Monday, June 10, 2013

One Dress, Four Cities

I am a clothes hoarder. 

More specifically, I hoard dresses. And shoes. For years.

It may be a problem, but I choose to look at it positively. 

"Of course you do," Husband just said. How dare he?? HA!

Because of this "habit", when I shop for dresses, I look for ones with a classic style, that are well-made, and will last through the changing tides of fashion trends.

Trashy Diva dresses fit those requirements perfectly! Beautiful frocks that could be straight out of the 1940s/50s; but also have a graceful charm that appeals to those without a vintage esthetic.

I am DYING over this new Trashy Diva design.
The Hopscotch Dress.
Could it be more adorable??
I own five Trashy Diva dresses, purchased over the past few years. But if I could, my whole wardrobe would be filled with them! The fit of each dress is extremely flattering, and there has not been one, that I did not adore instantly. 

The creative force behind Trashy Diva, is owner Candice Gwinn; and she knows exactly how to design a dress that is fetching, feminine, AND practical! (Yay for pockets!)

Each time I wear one of her designs, I receive enough compliments to make a gal blush! And who doesn't want to feel pretty when they get dressed up??

So... I HAD to bring a couple of my dresses to Italy. Right??? Right.

One dress, in fact, kept conjuring itself up in my imagination as being the ideal dress for certain cities. I could see myself strolling the streets of Rome in it, shopping for sandals in Positano, and wandering through museums in Florence.

Hopscotch in Rome!
Handmade sandals in Positano
The Duomo in Florence
One dress, four cities in Italy, and it looked fabulous each time!!! It is the definitive wardrobe staple.

At the Colosseum; I felt like I was on the set of a 1950's film.
Ancient fountain at the Forum. I love how the colors
of the dress pop!
Gelato Festival in Florence. Yum!
Face-timing my Sister at the Duomo.
Positano at night. Such a GORGEOUS print!!!
And the full skirt conceals those necessary pockets!
Cocktails at Chez Black in Positano.
My favorite spot for drinks, food, and the MOST
wonderful service! I loved everyone there!
Last night of my trip. Rome.
So I cheated; it is really only three cities. Ha!
But Rome twice should count as two!
What else would I wear when trying
caviar for the first time?! Hehe!
The Fountain of Trevi at night is a beautiful sight!
Ciao Roma!
The Walk in the Park dress... simply lovely. 

*PS... Trashy Diva is having an AWESOME sale right now!!! Check it out!


  1. Cute! Oh I wish I could wear more dresses! If I could just find a pair of shoes that wouldn't hurt my feet/legs/knees and that would look okay with a dress! I can wear cute shoes for a little while but that's it. :(

    1. I wore Yosi Samra ballet flats all over Italy, and my feet didn't hurt once! I have really flat feet, and bad knees. (Supposed to use a cane, cause I drag my leg-Parkinson's bleh!) And the Yosi Samra's work great for me. They come in a zillion colors and I buy them on sale on Piperlime. ;)
      ~xoxo, CoriLynn

  2. How's the sizing run on the Trashy Diva dresses? Run on the smaller side?

    1. I don't go by sizing online. I just measure one of my dresses that fits me good, and then use those measurements to shop with. Trashy Diva is great because they list the measurements for each dress, instead of a standard one size chart for all. I usually fall between a 8-12 with their dresses. ;)

  3. Love this post, dear gal. I tend to hold onto pieces I adore for a long time, too, and also like to invest in pieces that are likely to last for an age and half.

    Perfect choice of frock for a trip filled with so much sightseeing on foot (being called "Walk in the Park", I mean). You look gorgeous in this elegant Trashy Diva dress.

    ♥ Jessica

    1. Thank you! I love vintage clothing, but I have such a hard time finding pieces that fit me. When I find a brand that works for me, I tend to follow them loyally! Hehe! I just couldn't resist the print on this dress; it is so lovely. And I was good and waited til it was on sale. ;)
      ~xoxo, CoriLynn

  4. You look smashing in this dress! Ive been eyeing it myself for some time now. I have a hard time too finding vintage that fits me just right, Im a little thick waisted, so it helps when I can find retro or reproductions that are really nice. Does this dress have any stretch to it?

    1. It does not have any stretch. :( It's a nice thick cotton. The skirt is double layered and REALLY gathered, so no petticoat needed! ;) I'm extremely short-waisted and just short in general, so I had to raise the straps. I think it would look fabulous on you!!!
      ~xoxo, CoriLynn

  5. OMG, you are stunning in your dress! Just like out of a vintage magazine! And that coat in the last pix?! I die! You MUST do a post about that coat:)

  6. Thank you so much!! The coat was borrowed from my best friend, who I think purchased it second-hand. It is adorable isn't it? It looks vintage, but it isn't. I was ecstatic when she said I could take it with me!
    ~xoxo, CoriLynn

  7. I love dresses, too. You look so cute in yours! And OMG, all those sandals!!! Love it

    1. It was so hard to not just go crazy shopping for sandals and scarves! ;)
      Aren't dresses great? They are so much more forgiving than pants!! Hehe!
      ~xoxo, CoriLynn