{ tales of endearment }

i’m a HUGE fan of natalie joos‘s vintage-centric site, tales of endearment (i’ve blogged about it before), and as such was massively flattered when she emailed me, expressing an interest in scoping out my own humble vintage collection. what ensued was a truly delightful morning, spent playing dress-up around the house. natalie, please pop by again any time!!

{ vintage sunnies from brimfield flea market, paola mendoza necklace (i’m obsessed with it!) courtesy of boticca, vintage 1960′s gown (made from 1930′s fabric) via shrimpton couture (i also wore it HERE) }

{ vintage hat from pittsburgh, elizabeth & james ‘monroe’ sunnies, vintage bill blass dress from shrimpton couture (i also wore it HERE), gifted kendra scott earrings & ring, vintage bag from angel street thrift shop, prada shoes }

{ house of harlow sunnies, vintage beaded collar from a textiles vendor in austin, vintage victor costa dress found in florida, alberta ferretti shoes }

{ reworked vintage sunnies, kelly framel necklace, vintage dress passed down from my mother }

~ all photos by natalie joos // many more pictures and interviews to be seen on style.com and talesofendearment.com ~

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16003177905909914246 Lilly

    Looks like you had fun! Oh the joys of being a girl! There is nothing like quality girl time:)

  • http://toopoorforcouture.wordpress.com/ toopoorforcouture

    the flower on the first dress is SO pretty!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05942764320600245819 Julie Khuu

    Your style reminds me so much of Kelly Wearstler in these shots…that bucket hat, those gorgeous sunnies…spectacular show for shrimpton babe!

    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture Blog

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17421347098225672822 Yasmeen

    I love love love that first dress. It suits the curly hair perfectly :D You almost look like a wood nymph or something. And I love the Ferretti shoes. I feel like those go with everything!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00922493231790791173 La Petite Olga

    The first dress is amazing!!

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17343085103004023660 Maryam

    i LOVE all these pics! Fantastic!

    xo, Maryam


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03652580342472050070 DelbaMé

    I adore the first dress, the striped sweetheart neck dress is super lovely too, along with all of the glorious accessories!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05506584020887579178 Vintage Market Place

    I just love it all!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01142451652755518642 Anastasios

    I love all your sunnies and that yellow skirt!!!!!!!!!!! You are fantastic dear, beautiful and cool!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03580195483507919482 ggshoe

    The "bumble bee" dress stole my heart!! : )

  • http://clnprint.com/ Cityy

    Oh Yes! I love this blog piece. The garments look so nice on her and very vibrant! Its a shame that the summer is ending in just a few short weeks :-(! But job well done and I love the clothes.

    Thank you for sharing this piece. Cheers!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08763411480384229640 leonie

    Own wow these are amazing outfits and I especially love your accessories!



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09423227956984979228 Petite and Hungry

    oh my god! i am in love with your outfits!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14876642970706930637 Mariel Villanueva

    I love vintage too. I have lots of accessories from my mom's collection. =)

  • http://www.closetcravings.com/ Closet Cravings

    I love both the floral dress and the red and white stripe dress. Both are really cute. =)

    Need it? Want it? Crave it? Satisfy Your Cravings For Celebrity Style and All Things Stylish and Sweet


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05226243830970581304 monkeyshines ♥

    gorgeous summery pieces!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10003424305424367126 Brigadeiro

    LOVE the vintage Victor Costa dress! Gorgeous vintage collection Kelly! ;)

  • The Wind of Inspiration

    You're so cute on the first picture and so glamorous on the last one.

    Nice outfits!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15352458274492211995 Andrea

    I didn't expect to see so many outfits for today's post, such a treat. I love the first dress and the bright yellow of the second. Your vintage collection is truly impressive and so beautiful.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05359487128946293599 SAMANTHA

    ah so amazing I love each outfit, you find the best pieces! the second yellow-ish outfit is my fave :)


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01514627554329642237 Vasilieva

    these colours are gorgeous, brilliant shots


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13662807909223140699 Rachel

    Love that dress – its beautiful!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13021578565150329311 fashionmix

    perfect photoes <3

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02421360487758924601 Twins

    Your look is so unique!! Doesn't matter what you wear, which colors, which cut, everything is perfect on you!!!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14468801456476913915 chocolatefashioncoffee

    great outfits!! loving the dress! :)


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09201149875155938663 Natalie Joos

    Thanks for the awesome repost. You are a blogSTAR!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16303518167151306057 Elle

    I LOVE the vintage bill blass dress!!!! Love the color of the skirt!!
    The other pics are amazing!!☺

    xx Elle from http://talonsetbonbons.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05329196451830464702 Dominika

    really great photos!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09561570620769673869 Plami

    Great photos! You look stunning as always! I love your vintage pieces!

