Monday, May 21, 2012

Vintage Keyhole Gown and Turban

 Last week I attended my first Charlotte Magazine BOB Awards event.
It was held at the NC Music Factory, where most wonderful man 
in the world and I recently ventured for dinner and these photos.
Admittedly, I did spend a little bit of time in debate over what to wear.
I had it narrowed down to three choices and ultimately went with this.

Lilly Rubin Vintage Cream Key hole gown, silk turban and JJ Winters clutch

The dress is one of my favorites.  
It is a vintage Lillie Rubin that belonged to my Mom.
She got it in Greenville, South Carolina about 40 years ago to
wear to a party.  She carried it along through her many moves over
the years, because she thought it was so lovely.  I am so glad she did!
Once the turban occurred to me, my decision was made.
This is a fun and funky way to dress down an otherwise formal dress.
I threw the formality back in the ensemble by wearing my wedding shoes.
Ironically enough, precious pea #1 exclaimed as he saw me dressed,
"Mommy, is that your wedding dress?!"
Pitter Patter Heart Beat.

Dress: Vintage Lillie Rubin, here's one and here, this available in cream, 
or here's one for all you readers with deeper pockets.
Scarf: H&M, here's a similar one.
Shoes: Stuart Weitzman (old), but here is pair at a nice price,
Purse: JJ Winters, mine is from Lipp Boutique,
Earrings: old, here's a pair by my new fav jewelry designer,
Statement Bracelet: Henri Bendel, but here's one,
Others: Stella & Dot Renegade Cluster and Nugget Wrap Bracelets,

For the love of vintage style and great fun, Whitley


  1. Your Mom has great taste! I LOVE this dress! How were the awards? I love Charlotte!

    1. Thank you!! I absolutely adore this dress. The BOB Awards were so much fun! It was my first time. Have you been? Charlotte is definitely a happenin' spot! Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. Best, Whitley

  2. Thanks for stopping by Luella & June, and for your sweet comments. I'm so glad to know about your blog!


    1. Bradley--Hello! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog!! I hope that you will come again!!!
      Very fondly, Whitley

  3. Aww, how sweet that she asked if it was your wedding dress! You look gorgeous and I love that it belonged to your mom. Makes it even more special...
    XO - Marion
    PS - you're too sweet with the celebrity references...I love both Hilary Swank and Eva Mendes and I only WISH I looked like them! LOL!

    1. Thanks, Marion, for coming over to my blog! I hope you will visit often!! Best, Whitley

  4. Vintage gowns are the best! I absolutely love this on you.


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