Friday, April 8, 2011

New feature -- Friday Finds

I'm so excited to debut a new weekly feature here on Sidewak Chic. I find a lot of inspiration here in the blog world from fellow bloggers, and so it made sense to highlight you all here. Enter Friday Finds -- each weekly post will incorporate a certain theme among the styles that I admire. 

This week's theme is "Something Blue." The idea for this came from my close friend Rachel, who's getting married this summer. Instead of having us bridesmaids wear matching taffeta or satin variations (that we'll never wear again), Rach just asked us to pick our own solid or floral dresses in her favorite color. Her laidback attitude is pretty refreshing, and it'll help ensure that we'll wear our frocks long after the bouquet toss is over. So naturally, I've turned to the blogosphere for ideas -- here are some of my favorite blue dress looks: 

 Linda from Little Tin Soldier recently wore this cheerful frock to celebrate her birthday. Its romantic details would be perfect for wedding wear -- the color is stunning, and I love how the silver sash helps dress it up. Check out her pretty illustration of her outfit too!

Elizabeth from Delightfully Tacky has an eye for finding beautiful vintage pieces, and thought this dress was reminiscent of "Mad Men" character Trudy Campbell, and I think she's right. The watercolor florals and jewel tones are perfect for an outdoor wedding, or heck, even some Derby Day Charleston dancing.

Clothed Much

I've long admired Elaine's creative wardrobe remixing skills. Here, she takes a blue dress with a retro-long length, and makes it look modern and fresh with classic, ladylike accessories. The bold jewelry and shoes are a great touch.

Liebemarlene Vintage

Rhiannon's Liebemarlene Vintage blog is a Southern dream: she features romantic vintage clothing and beautiful photography of her weekend adventures in small towns around Georgia. I love how she styled this patterned frock as a skirt, and would work as a great way to remix an old bridesmaid dress. 

* All photos used with kind permission.

Happy weekend!

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