Summer Series Look #4

Updated on Jan 21, 2010
gray vintage dress - brown thrifted belt - blue HUE tights - brown miz mooz shoe
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And welcome to my fourth Summer Finn inspired look of this week. This ensemble was also inspired by her IKEA look (aka 1950s housedress). I also tried to incorporate colors she often wears in her wardrobe, including my navy tights, and the brown belt, shoes, and purse. I really love these dresses and I definitely feel like myself when I wear then, as I did wearing Look #2. I didn’t feel so much myself in Look #3. Maybe I need to focus my wardrobe entirely upon 1950s-esque ensembles. What do you think?

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Now, for the Chictopia 10 contest: I would be eternally grateful for the chance to attend this summit. I first joined Chictopia because I wanted to keep a sort of visual diary for myself. I love clothes, but have never really followed fashion designers. But, this Chictopia community has opened my eyes to an entire world I’d never before thought to enter. Not only am I learning so much about designers, fashion history, and the like, but what’s even better, is that I get to share my own style and learn from others. I fell in love so much that I even started my own fashion blog about two months ago. Everday I have the chance to travel around the world and see what other young women like myself are wearing, what they’re inspired by, what they’re thinking about. And, now I strive harder each day to up my game and show style I think worthy of this place, the wonderful people, and the fashionistas within it. I never thought I would say this but, on a personal level, I’ve actually made so many friends on this online community; it’s a community filled with love and support. For instance, I was chosen as one of the winners of the recent Modcloth Vintage Inspiration Contest which was such a shock, honor and boost for my self-esteem. And, inspired by friends I’ve made in this community, I have vowed to run a 5k and reduce my shopping to thrift stores as two of my New Year’s resolutions. Without Chictopia, this would not be!

On a larger scale, Chictopia has taught me that style and fashion come in all shapes and sizes. Chictopia itself is changing the face of the fashion industry. What does the word “fashion” really mean? Chictopia has innovated a space in which that very word and social concept can be shaped and redefined by everyday people. “Fashion” is no longer solely defined by the creative designers of Chanel, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and other institutions of like status that show their collections in New York, Paris and Milan. Chictopia is a space in which everyday people from every nook and cranny of the globe have the chance to take those designers and play with, re-envision, and mold a new fashion or a new style that’s available to anyone with a DSL line and laptop computer. Each of us has the chance to show our personal style collection, even if we’re far from those fashion capitals previously named. “Fashion” is no longer a product given to the masses by designers, but, thanks to Chictopia and similar communities, “fashion” is a constantly evolving process whereby the designer inspires the individual, and the individual can now inspire the designer. Chictopia has given each of us a change to make our mark on that thing we call “fashion.” From the thrifters and vintage shoppers like myself, to the ladies and gentlemen wearing designer pieces, we all meet together in this space to bring inspiration and creativity to one another across these varying lines of fashion culture. I would relish the opportunity to go to the Chictopia Summit to continue to learn from others (in person!), influence fashion, and also bring a bit of my Midwestern style to the Big Apple.

Comments (37)

Bennie52491
Bennie52491 on January 06
I LOVE YOUR DRESS !
Julia154
Julia154 on November 12
lovely :)
Sneakypeek
Sneakypeek on July 10
Loveeeeeee
bignosehope
bignosehope on September 08
AAHHH!! Lovelovelove the collar on the dress. such cute glasses too!
ajfashions91
ajfashions91 on February 18
amazinggg :)
secondselfportrait
secondselfportrait on February 03
i looooooooooooooooooooove this
sylviamerkel
sylviamerkel on February 02
i love this dress!
bay7
bay7 on January 28
Like the braid! It's perfect for this dress. ;)
ashtree
ashtree on January 27
this one has my vote annie... lovely!
MrTeavee
MrTeavee on January 27
yay
secondskin
secondskin on January 27
This is one of the greatest vintage dresses! SO SO SO WONDERFUL!
DISK0
DISK0 on January 24
I adore that dress; very Summer-esque!
piglet
piglet on January 23
Beautiful outfit and beautiful photo!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on January 22
lovely lovely dress! gorgeous!
editorspicks
editorspicks on January 22
Picked! Great dress. We also loved 500 Days of Summer! :)
aCullen
aCullen on January 22
Wow, thanks so much!
WhoaThereCowboy
WhoaThereCowboy on January 22
Cute dress!
cocorosa
cocorosa on January 22
loveee this photo and I loveeee your hair!! <3 <3
zozocouture
zozocouture on January 22
I aboslutly love this picture, was this taken at sunset? and I love your dress it fits you so well and the colors are so cute!
Melissa_Z
Melissa_Z on January 22
adorable photo and dress! love the light!
barbroandersen
barbroandersen on January 22
What an amazing dress <3
swingthedayaway
swingthedayaway on January 22
i love this! the dress is so pretty and adorable. Your hair looks awesome as well. :)
lizzybee
lizzybee on January 22
That's the most perfect little vintage dress.
Nikka_D
Nikka_D on January 22
love your dress! <3
mell
mell on January 22
love the dress. and the picture is very beautiful. it hypnotized me
Gruebchen
Gruebchen on January 21
Wow, so cute. I love it!!?
COMEOVERTOTHEDARKSID
COMEOVERTOTHEDARKSID on January 21
Lovely! Super cute!
ClothesHorse
ClothesHorse on January 21
This is so darling!
rudevi
rudevi on January 21
WOW, another side of your style... i would love to try... u absolutely look adorable and lovely on that vintage outfit. focus on 1950s wear?i think just follow your mood coz u r the one of my inspiration... :)
libys11
libys11 on January 21
i love love this look!! :D such a lovely dress.. and i totally adore your hair braid! :D
stephie_kasim
stephie_kasim on January 21
love this picture
IandW
IandW on January 21
nice prairie look - simple- wholesome kid of cool
aling8
aling8 on January 21
i agree, this is gorgeous and so is look 2
ale_chi
ale_chi on January 21
I really like the embroidery on the dress! Cute<3
TaylorSterling
TaylorSterling on January 21
your dress is so darling xx
PeachyPanda
PeachyPanda on January 21
great dress
Kangah
Kangah on January 21
Adorable dress, I love this!!
mavi_puig
mavi_puig on January 21
Lovely vintage dress!!
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