Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Spanish Castle Magic | I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way; things I had no words for - Georgia O'Keeffe

I was really hesitant about this dress. At first I felt it was a little obnoxious for my liking, however I couldn't get over the colors and the dramatic length. The kicker was that it was only $5 at the Fairfax Flea Market, can you really debate over something that is only $5?

If you are ever in Los Angeles, and you dig vintage shopping whether it be clothing, art, or furniture, you should definitely check it out. Some of the clothing is a little overpriced, but there are always vendors there that have super bargains. Take a big bag if you plan on buying clothes, and bring some fabric softener sheets to throw in the bags with the clothes while you shop. Then wash the items when you get home, I like to soak them in a tub filled with Woolite, gently wash them, and then hang dry!

To get the poofy hair thing, I braided my hair in about 11 big braids then I let it set for about 5 hours. After several hours (5) I took the braids down, and because it wasn't dry all the way it began to S W E L L. Now this is cool if this is the look you are going for, but I don't get second day hair out of it!

This dress is super comfy, and dressy at the same time! Perfect for when you want to be comfortable, and feel somewhat glam. 
Dress: Thrifted, Necklace: DYI, Bracelets: F21, Sunnies: Michael Kors


  1. I loving the way your hair looks. The dress?! What era would it have been wore in? I love the colours :)

  2. You look gorgeous lady and I absolutely love the dress! Very Conquistadora!!! :)

  3. I would never consider wearing this dress if I saw it on the rack, but you made it look really good. I would definitely consider it now. Very cute.

  4. Dress looks gorgeous on you. I love the colors!

  5. I think i would wear this minus the bells on the sleeves. Your wearing it well!

  6. beautiful as usual!!what shoes did you wear with this?

  7. I agree with Mrs. Denga, I would have overlooked this dress as something I wouldn't wear on a regular day but you wear it effortlessly. I love it, and for $5 you can't go wrong!

  8. I really like the way you put clothes together and some of the risks you take.
    This dress looks good on you.
    Would I consider wearing it...I doubt lol...
    only because I don't think I could pull it off as well.

  9. both hair and dress look great, I'm not tall enough for that length but you're rocking it! I will be posting pictures soon of my beautiful braidout(thanks to your suggestion of no rollers). This is my new staple style!

  10. This dreass is HOT and $5 - LOVE IT! BTW - your hair looked wonderful as well

  11. Love this look on you...too cute!!!

  12. @Olivia Thank you! It looks like a dress from the 70's - I could be wrong

    @BeautyXchangeGirl - Thank you; Isn't it!!! Ha Ha!

    @Mrs. Denga Thank you, I was having a hard time picturing myself in that dress. But you almost can't go wrong with something long, flowy, and colorful!

    @Danielle Thank you!!

    @Alana Ha! The sleeves are a tad obnoxious aren't they? LOL

    @sky I wore gladiator sandals with it!

    @his hers Thank you! And yes, I was pondering until he said $5 then I said; "I'll take it"! LOL

    @Mimi504 Thank you chica!

    @lil' miss MAKEITDEEP Thank you!

    @SEWING STARDOM Thank you!! I am looking forward to your pics, I am glad it came out well for you!

    @Daphne Thank you! $5 dollars is my type of party..LOL

    @Robyn's Nest Thanks! Love long dresses, it is perfect for those lazy days [I have those a lot].

  13. I would wear that dress with my hair pulled back in a nice slicked back bun; with the tiny hairs around the frontal nape shown and teased a little. I think it would complete the look. And some subtle make-up and powerful red lipstick. Just my opinion.


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