Revisiting one of my favorite dresses

 

Dress is a no-name label bought on eBay a year or two ago..worn with vintage belt, a stack of my favorite bangles and Givenchy basket-weave wedges.

This dress is the best, a polyester wonder. I bet the girl who originally owned it wore it to Studio 54..wore it to Studio 54 all the time! I tell myself these things because I want to believe them…

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  1. THAT IS SO AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL!!!!

  2. I think that same thing about this amazing green silk Pauline Trigère I couldn’t resist buying even though the crazy bitch who owned it first positively COVERED it in cig burns!

  3. sim yee khor says:

    that is definitely a great dress you’ve got from ebay, how come do i not always score beautiful things from ebay?? the colour of the dress is so vibrant and totally match your porcelain skin.
    your just-out-of-the-shower hair looks gorgeous with this dress too.

  4. syd vicious says:

    what a find! perfect for studio 54!

  5. Jasmine says:

    that dress is amazing..and so are those shoes!
    i love ebay
    http://pastseasonsghosts.blogspot.com

  6. Antonia says:

    This dress is the most amazing find – I love imagining the people who used to own and wear the vintage clothes I now have in my closet!

  7. Lovely dress, and you hair looks fantastic. Love the red.
    http://fickleredridinghood.blogspot.com

  8. kari says:

    your hair looks great!!

  9. Love the shoes with this dress. =)

  10. Gon says:

    It’s so lovely ! It’s so Dries and it’s perfect on you !
    Studio 54!
    kiss,
    http://www.dimogonda.blogspot.com

  11. Julie says:

    Beautiful dress, beautiful outfit, beautiful pictures! =)

  12. Erin says:

    i bet she wore it to studio 54 too!

  13. i love the dress and the shoes!!! u look gr8!!
    Cindrella

  14. This looks great on you! I love the shoes!
    thenatwalk.blogspot.com
    xx

  15. fashionbyhe says:

    not only is the dress amazing, but so are the heels…love the stacked bangle too
    -He apprves
    http://fashionbyhe.blogspot.com

  16. What an awesome dress! It matches perfectly to the colours of some leaves in the background!
    http://bloomingvogue.blogspot.com/

  17. I can’t make out the detail of the belt but it looks so gorgeous. This dress is such a sick find and it’d probably look really good with your hair pulled back so the knot shows a little more.

  18. Suzanne says:

    its so gorgeous! love it:)

  19. kat says:

    gorgeous!!! love everything!

  20. Alison says:

    fall at the aldridge house: posing on rocks and studio 54 dresses. nice. the crystal/lucite bangle as awesome.

  21. Alissa Loves says:

    i love love love this dress! i’m glad you’re revisiting it again…

  22. English Rose says:

    ohmygoodness i am in love with this dress!! i love revisiting old items and falling in love with them over again and i completely get what you mean about creating amazing back stories for second hand pieces – i do it ALL the time – nice to see its not just an eccentric english thing!
    http://iamanenglishrose.blogspot.com

  23. Michelle says:

    I love your chunky lucite bangle, too fun! I love that you aren’t afraid to wear bold prints.
    xo Michelle
    http://rococoandcaffeine.blogspot.com

  24. Teresa says:

    That is a gorgeous dress! Don’t you just love finding steals on Ebay that probably no one else will have?
    http://www.invasionista.com

  25. Beautiful with your auburn hair.

  26. I saw this on the lookbook site. Gorgeous! I love the fabric print and the slouchy aspect of the dress! XOXO

  27. FRENCHICK says:

    Love this no brand dress… and your hair as well.
    http://www.frenchick.fr

  28. Tiffany says:

    I love the movement in this dress! Beautiful!! Definitely a great find!
    xoxo-Tiffany-http://imashoewhore.blogspot.com

  29. ediot says:

    the dress is unique. really. and it looks so great on you!

  30. This is a beautiful dress! At first glance on my Bloglovin I didn’t like it, but now I see that it’s really gorgeous!

  31. juliet says:

    It is gorgeous!
    juliet xxx

  32. Sarah Hannah says:

    love love this dress! it’s so gorgeous! and you’re looking quite fetching too little miss! xxx

  33. sofiasophie says:

    indeed the dress could have been one of the “studio 54″ host…. perfectly!

  34. esther says:

    Jane, this dress is fantastic.

  35. Agnieszka says:

    I love this dress!

  36. Cléo says:

    love it ! I want the same !

