Monday, February 21, 2011

Teal time

I got some money for my birthday so I ended up ordering a custom made dress from Top Runway, made from a 1950s vintage pattern. I opted for the Top Runway dress not only because it is super cute (I kind of have a thing for bows and buttons!) but also for practical reasons. Their dresses can be washed in a washing machine and the fabrics require very little ironing, which is a big win in my book. Both of my Top Runway dresses are also very versatile; they can be worn throughout the year regardless of the season, day or night. The dress is teal, just looks more blue in the dark photo. Sorry, I still have not figured a better way to snap outfit photos without going outside and feeling self-conscious about it, heh.

I paired the dress with black vintage accessories, wool stockings and, of course, my Energy Red Lip Ink before heading out for dinner with my girlfriends.

Dress - Top Runway ("Selena" dress)
Handbag - Thrifted, vintage
Shoes - 1940s vintage
Wool stockings - Levante


  1. GORGEOUS!! I think Top Runway sell on Etsy as 'Heart my closet'. I want to order a dress for my birthday later in the year and am torn between the Selena and the Angie. Hmm...

    Miss P xx

  2. I love it!

    And I'm so glad the Lip Ink worked for you--Energy Red looks perfect on you!

  3. That colour looks perfect on you! I've wanted to buy the Ann Miller dress from Top Runway for ages, now...
    -Andi x

  4. Beautiful! It's perfect on you!

  5. Porcelina - Thank you! I have both the Selena and the Angie dresses - good taste you have there ;) - and I absolutely love both of them! You should definitely snag yourself one of those.

    Jitterbugdoll - Thank you, doll. I'm absolutely loving Lip Ink, thank you so much for the recommendation!

    Andi B. Goode - Thank you! The Ann Miller dress is on my wishlist too. It is just so cute! I almost got it this time but I figured the Selena dress is something I'd wear more on a day to day basis.

    ina - Thank you! :)

  6. Super cute dress! Teal suits nicely your haircolour =)

  7. I've never ordered anything form Top Runway although I've been tempted. Your dress is fabulous; I think it will have to be my time soon :)

  8. You look so splendidly beautiful! That dress is a timeless gem (and may I add, the colouring suits you to a perfect tee!).

    Joyful Tuesday wishes,

  9. Question: How good is the quality of the dresses your ordered? I am thinking about ordering a couple, but found a couple negative reviews - saying that the quality was inferior