28 Apr Turning Heads Tuesday Linkup and Antique Lace Shift Dress
Hello lovely ladies!
I want to thank you for joining in for another week of #TurningHeadsTuesday! This outfit I am wear today was spawned from my desire to create a natural look, and also for my LOVE of lace. This delicate antique lace shift dress just stood out to me on the Zara website.I am pretty sure I dreamed of this dress! This is my first shift dress, but won’t be my last, as I love the easy flow and nature of this style of dress.
I chose to have the dress take center stage, and wear a pair of vintage gold drop earrings from Etsy, and gladiator nude sandals from Sofft. My LV Damier bag gives it a bit more color and adds to the natural neutral tones of the look.
A little about the history of the Shift dress:
“Hubert de Givenchy has been credited with designing the shift dress. He designed the black shift dress Audrey Hepburn wore in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, in 1961 and the dress (along with the film) went on to become a legend. He went on to design most of Audrey Hepburn’s wardrobe for her movies, and had many famous clients including Jacqueline Kennedy and Princess Grace of Monaco both great fashion icons in the sixties and both fans of the shift dress.
Lily Pulitzer’s. Lily was an American socialite from New York. In 1950 she eloped with Peter Pulitzer and they settled in Palm Beach, Florida, where Peter owned several fruit groves. Lilly decided to make juice from the fruits and sell them to tourists. She set up a fruit stand by the roadside in Palm Beach and the juices were very popular. Lilly asked a dressmaker to make her some dresses that would help cover the stains from the fruits. The design was simple, a sleeveless dress with two front darts and the length falling just below the knee. They were made using brightly coloured, patterned cottons. Her customers loved the dresses as much as the juice and some wanted to buy them, so Lily started selling dresses too. The design became a ’classic’ shift dress and at the time were affectionately called “Lilly” dresses. When Jacqueline Kennedy, who was an old school friend of Lily’s wore one of the dresses for a feature in Life Magazine it started a fashion trend throughout America.”
**credit from shiftdress.com**
Linking up: with Visible Monday, Still Being Molly, Share in Style ( every other Mon), SHoe andTell , How I Spring Manic Monday, Monday Mingle Linkup with Lisa Tues: Garaytreasures Link Up Style Sessions, Walking in Memphis Bless Her Heart Wed: The Pleated Poppy, Get Your Pretty On, Random Wednesday, Style Me Wednesday Watcha Wearing Wednesday, Jersey Girl Texan Heart Trendy Wednesday Thurs: A Labour of Fashion, Reason to Dress, Throwback Thursday Friday:Passion 4 Fashion,Style Elixer, Fun Fashion Friday Sat:Stylish Saturday
Dress: Zara, Earrings: Vintage from Etsy, Bag: Lv Damier, Gladiator sandals: Sofft.Glasses: Holcombe from Warby Parker.
Now, to the link-up. As I said last week, you all are amazing. I am dealing with forearm tendonitis, just the thing a fashion blogger needs! so it may take me some time to check out everyone’s post, I will do my best!
**I am looking for a Co-Host for next week’s link up, use the contact page to let me know if you are interested!
I have 3 women I feature each week, and decided a way to quantify who is chosen: First, will be the most clicked, second, Trendy Look, and third, my own choosing.
Love this Trendy Boho look with Tatiana of We Shop in Heels showing this pretty flowy dress, booties and fringe bag!
Love the colors in this dress of Suzanne Carillo’s blog, and the tips on how to fix a short dress 🙂