Temperley Floral Dress

by jennine on April 20, 2010

Thank goodness for second-hand shops. Really. They really make a girl’s dreams of having excellent quality clothing possible. Take for instance, this Temperley silk floral dress I picked up at Cris this weekend. For those of you who know Temperley, getting a silk dress new, is no small feat if you have a modest income. I’ve been looking for floral dresses this spring, loving all the Liberty inspiration that’s circulating around. H&M’s garden collection had a lot of curb appeal, but the pieces I inspected were falling apart on the rack. JCrew had some beautiful prints, gorgeous pencil skirts and cardigans, but I just couldn’t bring myself to spend $110 on a cotton skirt everyone would know where it came from (well, it’s ok if you know where it came from, I like you). Which is why I was so happy to find this silk Temperley dress for $145, especially since it has such nice detailing, even the lining is silk and beautifully sewn. It had been marked a size 10… but lucky for me, I knew that meant a UK size 10! My size! I couldn’t believe how well this dress fit, and how the pretty pattern captured my very mood. Not to mention, the color is perfect for summer…

I must be a second-hand designer junkie… these Ferragamo spectator flats were picked up at Crossroads for $30.

Abstracted floral pattern gives just the effect to keep people guessing. People guessed flowers, insects and monkeys. Really, monkeys.

Dress: Temperley London • Slip: Vintage • Shoes: Ferragamo • Necklace: Nordstrom Rack • Sunglasses: Target • Ring: Wendy Brandes

If you’re looking for your own Temperley London dress on look on eBay!
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Libertylondongirl April 20, 2010 at 9:57 am

All my Temperley is from the (very gd) London sample sales; just never been able to justify it at full price. Good find - & it looks lovely. LLGxx

jennine April 20, 2010 at 11:44 am

oh man, to be at a sample sale like that! all the sample sales in san francisco are so good, they’re 20% off, is that even a sample sale?

trashtastika April 20, 2010 at 10:01 am

I love red and pink together, and this print does it exceedingly well. Beautiful.
.-= trashtastika´s last blog ..Grimoire - Vintage, Fairytale, Dolly Kei =-.

jennine April 20, 2010 at 11:45 am

oy, i never wear red and pink together, but these are similiar enough that they just kind of go…

eliza April 20, 2010 at 10:03 am

wow. The color on that is so bright! I love it! so fit for spring… great find :)

jennine April 20, 2010 at 11:46 am

it’s pretty bright, i might have liked it to be a bit muted, but what the heck?

Amy April 20, 2010 at 10:16 am

I love it! You look so sweet.
.-= Amy´s last blog ..Long Time No =-.

chantele cross April 20, 2010 at 10:34 am

Love the dress and the pattern but dont think I could ever carry off this colour pink!
.-= chantele cross´s last blog ..Etsy Love! (and purchases!!) =-.

jennine April 20, 2010 at 11:48 am

with your dark hair, you’d be amazed on what you can carry off…

Ashley J April 20, 2010 at 10:40 am

Great find!! Love the dress….

.-= Ashley J´s last blog ..Etsy-Feature Shop of the Week =-.

Clare April 20, 2010 at 10:42 am

Wow, Jennine, this is so beautiful, and so you. I love the bright color and florals. Welcome, Spring!
.-= Clare´s last blog ..There’s Nothing to It =-.

jennine April 20, 2010 at 11:46 am

i know! it’s so welcome after a cold, cold winter!

liz April 20, 2010 at 10:43 am

so prettty! you have a knack for finding amazing second hand or vintage things, i suck at good vintage/second hand finds.
.-= liz´s last blog ..Welcome to the Doll House =-.

Hayley April 20, 2010 at 10:56 am

Wow, that dress is gorgeous. I wish I had some of your luck in finding second hand treasures!
.-= Hayley´s last blog ..Splitting Up =-.

jennine April 20, 2010 at 11:47 am

ah, the trick is you gotta keep going, unfortunately, it’s not one of those things you can do every now and then, so do you save money? i don’t know in the long run…

Maggie April 20, 2010 at 11:26 am

very cute

Jen H April 20, 2010 at 12:00 pm

that dress is just stunning on you! i’m in love with the pleating at the waist.
and i DEFINITELY see monkeys on your dress. :P

Style Eyes Fashion Blog April 20, 2010 at 12:12 pm

Gorgeous dress. I have always dreamt of owning a dress by Alice Temperley
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Mary April 20, 2010 at 12:18 pm

This dress is gorgeous. Love it.
.-= Mary´s last blog ..KFC Double Down Review =-.

