All The Colors

Dress: Thrifted (Talbots)
Shoes: Marshalls (Steve Madden)
Sunnies: Five Below
Bag: Borrowed From a Friend
**Pictures By My Sister Taylor**

I think BOLD and crazy colors are my new favorite thing for summer! My wardrobe is such a random mix of styles, silhouettes, prints, and colors that its completely impossible to pinpoint what I like the most. Sometimes I am all for simple plain earthy tones, sometimes I am all for prints, and other times it is all about the colors! Oh.....and don't even get me started on eras of fashion.....that's a whole nother ballgame. However, to me, summer is truly about the POPS of color that we bring out of our wardrobe and add to the sunny (and hot) days. Therefore, when I think of summer and vibrant colors this candy colored dress is a "dream come true". 

I found this dress at Goodwill last week and fell in love with it when I saw it on the hanger! I immediately thought of the 1960's when I saw the silhouette, colors, and fabric and started dreaming up where I would wear it and with what. To say that this dress is perfect in every way is an understatement, but it truly is perfect! Not to mention that the dress is Talbots, which always happens to be a brand that I buy most often at thrift stores for their classic and timeless styles. While this is most definitely a style that came out in the last couple of years from Talbots, it seems as though it were pulled straight from the 60's and to be honest the 60's seem to be my style muse for the summer (we shall see where that takes me). 

It seems like every summer I make a plan of finding a cotton/spandex dress that is simple and easy to throw on for busy days or when I am in a hurry. Often times however, the dresses fall short as they are of a poor quality or appear way to modern and not classic enough for me. Needless to say, this dress is the complete opposite of all the downsides I have run into before and I am so in LOVE with it. Not only is it so dreamily comfortable, but it is also a sturdy quality which means I don't have to wear a tank top underneath so "hello no heat stroke in the summer humidity!"

While this ensemble would have been perfected by my oversized floral 1960's cat eye style sunnies (left at home) and a head scarf (because you have to keep your hair safe from the wind) I think this look is the first of many to come out of this dress!

I hope all of you lovely readers are having a wonderful summer so far! Let me know what you have been up to in the comments below:)

Do you have a perfect dress to throw on for busy days?
Are colors a main part of your summer wardrobe?
What do you think of the 1960's?

-Madison

11 comments

  1. I love this outfit!!! That dress is too cute. If I'm in a hurry for work (which is a lot) I always throw on a good shift dress. They are so comfortable and the easiest piece! I definitely understand not being able to classify your style - I feel like mine is everywhere in terms of what I like! haha

    Lee - leethrifts.com

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    1. Ah, yes a shift dress is a great idea!
      -Madison

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  2. How retro and perfect for the summer! I've been on the hunt for similar vintage, colorfully striped frocks at my local thrift store with no luck. What a great find!

    Jamie
    www.sweetteasalvage.com

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    1. Thank you Jamie. I am sure you will come across the perfect striped frock soon!
      -Madison

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  3. The 60's is definitely one of my favorite decades for fashion, and I love this dress and how you styled it! It looks darling on you and it pairs really well with that bag.
    xoxo, Ashley
    thriftytoppings.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much Ashley! I have slowly been developing a greater love for the 60's.
      -Madison

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  4. This is adorable, and it sounds like a perfect summer dress! Your photos are fantastic, too.

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  5. Yay!!! Bold colours rock! I embrace them all year round, but especially love them during the sizzling hot summer months. This dress is so cute and fun! It makes me think of rainbow sherbet (I say that as a wholly positive thing, I assure you :)) and looks like it's super comfy (always a great thing!).

    xoxo ♥ Jessica

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    1. I completely agree with you Jessica about it looking like sherbet!
      -Madison

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  6. That dress is so cute! I love all the colors! It just sings summer! It reminds me of a cute, vintage ice-cream place I have been to before! It looks so good on you! Yay for not having to wear a tank under it! I just recently discovered how much cooler I can be in a few outfits that don't need one! I have a dress that I made that I love! It has a fifties style that I just love and it is made out of Navy and White gingham.
    Blessings,
    Victoria
    https://rufflesandgrace.wordpress.com/

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