purple & hyperbole…



A few weeks ago Adrian was having a pop-up shop at a vintage sale and I went to say hello, and left with this amazing vintage dress. I’d seen it in her shop and resisted because I was on a spending freeze, but after catching a glimpse in person and getting to try it on, I couldn’t resist any longer.

We bloggers tend to speak in hyperbole quite often, calling stuff “my new favorite _______” and “I want to wear _________ everyday”, but seriously guys- I was guilty of wearing this the first 3 days in a row after I bought it and it is my new favorite dress :) The color is unique for me, the rick rack trim is adorable, and it was ready to go- no alterations needed.





dress: Superstition Vintage
shoes: F21
scarf: thrifted
purse: yard sale
brooch & bracelet: gifts

I need to take a minute and talking about these accessories. I found this purse at a yard sale in Missouri last month for $1 and I immediately fell for the bird clasp. This adorable mischievous kitty brooch was a birthday gift. And this bracelet? Brian’s bestie made this for me on a 3D printer which is so crazy to me. Maybe because I haven’t had the chance to see it in action yet, so it’s still kind of mind-bloggling. But even crazier? He also made me these awesome owl buddies and they took about 15 hours to “print”!

owl 3D printer

What about you- what’s your new favorite that you want to wear everyday? :)

Lena B, Actually
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16 Responses to purple & hyperbole…

  1. Becca says:

    So cute! I love that color. I bought a pair of tights last week that I want to wear every day. They have a pretty whacky print that doesn’t go with a whole lot though, so they’re sticking to about once a week for now!

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  2. Daniella says:

    That dress is so adorable and every accessory has so much personality. I love it all! I just got this super cute dress from Asos. I call it my Wednesday Adams dress. It’s black with a white color edged with lace. I’d love to wear it everyday. it makes me so happy.

  3. Imke says:

    It’s such a lovely vintage find dear! The colour suits you so well!

    XO Imke

  4. Catherine says:

    Oh that Purple dress is the best! How lucky it is when you find the perfect dress and that fits. I usually have to resort to wearing my new favorite to work at least once a week for awhile so people dont notice im obsessed with it!
    And what cute little owls! My boyfriend has a 3D printer at his work – hes an industrial designer, but he is only aloud to use it for work stuff, but onetime he printed a part of his car that was missing – like a plastic piece that goes in the console!

  5. Elana says:

    I can absolutely see why you’d want to live in this dress! It’s gorgeous, and that color is just to-die-for! What a great find.

    Also, that 3D printer is INSANE. I still can’t wrap my head around it.


  6. What a pretty color on you and fun detailing!

  7. Aw so sweet that Brian’s friend made you a present! The necklace is so cool but the owls are especially impressive with all the different imprints. i just read an article about 3D printing for class actually, said how it’s cheaper now than laser printers were in the 80’s so it could be common who knows, in 20 yrs? anyway, i also LOVE this dress! i love how it’s girly in color & the trim but has a cool texture on the fabric, just great. oh and the cat brooch is perfect! one time our goldfish went missing when i was a kid and we blamed the cat.

  8. Laura says:

    You look so adorable – that dress is just amazing! And that purse is just so fun and unique! Aren’t yard sales the best?


  9. Kristian says:

    How fun to see something made from a 3D printer!

    That bird clasp purse is cool as is the whole ensemble.

  10. That dress fits you like a dream – I am so glad you decided to splurge! I found this cream faux fur cropped jacket with huge buttons…I am rocking the shit out of that baby lately! :) xo

  11. Sammi says:

    Ohh Lisa, that dress is incredible!!! What a wonderful color on you, and I love the rick rack trim!! I definitely wouldn’t have been able to resist, either. What a wonderful find. :) And I love that brooch and purse!

    xox Sammi

  12. Miki says:

    That dress is so perfect! You look amazing in it, love its shape and color ;). And the cat brooch, OMG!

    Have a great weekend, Lisa! ;D

  13. Marlen says:

    awww that dress really is the cutest- that color is mesmerizing! and i think the hair scarf was the perfect touch, i want to copy it!

    xo marlen
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  14. so fabulous to find you through the passion for fashion link up! that brooch is divine and how super fabulous do you look in that dress! x

  15. Adrian says:

    It looks perfect on you! I’m so happy this dress went to you! :)

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