Wednesday, December 8, 2010

new year's dress dreaming

(This post was originally posted earlier this week on our brand new lifestyle blog, Bubby and Bean.  If you haven't checked it out yet, it's highly recommended.  Be sure to follow/subscribe; we have a big giveaway coming up later this week!).

Is it too early to be thinking about New Year's Eve?  This little snapshot is of the boyfriend and I side stage at his band's NYE show, right after the big countdown.  The dress I'm wearing was a birthday gift (I'm a good old fashioned New Year's baby!) from a friend who decided it was just the right blend of flapper and 1960s mod to be the perfect Melissa dress, and she was right!  It was tiers of  pale, pale pink pleated chiffon, and I adored it.  I'm try to decide if I'll have time to make something this year (and leaning toward the realistic decision of "highly doubtful") or going for a vintage piece.  I'm imagining a 1950s shift or something a little more 20s that's short, simple and swing-y.  If you have any ideas, please post!



Jazzy Wisniewski said...

I LOVE that dress!!! I think you should make something like the sixties nina ricci one you wrote about last week that jean shrimpton wore!

2012fashionfencer said...

This is BEAUTIFUL! My sister is a New Year's baby too :)
If it were me I'd love a flapper dress with shimmery beaded tasselling at the bottom. Perfect for dancing and hip-shaking!
Great blog!
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Melissa Baswell said...

Thank you! Happy New Year's Birthday to your sis!

I'm loving the flapper dress idea more each day.

Thanks for posting!