Sheer Summer Impromptu

OASAP Blogger Style Vintage
After my short trip away we had planned to take the train to surprise my parents on our way back from a charity auction. But, our plans had to be shortened abruptly after a major work related situation needed to be dealt with … so, instead of being aggravated I found a spot to take a snapshot. You know, improvisation can often be an uplifting cure for a day full of random push and pulls.  

Afterward, the day became far better and I changed (for an early dinner) into this sheer mother of pearl lace dress. I figured, hey, it was packed with me … why not take a blogger opportunity and do a quick photo!  

Right, occasionally I’ve found it best to try to be content and think fashion in situations like theseespecially, if you’re on-call for a special project. A dose of fashion can be just the inspiring prescription needed.

As for the dress, it actually fits better than expected, and I love its romantic simplicity. I chose this delicate colour because it reminded me of a shorter version of a vintage slip that I had seen long ago.  
Decades ago, faux pleats, a crochet neck trim, and a very short hemline would have unsettled me for an attempted look of vintage-modern elegance. However, after adding a ruffled lace underskirt as a necessary petticoat my confidence was restored immediately! Precisely, I think the ruffled lace underskirt made this dress more like my style. The skirt's extra poof of feminine enchantment made all the difference!
 Do you have impromptu fashion moments of inspiration?


The goods: Ivory crochet dress-c/o Oasap, Belt worn backwards-Ladyofashion, Lace skirt-seen here, Sandals-Consignment shop, Earrings-Maylee's Jewelry, costume pearl necklace worn as bracelet-Thrifted


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  1. francesca romana capizzi25 July, 2012

    You look like you popped out a 20's movie!! That dress is beautiful!
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  2. Hi dear, you look absolutely stunning in this dress, we should all be so lucky to have such a beautiful and romantic piece in our closets

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  3. I adore your dress sweetie! It's beautiful and romantic with an effortless feel. The crochet detailing is so pretty and i love how you've added in the underskirt, it gives it a unique twist. I also have to say that i adore these photos, perfect setting :) 

    Take care, Daniella xox

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  4. outfitlookbook25 July, 2012

    This dress is so beautiful!

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  5. oh my gosh! this dress is fabulous on you! I love the hemline and its sheer beauty!

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  6. You look BEAUTIFUL in this dress! Wow!
    --Vivienne

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  7. what a beautiful dress!!

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  8. lace and chiffon - this dress is too cute!

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  9. Closet Fashionista26 July, 2012

    Wow that dress is so pretty!!! Yay for not letting the work stuff aggravate you :)
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  10. You look beautiful Madison!!  These photos are so retro!

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  11. You're so pretty..your look is so amazing!!!kisses

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  12. you are so romantic!!
    thank you to visit me, I am happy to keep in touch
    You have a new follower

    Pretty To Be Happy

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  13. The Dainty Dolls House26 July, 2012

    Woooo---adore that dress, it is stunning!! Love love it!! You look marvelous...glad you stopped and took pictures in it!! Hope your having a super week doll :) xxx

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  14. Lovely lace dress :)
    Kisses

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  15. Emma (fluff and fripperies)26 July, 2012

    I absolutely love that dress - it is so stunning on you!

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  16. The little petticoat under the dress makes it even more special than it already is.  What a truly beautiful piece!  You look like a vintage doll :)  xx Marisa

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  17. You look so exquisite in this dress and these pictures. For some reason I am getting a total flapper / 1920s / Great Gatsby vibe from this look. Breathtaking!  :)

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  18. Amazing look and pics, darling!
    You are gorgeous!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  19. These pictures are so lovely! You remind me of a fairy tale with this outfit and these ethereal photos. Love.

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  20. Mary Jo at Trustyourstyle26 July, 2012

    Love the way you altered/added to the dress to make it your own style--it's so pretty and adding the ruffles is such a great way to make it more wearable. 
    xo Mary Jo

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  21. This dress is lovely and clearly just what the doctor ordered for a day full of push and pulls. I had one yesterday- went to the dentist expecting a filling and walked out with a root canal. Ugh! But it all went by the wayside when a new purse was delivered. Fashion Rx indeed.

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  22. Oh my---- this dress is soooooo pretty.  I really love it!!! Perfect summer piece!

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  23. Ohhhh my goodness!The dress is stunning and you look adorable,honey!
    xx
    B.
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  24. Girl! add whatever to it- you look great! and sometimes it is better to step out of the box- but if adding something builds your confidence why not add it? ^_^

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  25. The dress is stunning, but more importantly, did you chop off your hair and not tell us?! Maybe it's just up... I can't tell. But these photos prove you could totally pull off a pixie cut. Looks great!

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  26. Absolutely! Yesterday my mom picked up the kids from camp so my husband and I ran out to do some photos, and have dinner too. Love those random moments of freedom.

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  27.  haha, no it's pulled back, but hey, I did have a bob when I was younger. Thanks! Hope your week is going well my friend!! xx

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  28.  Thanks Kirstin! Yes, the heat and the sun sort of made the photos magical.

