starling

Updated on May 19, 2009
vintage dress - Repetto stockings - Repetto shoes - thischarminggirl necklace
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I lalalalalove wearing these suspenders! I spotted some similar on the Urban Outfitters website and something in my brain slowly thought them over… That night when I went to bed they popped back into my head and I knew I had to try this look! Then Cocorosa did it with pure style and cemented the idea :)
Next I want to try them in white!

The dress has a story like most of my clothes! It’s a 1940’s negligee that I bought from ebay about 8 years ago. I paid but then the seller refunded my money and sent it anyway, saying it had a hole in it and she didn’t want to charge me. When I received it I realised it the silk was so ancient that it practically dissolved under my fingertips and tore really easily.
Now I keep it in a special bag and wear it only very rarely, on nights when I’ll be doing very little sitting and lots of standing at a bar! I suppose I should really be keeping it in a glass case somewhere and talking in hushed tones around it, but it’s just too damn beautiful to hide, and it’s made it this far…

Comments (58)

thesmartdresser
thesmartdresser on February 16
cute!
kitschmoog
kitschmoog on August 07
I love the pic !
CoedUgly
CoedUgly on June 29
This photo has been used in the latest Coed Ugly post! Stay chic!
mnavoy
mnavoy on June 25
i love the garters and the necklace!
overtherainbow
overtherainbow on June 12
This is so sweet & stunning, how perfect are those stockings with such an amazing dress!
scio
scio on June 02
awww<3
jadeyoudk
jadeyoudk on May 31
i love everything about this outfit. Its SO SEXY!! and sweet at the same time.
LesieP
LesieP on May 30
sexy meets innocence. i <3 this look!
shadowplay_
shadowplay_ on May 23
haha you look very boudoir-ish, with the negligee and the garters. still, such a very pretty and unique outfit :) i love your posts :)
aranell
aranell on May 31
Thank you Shadowplay! Yeah, it did feel pretty saucy but I reasoned that I wear the socks and the dress separately all the time and never feel that way... xx
Raveena
Raveena on May 22
i love every touch! you put together such delicately feminine outfits, but this one has a perfect dose of naughty to it! love!
aranell
aranell on May 31
Thank you for such a great comment! That's exactly what I was going for, I'm really glad you see it too! x
jordeee01
jordeee01 on May 22
i love your necklace! the entire outfit is amazing.
RustyWashingmachine
I love the garters. I wish everyone would just start wearing them again!
aranell
aranell on May 21
Yes! Me too! Thanks for the lovely comment! x
slanelle
slanelle on May 21
sexy and cute at the same time!
taylorlbee
taylorlbee on May 20
Awesome! Love the whole thing.
caitlinaftermidnight
i love the whole idea of wearing vintage negligees!! i have an outfit and i am wearing one but its a little bit different....i can't decide if its appropriate to wear to school yet :/
aranell
aranell on May 21
ooh i want to see - post it! :) xx
queenelizabeth
queenelizabeth on May 20
that dress/negligee is so gorgeous, too bad it's so delicate but in a way that makes it even more special...and it looks great with the stockings!
aranell
aranell on May 21
thats a nice way of thinking about it! Thank you! x
satinsugar
satinsugar on May 20
this is so cute!
schmetterlinq
schmetterlinq on May 20
this is sooo hot!
swalvs
swalvs on May 20
aranell, you are a style icon! perfect and sexy! Lovely!
aranell
aranell on May 20
:D thank you! That comment made me smile like an idiot! xox
nathanielt148
nathanielt148 on May 20
very soft and sexy look!
Alyrose
Alyrose on May 20
i LOVE the garters. i only hope that i can pull it off. haha
aranell
aranell on May 20
you definitely can with those legs-eleven of yours! come join he gartergang hehe! x
tatiana_k
tatiana_k on May 20
Awww, so pretty and cute! LOVE<3
wearyouat
wearyouat on May 20
Love the outfit & love the story that goes with it! So where are the suspenders actually from then??
aranell
aranell on May 20
I already had them in my underwear drawer! I used to wear them with real stockings, then forgot all about them. Love it when that happens :)
nia
nia on May 20
lovely dress and.. OMG! what a cute cage necklace!!<3 i want it T-T
aranell
aranell on May 20
thank you! You should get one, there are tons on etsy and they're not very expensive!
HoneyBunny
HoneyBunny on May 20
OMG! I love the whole look so much!!! It's perfection:) I'm definitely faving this:)
