Wednesday, May 29, 2013

One Dress, Many Personalities

Hello Loves! It's Katie from Butterfly Loves Snapdragons.
So, there's this dress that I'd been eying on Shabby Apple for the longest time, fully aware that I would never get to wear the gorgeous frock because it was decidedly outside of my clothing budget. It was mint green with white polka dots and a peter pan collar. Need I say more? Fast forward to Flock Together, and my vintage kindred spirit Hannah of The Braided Bandit put the very dress I had been swooning over up for swap. Ah, good things come to those who wait-or something like that. :)

I decided to delve right into the 50's diner feeling that this dress exudes with some black and white oxfords and my great-grandmother's cotton candy pink cardigan! I couldn't help it, the dress was just begging to be paired with another pastel, and there was much twirling and merriment to be had :)

Dress- Swap with Hannah

Cardigan- Great-Grandmother's
Shoes- Target
Bag, Belt- Vintage, thrifted

In a little mix-up I got this dress sent to me twice (seriously a mix-up I am ok with!) and I styled it quite differently both times. The first look is very sweet and light, and this second look is a bit more edgy with some darker lipstick and this jean jacket I am obsessed with at the moment.  I love to take my clothing and give it a different distinct personality each time I wear it. I don't want it to ever look like the same garment. That way I feel like I'm gaining so much more versatility from my closet!

I really adore the way Hannah wore her dress! That little retro curl is so cute and the red and pink accents are genius paired with mint.

Jessi also took to styling this beauty. She added an extra collar for another dimension that I just adore!

This dress has been around to many of the Flock Together gals, so you'll be seeing more of it soon I'm sure! 

God Bless,

Romans 12:9
Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good.


  1. This dress is such a lovely shade of mint green, love the polka dots and that neckline!! I love the way all of you gals styled it. It looks great paired with pink :)

  2. You are looking so cute, Katie! That dress is so pretty on you and the polka dots are great!


  3. I looooove how you've styled this beautiful dress. It looks perfect with the pink cardigan and saddle oxfords! Simply gorgeous!

    xox Sammi

  4. A dress with many personalities indeed! Yet it looks lovely on every girl in every "mood."

  5. love how you styled this! lucky gal, getting it twice!! :) it's the perfect dress.


  6. Love it! Add those shoes to the list of items that we both have. haha.


  7. Gah - I can't tell you how bad I want to borrow/wear/purchase this dress! You've styled it to perfection Katie...I love the retro vibe you always pull off so well.

  8. Oh my goodness this dress is PERFECT for the 50s diner styling, I love it! I have been really excited to see how all you gals style this one and it surely has not been disappointing so far!

  9. Haha, well good for you that you were able to style is AGAIN and so beautifully! I love that you have a headscarf to match it. I bet you've got quite the collection of those, huh? ;) It might even rival my sock collection! hehehe <3

  10. LOVE your 50s take on it Katie & so fun you did a completely different take w/ those pink shoes! I'm fairly good at mixing things up on the blog since I know everyone would get tired of the same 'ol same 'ol but in real life I def need to mix things up more like you say!

  11. I love the second collar that Jessi added! Everyone did awesome with this vintage look! Following you ladies now, hope you'll follow back! <3

  12. You all look so so lovely in this dress! I knew it was the Shabby Apple dress I have been eyeing as soon as I saw it!


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