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  29. Thank you Mary Jo! I love a few girly frills in an outfit! :)

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  30.  Thank you so much dear. -xo

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  31. Thanks so much Rocquelle!  :)

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  32. Thanks doll! The week for me has ended ... my Friday now, as I'm taking it easy tomorrow. :) xx

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  33. You're so sweet Daniella. Thanks! I loved the crochet and ruffles together, it just made sense to me. -xx

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  34.  Thank you Christine! And thanks for telling me about that, will definitely share it dear. xx

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  35. :) Muah! Thanks Erika! I felt that as well and had to put a black and white photo. xx

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  36.  Hi, thank you for your comment.

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  37. You look gorgeous and the dress is so ethereal and pretty!  Pretty clothing makes me feel better too!

    xoxo,Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  38. honeymyheart27 July, 2012

    your dress is so classic with great details!

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  39. sisters closet27 July, 2012

    I love love love the dress, it looks amazing on you!
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  40. Milktheif27 July, 2012

    that dress is so lovely
    great outfit

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  41. I feel like this dress was made for you! The extra ruffliness just adds to the magic.

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  42. Beautiful dress!

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  43. Sadeeonline27 July, 2012

    very pretty design love the lace

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  44. Lola Finn27 July, 2012

    Omg!! *_*
    You are soooo beautiful!!! I love this dress! You look faboulous <3
    xoxo

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  45. i absolutely love the dress!  it's a little bit of fun, romance and flirty.. all at the same time.  you look amazing. :)

    kisses,
    jasmine
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  46. Oh you need to live in ivory dresses, you look a picture of exquisite femininity here, just so so pretty.

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  47. Love it! You look so classy. 

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  48. These photos of you are so soft and dreamy! You look exquisite. To look at them, you wouldn't realize you were going through all of that. Do you follow Kizzy of The Dainty Dollhouse blog? If not, I think you would like it. She takes dreamy pics too. :)
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  49. Oh, that dress is so pretty and romantic! I love how you played up your lips and eyes. It goes perfectly with the sweet feel of the dress!

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  50. Wow, absolutely beautiful piece from Oasap!

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  51. Oh to Be a Muse27 July, 2012

    I love how you took the time to take outfit photos in the middle of a busy day. It seems like it really brightened your mood. And I love all the lace and crochet details in this look.

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  52. You look so pretty. That dress is so sweet and romantic.

    xo, Yi-chia

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  53.  You're a wonder woman! :) Enjoy your weekend Heather!

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  54. Aww, thanks so much dear. Happy weekend. -xx

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  55. Yes, of course! I love Kizzy and her style. Thanks so much for your comment. Have a great w/e.

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  56. Super stunning! WOW!
    x.o.x.o

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  57. What an absolutely gorgeous dress! It suits, and fits, you beautifully :)
    xox,
    Cee

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  58. I love the lacy details and nod to 1920s, you look stunning in it!

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  59. Livingthrufashion28 July, 2012

    Beautiful!
    Loving the details on this dress<3

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  60. That dress screams summer.  I've got a cute little short white skirt I love to wear.

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  61. what a beautiful dress!  so feminine and flirty!

    Claire

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  62.  Thank you. I quite surprised how good it fit. :)

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  63. This is
    really adorable look, dear~ I  love the
    colors and the way you styled up the whole outfit~!


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  64. That dress is so stunning! It looks great on you.

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  65. That's such a stunning dress & looks absolutely beautiful on you!

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  66. That dress it's amazing, really beautiful!!, kisses.

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  67. such a pretty dress!

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  68. That's such a cute dress, definitely has a vintage feel to it. Love it.

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  69. Tarah and the City30 July, 2012

    HEy there,
    That is super cute! I really like this vintage look. 
    Thanks for sharing. 
    Always, 
    Tarah and the City 

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  70. this is SUCH a pretty dress. i might have to go buy it...i can't decide if it would be anywhere near as cute on me as it is on you. you look like you could be in that new great gatsby movie - i absolutely adore this dress on you.

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  71. Seekingstyleblog30 July, 2012

    Such a pretty dress! Love the throw back feel!

    xo Jennifer

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  72. that dress is simply beautiful!!!

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  73. Love this look. It's so elegant!

    xx
     Quiet Luxury

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  74. So lovely.  And I think your hairdo is so beautiful -- so 1920's in short, pin curls.  Very vintage elegant! - J xx

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  75. Thechicsheet.net02 August, 2012

    You look gorgeous!

    XX,
    Miranda

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  76. you look very girly and feminine. I love this look, totally beautiful.

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  77. This dress is the epitome of romantic femininity! It's got such a great vintage flavor to it. Darling!

    Sarah
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  78. You look gorgeous in white lace, darling! The details are just so pretty. Your fashion improvisation was successful ;)

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  79. you look like a mid-late-summer's night dream

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  80. Lorena Lorena07 August, 2012

    Marvelous Marvelous dress ! and you wear it beautifully.

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  81. So very pretty. Love the delicateness of the dress and the color... Simply gorgeous.

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