aranell
aranell on May 20
Thank you Miss Honeybunny! xox
Speedbump
Speedbump on May 20
Lovely! I wish I could find a vintage slip as lovely as that! And you definitely pull off the garters well.
aranell
aranell on May 20
thank you! It took a bit of bravery to wear because in my head stockings are very raunchy! but i love that about them... xxx
Fre
Fre on May 20
you look gorgeous!
libys11
libys11 on May 20
greta job on having those suspenders.. it adds that extra oomph in it. love love the necklace too!!! :D
vintage_overload
vintage_overload on May 20
gaah delicate look.. lovin the dress
Jasna
Jasna on May 20
This dress is so beautiful!! = CHIC XX
etoiles
etoiles on May 19
you look gorgeous girl!
FashionReady
FashionReady on May 19
it is truly amazing!!! looks great with the suspenders!!
aranell
aranell on May 20
thank you so much! <3
mathonka
mathonka on May 19
it's so beautiful! so sexy and innocent!!
aranell
aranell on May 20
Yay! thank you, that's exactly what I was going for! xxx
MsVeve
MsVeve on May 19
the birdcage is such a sweet detail!! loove it!
jazzyhwang
jazzyhwang on May 19
you and your vintage are amazing<3
aranell
aranell on May 20
awww thank you! me and my vintage are very happy you said that :) xxx
cayleem
cayleem on May 19
love this! anytime you can turn lingerie into an appropriate outfit is always good. =)
aranell
aranell on May 20
Yes! I think that might be my life philisophy in fact ;) Thanks for the comment lovely! x
augustaLOLITA
augustaLOLITA on May 19
so feminine- i love it =)
lissakahayon
lissakahayon on May 19
That is such a pretty dress!!!!
CherryBlossomGirl
CherryBlossomGirl on May 19
beautiful!!
youngbones
youngbones on May 19
you always work wonders with lace, lovely!
Bex99
Bex99 on May 19
This is gorgeous love how you've paiired that delicate looking dress with some extremely dark black tights and heels!
aranell
aranell on May 20
Thank you so much! I think I'm getting there with my wearing-black-again project :)
Kdream
Kdream on May 19
That dress is just classic, absolutely charming. The stockings look **great**, and I'm in love with your necklace!!!
glamour_undone
glamour_undone on May 19
oh! that's probably one of the prettiest dresses ive seen in a long while. i really hope it stays in good condition so you can pass it down! i wound punch anyone who even sneezed near it ;)
aranell
aranell on May 20
hehehehe! I absolutely will - even anyone looking at it too hard will be in trouble... :) xxx
LeBee
LeBee on May 19
it's so lovely!
paulinabelle
paulinabelle on May 19
love love this, its sexy but sweet
calivintage
calivintage on May 19
amazing. it's sexy and sweet. oh, such lovely silk!
black_lilies
black_lilies on May 19
lovely!! I love the contrast between sexy black suspenders andyour romantic creamy dress =)
aranell
aranell on May 20
thank you so much! That's exactly how I was hoping it would look :) xx
msrawr
msrawr on May 19
you look absolutely fabulous, this is such a romantic look!
ellabella
ellabella on May 19
gorgeous dress, it looks so good with the suspenders.
regerafael
regerafael on May 19
you look so lovely in that dress. love it so much!
Emdee
Emdee on May 19
I love you're outfit. Everything.
WickedPlumVintage
WickedPlumVintage on May 19
omg this is sooooo fabulous!!! coco really inspires us all doesn't she? love love love that slip!!!
aranell
aranell on May 20
yeah, she's pretty much a goddess I think! Thank you so much xxx
flattery
flattery on May 19
o m g! cute necklace. i love the colours you have in your wardrobe, all suit you very well! beautiful girl!
cocorosa
cocorosa on May 19
hahaha :) love it :) the suspenders are awesome:) I am soooo gonna wear these over and over again lol :) hope more will join our suspender team soon :)
aranell
aranell on May 20
me too! I love how much longer my legs look in them too. People wont be able to resist the fabulousness of suspenders for long... thanks for the lovely comment, coco xxx
JourneyOfNattyGann
JourneyOfNattyGann on May 19
Hot! love this look! so romantic
aliciafashionista
aliciafashionista on May 19
sexy and romantic...love it!
aranell
aranell on May 20
thank you! That was what I was aiming for - to keep my love of romantic style but to be a bit sexy at the same time. I'm glad you think it worked! xxx
KelleyAnne
KelleyAnne on May 19
lovely negligee!
thegirlwhonevertalks
very pretty, i love the color and the stockings go great with it
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