  37. Meadow says:

    beautiful! gorgeous! amazing! love the accessories. the shoes… *I DIE*.
    http://www.vivaswag.com

  38. Anna says:

    I understand why that’s your favourite dress. It’s stunning!

  39. Wow, I really like the dress. I’m thinking maybe I could experiment with draping fabric remnants over a contrasting dress for a similar effect. Could do any combo really. And your hair looks lovely like this, too, by the way.

  40. Christina says:

    I love this pictures.

  41. Oh, I totally believe that. She was a swinging, partying socialite diva who sashayed and parlayed with the best of them…you know, Mic Jagger, Andy Warhol, Debbie Harry….those kinda people.

  42. FASHION SNAG says:

    I love that dress too! gorgeous photos of you!
    check out all my designer shoes at http://www.fashionsnag.com

  43. Brigadeiro says:

    Gorgeous outfit! I have a similar belt, by Chloe, must use mine more often :) LOVE the shoes!
    xx

  44. the dress is awesome and the way you accessorized it is perfection!
    http://ebayfashionaddict.wordpress.com

  45. sarah says:

    Im really liking your hair!!
    how do u get it like that??
    it looks amazing. reminds me of mary-kate and ashley olsen. and who doesnt want to look like them?!
    keep it up.
    x
    http://www.gingersparrow.wordpress.com

  46. Robyn. says:

    So pretty! I especially love the large crystal-looking braclet~ It’s lovely!
    -Robyn

  47. Hayley says:

    That dress is amazing!
    It looks so great on you!!
    xx

  48. Hanene says:

    Jane , I am totally in love with you hair color , just Beautiful
    and this dress. . . one of my favorite , she reminds me about an amazing house in my city

  49. Jane says:

    Gorgeous! That dress is a little gem.

  50. Dena says:

    Such amazing dress. Love the belt too and your stunning as always.

  51. CC says:

    lovely dress! i think i’m starting to get all of my wardrobe from ebay now!! i am addicted! i haven’t quite gotten used to the feel of polyester though…
    CC

  52. michelle k says:

    You looke great in that yellow color !
    Brings out the red shade of your hair much more .
    And love those bangles too . The bobble belt cinches the whole look together.
    glistersandblisters.blogspot.com

  53. Emily says:

    soo cute!!! i love the giraffe-y print
    xx
    neutraltuesday.blogspot.com

  54. assad says:

    I like your hair. What have you done to it? :)

  55. danielle says:

    How do you get your hair like that?

  56. Cecylia says:

    You look wonderful as always. I love your belt and all the charms on it and the clear perspex bracelet you’re wearing!

  57. Ljubica says:

    gorgeous dress!! what a great find..
    i love the belt and bangles you’ve paired with it too!

  58. Kelly says:

    LOVE the dress and the vibrant red lipstick!
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  59. This a treasure! I would wear it everyday!

  60. Carola says:

    This is for sure one of the coolest pieces (of a SEA of cool pieces!) that u have ever posted! I love love love this dress! It seems to be very versatile…Great eye, Jane! Don’t know if anyone else would have been able to see the potential of this dress on an ebay-picture…ha ha!
    http://fashioncoup.com

  61. That is what I love most about vintage, that there is a history behind it, if clothes could talk!!
    Love the clear bangle you have there,
    Pearl x
    http://fashionpearlsofwisdom.blogspot.com/

  62. Gabriela Fuschini says:

    I´v loved your hair! what v u done with it?

  63. Paulina says:

    You look absolutely amazing!

  64. Nini's Style says:

    I love your hair and the color of your lipstick Jane!
    xoxo
    Nini

  65. The Baker says:

    I’ve been trying to figure out how to make something similar since the last time you wore it.
    If you find a chance, could you let me know how this masterpiece is put together? I’d really appreciate it.

  66. Brooke says:

    I love your outfits, but I really love how you accessorize. Pretty girl ;)

  67. Zhen Zhu says:

    your hair is radiant against the dress!!!!

  68. Vanessa says:

    This is such an amazing post! You look absolutely radiant in this dress!
    http://blog.smashion.com/

  69. Krista says:

    WHAT AN AMAZING DRESS! looks like it could be a philip lim dress but it’s not!
    and your hair is amazing!

  70. choux choux says:

    that dress is just so stunning. You look beautiful in it, Jane :)

  71. Laura says:

    The dress is amazing. (Especially for polyester!) Kudos!
    your friends at..
    http://www.styleshewrote.com

  72. Christina says:

    this is such a cute dress! It looks lovely on and is perfectly flowy :)
    http://hauteandfauxie.blogspot.com/

  73. that is indeed an adorable dress! I also like that clear crystal bracelet your wearing!!

