Tuesday, February 8, 2011

I ♥ Fashion - Toile

I have been following several modest fashion blogs lately and I really enjoy browsing through posts about feminine dress, spunky style, beautiful hairstyles, brilliant accessories, and exquisite jewelry. I like these type of posts so much that I've decided to do a few posts of my own showcasing some of my favorite themes in feminine style.

One thing I love is toile! So charming and old-fashioned!


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Toile in all kinds of colors! Scattered with lovely scenes from days gone by.

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Toile comes in all kinds of kinds of colors, patterns, and forms.

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I like the blue on yellow print quite a lot.

But my favorite toile is the basic red on white:

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I've really enjoyed searching for items with toile to show you. Take a look!


Dresses:

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And take a look at these lovely vintage finds!

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Look closely at the lovely toil design at the bottom of the this beauty!

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Look at this beautiful Georgian/Colonial dress! Amazing!


Skirts & Blouses:

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And I thought this would be SO pretty with a tank top under it. I love 3/4 sleeves!

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Isn't this jacket amazing? I love the color and style!

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So cute!



Shoes:

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Boat shoes

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Cool canvas Keds

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I don't usually wear heels but these are so pretty!

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Adorable Wellies! These boots look so cute and comfy!

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Pretty red lined flats

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Kind of interesting

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Enchanting!
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Aren't those pointed toes interesting?

And my favorites:

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Aren't these flats just darling?!! They are so sweet! The label says Talbots but I don't think they sell these anymore. Too bad because I'd love to own a pair!



Toile Inspired Jewelry:

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Toile covered guitar pick necklace, this is a neat idea!

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And I thought these were so neat - toil print porcelain earrings with butterfly cutout. Exquisite!



Scarves:

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Like a breath of Spring, light and beautiful!

These are my favorite:
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Bags:

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Probably my favorite, so pretty and Victorian looking with the fringe!


Look, even a pet bed!
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Lampshades:

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This is my favorite! I love the teapot base with the mosaic design and the overall red color!


Rooms Decorated With Toile:

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Colonial style wallpaper and settee!

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I'd love to have my bedroom decorated like this!

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So bold, but oh so pretty!


Other Toile Things I Love:

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This lovely chair!

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Star wall art

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This amazing lounge!

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This sweet hat box



So, that's my little bit (or long bit) about the loveliness of toile! What items do you like? Is there a certain color/pattern toile you prefer? 

I found a lot of cute things for children in toile so I'll be doing a post very soon about some of them. Thanks for bearing with me as I rambled on about toile. It's just thrills me when I see these lovely things!

Hope you're having a lovely day!



Very Truly Your's,


4 comments:

Hannah said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE toile! I recently found a tote bag at a thrift store in black and cream toile for $3, and it's my favorite. I love the red and white too, and have always loved blue and white.....too hard to pick just one favorite! Thank you for putting such a lovely eye candy post. :)

beast'sbelle said...

Wow, how fun! Now I want to go find some toile too! :)

I really like the red on white, but I like the blue or black on white, too. And I love the toile inspired necklaces.

A silly confession? I love finding old-fashioned necklaces that look like they could be from a fairy tale or period drama. When I wear them with my normal, everyday clothes, it gives my day a lift. I feel like the main character in a story. When I'm out and about, I feel like I'm hiding a secret from everyone. "I may look like my mild-mannered self, but you have no idea that I'm really Elizabeth Bennett right now."

It makes it so much easier to deal with dishes, laundry and cranky kids when you're a heroine, too! :) Maybe I'll have to find a toile necklace to add to my collection.

P.S. Does anyone else do something like this, or am I the only weird one?

Anonymous said...

Fun blog post! I didn't know there was so much out there in toile. It was fun looking at the stuff. Thanks. :-) Mrs. M - aka. Mom

Katie said...

My mom loves toile too. And she's kind of rubbed it off on me. ;) I love the toile dresses! I think I'll add one of them to my wish list...

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