9.21.2009

Welcome to the Dollhouse

I am good; but perhaps that is precisely what is so very, very bad. It’s the curse of the good girl. You get into the habit of being all sorts of sweet; candy-coated, you might say. Helping with menial tasks about the house; being a yes girl; staying naïve and innocent in all manners of the words; obeying curfews; and suddenly darlings, you’re a puppet – or more accurately, a doll. A porcelain doll at that – one with a saccharine smile, bouncy ringlets lacing your hair, and a rosy rouge adorning the apples of your cheeks; a mannequin who is handled with kid-gloves and regarded as fragile and in need of protecting. It is certainly not a fun role; yet it’s one that many of us fall into, if only incidentally. Thus, why not dress the part?

Charlotte Russe’s Lace Floral Dress is just the type of ensemble you would expect to embellish the form of a dolly standing prim and proper upon a spotless shelf; as such, it is the ideal way to channel your model persona. The charcoal-hued A-line frock is feminine and flirty; dainty and demure; and downright ambrosial to simply look at. The scoop neck gives way to a Victorian-inspired cream-colored lace trim that takes on the appearance of a darling bib; then moves down to expose a crimson floral print, which subtly morphs into the most angelic décor in the form of charming carousel ponies bejeweled with flowers, garland, and ribbons encircling them from head to foot.

Kittens, this is not the type of attirement you spot on a daily basis. It is the piece de resistance of playful; the crème de la crème of cute; the haut monde of heavenly. Equal parts romantic and refined with a spot of vintage flavor tossed in for good measure, it is, to put it quite bluntly, a magnificent marvel with the ability to give you the confidence to embrace the dear dolly within; while giving you a prime reason to pull those Blair Waldorf tights out of retirement.

Welcome to the dollhouse, darlings.


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Charlotte Russe for the pictures.
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40 comments

Leah said...

I look at the dress and I thought, definitely not for me. But while reading your description and anecdote, I came to love the dress.

You are really such a good writer... and a very effective one may I add.

Jaime said...

How cute and sweet this dress is :) A bit too girly for me, but still so cute!

Hope you had a great weekend!!

Little Red said...

Cute dress! It would definitely be nice with some Blair Waldorf inspired tights.

Tasha said...

That dress reminds me of something fashionistas wore in the 60s! I'm a huge Elvis fan, and was watching one of his movies last night and that dress is similar to something one the leading ladies wore! It's cute!

grace said...

cool dress! every now and then charlotte russe delivers!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

That is a gorgeous dress! I love it. Now I'm itching to get to Charlotte Russe right now. Hehe. Maybe during my lunch break...

meraldia said...

Very romantic, I do like it and I would definitely wear such a lovely, girly dress!
xxx

Couture Carrie said...

Fab post title, darling! Love this frock!

xoxox,
CC

freeteyme said...

I'd buy anything you sell! lol
Happy Monday!

Dani said...

cute post... nothing wrong with being too sweet (or wearing something sweet) every once in awhile!

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kpeach New York, NY said...

v sweet!

Taylor Sterling said...

Fab dress! So cute and girlie! I would totally wear this! xx

Beth Dunn said...

Love the dress! xoxo

ana said...

such a cute and feminin dress :)

Kristin said...

Poetry darling. Pure poetry. And it's a steal!

All Women Stalker said...

That lace collar is darling! I'd probably wear this with sneakers, just for fun.

-meream

KIRAFASHION said...

Hello!

Thanks so much for your visit!
The dress and the blog is cool!

I hope I can see you around!

Many kisses,

Kira

Siljesfashion said...

Sweet, loved your anectode!

Clarity said...

I adore the premise and this is a sweet way to present the too sweet dress.

Interesting thoughts, perhaps the good girl must stay good while remembering to not be a yes girl. Shall ponder this sweetie.

Lottie said...

adorable, simply perfect for a tea party!
x

Stephanie said...

Fab blog and fab dress. Love the detail of the perfect yes girl in the perfect little frock.

Farrah @ Stylecrumbs said...

A sweet romantic dress! Would look super chic with soft plum stockings and cardi! Perfect for date nights :)

Farrah
stylecrumbs.blogspot.com

Pixie July said...

How have I not found your blog before?! And how do you find such gorgeous treats??! I think I'm in love, with both your blog and this dress. Thanks so much for visiting my blog so that I could find yours! xx

Pretty Little Pictures said...

It is a cute dress! Love the description of it ;)

Rina said...

such a lovely post! It is so interesting to play with different outfits... All people have certain style, but just one day so cool to change it, completely, to surprise friends, and why not to wear lovely doll dress! :))

la petite fashionista said...

ah you are so poetic :) I could totally envision myself playing "dress up" with this on and adding some tights and mary jane heels.

Polly Farthing said...

Thank you for your comment - it's so fantastic to hear from you. I'm really loving your blog and it's glamorous pictures.

That dress is lovely - so so pretty.

Looking forward to reading your next post!

Polly x

Emily said...

the playfulness of this dress makes me want to be a little girl again more than I already want to! your findings are always so fashion though provoking...it makes me think how I can be that much more creative and innovative with my wardrobe.

Couture Cookie said...

Very interesting dress... I would like to lose all that lace but keep the ponies! I have never seen a dress with a pony print before. :)

Fashion Cappuccino said...

This dress reminds me of a cupcake and a garden!! I love how pretty and adorable it is! xoxoxo

Girl With The Bow Tie said...

Super post. I've always loved that doll-like, innocent look, but it's never been for me. Maybe I should give it a try!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
girlwiththebowtie.blogspot.com

The Blonde Duck said...

Is it sad I'd want to wear that everyday?


You'd be so proud--Mom took me shopping this weekend and I got SO much good stuff--including sweater dresses, pants that feel as soft as butter, fall slouchy suede tall boots and Ben brought me a brand new purse and earrings. I am now a fashionable duck.

clarewbrown said...

Perfect! I love this dress and the delightfully girly description you posted with it! Pure perfection!

Lexie said...

WHOA! i would not expect this from charlotte russe at all. great pick.

Keith said...

I think that's very pretty. I hope you have had a great start to your week. Take care. Cheers!

Sherin said...

Thats such a cute dress. I can imagine the wearer with gorgeous rosy cheeks and braids in their hair.

CC said...

That dress is so beyond adorable! I don't really like prissy, girly outfits but this one is just so cute. Love it. :)

Xx

Savvy Gal said...

waht a cute doll dress. : )

daisychain said...

I love this! Just as well I can't buy it from over here!

nookie said...

beautiful dress

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