Slowly but surely everything seems to come out of hibernation. The first flowers start to bloom, the birds are twittering again and even the humans seem to be more happy. As I already mentioned in this blog post, I like to emphasize my own cheerfulness with colourful retro outfits for spring. Therefore, I want to introduce the super cute Penny Dress by BlackButterfly to you.

Maritime and elegant: “Penny” by BlackButterfly

The slightly maritme style of the Penny Dress reminds me of summer and a walk by the water. Polka-dots and cute buttons add a beautiful retro touch, while a short petticoat enhances the swing skirt.

Since the dress is black and white, I chose colourful accessories like pink earrings by Glitter Paradise, a purple hairband, and tights with blue dots by Wolford. But the most beautiful accessory is,in my opinion, my new pair of Melissa Shoes.

Vintage-Bloggerin RetroCat in einem maritimen Retro-Kleid von BlackButterfly

RetroCat in einem schwarzen Kleid mit Polka-Dots von BlackButterfly

RetroCat in einem schwarzen Swing-Kleid im Stil der 50er

RetroCat mit einem Kleid von BlackButterfly und pinken Ohrringen von Glitter Paradise

RetroCat in einem maritimen Kleid mit Polka-Dots von BlackButterfly


Melissa Shoes at Maison Chi Chi Vintage in Munich

Melissa Shoes not only look good enough to eat, they even smell delicious. I’m not joking; the ballet flats scent amazingly and therefore always make me smile when I see or smell them. 😉

It’s acutally not so easy to get ones hand on Melissa Shoes here in Germany, so I was super happy when I found out that my favourite boutique Maison Chi Chi Vintage in Munich has some of them in stock. I wanted to buy every single pair, but in the end I switched my brain on and bought only one in light pink with a black bow.

And now, they already had to demonstrate how tough they are. Because even if it’s still ways to cold for a dive into the water, I was forced to do so. Despide Maison Chi Chi owner Nina warned me not to wear Melissa shoes with stockings as they can get very slippery if you do so, I wasn’t able to wait one day longer to put them on. But since it’s still quite chilly outside, I teamed them against better judgment with tights.

For the perfect photo I thought it would be a very good idea to hop over the river to reach the other riverside. At the last moment, I decided that this maybe wasn’t my best idea and stopped. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to stop one of my shoes and it landed straight in the water. So I had no other choice but diving into the ice-cold river as well to get my ballet flat back. Luckily, my shoe wasn’t harmed. I will never ever wear those shoes together with tights again, that’s for sure – lesson learnt.  My photographer, on the other side, found this incident super funny.

RetroCat mit rosa Ballerinas von Melissa erhältlich bei Maison Chi Chi

RetroCat mit schwarzem BlackButterfly-Kleid und pinkem Vintage-Petticoat

Vintage-Bloggerin RetroCat mit pinken Retro-Ohrringen von Glitter Paradise

Bloggerin RetroCat mit schwarzem Retro-Kleid und pinken Ballerinas


A retro Outfit for Spring – the Details:

Penny Dress: c/o BlackButterfly

Short petticoat: Vintage (similar here)

Ballet flats: Melissa Shoes via Maison Chi Chi (very similar here)

Tights: Legwear DE

Earrings: Glitter Paradise

Hairband: similar here

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6 thoughts on “A maritime retro look for Spring with the Penny Dress by BlackButterfly

  1. Such an adorable look! The shoes and dress go together so well! One of my favourite things about Melissa shoes is how good they smell – my wardrobe always smells so nice if I have a few pairs of them on display. I’m glad that spring is slowly starting to appear – I hope it’s not too long now 😀

  2. I agree with you about the shoes, but I adore the dress too and it looks so lovely – and different – when we can see the hem of your petticoat with it. Just lovely. And more tights that I need to add to my collection for spring! Kx

    1. Thank you so much Karen!
      I also love how different the dress looks with a petticoat underneath. Normally, I don’t like it if the petticoat is showing but with this particular dress it goes quite well. 🙂
      And the tights are really gorgeous! I found them at an outlet for a few euros and am obsessed with them right now.

      xx
      Sandra <3

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