  74. dy says:

    i like the way it drapes at the top. :)

  75. daphne says:

    Yeah, that dress really is amazing. A great colour on you as well.

  76. Christina W. says:

    I love making up stories for my thrifted/vintage clothing! I get pretty into them sometimes…

  77. amber says:

    AMAZING find! And yes, echoing previous commenter, why don’t I have these awesome finds on e-bay? Haha.
    Amber
    http://ambersmouthwash.blogspot.com/

  78. Liz Vitlin says:

    PLEASE TELL ME WHAT LIPSTICK YOU USE
    i cannot seem to find a fitting red shade ://

  79. You are so adorable, Jane! I love that dress on you! WOW!
    - http://21arrondissement.com

  80. Mel says:

    Lovely dress! I love your hair too!

  81. kmpreston says:

    That dress and belt go perfectly together. I love that you wear clothes (and accessories, and shoes!) with character. And while most of the girls our age are living in “Uggs” and “Pink sweatpants”, you’re not afraid to wear what you really like :).

  82. Samantha says:

    when i look at your blog its usually to see things that are interesting and inspiring but way out of my comfort zone. this dress is just the right amount of interesting while still being very wearable. its lovely

  83. Hallie says:

    The contrast between the pattern and the solid color is really amusing. Both the color combination and the geometric pattern remind me of a giraffe!!! which also happens to be one of my fav animals. This is a really refreshing break from the current animal print craze. It’s not too in your face like a leopard print but still bold and fresh. Interesting!
    I also came across another picture of an animal-print-but-not-really boots. you might find it interesting! http://projectsuecho.wordpress.com/2009/11/10/gazelle/

  84. Vintage on ebay is great, and (often) really cheap!

  85. Jules says:

    Awesome dress! You look so lovely on it. =D
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    Brown Mestizo

  86. anastassia says:

    Wonderful dress,and the lucite bangle is great as well.
    Your lips look neon and really huge in the first pic.

  87. bijou says:

    wow! this outfit is soooo amazing!!
    bijousstyle.blogspot.com

  88. georgina says:

    love the dress and the belt! the colour of your hair really suits you :)
    wewontgothere.blogspot.com

  89. Haha I love your last sentence.
    This dress is incredible, your hair looks fab, and I remember when you first posted this dress up…even better looking now.
    http://thegreygoddess.blogspot.com/

  90. jetblackdye says:

    i love ur hair isit permanent!!! and ur skin is flawless im so envioussssss ):
    http://www.jetblackdye.blogspot.com

  91. denise says:

    ur so refreshingly stunning!!! luv ur hair and the belt is to die for. xoxo

  92. fashionisfor says:

    love the dress and your amazing bangles! fantastic shoes as well!

  93. EMILIE says:

    I’m so in love with that dress! Gorgeous Jane!
    xxx
    Emilie from http://whatshappeninginmyfashionworld.blogspot.com/

  94. newbie says:

    great post. thanks for this. I really need something like this.

  95. This dress is the best time travelling machine ever !! I can totally picture that girl at studio 54, dancing until early morning… and starting again the next day (or night)

  96. Christine says:

    Ah I love this! Amazing~

  97. Kristina says:

    Hi Jane! I just wanted to thank u for an amazing blog. I really love it!
    You have a great sense of style and your shoes are fantastic! I just started a blog about shoes. It’s in swedish but have look!
    XOXO, Kristina

  98. amazing!!!!!love it!!!!
    add you on my blog
    xoxo

  99. Jasmine says:

    Oooh this is gorgeous! I love the second image, stunning.

  100. Daisy says:

    It is so lovely !!

  101. Brittney says:

    I fell in love with that dress the last time you posted about it. :) So glad you did a repost.

  102. elaine says:

    great for a no-namer!
    Gorgeous!
    twitter.com/seriouslyrad

  103. chicfaced says:

    I know you’ve posted before about how to ebay-shop for designer vintage… it would be awesome if you could do a little brush up lesson on your ebay-ing habits in general sometime. I’m just sitting here thinking…what did she search for to get that dress… looks amazing – and so does your hair!!

  104. Andrea G says:

    Gorgeous dress! I love the contrast of the heavy black shoes against the flowy yellow dress. It’s beautiful.

  105. Carmen says:

    I love your shoes <3

  106. Delphine says:

    Oh my God ! This girl looks amazing, I want the same ! She fits you very well ! That’s BEAU-TI-FUUUUUUUL !

