Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Invisible Monday

Dear Dress Lovers,
Yesterday afternoon, the Mr. asked me if I wanted to ride out to an old graveyard where lots of our ancestors are buried.

I wore a favorite blue dress, a very Heidi-looking dress, made in Austria.  I covered my arms (it was chilly) with a black shawl, wore my Kate Spade navy blue tights and my Steve Madden boots.  (I told the Mr. I would wear them a lot.)

But about this dress.  Here's the lable, for you label addicts.
According to Wikipedia: 
"A dirndl [ˈdɪʁndl̩] is a type of traditional dress worn in Germany – especially Bavaria – Liechtenstein, Austria, and South Tyrol, based on the historical costume of Alpine peasants."


"The dirndl consists of a bodice, blouse, full skirt and apron. While appearing to be simple and plain, a properly made modern dirndl may be quite expensive as it is tailored and sometimes cut from costly hand-printed or silk fabrics. In the South German dialects (Bairisch), Dirndl originally referred a young woman or a girl, and Dirndlgewand to the dress. Nowadays, Dirndl may equally refer to either a young woman or to the dress."


"The Austrian upper classes adopted the dirndl as high fashion in the 1870s. Today, dirndls vary from simple styles to exquisitely crafted, very expensive models."

No apron.  Just a simple, old-fashioned dress.

Pardon the poor lighting in the photo above, but wanted you to see the detail.

Dress:  Salzburger Dirndl Look Trachtenecht
Tights:  Kate Spade
Boots:  Steve Madden
Shawl:  Lennie for Nina Leonard

Linking up with Not Dead Yet Style's Visible Monday!



  1. I love this dress. It's such a pretty color and fits you perfectly. I'm so jealous of your trip to the cemetery. I adore them. Srsly :P

  2. A gorgeous dress, love the colour and shape. Suits you so well :) Love going to cemeteries too :) xx

  3. I thought my eyes were deceiving me! You were there, then you weren't....oh, there you are again. You're so clever.
    When I was first married and very homesick, I used to walk in the moody, broody graveyard near our house. I would shed a few tears and wonder at the lives of those who have preceded onward...what they would say, if they could say anything at all to those of us still here. ??? The epitaphs were so interesting...I remember one particularly well. It said, a voice has been stilled...laughter once rang, but it does no more. It was on a three yr. old girl's grave. That one really pierced my heart.
    Love the dress. Just wondering....do you dress based on what you're going to go/do that day, or how do you decide what you're wearing in the morning?
    Also, what do you think is a 'reasonable' number of each clothing item to possess? I'm urgently trying to hone my closet down, and would like to know your thoughts on this.


  4. I adore your blue dress, and how well you play the gaveyard game, ahhhhhhhhhhhh
    One never have enough clothes, lol, but after a while I sell on Ebay and buy, so there is a steady renewing flow for everybody´s benefit.

  5. What a cool dress and interesting place to wear it. I love taking photos at cemeteries. I found some disposables from the New Orleans cemeteries that I took. Some of the coolest I ever took.

  6. Aagh, thought my eyes had finally gone after reading blogs all day! Very cool trick, and interesting facts on your pretty dirndl, that blue looks good on you. I like cemeteries, they're fascinating.

  7. That is an absolutely gorgeous dress. What I love the most about vintage is that it will likely still be around in 20 years, because the fabrics and quality of garments today are utter rubbish. They knew how to make things last in the old days.

  8. I really want a Dirndl dress - I've got a dirndl blouse from Vix. It looks lovely on you, you suit that soft blue. I like a trip round a graveyard, most of the local ones have a relative or two in them xxx

  9. Beautiful dress with an adorable label. I love visiting old graveyards!

  10. Dylan this is perfectly styled, the flower, boots, scarf. Your mister is pretty cool asking you to visit a graveyard...what an opportunity for a photo. You freaked me a little on the disappearing act...great job. dawn suitcase vignettes xo

  11. Such a pretty dress, and you can't beat a graveyard as a backdrop for a photo shoot! I tried on a proper vintage dirndl dress at a vintage fair, it was too expensive for my budget but oh I did love it, and it fitted me perfectly... Oh well, maybe one day! xxxx

  12. Thanks for the dirndl facts! You look beautiful and romantic in so many old-timey looks, they all suit you well! Love the flower tucked into your neckline.

  13. I adore your old fashioned dress! Super cute with the polka dots!


  14. You are so good at embodying a rich antique vibe through your wardrobe and even in the art you create. I think you're channeling one interesting character from early decades past. Authentic to the core.

  15. I'm glad you included the closeup photo. This is a lovely piece. You look ethereal in the cemetery. That first gif is so spooky beautiful. Great idea.

  16. I had a jacket with the very same label! That dress is so sweet and the graveyard setting is fab. x

  17. not from austria but from bavaria i am and having some dirndl in my wardrobe as well. your's is wonderful and you give it a very unique style with the boots and the lovely shawl.

  18. Love the dress and omg that label is cute !!

    Have a Fantastic Friday !!



  19. oh this is a nice dress and love the backdrop, cool post Dylan

    have a great weekend

    Ariane xx

  20. love the photos! would you like to follow each other? let me know!

  21. Hi Dylan! When I was in Bavaria Germany, they were getting ready for Octoberfest the next week. There were dirndls on sale in many shops. A friend told me that she was required by her job to have a dirndl to wear for company functions. There was a huge wedding in the hotel where we were staying and many of the women came in their traditional dress, along with men in their lederhosen. I think you have a lovely version and it suits you, even without the apron. :-)

    1. Jean, very cool! Would love to see the places you speak of!! xoxo Lynn

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  24. lovely blue dress :) would u like follow each other?


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