May 19, 2014

style monday | 60s bright floral maxi dress with a modern twist

wearing: dress (vintage-thrifted), jacket (Gap-thrifted), necklace: Target, sandals: Target.

I dubbed this 1960s floral maxi dress as my "Valley of the Dolls" dress after I found it at one of my favorite thrift stores. I hoarded it all winter and pulled it out just as the weather was beginning to warm up--probably a bit too soon, hence the denim jacket. But I love the obnoxiously bright print and the fit! Oh the fit! Vintage dresses excel in that department. (I didn't notice this when I bought it, but the shoulders are buttoned, which means this dress was nursing-accessible. Always a win.)


I did a little digging and the dress, a "Ceeb of Miami", is actually a "swim dress" I believe. I couldn't find any documentation that the company made streetwear dresses during that era. Which explains the built-in bra cups and bra banding and closure inside the dress. The fabric isn't terribly swimwear-like though--it's just a standard polyester knit.

Worn to the beach with just a sunhat as an accessory it was a great outfit, but I also wanted to make it street worthy for running errands or taking Miss A. to the park. It's fun to mix and match eras, and a denim jacket always seems to do the job!

This was originally posted on Instagram as part of the #mamastylemonday I "host" each week. If you have some mama style to show off from the previous week, we'd love for you to join!

14 comments :

  1. I love the outrageous print, it's super! It looks fabulous on you. P x

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  2. I love the #mamastylemonday idea you came up with and I call all my outfit pics on my blog "mom fashion" too, hehe, but my instagram account is private so I don't think anyone will see my picture even if I hashtag it that - or I wonder if you can choose to make specific pictures "un-private", I don't know..

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    1. I'm not sure... Instagram may be all or nothing with privacy. :( I do know some people set up a seperate account for public images though! :)

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  3. What a great find! Yellow is one of my favorite colors, but it is always hard to find the right yellow when it comes to shopping. This yellow looks fabulous on you, and I love how you accessorized it with the jacket and necklace. The fact that it is nursing friendly is awesome, that is my struggle with clothing these days - finding something that looks great but doesn't require a strip-down in order to feed Baby Girl :)

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    1. Yeah... nursing friendly fashion is such a pain! Miss A. has nearly completely self weaned at this point, so I'm transitioning back to a lot of non-nursing accesible garments. But I think my biggest issue the past year of nursing was that it was so expensive to actually buy pieces designed for nursing and not a lot of them were my style! So I improvised a lot--and wore a ton of button down shirts. haha. I need to figure that out a bit more before I have another baby. ;) lol.

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  4. Fabulously printed dress! And I love the edge that the denim jacket gives to this outfit. Trés Chic!

    -Charlotte
    boyerfamilysingers.blogspot.com

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  5. That's gorgeous. I love the sunny yellow color. I've been noticing maxi dresses and skirts a lot more lately, and I think pretty soon I'm going to have to get something like that for myself!

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  6. What a great dress! It must have been heavy to actually swim in, though. I love it with the jacket, you have such inspiring style!

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  7. Love the color and the fact that it has built in bra cups, banding and closure inside the dress! Wish you could show pics of the inside of the dress to see how they constructed it. Yellow is definitely your color! :)

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  8. This is so beautiful! I love the "happiness" of those colors :)

    charmant

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  9. I love those bright dress colors! And the print. I'm really into large floral prints lately. Oh and your necklace. Your necklace is beautiful :)

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  10. Love it! The dress is just gorgeous. Love this outfit.

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  11. I love maxi dresses for the summer so comfortable! and I love the denim jacket with it too!

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