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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Dorothy

I bought this gingham dress in Edinburgh last August and finally, a year later, I am able to wear it. Originally, it was seven feet longer and had all these cute (but really worn) details like white capped sleeves and a peter pan collar. A couple months ago I got my hands on the number of a great tailor in LA and decided that the dress needed a complete do-over. We stripped the details, shortened the hem, and added a much more durable zipper in place of the little metal snaps on the back. I am so happy with the outcome. When I wore it to school I was told three things all day: 1) You look like Dorothy 2) You look like you could be going apple picking 3) You look like Alice in Wonderland. Teenage observations.

When I came home my mom said to me "You basically wore a costume to school," which I was a little aghast at. Just because it's an iconic print does not make it a costume. Right? Right. Although, when my cousin offered over her dog Walnut to be in the picture I couldn't say no. So I guess I played up the whole Dorothy and Todo thing. C'est la vie. 

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Vintage blue gingham dress from Scotland, vintage black boots, bracelets, and necklace, Coach handbag, Elizabeth and James ring, MAC lipstick in Chili.