Wednesday, May 7, 2014

30PlusStyle: Perfect in Pastels

The #30PlusStyle collaboration returns TODAY, and everyone is decked in Pastels




I must admit, I had quite a bit of difficulty deciding what to wear for this post! When I felt fed up, I started shopping around, but I couldn't find anything that felt like "me". 

As in times past, I headed back to my closet for a final look. And wouldn't you know- I spotted this vintage number that I bought a couple of years ago, but have never worn! I absolutely adore the ruching and button detail on the bodice. 

Nothing designed today is truly "new" IMO, as this maxi dress gives evidence of pastels and ruching of times long past. Once again my mission was accomplished utilizing a vintage piece! Am I officially vintage obsessed or a vintage lover?!

Oh, you may have noticed that I have been MIA for a few days. I had several major dental issues arise, and as a result I was out of commission. Fortunately, I mustered up the courage needed to get them addressed, and now I am on the road to recovery. =) 

A lesson learned from an older gal to the younger ones: Don't let fear keep you away from the Dentist!






Fedora/straw hat: Ralph Lauren
Dress: Vintage
Beaded handbag: Vintage
Rose gold pumps: Flounce, Nordstrom's

Check out all of the #30PlusStyle beauties, "Perfect in Pastels":


26 comments:

  1. Joi, this looks like a spread from a magazine! Good job, girl. I absolutely love this!!!

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    1. Thank you Kim, I cannot understand why it took years for me to finally wear it!

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  3. Very 1940's. You temind me of vintage Hollywood and a touch of Harlem Renaissance. Beautiful gown.

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    1. Thanks Glenda! I wonder who originally owned this number!

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  4. Wow, the dress is stunning and you own it! That reminds me, I need to book the dentist! :) x

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    1. Thank you Leah! The Dentist is no walk in the park :(

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  5. Joi you look amazing! This dress and the locations of the pictures are breathtaking!!! I love it!

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    1. Thanks Jeniese! It was all done spur of the moment- I'm glad it worked out!

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  6. Is this a cover shot from Ebony seasons ago? 'Cause it sure looks it,and you look MARVELOUS!! The fit of this dress is so couture and the handbag is so You. You are not obsessed, you are a Vintage Vixen! As for the dentist . . . I hate the dentist and only go on the heels of an infection.

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    1. LOL! Neti, you are more than kind! I like "Vintage Vixen"! Good to know that I am not the only one who puts off going to the Dentist ;)

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  7. Wow you look stunning. Your curves are amazing!

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  8. Yes, yes and yaaaaasss!! Joi, this dress is fiyah! You are working every and I mean every God-given curve in this. Love it! Two thumbs up :)

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    1. Thank you Kishina!! I had no idea how flattering this dress was, I'm so glad I swooped it up and stored it away for a perfect opp!

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  9. I'm Back because I just read your article in Pumps & Studz. You already know that I love You and I am happy that those who read the post will get to love their body thru thick & thin like we have. I thanked Delilah for the post and now. . .Big Ups to you!!!

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  10. Woowwwww Joi,
    you look stunning and this dress is awesome.
    I love your blog, so cool
    Would you like to follow each other on BLOGLOVIN ?
    Kisses
    Maggie D.
    The Indian Savage Diary

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    1. Thanks Margaret! I'll be sure to check out your blog :)

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  11. You always have the most beautiful vintage pieces. I love it !

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    1. Thank you Assa! I feel like a total vintage vixen ;)

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