Friday, October 10, 2014

Leaves & Pumpkins, Oh My!

Leaves! Pumpkins! Crisp air!! Oh my! And blurry photos because it's getting dark out early... apologies. It looks like it's back to taking a weeks worth of blog photos on the weekends again if I want to stick with outdoor photos! (and I do, for as long as the weather permits!). 

dress: hell bunny via Rowena 
shoes & earrings: modcloth
belt: forever 21
petticoat: american apparel

Two things I'm realizing while looking at these posts: 1. I lost weight and definitely need to have this dress altered! Yikes! 2. I need a longer petticoat.  I've actually realized this some time ago, but I didn't get around to ordering one. I had planned on solving that problem when I ordered one for my wedding... but I didn't order one. My dress had enough built in that an extra petticoat wasn't needed, and with the hustle and bustle this past summer, I just didn't get around to it. Definitely a must-do.

This is the first time I wear a petticoat with this dress. I find it's such a 40's style dress that a petticoat isn't needed. However, I spotted this dress (different colour) on a website with a very full petticoat under it, giving it more of a 50's look, so I thought I'd try it out. While I do like (albeit with a longer petticoat), I do prefer it without. And I have to say, part of the reason I love this dress is the way the skirt swooshes when I walk. It didn't do that with a petticoat under.

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  1. Wowza, Jana, you look gorgeous. This dark green is simply stunning on you, and of course, I love this HB dress. I actually didn't realize you were wearing a petticoat underneath -- it's very subtle, which I think works really well with this. So beautiful and autumnal!

    xox Sammi

  2. Beautiful dress, as always! It looks wonderful with your hair.

    Little Gold Pocket Watch

  3. Great color on you! I think I just bought a very similar dress!

  4. The dark green looks lovely on you.

  5. The dress is so cute! you look amazing ♥

  6. This is the *perfect* 1940s style dress for autumn! The color is beautiful and I love the sleeves and bodice detail. So pretty!

    xoxo, Alesha

  7. That dress is so pretty! I love swooshy skirts; that's always the selling point for me. You look beautiful!