    I am so excited to be hosting my first giveaway! Check it out here: http://fashion-thrill.blogspot.com/2011/08/my-first-giveaway.html



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15376356878120105071 Gina Michele

    Gorgeous pics!
    I loved reading the article as well. You're amazing Kelly!

    ♥ Gina Michele

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14227790770455857624 The Fancy Teacup

    How fun is that to play dress up?! I especially adore you in the vintage Bill Blass dress. Such a beautiful burst of color.

    ♥, Jamie

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11298857400909807847 Julia K

    Love your sunglasses!& you are so beautiful!)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12347329353442093349 Michelle Lee

    wow amazing outfits all :)


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10532582596918756191 amber

    you look gorgeous is all these photos!! and your outfits are stunning!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02968403289552198782 blondehaus

    You have such a beautifully unique style. It's very elegant – I love it!


  • http://www.makemesparkly.com Shelby

    I love how you so effortlessly mix vintage with modern and designer with street vendor to come up with these ridiculously gorgeous looks!! Your style is truly an insiration!! (the first look is my favorite, the floral dress and that amazing necklace look incredible together) <3shelby


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05182248225831673441 Kelly Funabashi

    Love all these pics & the styling, really wonderful & whimsical!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01833953291419734182 KimChicSisters
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05896943075888739935 The Eye Behind the Detail

    The outfits are absolutely gorgeous. Love the dresses, particularly the red stripped one and the floral one. Love the big chunky necklaces paired with them. Not something I would have thought of, they totally rock.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16034779021827606324 Array of Anthro

    Looks like so much fun! I am completley dying over the yellow and black dress. LOVE!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08625435112538119954 Jules xo

    Congratulations, Kelly!
    I've read the interview and it's fab just like you! :)
    I'm a big fan of your blog and every time I visit here, I never fail to get amazed by your incredible beauty and chic fashion sense! :)

    Sienna Rose
    x x x

  • http://bintheknow.wordpress.com B. in the Know

    Looks like a wonderful time! I love the first dress you are wearing – gorgeous.
    Much love,

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16724256823919163639 Not Just A Pretty Dress

    The vintage hat from pittsburgh and bill blass dress from shrimpton couture made such a beautiful look: So 60s, so Audrey.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04644010317356234030 the { novel } boudoir

    i love that agate necklace… except for the price tag.

    stunning as ever


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04833874587061441389 Lisa Griffin

    Wow these photos are beautiful and I love how it all mixes perfectly with new pieces. I'm such a sucker for those alberta ferretti shoes!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11877905441050609375 FashionFreak/Mihaela
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02312453773628742689 Katya

    I am so in love with your necklace in the first pictures – my mouth hung open for a few seconds when I saw it.

    It's ridiculously amazing.


  • erin.marie

    You look stunning in all these pictures! That Victor Costa dress is amazing!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10742697015152576035 Bravoe Runway

    LOVE the orange shoes from Alberta Ferretti! My mom had a very similar pair from the 80s that she wore only on special occasion! They totally remind me of these shoes, and I can't wait to see your interview on Style.com!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05152771406831493416 Sarah @ Designs Good

    such gorgeous vintage! so lucky that your Mom saved her things–I wish mine had …

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06007349133125142364 Lee

    That Bill Blass dress is TO DIE FOR!



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10312408733555420268 Leonie

    Beautiful pictures and I love all the pictures. Especially loving the first and last dress!

    NEW OUTFIT POST: Blue Belted

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06005785918679591829 Olori SWANK

    Great outfits!!!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16552471224618674532 MIRIAM

    Simply W O N D E R F U L !!!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04750934444442772717 Caitie

    That sounds like such an amazing fun day! I know I say this almost everyday when I leave a comment but your style is just AMAZING. WHen I think of NY and fashion, to me, you are the top of the top… just so inspiring!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04723856494063232502 heatherheartsfashion

    the yellow skirt with that hat!!! it is actually perfection. adore.