Foley April 20, 2010 at 12:32 pm

The colors are amazing, and the shape looks great on you! You look stunning :)
.-= Foley´s last blog ..Orange =-.

girlxoxo April 20, 2010 at 12:35 pm

I’m so with you on a love for second hand shops - I don’t know what took me so long to start looking through the clothes! You got quite the find and it looks lovely on you.
.-= girlxoxo´s last blog ..Formal Occasion =-.

Monica April 20, 2010 at 12:43 pm

What a pretty dress & I love that shade of pink. You ring is also lovely!

Maile John April 20, 2010 at 12:55 pm

Temperley makes such beautiful dresses. I adore the electric yumminess of this one. I also love how you always look so fabulous with that Camera remote in your hand. You know how to work that little sucker!

Joy D. April 20, 2010 at 2:09 pm

It is so full of color! It is more reminiscent of candy than flowers.
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Midnight Cowgirl April 20, 2010 at 3:25 pm

I love the print. The dress is so perfect for spring.
.-= Midnight Cowgirl´s last blog ..I Heart Purple Cowboy Boots =-.

Yaryy April 20, 2010 at 4:32 pm

lovely dress!
you look gorgeous(;

Krameymartin April 20, 2010 at 4:35 pm

Love that dress! It’s so bright and cheery, and the cut is gorgeous!
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K-Line April 20, 2010 at 5:45 pm

What a fantastic dress - suits you perfectly and I love it with the flats!
.-= K-Line´s last blog ..Vogue Doesn’t Put Out… =-.

the clothing menu April 20, 2010 at 7:45 pm

i agree with everyone else - such a pretty dress. i love the bold mix of red and pink!
.-= the clothing menu´s last blog ..top 10 spring/summer fashion must-have list =-.

WendyB April 20, 2010 at 10:03 pm

Very interesting to hear about H&M’s quality.
.-= WendyB´s last blog ..Swear Rings in Russia, Earrings on Perez =-.

waceystyle April 21, 2010 at 2:16 am

Wow the dress looks fabulous! I would love to own a Temperley dress…
.-= waceystyle´s last blog ..You know your emotional when.. =-.

Catwalk Creative Vintage April 21, 2010 at 5:13 am

Lovely dress and a bargain at $145. Better than the usual £400 plus you’d pay for a Temperley. Also nice to see a summer frock that’s not mini length. It’s lovely. :)
.-= Catwalk Creative Vintage´s last blog ..Vintage 60s 70s Red Hostess Dress by Susan Small Maxi Ruffle Dress Medium =-.

Mousevox Vintage April 21, 2010 at 8:14 am

This is such an amazing print. The color is not something I would easily be attracted to and I’m not sure I could pull it off, but you do it effortlessly!
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Charlotte April 21, 2010 at 12:22 pm

There’s nothing as exciting as a bargain, specially when it’s designer… I think I have never actually purchased a designer garment at full price :)

Abby April 21, 2010 at 4:51 pm

Love the hot pink!
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MarchMusings April 21, 2010 at 5:18 pm

Love the dress too, but Ferragamo flats for $30.00 is what made my mouth fall open. Wow, that’s real luck.
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sophia April 21, 2010 at 7:09 pm

LOVE this print!
.-= sophia´s last blog ..Cotton (Eye) Candy =-.

Alicia April 21, 2010 at 11:04 pm

I can totally see the monkeys in this.
.-= Alicia´s last blog ..…outfit post: draped up… =-.

Women's belts April 22, 2010 at 3:12 am

Loving the floral dress!!

Englishvers April 22, 2010 at 9:02 am

Love the romance of colours; feminine, flirtatious with songs of Spring!

Nickie Frye April 22, 2010 at 9:39 am

WOW! That dress is beautiful! Perfect color. Perfect print. Perfect cut! Love the skirt length. What a score!

Jenny April 23, 2010 at 12:20 am

Would it be sacrilige to say I covet that dress? I do though. It’s beautiful. Happy spring!

Pamela Johnson April 28, 2010 at 11:09 pm

Very bright!! The shape and style looks great on you and the black flats and accesories make the outfit very pretty.

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