Wardrobe | A Genius Little Dress

2011_05_22

How does one wear a little green dress, pair it with tights, and not look like Robin Hood? I suppose leaving behind the feathered cap I tried on helped a bit. (No joke! I thought about wearing this feathered cap. That is actually what tipped me off to the overtly Robin Hood-like characteristics of this outfit) Nixing the bow and arrow and riding my bicycle instead of a horse helped a bit too.

In the end, the addition of navy tights, navy oxfords, and a navy beret made me feel decidedly less like a rogue Earl of Locksley and more like a pretty girl from the mod 1960s. Oh, and please check out the pockets on this dress! They are made from vintage fabric and have a genius placement on the back of the dress. Now I kind of want to sew pockets on the backs of some of my old and tired dresses.

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20 Responses

  1. allison says:

    Oh my!! I love this outfit so so much! I’m dying over those pockets.

  2. Cute! And how darling are the blue buttons on your dress?! My favorite detail. :)

  3. what a pretty color combination! ? this look is so charming :)

  4. Robin says:

    Ooooooooooh! That dress IS genius. Cute pocket detail. I don’t think you look like Robin Hood at all–unless Robin Hood was a much more stylish dresser ;-)

  5. Alessia says:

    Adorable dress! I love green. Today I’m wearing a full on green dress, and my hubby called me his st. patricks girl… not exactly what I was going for. So kudos to you for making the green dress fabulous!

  6. Silvia says:

    These pics are gorgeous! Perfect location for a super cute outfit!

  7. zelina says:

    genius indeed I love the color.

  8. Allison says:

    Love it! My husband is from Sebring so this all looks so familiar :)!

  9. Amelia says:

    haha cuuute. i didn’t think robin hood at all until i read what you wrote. i think the aqua buttons do the trick. you look pretty

  10. Nina says:

    I absolutely adore your style. <3

  11. Janice N. says:

    What a cute outfit! Those pockets are darling! Perfect with the tights and hat combo, just perfect.

  12. Lizzy says:

    Embrace your inner Sherwood outlaw :). But I’m really bad for turning getting dressed into dressing up…
    I am in awe of your thrifted shoes, I can never find anything a) that nice that b) fits my totally un-vintage sized feet! Really lovely outfit, and the composition of your photographs sets it off really well – the colour of the shop front is a perfect backdrop. x

  13. Katherine says:

    I’m a little in love with that dress right now.

  14. Heather says:

    You look adorable! I love that dress!

  15. oh goodness you do look like a female robin hood but it’s awesome!

  16. laura says:

    those colours are perfect on you! lovely.

  17. Lovely dress! These pics are so pretty!

  18. Phara says:

    That green dress is so cute! X

  19. Lindsey says:

    I love this color combo! You look great!