Thursday, June 21, 2012

Vintage Lillie Rubin, Craft Beer and Burgers

Let me just start by saying this post has a few more pictures than
I normally include.  I blame it on this new outfit for which I am 
completely obsessed, head over heels in love.  The dress and matching jacket, a recent Etsy find for me, are a rare maxi dress outfit collaboration by Lillie Rubin and Don Luis de Espana.  After wearing this dress that belonged to my mother, I set out on a mission to find more equally fabulous styles by the designer.  I've always adored that dress, but I think I am now at the stage of full blown unhealthily obsessed over Lillie Rubin design.  Two things I love just about more than anything when it comes to fashion are bright color and classic vintage design, and this outfit has it all.  If you share this same affinity with me, be sure to check out Diana's Etsy shop.  I was not familiar with Don Luis de Espana before now, but after a quick Google search, I found this little bit of info, this novelty print dress, and this awesome maxi dress.  Definitely now a Don fan.


For a quick night on the town, Father's Day style, most wonderful man in the world and I took it to NoDa for a some tasty craft brew.  First stop, one of our favs (co-owned by an super cool friend of mine), Birdsong Brewing Co.










Everybody loves large and in charge Jenga.


We then hopped over to NoDa Brewing Company for some more tasty.  Sorry I don't have any pictures.  Things were starting to get a little out of focus by now.  Thank goodness, however, for Auto Burger & Fry Guys.  I am not lying to you when I say I think I had the BEST vegetarian burger of my life straight from this... old milk truck?  Like their Facebook page to see where you can try for yourself!

 


Vintage + Craft + Burger = Me all smiley happy.


Dress: Vintage Lillie Rubin, here's a hot print, Sunglasses: Blinde, but here's a similar pair, Shoes: Calvin Klein, Bag: JJ Winters from Lipp Boutique, Bangles: Henri Bendel, Red and Pink are Bakelite thanks to summerbird, Earrings: thanks to JoJo Loves You, Rings: Turquoise-my Grandmother's, Tiffany and Custom at Diamonds Direct

14 comments:

  1. Such a stunning dress - you look fabulous in it - long and lean girl! I looove the sleeveless style :)

    XO
    www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

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    1. Heather, as ever, thank you so much! You are the Queen of long and lean!

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  2. The print on your dress is INSANE! I love it and it looks great on you!

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    1. Thank you so much! Wouldn't it be fun to rock out a room in this hypnotic pattern?... Just for fun :)

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  3. Wow, bold. I like the sleeveless version.

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  4. I like sleeveless version also. The shirt would be cool with some skinny jeans?

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    1. Aunt Lee, I actually wore the jacket with some black evening shorts and strappy ankle sandals. I loved wearing this look as well. The jacket is multi-functional... Love your skinny jeans idea... just need to own a pair first!

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  5. I love, love, love that you are rocking this print. It definitely has a Pucci like feel to it. As a matter of fact I called my mom after seeing this and told her to send me a dress for the 70's I've always admired that she'll never wear again. I'm gonna alter it a bit and see what happens. You look statuesque in the pics in front of the numbers and what super cute shoes!!!

    xo
    Nic
    mymannersandmoxie.com

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    1. Thank you for this!! Will you wear your mom's dress on the blog? If not, please send me a pictures: thequeencitystyle@yahoo.com. Dying to see!! Thanks for the sweet compliments. The numbered doors weren't planned but were such a fun addition--actually kinda make the back drop!

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  6. This is the prettiest print ever! It's so classy yet so fun and playful and kind of have an oriental feel to it! I love it! :)

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    1. Thank you for this. I was so excited to find it on line and had SO much fun wearing it! Thank you, also, for taking the time to comment. Have a great weekend!

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  7. I love that dress!!!
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