  107. Nele says:

    This dress matches excatly with your skin tone. Stunning!

  108. The dress is gorgeous. I remember the original post with it. Stunning!
    http://fashionroadkill-halifax.blogspot.com

  109. of course the SHOES are fantastic…
    i love your hair colour…natural?

  110. i love this the best of any outfit you’ve featured. it’s incredible..

  111. Heather says:

    That is an amazing dress! I love your collaboration with Urban too! One of the pairs was just mentioned on whowhatwear!
    http://aspirationsofprosperity.blogspot.com/

  112. Meagan says:

    your lipstick color is fabulous
    xoxo

  113. Serena says:

    What a fabulous outfit. Season appropriate also! If you found the perfect jacket it miiight be too good to be true.

  114. i really like the print on the left of the dress and it goes so well on your frame with that belt.

  115. Libertad says:

    But maybe it’s true… who knows! Anyway, the dress is wonderful!

  116. I don’t know how you do it. Well, I do know how I just don’t think I could. If I spent as much time as you do in my house, taking pictures of what I would wear had I gone somewhere, I’d probably pull a Plath! Seriously.
    Also, why do you alter your proportions in your pictures? I was just watching last week’s episode of The City and you looked drastically differently, especially in the face. I thought that was odd.
    derherzen.blogspot.com

  117. Holic says:

    The jewel of the jungle that is =)…
    very chic doublessly.
    !!!

  118. Oh my gosh. You’re completely enviable. First of all, you have gorgeous porcelain skin. Also, your entire outfit looks amazing! My favorite piece is you belt!

  119. Giovanna says:

    I adore your dress!! That color suits you perfectly!
    I really love your blog, here’s mine if you’d like to visit:
    http://www.bohomarket.blogspot.com

  120. Giovanna says:

    The shoes are gorgeous as well!
    xoxo
    Giovanna
    http://bohomarket.blogspot.com/

  121. newt says:

    great new color treatments you and your mom are doing on your photos!

  122. That is really awesome! I love the colours of the dress.

  123. Delphine says:

    these shots are beautiful! You really look like your mother! maybe it was the angle but you looked tiny too… a little impish in a gorgeous way

  124. Emily says:

    beautiful! love that you found it on ebay, its such a great place.

  125. That’s an amazing dress and it goes so well with your haircolor:)

  126. Haute Teapot says:

    gorgeous and love it with those shoes. xo.

  127. Daphné says:

    That’s one lovely dress!

  128. Emme says:

    this dress is absolutely stunning on you. you definetaly rocked it. the belt is absolutely what pulls the dress together along with the givenchy shoes. perfect choice. LOOOVE IT!

  129. jd. says:

    The dress is so unique I love it. It’s definitely an eye-catching outfit. LOVE THE ENTIRE ENSEMBLE!

  130. Betsey says:

    this dress is so great.

  131. visionaire says:

    cannot get over the fact that your hair is looking better and better! the colour really suits you!!
    xx
    L.

  132. Definitely went into my fashion inspiration folder. Love the color, love your hair, love even that it’s polyester (hence the reason it’s still around!)

  133. Amy says:

    great outfit. It’s very well put togther. I specially love the belt, although I am not sure if its a separate accesory or part of the dress.

  134. ashley says:

    so cute and unique, i love it!
    - ashley
    http://ashleyheaton.wordpress.com/

  135. A.M.I says:

    You have lost wight? Please don’t do so anymore. You’ve been so much cuter before. Please do not become victim of the designers.

  136. What a super great find!

  137. Lina says:

    Perfect styling
    you are beautiful!
    x

  138. Jessica says:

    wow this dress is really gorgeous, the color the print and the belt!?! fabulous!
    -studdedlilly

  139. jenny says:

    what a marvelous dress!!
    xoxo from France
    http://www.sojenny.com

  140. This dress is amazing! I really love it

  141. love says:

    ta robe est fabuleuse ! et tu as parfaitement su l’accessoiriser ! really gorgeous !

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  143. I love the dress ~ the belt and shoes really bring it! Great find and styling
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  144. Clarity says:

    Lovely dress. I love the print as well.

  145. Becca says:

    That dress was a fantastic find! Love it.

  146. chris says:

    nice picture..
    thanks for shared

  147. Hi jane! your dress was very beautiful very suitable to you. your shoes was also nice. perfect match with your dress.
    -mikee

  148. giang dee says:

    it’s gorgeous .. xx

  149. Tiffany says:

    I Love Love Love this Dress!

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