Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The Last Rose

After our severe heat wave my garden has been left a scorched and sad landscape. Many of my favorite plants have been lost and some rethinking needs to be done for its recovery. But this morning I discovered that in spite of it all, the roses have struggled on and are giving me one last bloom. Very considerate of them considering today was the first day I wore this blue rose dress.

Seen in a previous post as an op shop find, I spent the morning altering this one down a few sizes before heading off to a children's party. With it's subtle print and little rose buttons, I had to go with the theme and add the white rose bracelet as well. Cool, comfortable and simple. My favorite kind of casual chic.

Outfit details: Dress - thrifted 1980's dress by EM, Shoes - Wittner, Bracelet - Diva.


Bucca said...

Your garden is looking healthier than mine is righ now!
Lovely outfit!

Anonymous said...

i'm wearing what looks to be the same/similar rose bracelet but in black (from big w)!!

you look lovely as always.

sharon x

p.s. how's that post on everyday handbags going? ;)i did find something at target that i was really happy with for about $10 down from $50! should take a pic and email it to you. :)

Emer said...

Very lovely. Simple, clean, classic. And looks nice and cool for all that hot weather!

floraposte said...

Yet another great outfit! There are few things nicer than home grown roses. I hope it is scented!

Vintage Verve said...

There is nothing quite like home grown roses. What a delightful find after all this oppressive heat we've experienced.

I love this dress SKM. You style it so well (as always). I love what you've done with your hair too. I think I'm going to have to sit myself down and watch your hair tutorials over and over again until I get it - I really would love to be able to do something different with my hair like you.

Super Kawaii Mama said...

Bucca: Thanks, I picked the best spot left for the photos.
Sharon: It may be a week or two before I get to that post. With fashion week coming up things are super hectic. But yes, please send me a pic of what you found!
Emer: Yes, very cool.
Floraposte: Sadly all we can smell here at the moment is the thick smoke that has filled the air from all the bush fires. All the washing is covered in ash.
Vintage Verve: Well it has taken me years to learn how to work with my hair and not work against it. But yours looks pretty thick so you should have some luck with the styles.

esme and the lane way said...

Lovely alteration of the dress, I love it! I love those shoes, too.

BomshellShocked said...

Cute dress! I'm sorry for your garden losses, but terribly jealous that you have things growing in your garden. Chicago is frozen, my roses won't bloom for 3 more months. Wonderful pictures!

Wanderlusting said...

I love how the dress is 80's but you make it look 40's. Classic!

Toulouse said...

These photos really are beautiful, so elegant x hope you dont mind me following x

Super Kawaii Mama said...

Please follow away to your hearts content! You can find my new and regular blog over at
Come and see me there. xx SKM

stylestalker said...

cute dress

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