Sunday, June 2, 2013

Field of Acid Color Dreams

Oooooh guys.  I am such a lover of 60s florals.  I am always on the lookout for the brightest and most mesmerizing psychedelic prints, and this dress happens to be one of them!  I picked up this fabulous frock on "When Decades Collide" a vintage dress shop on Etsy.com, during their Memorial Day sale.  I check up on this shop pretty often because they always post amazing items; but some of the time their highly curated collection winds up costing a pretty penny- luckily I found this dress in the back of the listings and wondered how I had missed it all this time! There is nothing like a bright, bold 60s print to me- they are some of my most favorite items in my closet- and I intend on wearing and posting a lot of them this summer :)  

Daniel took these photos for me after work on Friday.  You know that kind of ug, end of day "gotta refresh my makeup and hair before we go out again" feeling?  That's how I was feeling before this shoot.  I did a quick touchup on the way to the park and then I just let loose.  I LOVE Fridays!  Who doesn't, really?  But it was also a "I work the next day but I'm still happy it's friday" Friday, haha.  This field got me in the right mood, basically it's this dress's natural setting- and man do I love meadows- even in this hot weather we are having.  For some reasons open fields and meadows make me feel so happy!
Because yesterday was mainly spent at work, today I intend to spend a lot of my time outside.  Walks and swimming are on the list :)  Then this evening I will be getting together with my friend Stephanie for drinks and a movie, and maybe painting the town red...or maybe not haha.



More of my signature ground shots ;) I just love how these photos come out!  Somewhat surrealistic between the pose, the bold colors and the way they "pop" with the reflection of the sky beating off my skin.  


Dress- vintage, WhenDecadesCollide, Necklace: Self-made, Headband- Claire's, Bangle- Forever 21

I was excited to work one of my new illustration-to-wood necklaces into this post.   This is the "Bullseye Moth" from Madagascar.  I will be posting them up soon on my Etsy, "The Lemon Moth" but am waiting to get yardage of my fabric so that I can post some cloth items up too- stay tuned!

I hope you are all having a great weekend!!  Do you enjoy wearing bold vintage floral prints too?  Or maybe I have inspired you to try something new!  Thanks for reading :)

xo, Alyssa

30 comments:

  1. This dress is GREAT! Love that print & it fits you so well. Love it with your handmade necklace, too.

    Have a good Sunday!
    ~Bristol
    colourmebristol.blogspot.com

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  2. Love the dress, and the headband you are wearing. And I can't wait to see the necklace in your shop. Have a great day.

    Heidi’s Wanderings

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  3. how amazing are those photos?! i love them & your dress is to die for, aw :)
    http://coeursdefoxes.blogspot.com/

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  4. This dress is incredible on you! So flattering and bright and very you.

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  5. That dress is really gorgeous! And so beautiful photos! <3

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  6. Oh, these pictures are so dreamy and surreal! I love how they're so bright and psychedelic. Lime grass, a butter sky--so neat, Alyssa!! :D

    Man, I'm glad that you scored this awesome dress for less than you would have expected to pay. It's always nice to find a treat. Kind of like finding the last of a dress you really want in your size--like it was made for you!

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  7. Dear Alyssa,

    If this is how you dress every day then I can only imagine what incredible fashion creation you will dream up for Halloween. Do you have any costumes from previous years you'd be willingly to share with us? I know it's way out of season but I'm so curious!

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  8. wow! you looked like this after work! you looked fresh as a daisy! hahaha love that dress. it's a fabulous print. love your headband too. it's so pretty. fabulous necklace.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  9. I love this dress, the colors are so great!
    Rebecca @ tr[i]b[e]cca

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  10. you look so great, I love your fantastic dress so colorfull and you're so pretty!!

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  11. I love this print and style of dress. I really wish there was more of it around and then I'd wear it as much as possible. It is just so fun and happy. I love your makeup too, totally my style. Your necklace is very impressive too, simply flawless.

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  12. This dress sure is a great find! I love Etsy for that reason! Such a great bold print and perfect for the warm weather! Your necklace looks so incredible too!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  13. What gorgeous gorgeous photos! I'm the biggest sucker for 60s florals too - they are my favorite to wear. You always look like such a doll Alyssa. Your little floral headband is making me swoon too :-)

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  14. This dress just looks like it was made for you! I love these pictures too :)

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  15. I really like your outfit here, the dress is just adorable and the headband, too! Love how the photos turned out!

    Have a great week,
    -Kati

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  16. Thinking just now that it's been too long since I've been by your blog. This is so beautiful! Alex

    tobebeautifulingodseyes.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Alexandra! Will be taking a gander at your blog now ;) xo

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  17. Take it from someone who was AT woodstock, this is acid color dreams. You are a very beautiful woman. I love your blog, which I recently discovered. I have looked through all of your pictures and they are fantastic. I especially love all the colored opaque tights. I have not found your portrait piture among them, the blue dress with orange tights, but I assume that you haven't posted it. Keep up the GREAT work!

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    1. I think that is the best compliment I could get on this outfit, thank you so much Samantha!! Man, would I have loved to be at Woodstock- it must have been an amazing (albeit unforgettable!) experience. Thank you so much for the kind compliments. :) Do you have a blog, too?

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  18. Can we just be best friends already? :) I love this outfit so much! It's the perfect mash-up of summer and retro. So cute!!

    xo. Mandy
    www.missindieblog.com

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    1. Aw Mandy, you are the sweetest! Thanks for the kind words :)

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  19. Precioso vestido!!
    Saludos
    http://judithbysucre.blogspot.com.es

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  20. This is such a cute dress! I love all the bright colors, and they fit you beautifully.

    Victoria,
    'The Wind of Inspiration' blog

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  21. Hi, i really liked your blog :) How about follow each other here and/or facebook?
    kisses *
    let me know on my blog !
    https://www.facebook.com/FreezingTheTime?fref=ts
    freezing-the-time.blogspot.com

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  22. I can see why you love this dress so much, it really screams Alyssa! I too love your ground shots. They're my favorite :)

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

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  23. Amazing post dear, I totally love your blog!
    X Anna

    www.fashionanna.com

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  24. I love your blog!! I've always hated colors in some weird way, but after reading your blog a little bit I just had to buy some colorful pieces of clothing and I totally love them. I love it how you put colors together. Your style is crazy brilliant! :)

    www.outsidersforlife.blogspot.com

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  25. So pretty! This dress is right up your alley and I will definitely keep a look out on your esty shop!

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