Caught by the Wind

Updated on Aug 31, 2009
red vintage dress - black Urban Outfitters shoes - black Nordstrom tights
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I found this dress during a recent shopping outing to the vintage stores on Haight. At first glance it looked tacky and too big, but on closer inspection I found it full of possibilities. I got rid of the tacky rhinestones that edged the collar and cut out the extra large shoulder pads. I also swapped the matching belt with this extra long brown one. To create a more modern silhouette I decided to wear the dress backwards. These small alterations made a huge difference and this dress has a new life. That is the key to vintage and thrifted items, you have to look beyond what’s on the hanger and see their potential.
Late Afternoon

Comments (110)

slimstyle
slimstyle on January 23
classy look!
citysleek
citysleek on November 03
Love the chic dress!
PolinaBreger
PolinaBreger on October 27
Gorgeous Dress...Adore it :)
sweetbluebug
sweetbluebug on October 18
aww. you're one of my favorites
DropAnvils
DropAnvils on October 04
i'd love to see the front of this dress...
musacm
musacm on October 02
sophisticated chic look! [:
LEATHERandGLITTER
LEATHERandGLITTER on October 02
nice tights
chrissylovesyou
chrissylovesyou on October 01
Pretty dress!
z0nxjnh
z0nxjnh on July 05
out of word
Chabri
Chabri on May 28
stunning!
calliope080691
calliope080691 on December 03
this is so pretty!
araregem
araregem on April 26
aWeSome Vintage find!
poppygirl_chinadoll
poppygirl_chinadoll on April 18
GODDESS ALERT! WOW!
bjkdAnc3r
bjkdAnc3r on March 26
gorgeous dress.
TriffandTack
TriffandTack on March 09
Bang on! You did a magnificient job re-working it. These clothes have such potential - they're just too good to pass! Stunning picture - the pose, neckline, heals - love it all!
emily_rose
emily_rose on February 24
love it ......
tabdogs
tabdogs on January 12
I love this dress! Its so sophisticated + Sex In The City-esque! I love it!
kshake123
kshake123 on December 29
You are stunning!!! That dress is amazing!
hopelesslydevoted
hopelesslydevoted on December 01
I love it! Very chic
Lenakens
Lenakens on November 01
wow amazing! very sophisticated look. love the red dress/ red heel matching.
SZIGET
SZIGET on October 08
i love everything on this outfit!
lzc_jo
lzc_jo on October 08
tis is really .....gorgeous u can handle the red colour perfectly....
fashionista127
fashionista127 on October 01
the dress is so chic, I would never think to do something like that...very creative!
carinaldi
carinaldi on September 30
stunning dress, and the shoes are fabulous
stylefixation
stylefixation on September 28
that is so creative - the dress looks amazing!
bearose
bearose on September 26
wow! loveee it!
benzerj
benzerj on September 26
very hot!
beadedintox
beadedintox on September 24
your dress is amazing! i'd never thought it could be tacky. great job!
ronderg
ronderg on September 22
wow!!!
lanton
lanton on September 21
you're stunning...love the nylons!!!
alwaysinvogue7
alwaysinvogue7 on September 21
you look beautiful!
la_fashionista
la_fashionista on September 14
amazing!
monicaw
monicaw on September 14
AMAZING photo and the dress is gorgeous
fernandaP
fernandaP on September 13
classy.. looks like the world consphires for you !
thischicksgotstyle
thischicksgotstyle on September 08
Can´t believe how chique this is :D
Aphrodite
Aphrodite on September 08
Beautiful dress!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
nicolette
nicolette on September 06
Amazing! The dress is gorgeous!
lainelumanog
lainelumanog on September 05
gorgeous!
Vampira
Vampira on September 05
great dress and shot
marz1234
marz1234 on September 05
you are gorgeous.
mz_chii
mz_chii on September 05
totally chic !belongs in a magazine. :]
art_less
art_less on September 04
beautiful!
miksdoroja
miksdoroja on September 04
gorgeous dress!
Mik
Mik on September 04
not only does the dress has potential. it fits your figure perfectly!
allllure
allllure on September 03
This is gorgeous dear.
Dewilka
Dewilka on September 03
amazing outfit! so lovely.
StealingBeauty
StealingBeauty on September 03
perfect outfit.
DanielJH
DanielJH on September 03
Sexy, cute....etc, Georgeous!
vestedbee
vestedbee on September 03
"That is the key to vintage and thrifted items, you have to look beyond what’s on the hanger and see their potential" I Couldn't agee more! :) Super Chic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
tashinga
tashinga on September 03
This is lovely, love the dress Tashinga Xxx
ZuzanaCmielova
ZuzanaCmielova on September 03
This is more than stunning...amazing how you transformed it into such a beautiful dress..
Sagoyakova
Sagoyakova on September 03
Very exciting!!!
chichelee
chichelee on September 02
this is epic
PeachyMomo
PeachyMomo on September 02
This is a great photograph. And those tights have a wonderful subtle pattern.
InMyShoes
InMyShoes on September 02
That dress is so beautiful it hurts :D
