Wednesday, February 29, 2012

what i wore :: out and about

:: head to toe ::
headband :: vintage scarf
dress :: handmade by me
brooch :: thrifted
cardigan :: H&M
tights :: c/o We Love Colors
shoes :: F21

This was a casual, "we just got back from Florida and I'm upset that I have to wear warmer clothing" outfit. I seriously can't wait for Spring to get here! Although I do love layers, right now I'm ready for lighter layers.

I made this dress about a year ago and I keep debating on whether to hem it a bit more or make the bottom a bit more narrow so that it doesn't flare out. Any thoughts? I need to add it to my growing pile of "fix me" and "alter me" clothes.

♥elycia

47 comments:

  1. The flare at the bottom is my favourite thing about it! Well that and the colour!

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  2. You made that dress... well done! Is it velvet? Goodness red velvet is wonderful & the collar is super sweet. The flare & length look great, but if you shorten it up a bit you could show more of your great legs (even shorten it to where it is sitting in the last jumping image). And I hear you about Spring... we are currently expecting ice rain (you may be as well too). Blah!

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  3. I think it would be cute a little shorter. But that opinion is heavily influenced by my current preference for shorter dresses :)

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  4. LOVE the dress, well done! Was scrolling down to see the shop it came from ;)

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  5. So cute! And I love the dress + collar! Could maybe be a little shorter though, like just above the knees :)

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  6. You look adorable, I love this outfit on you. And awesome job on the dress it's super cute!!!

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  7. you look really cute in you non-warm-weather clothes. these colors are gorgeous - i love your burgundy dress! especially with those awesome tights

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  8. I love that dress!! It looks super cute as it is - but I think it would look cute shorter too :)

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  9. I am so ready for Spring too!!! I love this entire outfit!! That dress is so snazzy! You should totally open up your own shop selling your handmade clothes!!!

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  10. Channeling Snow White with these photos, today! Very pretty! You're like a forbidden apple. :)

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  11. I absolutely love that dress! The fact that you made it makes you even more awesome than I already thought you were. I like it with the flair but I'm really not good about stuff like that.

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  12. I think it looks cute as is! :)

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  13. You are looking splendid. I adore your rich color choices.

    Anna

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  14. Adorable as always! As for what to do with the dress I think just a little shorter would look great.

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  15. I agree with taking it up a bit. I personally like wearing dresses that are right above the knee.
    But that dress is lovely! I agree, it's well done!

    It makes me sad to see my 'alter me' pile never decrease! There's always so much to do.

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  16. i love it as it is... i really love it! the colour,the length...everything.. and i think the flare give the dress a bit of a retro look :)

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  17. I love your dress! I definitely agree that it would look even better if it was taken up until it hit just at the top of your knee. Dresses that are that length help lengthen your legs and make you look taller, which is flattering (most of the time).

    xo, Megan

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  18. Yea, warm weather would be nice, but the colors you're wearing together are great! :D

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  19. I love this dress. Which pattern did you use ... or is it your own design?

    Love also this collar.

    Regards

    Steffi

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    1. I posted a photo of the pattern here...
      http://www.loveelycia.com/2011/04/i-love-dresses-and-sewing.html

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    2. Aaaaah ... a simplicity pattern ... thank you so much.

      I will search for them.

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  20. Love that dress! I like the flare, and the collar :)

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  21. I love the flare, but I think it would be cute just a tad shorter! Love the pretty colour too :) And those shoes are so cute!
    xo Heather
    http://ahopelessnotebook.blogspot.com/

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  22. Those tights are the perfect color green, and the collar on your dress is cute as heck!

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  23. I know it's been said a million times, but I really like your hair like this. It is super cute. I also like the shape of the dress. I think it is adorable as-is, but a little shorter would be cute too.

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    1. thank you! Of course I'm already sick of my hair but that's nothing new :)

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  25. I also have one of those 'Oh, I will alter this later' piles that is home to many, many garments. I think you should keep it as is, really. It's adorable.

    majesticpotteryunicorn.blogspot.com

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  26. I actually really like the length, and am super jealous that you can sew your own dresses! Oh how I wish!

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  27. first- i am extremely in awe of your dressmaking talents. second- i do like the length, but hemmed it could be cute too! i always tend to go for the shorter lengths, but that's just me :)

    oh and also, i LOVE that red/ green combo. amazing <3

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  28. amazing dress, love how you styled it

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  29. Love your dress Elycia! It's perfect!

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  30. That A-line is really dramatic. I think it would look super cute hemmed above the knee. That reminds me, I need to start sewing. Blah, reminders.

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  31. I see something wrong with that dress - I don't have a matching one! :P

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    1. oh, also, that brooch looks killer there!

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    2. ah hahahaha! oh i love you.

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  32. I love the way that your pair colours that I would never even think of pairing! I really like the dress the way that it is, but perhaps it would look better as a shorter length dress with the way that it flares?

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  33. I personally LOVE the little flare in your dress. So pretty! You totally remind me of Snow White - who is one of my favorite characters EVER. I'm not sure if it's your sweetness, your cute cropped hair or your dashing dress but eeee!

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  34. That dress is so cute and I love the bottom of it. I love longer dresses that flare out. I think it looks fine just the way it is.
    (And I love the color of your tights.)

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  35. If ever there was a time to use the word "darling" to describe a dress/outfit, this would be it, so I'm going to!! Elycia, that dress s darling!! Don't change it!! X

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  36. oh the dress is perfect, i was just coming to say this is one of my favourite outfits posts of yours!

    the hair tye is particularly pretty! :)

    B

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  37. Is the collar attached to the dress?
    B :)

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