comments:

  1. You're so beautiful and so is this outfit. x

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  2. Is that your description about yourself on the top?! Could you be any boastful or self-obsessed?????? Seriously. "one of a kind". umm ya OOKAYY..

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  3. Yes, the dress is really pretty and you look flawless in it!!

    xoxo
    Sheryl

    www.walkinwonderland.com

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  4. That dress is perfection!!! I'm starting to envy your Asos boots sooooo much! you make they look good with everything! :O

    http://myfashioninsider.blogspot.com/

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  5. Hello Anon,

    Haha thank you for pointing that out. I never actually put together that it could be taken as me and I was actually speaking about the kind of customer that shops at my store, not myself. I have changed the spiel to 'The Gary Pepper Customer" not "Girl" now.

    x

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  6. You've done it again! Dead set fabulous every single time : )

    x
    Michelle
    www.michellesstylefile.blogspot.com

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  7. Nicole you look gorgeous as always. You make vintage-wearing look so effortless! By the way, Anonymous needs to go back and reread what you wrote because obviously she/he was silly enough to mistaken your words for something else. I seriously like The Gary Pepper Girl much more. Who'd be silly enough to have thought that it was a description about just you? We are all Gary Pepper Girls whether we are readers of your blog or customers of your store.

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  8. Gorgeous dress <3

    http://ladyfashionoui.blogspot.com/
    Have a fashionable day! <3
    XOXO
    IT *

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  9. You look so stunning in your sundress, but ya always do!

    xo

    justyna

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  10. such a pretty dress

    http://giaa-fashion.blogspot.com

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  11. dandy boots & the sheer dress!

    http://monkeyshines-monkeyshines.blogspot.com/

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  12. Love this dress!! It is a strong piece and I love the way you styled it!

    Xx

    E.

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  13. I would have a hard time letting that gorgeous dress go.
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
    June giveaway

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  14. this is just beautiful! and I love your necklace!!!

    missdonata

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  15. looking gorgeous in the the whole outfit...however, im feelin abit indifferent about the shoes..

    ✘leonie

    www.monstrexi.com

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  16. The print is divine! <3 I love your cute boots too!

    x
    Lost in the Haze

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  17. the dress is spectacular indeed!
    i love what you paired it with, the white and gold necklace is stunning!

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  18. you look beautiful, I love the necklace

    http://ellbogdemonsee.blogspot.com

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  19. This dress is SO CUTE!
    And so are those gorgeous teal bracelets!

    xx Grace
    Dream-Boating

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  20. You look gorgeous! Definitely the best dressed at the chinese restaurant. Nice details you got there.

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  21. the dress is just so pretty, works perfectly with these beige boots


    http://elenavasilieva.blogspot.com/
    x

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  22. hi nicole, can u recommend any local brands that have nice slips for a reasonable price? thanks in advance =)

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  23. Such an easy summer piece. I totally understand the desire to hold onto special pieces, give it a few days and you usually know whether or not you can live without it! x

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  24. lovely dress and necklace :)

    www.styleinsmalltown.blogspot.com

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  25. Oh Nicole, you look darling !
    These type of dresses are my absolute fave ! I bought a whole bunch in a vintage store during Fashion Weekend Sydney 2011. I am over the moon for anything translating 1950/1960... In love is the correct term of my obsession ! ;)

    Always looking forward to your next post !

    Lola xox
    http://loveloladoll.blogspot.com/

    P.s I will be featuring dresses on my blog I have purchased from you. I'll be sure to attach a link to your page on my blog post when I do :)

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  26. What a lovely dress!! Love your necklace!!

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

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  27. Right. The dress is just perfect on you. And I've got some goodies to cheer me up in those blue moons too ^^. Add oil girl!

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  28. I honestly was just eating a pork bun and contemplating having another. they are my weakness! the dress is devine (as is everything on you!)

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  29. You look fantastic!!! Love your dress and shoes!!!

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  30. Fantastic ensemble. That necklace is stunning.

    xo

    http://bangandbuck.blogspot.com

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  31. WONDERFUL.... ;)



    ICON FASHION: Charlotte CASIRAGHI
    http://magmoiselle.fr

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  32. perfection!

    http://behindmymuse.blogspot.com/

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  33. so beautiful!love your dress:)

    xoxo
    www.the-trend-janelam.blogspot.com

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  34. Lovely dress. Great necklace. A really good statement piece.

    www.darkbluestripes.com

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  35. such a pretty dress :)

    pinklemonincrystal.blogspot.com

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  36. OMG that Anon comment is really rude!!:-@ Well,you look flawless to me,the dress is made for you!
    xx
    B.