  • http://www.vintagelillies.wordpress.com Francesca

    Love the photos, and the outfit! So cute! Especially the red striped dress!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04909763030979798414 Coco

    Oh my! Love that first dress so so so much. What a beautiful collaboration. Off to Natalie's website now to spend some more time perusing.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05665923494721652626 Gawgus things…

    Beautiful shots! Love your hair :) xxx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06681284541885288937 pinkmate

    wow! what a great vintage collection!!!



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06127812251811714658 Mad For Fashion…For Less

    Beautiful post and your style is amazing!

  • http://www.paperdolltheory.com kat @ paperdoll theory

    i so admire the way you accessorize. that yellow on that dress is such a rich lovely color!



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05469663081921969241 Naja Diamond

    Love this post Kelly, vintage finds are my fav! Amazing how you have reworked these pieces in such a modern way. Check out my latest vintage finds on my new fashion blog!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06194815834035143031 Katie

    looove these pictures! especially the sunglasses in the top pic & the black hexagonal clutch, so cute.

    Katie x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05325818409520093522 Beckerman Girls

    TOTAL VISION! Like totally obbbsessive Kell!!! I'm stealing that straw hat with the ribbon—AHHH-MAZING! And that floral hat with the brimmy shades are phenominal! and the candy stripe dress is soooo fabulous! Love it ALLLLLLL!!!
    xoThe Beckerman Girls


  • http://mstwirlyskirts.com Molliee

    wow these are some amazing pieces of jewerly you wear here! I am craving that first necklace!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09738501737847432349 Natalya’s Closet

    Stunning photos! XOXO, http://www.NatalyasCloset.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08452736033912094727 Tidbits of Addiction

    these looks are so chic, especially the bill bass dress and bright pop of yellow!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10734126704777777772 angelieeee

    love the sunnies of the very first picture and that yellow-leathered skirt!!!

    you can also follow me on Twitter! :) @angelieeee

  • http://www.chicfaced.com chicfaced

    that second look is slaying me. please wear that hat more often! i've often wondered what it would be like to see my closet through someone else's eyes. looks like so much fun! xo, laura

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01921770950613589858 minnja




  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08123644460058416717 David Diaz

    Cool post! :D

    Have a Good Day!



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11695227203099106617 Julia

    Kelly you always look so effortlessly chic! With the perfect jewelry! SO beautiful :)

    xo Julia

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11668096819779499219 Haylie

    you are seriously my abseloute favorite blogger, you're so inspirational and bold with your style :)


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15665249858890317095 The_Unemployed_Stylist

    These are really beautiful shots! That Bill Blass dress is just perfect!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07094387062918039344 carling

    magical pics!

    Check me out:

  • https://profiles.google.com/110268714147208757284 Gabriella Cozza

    Gorgeous pictures, i love that floral dress! You always have great accessories too! :)

    ♥ Check out my blog: Principessa Gabriella

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14381509823239729799 Samantha

    Love all your pics!! Seems like y'all had a lot of fun during the shoot!

    xo, sam

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05052792977181531741 La Petite Marmoset

    I love the yellow skirt!

    La Petite Marmoset

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18395485008922188511 jinks

    Positively loved your interview/profile on Tales of Endearment. I've been reading your blog for two years, and I simply adore your effortlessness for both style and creativity. I appreciate reading a blog with so much natural-ness(obviously not a "word"), a blog their just being themselves and not "trying" to hard. Bravo, and Cheers.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06642846131957249826 Marissa Joy

    Amazing looks! That vintage Bill Blass dress is so beautiful!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04987908098132123033 The Style Spook

    OMG the yellow beaded with gigantic geode stone cutting. I cannot make it out, but I think it's a lovely and super statement making piece. Cool Post!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14488614517621089730 Tea Joeli

    Great blog, love your style:)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02527697327680327156 Valentine

    Nice pictures!

    Love the outfits!

    Diary Of a Fashion Stylist…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13141167982326852808 Matter Of Style

    I love everything of your red outfit!
    The peach sunglasses,the sheer collar and the shape of the neckline of your dress!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11244687829172176808 I wish I invented pink

    The way you combine your jeweleri into your everyday outfits is just genius, so beautiful and feminin. You have such great style and you truly are an inspiration :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18271659383362302344 stylish fox

    You are Genius! :)

  • http://www.alexieaguildds.com/ dentist west hollywood

    I'm a huge fan of ALL of your dresses here. And your accessories as well, bella!