January 13, 2011

Postcards From: Nobody Puts Baby in the Corner

Dear Simply Sunstar Readers,

My name is Kate from the blog Postcards From and today I am taking you lovelies on a trip back in time to 1963, fasten your seat belts, here we go! 

When Heather asked me to do a guest post for her I was over the moon, and then to have her suggest that I do a movie inspired post - well, my excitement sky rocketed. It didnt take me long to think about what movie I wanted to channel in my outfit. My family tells me that when I was younger I used to watch "Dirty Dancing" on repeat, so badly that I ruined the VHS tape and ripped it all into shreds by the end of my 'Dirty Dancing' phase. With a love for dance, pretty dresses, and teenage rebellion that Baby posessed so well...this was the perfect movie for me. When I got into this dress, I pictured Baby wearing this outfit on a date with Johnny Castle (that ofcourse, she didnt tell her parents about!) And I quickly found myself getting into character while sneaking out the door with Nathan as my new Patrick Swayze, dancing shoes (I ditched the watermellon) in hand. 
"In the 1960s, Frances "Baby" Houseman, a sweet daddy's girl, goes with her family to a resort in upstate New York's Catskill Mountains. Baby has grown up in privileged surroundings and all expect her to go on to college, join the Peace Corps and save the world before marrying a doctor, just like her father. Unexpectedly, Baby becomes infatuated with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny, a man whose background is vastly different from her own...."

Thankyou for coming on this journey with me back in time to my favorite movie. I hope you 'had the time of your life' 

Dress - Vintage (For sale in the Postcards From Vintage Shop soon!) 
Heels - Urban Outfitters



Emma (Scrapbook de la Emma) said...

such a cute idea, made me smile, the dress is perfect
Scrapbook de la Emma

gee said...

ahhh...love dirty dancing.
Kate, you are gorgeous and so talented.
i love love love that dress.
i can not wait to see your vintage shop!
wonderful post love.

eleanor said...

Oh my goodness, this post is so adorable. I LOVE that dress, your heels and the whole little story behind it Kate!! Everything is perfect.


Meg! said...

Argh this is so cute! Kate stop being so adorbs! No don't. Seriously though.. I really want to watch Dirty Dancing again. Not that I haven't seen it like 50k times already...

sherryl said...

i love that dresssss! it's so cute and i ADORE the color. <3

Lula said...

Loved reading this post! Dirty Dancing is awesome. That polka-dot dress looks gorgeous on you by the way! I'm heading over to your blog now :)

Anonymous said...

This is such a cute post. I love the polka-dots on this dress. Guest posts are such a great idea!

April, Everyday Forgotten said...

Such a great idea for a guest post! I've only seen dirty dancing once, but I loved it! Lovely dress and shoes!

Michal said...

Believe it or not, I haven't seen this movie. Everyone's always astounded when I tell 'em cuz I've been a dancer for so long. Anyways, this post made me REALLY want to see it. You look so adorable and the post was just so well written too. :D I guess I know what movie I'm netflixing next. xo

Amanda, The Upside of Wonder said...

I've never seen Dirty Dancing either (just like Michal), but I always hear so much good about it. Your dress is so lovely, I love the polka dots and the color!

Sands said...

Yay for Kate! Loved reading this post... lovely pictures as always, gorgeous dress!


.Alyspank said...

Eeeeep love! Such a fantastic movie selection, and now I'm craving the Swayze'! I could definitely see Baby in that dress..... it reminds me of one of the dresses Julia Roberts wore in Pretty Woman as well! So good!


Jess said...

Love your shoes!

Jenny Morris said...

you are so amazing! i was the exact same way as a child and i destroyed my vhs tape! love your look, johnny castle would totally think you're dreamy!!~


Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

that would be a perfect dress to dance in. I love this outfit big time

Becca said...

Kate, I love you!
this is way too cute :)

maggeygrace said...

This is SO adorable! I love that dress and those shoes! It looks like they were made for you and made to go together. I love them.

maggeygrace said...

I LOVE this post! That dress is so adorable- I wanttt it! It looks like the shoes and dress were made for you Kate! The three musketeers ;)

Tieka, Selective Potential said...

Aww, I love this post! So cute outfit - the dress is just perfect. :)