u_ung
u_ung on September 02
so gorgeous dress!!!you look so beautiful...
jake
jake on September 02
so gorgeous
kucing
kucing on September 02
lovely dress
irischan
irischan on September 01
this is so pretty. absolutely gorgeous <3
sherriehang
sherriehang on September 01
This is ABSOLUTELY gorgeous. so stunning
dearhannah
dearhannah on September 01
I love the contrast in obvious fashion taste differences. And the dress. Hah, kudos. :)
pemora
pemora on September 01
wow....this is just stunning. perfect!
MichelleElainePC
MichelleElainePC on September 01
Haight is the best. I'm making a trip to the city on Weds. My friends still haven't decided where we're roaming. I'm looking forward to getting to wear layers!
CherryPixie
CherryPixie on September 01
What a stunning dress!!! WOW!
WickedPlumVintage
WickedPlumVintage on September 01
wow! love the color and the flowy-ness of the dress, looks perfect belted and LOVE those tights!
Anglomania
Anglomania on September 01
Great dress. It's one of my favorites outfits!
JacquelineRose
JacquelineRose on September 01
red is your color!
preppymeister
preppymeister on September 01
Such nice dress. :)
elspeth
elspeth on September 01
I love this picture! such a gorgeous dress.
orsola
orsola on September 01
i'm speechless! you did a great yob! that's what i love about thrifting too. it's such a fun seeing the potential in the things and give them a new chic life! and that's, in my opinion, what makes the different between people with a standard sense of style and style icon, as you are :-)
Jasna
Jasna on September 01
Wow, amazing pic!!!!!! U look so stunning!! = my chic vote xx
ChloroformPerfume
ChloroformPerfume on September 01
wow, you look so adorable here! reminds me of sex and the city!!
sooooji
sooooji on September 01
wow love how you transformed the dress to fit your style!
victoriawang
victoriawang on September 01
So in love with your style! Love it !!
viffy
viffy on September 01
looove!!!
nia
nia on September 01
adorableness! ur dress is amazing!
lissakahayon
lissakahayon on September 01
This is so classy, love it alot!!!
emmachiu110
emmachiu110 on August 31
this is gorgeous
thriftnstyle
thriftnstyle on August 31
I love your styles:))
sporadic_haidrofilik
sporadic_haidrofilik on August 31
u look stunning in that red number. :)
kryseealn
kryseealn on August 31
oohh it's lovely, the whole style is great :)
jazzyhwang
jazzyhwang on August 31
pretty lady in red (: it's genius that you wore it backwards! great alterations!
jeroy
jeroy on August 31
amazing dress!!!
Wendy
Wendy on August 31
Lovely!
pleasurebabyy
pleasurebabyy on August 31
i love it.. i like how you made the collar ! u did a good job
dustyrosevintage
dustyrosevintage on August 31
wow, not sure what it looked like before, but this dress is so beautiful now. well done!
_holic
_holic on August 31
amazine what you did with what you found! love the color it pops in this photo and cute matching heels
janiey
janiey on August 31
oh this looks soo pretty. i love it (:
NJUNNS
NJUNNS on August 31
Love the whole look!
sunglassesatnight
sunglassesatnight on August 31
that colour looks amazing on you!
frustrateddancer
frustrateddancer on August 31
the red dress is just amazing!!!
fugee
fugee on August 31
oh my so love this!!! very classy and sophisticated at the same time!
classietrashie
classietrashie on August 31
What a beautiful dress! The color is gorgeous on your skin and I love the flow of it. The tights are a cute touch
Guatencanta
Guatencanta on August 31
wow the dress really got some new life! i like the color on how it look on you! btw i love how you stand out in the crowd with your style... i mean you can see the others fading on the back
lizzcarlino
lizzcarlino on August 31
wow! so gorgeous! I love the dress and the belt! xoxo lizz yummyfashion.blogspot.com
ThursdaysChild
ThursdaysChild on August 31
amazing that you altered it to be a totally new, completely modern dress.
candydoll
candydoll on August 31
Gorgeous so gorgeous!
kellynsung
kellynsung on August 31
u always look awesome! always be a fan of urs dear:)
Lexa
Lexa on August 31
love ur red dress..
veraangel
veraangel on August 31
bohaa..its wonderfull !
swalvs
swalvs on August 31
oh wonderful find and great combination with the shoes!
queenrina
queenrina on August 31
that is beautiful!!
annajyu
annajyu on August 31
you found the tights!!! yay!
AjAj
AjAj on August 31
amazin dress!looks lovely!
shoppher
shoppher on August 31
Oh, that's so great that you made the alterations and it looks like a whole new dress! Lovely with the dotted tights as well.
floralsandpeacocks
floralsandpeacocks on August 31
Lovely.
modedamour
modedamour on August 31
beautiful dress!
cassiopeiareal
cassiopeiareal on August 31
nice dress and i loved colour...
camilarouge
camilarouge on August 31
great!!!!
PressureMakeDiamonds
PressureMakeDiamonds on August 31
i TOTALLY agree. you looook LOVELY!
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