22 March 2011

dolly parton dress

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I had the urge to put on something colourful this morning and try my hand at looking smart{ish}. It is going to be 18 degrees today apparently, according to the beeb. I decided to take some pics in the garden and in my newly cleaned shed.

above is my new bird bag, a birthday pressie from Nao. It has a huge red bird on the back too.
also, that cameo ring is the first ever setting i made. I think the cameo is from around 1920s, I found it at a lapidary, in an old box of random cameos. I love the colour, and regardless that I made in myself...i actually really like this ring!

the dress is from 70s/80s, hilarious Dolly Parton stylee. I love the colour of it, and its the only shade of red that my pasty tones can take. I have a few dresses like this, and they are all made in UK. Oh my heritage!

Plimsoll does not like to be Papped.
Anyway, i have a mountain of jewellery on my desk that needs to be finished today...yaaawwwnnn... ; )

p.s. you can see more of this nonsense on my flickr here.

19 comments:

  1. That dress is ever so much more chic (on you anywho) than to be Dolly Parton-y! Love your hair too!

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  2. lovely outfit!!!
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  3. You don't look pasty at.all. You actually look like you've got a tan. The dress suits you!

    Maja x

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  4. love this dress, artemis, especially the sweet little collar. you look so lovely! and your ring is quite fab as well!

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  5. you look lovely and that studio is just amazing! i wish i could have one like that!!!! twiggs

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  6. Great dress, and that cameo ring made my heart skip a beat. I've loved cameos since I was a little girl and found one in the back of my closet when we moved into a new house. SO lovely and classic.

    Caitlin
    from black currant thoughts.

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  7. despite
    your
    recent trials
    great
    posts
    (read and learn
    linda)...

    °°°

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  8. You're darling, as always! A little red riding hoodish even !

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  9. Awww, sweetie I love the sleeves on this dress and you look cute.

    Lisa xx

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  10. Gorgeous! Beautiful, beautiful photos. These look like photos from a trendy store. You wear the dress so well.

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  11. Very cute dress, I have a similar one in short sleeves.

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  12. Omg my sisster has the same dress but in black she got in a vintage shop called cow in Birmingham its more of a vintage warehouse, it full length though.

    http://prettybabyplease.blogspot.com/

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  13. Looking gorgeous. I wish I had the thrift shop knack but vintage dresses make me look like a spud

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  14. How funny, I have a similar 1970s dress but it's a deep blue and the collar doesn't have quite as large of a ruffle. You look lovely in the red! Not pale at all.

    The cameo ring is gorgeous, you should be especially proud of making it.

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  15. omg, you look so pretty! pretty pretty pretty! very spring lady :) x

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  16. you looked good in this dress. :D

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  17. what a gorgeous dress - i love it and i love your snazzy laces in your brogues too!
    xxx

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  18. What a ‘made for you’ dress. I love it. You’m a pretty lady! Love the ring too. :)

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