Alice, Circa the 1920's...


 Hi everyone!
I hope your weekend was super. I am officially on-the-mend, so I couldn't wait to slip on this thrifted James Coviello silk dress. Honestly, I hadn't heard of him at the time, but this creamy little number guarded in black, sort of smelled designer. It also reminded me of something Marc Jacobs would have done a few years back. And I Love Marc Jacobs' imagination!

Though it was a size (or two) too small, I always snatch them up and try em' on. I've scored lots of favorites that way. When smaller sizes fit, that's always a good sign of quality. I'm not sure why? Wealthy people need to think themselves thinner? Cheaper clothes, less fabric? Hmm?

There it is: New York Fashion week 2007
vintage Alice
This dress paired with these F21 leggings reminded me of Alice. I started to look for her in black and white tights, but she must have a huge wardrobe. I even saw her in a green and red dress. The nerve... I did find my mind's eye Alice (finally). Blue dress and stripes. So, I decided this is more of Alice, circa the 1920's...
Hat; Gift from my Dad :) // Camera; Vintage Gem Jr 120 // Vintage shoes

Off to Patti's to connect with everyone~
Have a roarin' week!
Reva

28 comments:

menopauselsupermodel said...

LOVE this Reva!! What a great score on the dress cuz you KNOW it was hella expensive new!!

Patti @ NotDeadYet Style said...

Wow - gorgeous dress, and I love that you did the sleuthing and found the runway pics too. Thanks for sharing all the beauty with Visible Monday xoxox

Kathleen Lisson said...

Your dad is a great picker of hats! I like how you wore it with bangs.

Bella Q said...

You are WONDERLAND, any time. LOVE the dress on you- fancy designer on a dime, congrats (or sell on eBay for $$) Love your leggings, and of course how you style things. You always looks fantastic. Like a million bucks! Curiouser and Curiouser!

Connie said...

Is this my favorite outfit ever? Yes it is!!

Terri said...

What a FUN take on the Gatsby/Alice thing. Amazed at the designer find. Love the sweet portrait of you with the camera.

Goes to dig her striped leggings out of the dress up suitcase...

Val Sparkle said...

Such a cute/cool outfit - cute top, cool leggings! Looks great together!

I love the pictures of the old camera - how funny! Wouldn't it be great if you could put the digital works inside one of those old cameras?

Spashionista (Alicia) said...

I just need your address so I can sneak off with this entire outfit while you're sleeping. Honestly, just fabulous!

Spashionista (Alicia)

Déjà Pseu said...

The dress on its own is great, but with those tights really take it to the next level of awesome! Just don't follow any rabbits down the hole...
;-)

Kasmira said...

Love those leggings!

thorne garnet said...

where to start? At the top: love the hatdressleggingsshoescamera.

Sheila said...

Great dress, and love those leggings!

Dawn Elliott said...

I wish I had the hutzpah to wear such creative fashions! LOVE the sweet designer dress...and the leggings rock! Your hat and camera details are stellar, as well...all I can say is WoW!!!

PinkCheetahVintage said...

Very cute paired with the tights!! Nice score!
Becky :)

Melanie said...

I especially like the hat and camera as accessories. You certainly have the eye for quality, Reva, but even if it were cheap, the style is awesome. Glad you're officially on the mend.

Sacramento Amate said...

You are so much fun, dear Reva.
looking glorious.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Olga Rani said...

Beautiful dress and a very brave combination of it with striped leggings which perfectly worked.

Vix said...

That's a find, no name means nothing to me, either but you can tell it's something special! Love the camera as a prop and glad you're on the mend. xxx

Debbie Baker Burns said...

Love these photos, like a fairytale storyline! And the stripes are fantastic with it. Nice inspiration from Alice! Good detective work tracking down the season on the dress. Debbie @ ilovemylemonadelife.com

Paula Ruta said...

Hi Reva~oh so Great Gatsby too! What a score on that dress; it looks adorable on you. And love the addition of the striped leggings--it gives it a modern feel. xoxo

Krista Gassib said...

I'm digging the sass of this outfit. I think everything about it suits your personality! I had no idea about the size thing with designers but it makes sense I guess. The dress is gorgeous! What a sweet hat your dad got you too!
XOXO

sabine said...

Now we finaly will get fotos from Wonderland, that's great!
Your silk tunic dress is a marvellous finding and I love how you mixed it.
Sometimes I wish I could swap hairdos like clothes. I would ask you to borrow me yours for a week or so and I would send you mine. In next life perhaps.
Sabine xxx

pastcaring said...

Great dress, glad it fits! And it looks so fabulous with the striped leggings and hat - gorgeous! xxx

Jan Graham-McMillen said...

You sure can make a little jewel sparkle brighter than ever! What a great find, and very fun treatment.
Nobody does it like you do, Reva!
Wonderful!

Hollie "Jet" Black-Ramsey said...

I love love love love this outfit. That's my favorite style of dress!

Dressing Up For Me said...

Gorgeous pairing! That dress really looks dreamy and lucky you for having found it. ;)

Have just followed you too. :)

señora Allnut said...

wouuau, love how you've styled that pretty dress with fabulous striped leggings and pretty t-bar shoes, giving it that 20's twist, gorgeous and flapperish!!
besos

Lynn Dylan said...

I love it! What a darling outfit! I have to say, I am smitten with Alice and sometimes just marvel over the variety of old and new illustrations there are of her. All kinds!

xoxo
Lynn

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