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  37. The dress looks great. I love your sense of style!

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  38. OHH the dress is fab!!!

    C.

    http://boiteabonbons.blogspot.com/

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  39. oh how wonderful! it's the prettiest of sundresses, no wonder you couldn't resist:)

    xx

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  40. I know exactly what you mean - I share the same emotions with clothes I sell. It makes me happy knowing they are each going to a loving home. But sometimes, just sometimes, I cannot part with a pretty dress. And yours is just beautiful so I can see why xo

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  41. Great outfit! Love the vintage dress!!!!
    Bisous, nana
    Avecdeslunettes.blogspot.com

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  42. i just wanted to tell you that anon is just jealous of you and your success. who wouldn't be? you are something every young girl aspires to be.
    i'm a regular customer of your store and i follow your blog. it really upsets me that someone could send such a hurtful message to someone they have never met.
    they must have a really sad life, everybody is a hero hiding behind a keyboard. i wonder what they have achieved with their life lately? besides sending anon hate. but please dont change your description because of one sad persons view. every time i see your description i'll think of the mean anon. you should dismiss people like that, not even publish their message. i wouldn't of wasted my time on such a pathetic person but thats why you're incredible.
    haters are going to hate but you will always have your true fans xo

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  43. still lovin' the boots!

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  44. very pretty, I wish more girls would dress like ladies!

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  45. Just Wonderful!
    Bye.
    A kiss from italy!!!
    ;-)

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  46. I really like this outfit .

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  47. I'm really liking that necklace, it looks like something like out of the film thoroughly modern milly, maybe a bit art deco looking

    Rianna xxxxx

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  48. I love this outfit and could totally tell it was vintage before reading so. I agree it's hard to pass on those amazing vintage finds. My bf and I were thrilled yet slightly destroyed to give away a vintage frame containing a personal photograph as a wedding gift. But in the end it always feels good to share your discoveries!

    http://mostlyclothes-cristina.blogspot.com/

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  49. beautiful dress! so classic, and I love it with the boots and the necklace.

    momentsof-eternity.blogspot.com

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  50. I'm glad you kept the dress, It's beautiful.

    http://iammeggy.blogspot.com

    xx

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  51. I love what Talia said, its so true. The Gary Pepper girl does not have to be a customer, but your vision. Anyway, I love the transparency of that dress, its amazing. You look so stunning. Also, I'm loving that watch, its perfect!

    Fox Whiskers

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  52. I really like this outfit, but for some reason that last photo made me obsessed with it! You've really nailed this look.

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  53. gorgous post, and i love love love your vintage store - which i've somehow only just come across!

    can't wait to share it, on my blog!

    www.geenafashion.blogspot.com

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  54. hWHat a dreamy dress. It's amazingness is all in the details! Keeper!

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  55. You look gorgeous! This is such a wonderful dress!

    xxx,

    Fashion Fractions

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  56. Nicole this dress is simply beautiful! the length and detail is just right and the beige boots add to the cuteness. just wonderful

    celestial faun
    xoxo

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  57. I LOVE this outfit!! the dress is beautiful, paired with the boots, necklace and nails... perfect!

    www.dragonnfruit.com

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  58. Such an amazing necklace! And love your nail colour!

    xx

    http://lisasruby.blogspot.com/

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  59. Oh so beautiful! Love your dress :)

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  60. Who is your red nail polish by?

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  61. This dress is sooo stunning! I love it!

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  62. What a gorgeous and lovely dress! Definitely taupe colored boots go with everything~ Love your blog and photos! Beautiful gal.

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  63. You're right, that's such a beautiful dress... *-* I was actually thinking about it the other day, I don't know how you do it! Having all of those amazing vintage clothes before your eyes, and yet being able to let go of them... :D Anyway, you look lovely as always! ;)

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  64. i love this look. the feminine dress paired with the bold statement necklace. what i really LOVE is it could easily transitioned through seasons and i *think* i could try and replicate this without breaking the piggy bank x

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  65. I'm totally in love with your blog..This dress is amazing! I loove it! Take a look at my blog: http://black-chocolate-girl.blogspot.com

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  66. This is such a beautiful and feminine dress! It looks simply lovely on you.

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